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    Friends go on a Goa trip, bring back e-commerce for rural artisans: story of Festivya

    Launched in May 2016, this online platform for artisan jewellery has already expanded its operations to US, Asia, and Europe too. In 2001, when Akash, Sid, and Sameer went to Goa, Dil Chahta Hai spoke to a whole new audience about friendship, love, and liberation. Fifteen years later, three friends went to Goa on a backpacking trip - their story was not just...

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    How this startup is riding on IoT to ease your daily commute

    Bengaluru-based Vogo is a scooter-sharing platform with an automated pickup and drop facility. Startup: Vogo Founders: Anand Ayyadurai, Padmanabhan Balakrishnan, and Sanchit Mittal Year it was founded: mid-2016 Where is it based: Bengaluru The problem it solves: daily commute Sector: transportation/ Scooter rental Funding raised : seed round from HNI Across India, using autos...

    • 2 months ago
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    Having run around for parents' medicine, this entrepreneur now makes healthcare a seamless experience

    Online healthcare platform Medlife delivers medicines, online doctor consultations, wellness products, and laboratory services. Startup: Medlife Founders: Tushar Kumar and Prashant Singh Year it was founded: November 2014 Where is it based: Bengaluru The problem it solves: Healthcare delivery Sector: Healthcare Funding raised: $30...

    • 2 months ago
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    Voice, vernacular, video to drive marketing in a market like India, says NetworkOnomy Ventures' Shree

    The smartphone revolution has just begun, and that was the key message from industry leaders, product developers, and entrepreneurs at the sixth edition of MobileSparks at Bengaluru. So, the big question is how does one capture the next billion mobile users, and build for them? The big question is that once you bridge the gap and build...

    • 2 months ago
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    How India's favourite pencil brand solved a left-handed girl's dilemma

    Shweta Singh, mother to a four and half year old girl, wrote a heartwarming post on Facebook, describing a real incident. Shweta's daughter writes with her left hand and she once came back home from school very upset, complaining that she was not able to sharpen her pencil while the rest of her peers, who are right-handed, could do that effortlessly. Shweta went on to...

    • 2 months ago
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    Humiliated for speaking in Hindi to authoring 6 English bestsellers: Satyapal Chandra's story

    Coming from a small village named Malhari, Gaya district, Bihar, Satyapal Chandra is well acquainted with poverty, helplessness, and violence. His parents struggled to make ends meet and providing Satyapal with an education was consequently difficult for them. Naxalite violence was also rampant at that time. However, against all odds, they decided to...

    • 2 months ago
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    WeWork's Karan Virwani says it's time Indian startups aim at global markets

    Karan Virwani needs no introduction. When people were still trying to get a hang of the shared office space concept, Karan went ahead and formed a joint venture in India with global workspace major WeWork. Karan spoke about his journey with WeWork, and more, at MobileSparks 2017, in a fireside chat with Madanmohan Rao, Research Director and Writer at YourStory . ...

    • 2 months ago
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    They couldn't have children of their own, so this UP couple adopted 51 kids instead

    Fifty-year-old Meena Rana, hailing from Shamli, Uttar Pradesh and 55-year-old Virender Rana from Baghpat, Western Uttar Pradesh married each other in 1981. Almost after 10 years of their marriage, they found out that Meena had a tumour in her uterus and, as a result, the couple could not bear any children. Farmers by profession, the Rana couple adopted a boy with...

    • 2 months ago
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    How AWS Innovation and AI are finding their way to India

    At the recent AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, introduced 20 platforms on which Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-based services can be used. Everyone at the event - from Goldman Sachs to NASA to Expedia - showed the world how AWS can deploy infrastructure and heavy life data very quickly. But there's is a history why AWS is running on a $18...

    • 2 months ago
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    First batch of 6 startups graduate from NetApp's acceleration programme

    Startups Lightmetrics, Adya, VaultEdge, VitaCloud, EnCloudEn, and Scalend presented their achievements to venture capitalists, NetApp executives, and industry leaders. From Gundappa Vishwanath, to Venkatesh Prasad, to Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble, the city of Bengaluru has given the Indian cricket team some of its finest players. Not just that, the city also boasts of...

    • 2 months ago

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