Entrepreneurship Has No Age

It is often perceived that entrepreneurship is for the young crowd. However, age shouldn’t be a determining factor that stops one from pursuing their dreams. While it is always good to start early,it is also seen that founders above 40 years are increasing in large numbers and are also succeeding. –Startbucks was founded by Gordon […]

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Why people take to starting a business

The number of people starting their business has increased significantly in the last few years. The most common reason for starting a business is identification of a business opportunity. There are also a range of other factors which may encourage an individual to set up their own business Financial reward for entrepreneurship The opportunity to […]

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Entrepreneurs and Emotional Intelligence

Business is built on relationship and to succeed, entrepreneurs must also hone their emotional intelligence or ‘EQ”. EQ is the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotion .This enhances their problem solving abilities and is the strongest predictor of performance. When we let an emotional reaction cloud our decision making process, our perception is […]

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Coping strategy for start-ups

Startup founders are often stressed and anxious .This is often because of a common perception of a ‘startup’ being a miracle worker, who innovates and is naturally focussed and hardworking. The unseen pressure creates inner conflict and sometimes mental illness. Founders, start-ups and the whole community need to prioritise mental wellness and signal on sustainable […]

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Startups in 2019

With a number of Unicorns and ‘Soonicorns’ that have emerged in the year 2018, startup’s  began showing signs of maturity. Indian startups raised $12.68 billion in equity funding plus $1.14 billion in debt financing in 2018 across a total of 864 deals. The newsmakers include Flipkart, Ola, Big Basket, Udayan, Sharechat, Swiggy, Zomato, Curefit, Policy […]

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Design Thinking – It’s Five Stages

Stanford’s Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design describes Design Thinking as a five-stage process. These stages are not always sequential; nor do they require design teams to approach them thus. Designers will find the stages often occur in parallel and see repeated use on an iterative basis. Consequently, designers should consider these not a “recipe”, but different […]

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First Women Entrepreneurs Conclave in Assam

Initiated the first Assam Women Entrepreneurs conclave through IIE and with the support of Industries Department, Government of Assam. The conclave saw a congregation of around 600 aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs from the region. It was a first step towards a silent revolution for progress towards women empowerment, capacity building, sustainability and leadership. The […]

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Linking Science to Start-ups

We are today a part of the fourth Industrial Revolution and in this era, technologies like Autonomous robots, simulation, Big data and analytics, Internet of things, artificial intelligence etc will impact the entire production value chain from design to productivity, speed and quality of production. There is a widespread concern over the potential impact of […]

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Micro Enterprise creation through Incubation support

Incubation support is widely accepted as an important ingredient in the entrepreneurial eco-system for promoting entrepreneurship. Incubation centres at premier institutions like IIT’s and IIM’s have been successfully churning out entrepreneurs .In these incubation centres, technology , infrastructure and mentoring support become the main drivers in facilitating enterprise creation and today we have innumerable examples […]

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STARTUP

2017 has been witness to several downturns in India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. While it is important to have a good idea but along with the idea, core domain expertise has become equally important. Gone are the days when anyone with an IIT degree or consulting experience and a good idea could raise capital early-stage funding rounds. […]

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