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    Meet the Techies of TechSparks 2017

    TechSparks 2017 is here and so is your opportunity to meet the best of the tech and startup world. On 22nd and 23rd September 2017 (Friday-Saturday), the architects, statisticians, engineers and scientists who have built systems used by millions today, will come together in Bengaluru. Joining us will be Gopichand Katragadda, CTO, Tata Group; Nivruti Rai, General Manager & Country Head, Intel India; Amr...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Startup complacency: the flip side of startup success that nobody talks about

    I started Wingify in 2010, and two years later I went on a Euro trip where my business partner Sparsh and I took train rides across the continent. I recall proudly not checking my emails during that trip. Don't I look happy? That's because I was happy. I was happy because Wingify had succeeded beyond my expectations - it was my 4th attempt at a startup...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    How Sportoid is seeking to revolutionise sports management in India

    India remains a cricket-crazed nation, but other sports such as badminton, wrestling, boxing, tennis, football, kabbadi and golf too have begun to woo sports fans in a big way. They owe their growing popularity to stellar performances by Indians at the international level as well as to the proliferation of various leagues in the country thanks to corporate participation....

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Power2SME raises $36M in Series E from existing investors

    Gurgaon-based B2B online marketplace Power2SME today announced raising $36 million in Series E funding from existing investors Inventus Capital Partners, Accel, Kalaari Capital, Nandan Nilekani, and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. A press statement has said that Power2SME will use the funds to continue its geo-expansion, accelerate product growth...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Meet Vikram Agnihotri, the first Indian without arms to get a driving licence

    Vikram Agnihotri from Indore lost both his arms to electrocution when he was seven years old. But he trained his legs to do all that he could have done with his arms, so much so that he never felt like he was missing out on anything. He studied at a regular school, finished his master's degree, and is now a motivational speaker who also runs a gas agency. Though...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Eye Mitra Opticians: French lens company Essilor is helping rural opticians set up business

    Essilor has trained 3,150 people in India to become opticians. Known as Eye Mitra Opticians or EMOs, they are India's fresh batch of entrepreneurs with a mission to cure uncorrected refractive error. A road trip around Uttar Pradesh this September introduced me to 2.5 New Vision Generation (NVG) India, an initiative of Essilor Group that...

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    Delhi-based MyUpchar offers healthcare information - in Hindi

    Healthcare and wellness startup MyUpchar aims to solve the awareness and access problem in tier-2 and 3 cities, and plans to soon offer content in six other languages. In India, home remedies are a part and parcel of life. They are often preferred over immediate doctor consultations and almost every household has someone to offer healthcare advice. However, the authenticity of...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    This community library is helping children of Bengaluru's waste pickers spin stories

    Buguri, a community library initiative, aims at helping children spin stories and formulate ideas. What makes this initiative particularly special is that these aren't just any children, but the sons and daughters of waste pickers, who are often neglected and ignored by 'mainstream' society. Hasirudala, a Bengaluru-based NGO working with waste...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    This app will fight child marriage in Bihar

    In a unique initiative, Gender Alliance Bihar, a collective effort of over 270 civil society organisations backed by the UN Population Fund, has come up with a mobile application to fight the rampant social evil of child marriage in the state. Launched by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, the 'Bandhan Tod' app will try to create awareness on resisting child marriage and will also...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Three vital lessons from my journey as an investor

    Investing in a startup is usually a very risky business, but can also turn out to be very fruitful if and when the investment pays off. Startup financing can be rewarding, both economically and personally. But finding winners is not easy. The Indian startups are presently on a high growth curve owing to an enormously supportive ecosystem, including a slew of government initiatives to nurture the...

    • 11 hrs ago

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