Startups (India)

Some of Startup India’s poster children say they never even signed up

India is home to over 20,000 startups, but few are even aware of the benefits of the government’s ambitious Startup India programme.<p>On Jan. 16, 2016, Narendra Modi launched the Startup India Action Plan amid much fanfare. Addressing an audience of over 1,500 entrepreneurs and investors on that day, …

India

MindChamp champions the twin goals of building coding skills in children and bring tech women back into workforce

<i>Operating as women-led micro franchises, bootstrapped MindChamp competes for attention in the after-school hobby domain.</i><i>Startup: MindChamps</i><i>Founders:</i> …

Education

From being Bond to breaking a prison - get your game on at Riddleroom

<i>Live escape room - Riddleroom in Bengaluru blurs the lines between fiction and the real world for adventure seekers; couple now eyes more centres and</i> …

Entrepreneurship (India)

T-Hub in own premises likely in September

Tech start-up incubator T-Hub is likely to move into its new premises, coming up in the heart of the IT hub of the city, sometime in …

Startups

With Netanyahu visiting, where are Indian-Israeli business ties headed?

Israel has given New Delhi a list of 200 products on which it would like tariffs removed, to make it easier for Israelis to overcome unwieldy …

India

Leveraging heart emojis and WhatsApp, Goibibo 'engineered' a way to make booking flight seats easier

Modern customers are smarter and more demanding than ever. They expect a great end-to-end customer experience while availing a service or product. …

Entrepreneurship (India)

A.P. to launch ₹100-croreinnovation fund in February

The State government is gearing up to set up a ₹100-crore innovation fund to encourage start-up companies. It is likely to be launched by mid- …

Startups

Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

Airbnb has today announced a new feature that will help users manage their payments on the platform. The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part of their trip upon booking and the rest near the time of check-in.<p>Before now, Airbnb users had to pay 100 …

Technology (India)

Why Indian Bike Aggregators are Ready to Take On Global Competitors

Chinese leader 'Ofo' could soon make its way into the Indian roads but start-ups here are not afraid<p>Senior Correspondent, Entrepreneur India<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>With the advent of technology, the way Indians commute has changed …

Startups

Indian-Israeli Start-ups as Partners is a Match Made in Heaven

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India has made way for multiple collaborations<p>Senior Correspondent, Entrepreneur India<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Countries across the world have been hopping on the start-up bandwagon, but one country …

Innovation

Mohali incubation centre: Pact signed for startup

Mohali, Jan 16 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced the signing of an MoU for setting up a startup in STPI's incubation centre …

India

pi Ventures adds $25 M more to AI focused fund; to invest in 20 startups

Pi Ventures, India’s first Applied Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things-focused early stage venture fund, announced on …

Venture Capital

Big money, small cities: Modi’s ambitious startup initiative is revving up

After facing much criticism for inaction in its first year, the Narendra Modi government’s Startup India programme picked pace in 2017.<p>And for 2018, it has set ambitious targets, from more funding to state-wise ranking based on startup-related initiatives, and a push for women entrepreneurship.<p>For …

India

Razorpay raises $20 million from Tiger Global, Y Combinator, others

Razorpay has raised $31.5 million till date, including from the present round.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> Payments solutions firm Razorpay on Monday said it has …

Startups

AngelList brings syndicates to India

AngelList today announced that it is launching its deal syndicates platform in India, after having first teased the plans in 2016.<p>Why it matters: …

Business

Betting big and winning it all: lessons to learn from Susan Wojcicki

A bright and young History and Literature student at Harvard University, Susan Wojcicki never gave technology the slightest consideration as a career …

Susan Wojcicki

2017 sees highest investments, exits: EY

The year 2017 has been the best for both investments and exits in India, surpassing respective previous highs.<p>The private equity and venture capital …

Venture Capital

Online platform Shareconomy aims to expand capacity utilisation for manufacturing sector

Indian economy has the manufacturing capacity in excess and to make sure that all of it should be used effectively and with efficiency, a pune based …

Startups

Inspirational quotes from 4 Indian sportswomen to get you fired up

Amongst the many medals and victories at the 2016 Rio Olympics was another smaller victory that got overlooked by many. These last Olympics featured …

Sport (Australia)

Google acquires Redux, UK-based startup that turns touch displays into speakers

Google has acquired a four-year-old UK-based startup Redux for an unspecified amount, reports Bloomberg. The startup is known for its innovations in …

Gear & Gadgets

Yogi Adityanath says maintain academic ambience in institutions to avoid anti-social influence on students - Firstpost

<b>Lucknow:</b> Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has written to vice chancellors and principals of all universities and colleges in the state …

India

When the start-up sector tapped into tradition

Budding and established entrepreneurs from various start-ups across the State stepped out of their workplaces to celebrate Pongal on Thursday.<p>The …

Startups

Microsoft, Accenture ally to scale up Indian start-ups

Microsoft, the world's biggest software maker, and technology-consulting giant Accenture are joining forces to support Indian start-ups as well as …

Startups

Minister’s composting comment raises a stink

Development Minister K.J. George’s comments on the odour generated by composting while addressing investors has drawn the ire of not only solid waste …

Recycling

SAP to fund at least 10 artificial intelligence startups every year

European software major SAP will invest in at least 10 artificial intelligence (AI) startups every year through its SAP.iO Fund.<p>SAP.iO is an …

Startups

Google looks to turn phone displays to speakers with UK sound tech startup buy

Google is set to expand its sound-based products, as it secretly acquired Redux, a UK sound technology startup, that can turn phone displays into …

Amazon.com Inc

Step aside, China: India is now the world’s fastest-growing mobile payment market

When the Indian government made a drastic move to ban 500 and 1,000-rupee currency notes in November 2016, the talk was mostly about fighting black …

Mobile

Made in India, world’s first self-adjusting road divider, promises to ease traffic woes

<i>Built by a Bengaluru innovator, this technology not only helps in decongesting traffic but also makes way for emergency vehicles on priority.</i> Ashwin …

Transportation

TiE Launching Amaravati Chapter in Andhra Pradesh to Boost Investor Support

With banks reining in all but safe loans and venture capitalists targeting mature startups, angel investors play a crucial role in backing young, …

India

Entrepreneurship Is An Attitude, One Has To Take Ownership Of Their Actions And See It Through: Shailesh Gupta, CEO Innov8

Various industry veterans and experts came together to witness BW Businessworld’s Young Entrepreneur Summit and Awards 2018 that was conducted in New …

Entrepreneurship