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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.

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

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

M&A: Why small exits matter? The big value of small exits (#iSPIRT-OEQ)

iSPIRT Open Ecosystem Questions(OEQ) Series. The conversation around this exciting session was lead by …Continue

Tags: and, acquisitions, mergers, exits, startups

Started Sep 15

 

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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
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
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
Anoop Nair replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion A brand is a critical asset of any company, and so too for startups.
"Great Article on Brand management. I also subscribed to your newsletter on your website and Followed you on twitter :-). Looking forward to some more insightful and educational content from your end soon. Thanks! Anoop Nair (Co-Founder | The South…"
Nov 11
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

A brand is a critical asset of any company, and so too for startups.

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 total of the perceptions about your product or service or company that different people have. These perceptions are a result of the brand’s look & feel and communication, including PR, as well as the customer’s experience with the product and the service. All of these have to work in sync for a…See More
Nov 10
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Should startups fire under-performing employees? If yes, how?
"Over time, I have become more brutal about firing. I just say "its not working out". Bye."
Oct 11
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

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. In fact, the Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has declared in a statement in The …See More
Sep 23
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off the ‘Make in India’ campaign on the 25th of September 2014. About a 1000 global and Indian business leaders are expected to attend the function.The government is making a huge statement, and leaders of the business world are taking serious note. This is because the government appears to not just…See More
Sep 22
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M&A: Why small exits matter? The big value of small exits (#iSPIRT-OEQ)

iSPIRT Open Ecosystem Questions(OEQ) Series. The conversation around this exciting session was lead by Sanat Rao (iSPIRT) and the speakers were Jay Pullur (Pramati Technologies),…See More
Sep 15
jolly jose replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.
"there is a new group also started on Linkedin - Ready to startup again...would include those who started up and failed or succeeded and want to startup again"
Aug 9
Harry replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.
"my 2 bit The idea is the superficial level-needed but one has to move on The problem or the challenge is where we come to know if the idea is worth the salt relevant & actionable advice"
Aug 8
Gunjan Kejriwal replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.
"we have been live since 4 months ! we have verified certain assumptions ! at the same time we have missed a few ! so tht makes the product incomplete ! now we are addressing tht ! taking a step back and analyzing is most important i feel ! so agree…"
Aug 8
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.

Ask any investor who has engaged with 100s of companies, and they will tell you that the plans they begin with, are almost always never the exact plans that they eventually build their successful businesses on.Failure is not a negative in the ‘Startup scenario.’ It merely means that some of the assumptions did not hold true in the marketplace, and hence we dumped it and we did something else. In that sense, the earlier conceived model failed, and we pivoted to a different concept;  product;…See More
Aug 8
Navin Kulkarni replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion If you had only 1 minute and 1 slide to describe your startup to investors, what would you do?
"Great post Prajakt. It reminded me of an answer by Jimmy Wales I had read long ago. I searched it for few minutes now and glad to have found it again :) Here the link to original answer. http://qr.ae/4V9jB Question : What are the things we…"
Aug 7
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

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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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