In Conversation with ​Vinay Reddy from Sickle Innovations​ on Product Design

  Great Product Design is often said to be iterative. Right from the inception to the creation of a final product, iteration has been the key to the success of many products leading by design; Tesla, Apple, and other global marquees often come to one’s mind. Iterations of old ideas, iterations of existing solutions, and … Continue reading In Conversation with ​Vinay Reddy from Sickle Innovations​ on Product Design

Product design – a tête-à-tête with Ashish Deshpande of Elephant Design

What does it mean to have a “well-designed product?” As a technology business incubator, we are certain that this is question that tech startups ask themselves quite often. Although we ask this question to our startups, we’re quite aware that the response is more complex than we can imagine. CIIE recently had the joy of … Continue reading Product design – a tête-à-tête with Ashish Deshpande of Elephant Design

Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

  So far the Indian economy has witnessed phenomenal growth in the Indian technology startup ecosystem, driven by factors such as enormously brewed capital, acquisitions and consolidations, increasing internet and smartphone penetration, and an ever growing domestic market. 2016, as the experts are predicting will be the year of corrections. A lot of capital has … Continue reading Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

2016: a year of cautious optimism in India’s startup landscape?

2015 turned out to be a phenomenal year for startup landscape in India. In October 2015, NASSCOM published a report ranking India third globally with the startup count crossing 4200. Over 760 funding rounds were made in 2015 compared 383 in 2014! As the  front-runner in entrepreneurship and innovation, we at CIIE spoke to select … Continue reading 2016: a year of cautious optimism in India’s startup landscape?

In conversation with Jaisingh Dhumal from ICICI Bank on debt funding for startups

Loans for long have been a well-known  and well-used method of raising capital. The drawback for taking out a loan for your company is repayment of the loan, both in principal and interest. However, the positive aspect of loan or debt funding is that the lenders are only entitled for repayment, not an ownership which … Continue reading In conversation with Jaisingh Dhumal from ICICI Bank on debt funding for startups

In Conversation with William Bissell – MD, FabIndia

The name “FabIndia” is synonymous with Indian craftsmanship. But FabIndia represents more than just craftmanship – it is one of India’s most recognizable retail brands, and more importantly, a success story in real social impact. From a three-employee company at its inception in 1960 to over 900 employees-strong company with 90,000 artisans and 180 store … Continue reading In Conversation with William Bissell – MD, FabIndia

In Conversation with Neeraj Kakkar, co-founder, Hector Beverages

In this edition of ‘In Conversation’, meet Neeraj Kakkar, CEO and co-founder of Hector Beverages, the man who infused new life into the staid Indian beverages market with his category-defining range of traditional Indian drinks under the Paper Boat umbrella. With an initial seed capital of Rs 2.5 crore, former Coca-Cola manager Neeraj along with … Continue reading In Conversation with Neeraj Kakkar, co-founder, Hector Beverages