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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

How do you choose a name for your startup?
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karan Pandhi Feb 25.

Entrepreneurship : the option of leading a life you love

I have often heard senior professionals tell entrepreneurs, that they wish they had the guts to leave their jobs and start up on their own. But I have yet to hear an entrepreneur, irrespective of…Continue

Tags: startups, life, love, living, entrepreneurship

Started Feb 12

 

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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
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

Entrepreneurship : the option of leading a life you love

I have often heard senior professionals tell entrepreneurs, that they wish they had the guts to leave their jobs and start up on their own. But I have yet to hear an entrepreneur, irrespective of whether their venture is doing well or struggling, tell any professional “I wish I had your job”.The reason is easy to understand. Entrepreneurs choose their ventures largely on the basis of their areas of interest or passion or competence. It’s always great when work is also what you love to do. A job…See More
Feb 12
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

Does traction trump revenue (in the short-term)?

Naval Ravikant‘s definition of traction is: ‘Quantitative evidence of market demand.’Traction,  in my view, is not just about users. It is about users using your product at the price-point that you eventually want them to buy at. Everything else is about users taking advantage of an ‘offer’ with no guarantees that ‘usage during offer’ will translate into ‘traction’.But the answer to the question above is that it depends on a…See More
Jan 24
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What do investors want to know when a startup retires a product?

Hopefully, you will not break the news via e-mail. If that’s the case, the relationship is most likely broken and therefore the e-mail would have in it all that you need to communicate, to keep your side of the story simple and straight.However, when investors invest in a company, they know that some things will work and somethings won’t. That’s just how the game is played. If everything was predictable and if success was the only outcome expected, the valuation would have been 10 – 20x more…See More
Jan 17
Prajakt Raut 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?
"Thank you everyone.. aran, Sandeep and Darshan"
Nov 1, 2013
Sandeep Todi 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 3 points. Should keep it 3 only, 4th is hard to remember. These 3 points should make the investor sit up and ask ... what is your traction, what is your 12 month target."
Nov 1, 2013
Darshan Bhambiru 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?
"Nice and crisp post - Concept, Team, Close. Thanks!! We have the Founders of Tune Patrol on TRHS too :) Need Feedback : Mood Based Music Playlists on TunePatrol.com Posted by Brijesh Bharadwaj on June 19, 2013 at 8:06pm…"
Nov 1, 2013
Karan Pandhi 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?
"Prajakt Sir, An awesome Diwali treat :)  Happy Diwali Sir "
Oct 31, 2013
Rishi Gorantala 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?
"I'd add momentum/traction too."
Oct 31, 2013
Prajakt Raut 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?
"Thank you Mahesh."
Oct 31, 2013

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