Here is a good, clean way to make your billions

(This article was originally published in ‘The Economic Times’ on March 10, 2016. It is accessible here.) Entrepreneurship has now taken centrestage in India. But in trying to find the next big innovation, we are erring by largely aping Silicon Valley startups. A country with varied socio-economic conditions, diverse needs and culture, needs to find a … Continue reading Here is a good, clean way to make your billions

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

IFDIC Finalists + Rendezvous with the President

Intel revealed the top 10 teams in Innovate for Digital India Challenge at an innovation event in New Delhi on Thursday, 19th November. IFDIC is a joint initiative between Intel, Govt. of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY), myGov and CIIE. The 10 finalists presented innovative devices and applications … Continue reading IFDIC Finalists + Rendezvous with the President

Startup Oasis – Jan 2016 Update

Startup Oasis is organizing the Udaipur Startup Fest on 6 Feb 2016.The Fest will see more than 100 startups, dozens of angel and venture capital investors, 30+ mentors, startup coaches and over 20 speakers from across the startup ecosystem. Visit the Udaipur Startup Fest website: http://udaipurstartupfest.com Read a news article on it here: http://udaipurtimes.com/udaipur-startup-fest-provide-opportunity-local-startups/ Honorable Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhra Raje announced … Continue reading Startup Oasis – Jan 2016 Update

Ushering in #StartupIndia with The Power of Ideas

The thrust from the Government and pro-view of the market has opened many new arenas for India’s startup community. With the recently announced Startup India Policy, the Government is attempting to address the key concerns of the startup community, in addition to defining a new category of business – ‘innovative Start-ups’[1]. Additionally, with over $7.3 billion invested … Continue reading Ushering in #StartupIndia with The Power of Ideas

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?

Start-up to Scale-up: The journey of our 8 Gujarat Accelerator Finalists

8 Startups have made it to the final leg of CIIE’s first-ever Gujarat-focused accelerator: Eclat offers a user-friendly, remote access solution for libraries with digital resources through its subscription-based SAAS offering called RemoteXs. eCourseWiz is a cloud-based Learning Management System with e-Learning features that caters to IT and Financial Service Industry. IndiaBizForSale is an online … Continue reading Start-up to Scale-up: The journey of our 8 Gujarat Accelerator Finalists

#PitchAhmedabad: Putting Gujarat on India’s Startup Map

India’s startup story is being celebrated across the globe. According to the latest NASSCOM Startup Landscape report, India is the fastest growing and fourth largest startup ecosystem globally. Angel and VC investments have hit their highest levels ever with the first half of 2015 alone seeing over $3.5B being invested across 380 deals, which is … Continue reading #PitchAhmedabad: Putting Gujarat on India’s Startup Map

Vendors and Startups: Flipkart’s Experience

Vendors – the basics (for the uninitiated) A “vendor” or a “supplier” is any individual, organization or company that sells goods and services to another individual, organization or company, which in turn uses these good/services for the creation, sale and/or delivery of a product or service offered by the latter. Vendors form a critical part … Continue reading Vendors and Startups: Flipkart’s Experience