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Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?
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Because 99 out of 100 folks who try to do more than one thing fail.Focus helps startups concentrate their efforts and resources on doing one thing well. Even if that does not work, because of the…Continue

Tags: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, pitching, investors, startups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal Jun 22.

What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
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1) A good value proposition will get you attention, but does not guarantee retention. For retaining customers and getting 'repeat purchases' you need to deliver a great product. Just the promise of…Continue

Tags: government, elections, PARTY, AADMI, AAM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saraswathi Pulluru May 22.

The Coalition Event at the Buddh International Circuit - Adrenaline pumping
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I spent this weekend (15th and 16th of March 2014) at the first conference organized for creative entrepreneurs by The Coalition. Great initiative, awesome experience.  Check out …Continue

Tags: TheCoalition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prajakt Raut Apr 1.

What’s your excuse for not starting up?

To own a business, is a dream-come-true for most people. But something holds them back, and they find several excuses for not being able to even start up.Typically the top three excuses for not…Continue

Tags: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, up, starting, startup

Started Mar 10

 

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Girdharee Saran replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What parameters do investors use to decide on an investment?
"Thanks for Sharing this, Prajakt! What role does complimentary skills play in deciding the quality of team? "
Jun 30
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?
"good. Although your poster above makes no sense Better to have taken a classic image Putting a "Stamp" (that too of poor quality image) makes THIS SINGLE MINDED POST also confusing -If you know what I mean."
Jun 22
Amar Shah replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?
"Very true, also as its more or less a one man show or few people its better to focus on a thing and get quicker results on that !!"
Jun 18
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?

Because 99 out of 100 folks who try to do more than one thing fail.Focus helps startups concentrate their efforts and resources on doing one thing well. Even if that does not work, because of the focus and attention, they are able to smell the failure earlier, and can then plan the pivot and refocus.If you do more than one thing, your resources and bandwidth is shared. Your efforts do not carry the same weight that a focused effort can. And, in the midst of the chaos you tend to ignore (or…See More
Jun 18
Saraswathi Pulluru replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"Good Read Prajakt. My 2 cents -  In politics and life, it is the ability of how well you can take people along with you determines how far you go. AAP and AK are severely handicapped in that respect - not everyone who disagrees with you is…"
May 22
Sanjay Banerjee replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"vow"
May 17
Nikunj Bubna replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"10 Practical Lessons Modi's Staggering Victory Teaches Me: 1. Money can be your biggest weapon, so don't ever be underfunded 2. Anything can be sold if marketed/ packaged/ advertised well 3. Start preparing early & Strike it when its…"
May 17
Raghavendra Kopalle replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"Good one, few more to add.1) Taking a mammoth head on was a bad idea. For a startup, survival is key and it was foolhardy for AK to go for a head on collision with Modi. Even Modi contested in 2 places, that too for strategic reasons. None of the…"
May 17
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?

1) A good value proposition will get you attention, but does not guarantee retention. For retaining customers and getting 'repeat purchases' you need to deliver a great product. Just the promise of saying  that 'My product is better,' without demonstrating why it is better, is not going to work with the customers, even if they are desperately seeking a better product than what they currently have.2) Stop criticizing and start delivering. If consumers already know that they are currently forced…See More
May 17
Prajakt Raut replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion The Coalition Event at the Buddh International Circuit - Adrenaline pumping
"Alok, TC a platform for folks with businesses in the creative sectors (architects, artistes, designers, music platforms, event organizers, illustration studios, dance schools, etc.) to understand aspects of building and scaling up their business.…"
Apr 1
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion The Coalition Event at the Buddh International Circuit - Adrenaline pumping
"sorry to sound rude, but after reading the whole thing, I did not understand WHAT happens/happened here? whats the coalition about?why is it at a f1 venue?"
Mar 31
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

The Coalition Event at the Budh International Circuit - Adrenaline pumping

I spent this weekend (15th and 16th of March 2014) at the first conference organized for creative entrepreneurs by The Coalition. Great initiative, awesome experience.  Check out www.thecoalition.in.Here’s a para from their website about what this initiative is about. The Coalition is a new platform to support creative entrepreneurs in India. Whether it’s music, film, design, fashion, arts, creative technology or something completely…See More
Mar 31
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

What’s your excuse for not starting up?

To own a business, is a dream-come-true for most people. But something holds them back, and they find several excuses for not being able to even start up.Typically the top three excuses for not starting up tend to be -I don’t have the capital required to start a businessI don’t know anything about the businessI don’t have the time to be in a full-time business Well, the good news is that the change in the business environment today has erased the validity of all the three excuses that prevent…See More
Mar 10
Karan Pandhi replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion How do you choose a name for your startup?
"Prajakt Sir, how does Veging name for a Pure Veg Quick Service Restaurant. I had tread a few names but after a lot of denials I have finalized this name. Regards, Karan Pandhi Founder https://twitter.com/VrVeging"
Feb 25
Sourav Lodha replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion How do you choose a name for your startup?
"NameChecklist & NameChk are couple of great tools to check if the chosen brand name can allow you to create accounts on various websites around the web or not. This is the tool that I completely rely on.  @Prajakt- What…"
Feb 25
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

How do you choose a name for your startup?

Decide on the name for your startup very, very thoughtfully. Give it as much importance as a parent would give to naming a child. YOU will have to live with that name for life… even if the startup fails and shuts down.Ideally, a name should give your intended users/customers a clear idea of what you do. e.g - the page on makemytrip. It should be easy to pronounce for all people across geographies and it should, as best as you can…See More
Feb 25

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VP - Indian Angel Network

I am an entrepreneur an an entrepreneurship evangelist. My personal goal in life is to instigate and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs. 

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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