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Are you an Indian Tech company, looking to go global? Apply now for our Great Tech Rocketships initiative.

“Great Tech Rocketships to the UK” is a unique initiative to fast-track India’s most promising Tech Companies.…Continue

Tags: Bangalore, Ispirt, Product, Nation, Hub

Started Jan 27

A brand is a critical asset of any company, and so too for startups.
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What is a brand?A brand is a set of values that are associated with a company or product or service. E.g. dependable, reliable, fast, elegant, expensive, high-value, etc.In effect, a brand is the sum…Continue

Tags: entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, management, startups, recognition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prajakt Raut Nov 11, 2014.

Why Startups should assess opportunities in the renewables energy sector

Apart from the global macro factors and a drive towards renewables, the Indian government is making some solid statements that indicate their thrust and seriousness about the renewable energy space.…Continue

Tags: goyal, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, piyush, raut

Started Sep 21, 2014

The ‘Make in India’ program will create a range of entrepreneurial opportunities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off the ‘…Continue

Tags: india, entrepreneurs, in, make, Narendra

Started Sep 20, 2014

 

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Sumit Soni replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Should startups fire under-performing employees? If yes, how?
"This is so timely. Today is the day after 3 months of trying to bringing it back to course. We have decided to approach it objectively so that the other it can be calibrated against other performing peers. But yeah, final words will be "its not…"
Mar 13
Prajakt Raut replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Why many startups fail to scale?
"Thank you Anamika. "
Mar 2
Anamika Joshi replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Why many startups fail to scale?
"Much needed advice particularly when I have already done all the  mistakes and now planning to launch my second venture.. time to buckle up and take some firm decisions.. thanks for sharing your views ! Really helpful!"
Mar 2
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VC Perspectives on Business Metrics for Series A at Webinar

February 20, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm
What are the key Business Metrics VC’s look at? Why are these Key Metrics vital for a Venture? How to Optimize these Metrics?Speakers - Mukul Singhal Principal  SAIF Partners.…See More
Feb 13
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

Are you an Indian Tech company, looking to go global? Apply now for our Great Tech Rocketships initiative.

“Great Tech Rocketships to the UK” is a unique initiative to fast-track India’s most promising Tech Companies.Winners of this competition will  receive a one-week guided UK experience tour, including advice & mentoring from specialists, interactions with investors, accelerators, and incubators.The initiative will…See More
Jan 27
Prajakt Raut replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion M&A: Why small exits matter? The big value of small exits (#iSPIRT-OEQ)
"Hi Ayush, Exit options for investors does NOT mean that the entrepreneurs have to exit too. Here's how it works. No one makes money by buying equity. You make money when you sell the equity you bought at a higher price than what you had bought…"
Jan 23
Aayush Srivastava replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion M&A: Why small exits matter? The big value of small exits (#iSPIRT-OEQ)
"Should one create a startup with an exit strategy in mind right from the beginning? For instance, one would need to take key product and marketing decisions keeping in mind the future expansion plans of potential acquirers etc. You would also need…"
Jan 23
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Webinar on - Social Commerce:The new way of acquiring and engaging customers at Webinar

January 16, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm
Social Media has become an integral and powerful tool for online retailers to engage customers. Use of social media properties and tools to interact with‚ incentivize and influence transactions has evolved from one of the activities brands did to a science that deserves focus and attention. Larger brands are carving out specialists teams to improve sales using social media. Given the cost of customer acquisition, retention becomes a key target for online retailers. Social Media and Social…See More
Jan 5
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Webinar on - Legal aspects of raising Series A at Gurgaon

December 19, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
Are you a startup gearing up for Series A funding? Have you completed all your legal paperwork and formalities? Arm yourself with the knowledge of the entire legal deal and ensure a smooth sailing for your startup.  Join us for insights and perspectives from Payal Chawla and Anurag Kapoor. Register here - …See More
Dec 18, 2014
Prajakt Raut replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion When you have multiple business ideas that you believe in, how do you choose which one to focus on?
"Thank you Ashish and Ashutosh. "
Dec 5, 2014
Ashutosh Sharma replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion When you have multiple business ideas that you believe in, how do you choose which one to focus on?
"Prajakt, very relevant pointers. For me - Personal passion drives the way ." Leave the ideas aside, and think of what you would want to do in life if you had enough money and not have to work for a living. That will give you clues on…"
Dec 5, 2014
Ashish Pratap Singh replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion When you have multiple business ideas that you believe in, how do you choose which one to focus on?
"great one prajakt :)"
Dec 5, 2014
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Webinar on - Unable/ failed to raise Series A funding. Join the webinar to know what could have gone wrong at Online

November 28, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
Are you a startup gearing up for Series A funding? Or are you a startup that tried and failed? Either way, hear the experts share their views on what could go or could have gone wrong.Join us for insights and perspectives from Vikram Upadhyaya and Deepak Srinath – Mentors who have helped startups reach and close Series A.Register here - …See More
Nov 25, 2014
Prajakt Raut replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion A brand is a critical asset of any company, and so too for startups.
"Great... glad you found it useful.  You may also find this article useful.. about logo design and brand name. "
Nov 11, 2014
Nidhi Bala replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion A brand is a critical asset of any company, and so too for startups.
"Hi Prajakt.....some learnings come at the right time.Working on these areas.Thank you for sharing this insight with us :)"
Nov 11, 2014
Prajakt Raut replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion A brand is a critical asset of any company, and so too for startups.
"Thank you Anoop. Glad you found it useful. "
Nov 11, 2014

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Have co-founded The Hatch for Startups, a non-profit organization where we help aspiring entrepreneurs convert their ideas into a business. 

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