Startup Roundup April 25, 2016

The startup dilemma – cracking the code

The rosy projections for the Indian startup ecosystem are a dime a dozen. With both industry and the government rolling out the red carpet for startups, it’s projected that by 2020 there will be 11,500 startups in the country. There is no doubt, then, that the entrepreneurial spirit of young India is absolutely infectious. 

We need to help more UK start-ups become scale-ups

We have seen a remarkable transformation in the past five years in attitude and support for entrepreneurs in the UK. Early- stage capital and business help, for example, are now far more available. The result is that the number of UK start-ups is now not only well above the European average but also surpasses the US’s can-do culture. 

25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Nothing or nobody else except you can stop you from being an entrepreneur. –Aafreen Ansari, My Child App

Every bit of time with startups is a huge payback. – Sarv Saravanan, EMC

We are an organisation that spends 20 per cent of our revenues on R&D, and it is time we also looked for ideas from startups. – Somshubro Pal Choudhury, Analog Devices India 

Why agricultural startups are blossoming – Times of India

BENGALURU: When Ranjith Mukundan quit his job at Wipro in 2011 after 15 years, farming wasn’t on his mind. Bengaluru-born Mukundan and his four co-founders were exploring the Internet of Things space, the idea of connecting ordinary objects to send and receive data. They considered telemedicine, but decided against it since many MNCs were in the business. 

Google reportedly starting an in-house startup incubator | The Verge

Google has a plan to retain some of its top talent. According to The Information, the company is looking into starting an in-house startup incubator. Known internally as “Area 120,” the plan is to allow entrepreneurial Googlers and their teams to develop their ideas with Google’s support and funding and potentially branch out with Google as an investor. 

Some of Silicon Valley’s startups wouldn’t last a day in New York | New York Post

Everybody knows that unicorns aren’t real, right?

But in California’s Silicon Valley, plenty of unicorns — private startups with $1 billion valuations — run free, frolicking between Sunnyvale and Menlo Park along the Route 82 corridor.

They’re nurtured by the greedy, needy, mind-boggling and cult-like allegiance of Silicon Valley slicksters who get investors to throw billions at seemingly almost any college dropout who’s got a nice smile and a fancy smartphone. 

10 IoT Startups You Need To Know – InformationWeek

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a very big deal. Simply huge. Gartner recently found that 43% of enterprises and organizations are planning to use IoT by the end this year and 64% plan to roll it out eventually. Companies you might have heard of — IBM, Cisco, Oracle, and SAP, among others — have made enormous investments in IoT technologies and are in the process of turning a hype-rich part of the industry into something very real and very important. 

How Our Startup Simplified Our Family Life – Forbes

A key part of our vision and a major goal in moving out to the country to run our business startup full-time was to simplify our family lifestyle. Our previous existence in the city had consisted of what seemed to me like a never-ending cyclone of visiting nannies, cleaning ladies, house contractors, work-related travel, nursery school-related travel, various work engagements for both of us and Ph.D. classes for me –punctuated by a series of birthday parties, dinner parties and benefit balls. 

28 Dogs That Secretly Power Startups [PHOTOS]

Nasscom Selects 39 Start-Ups For ‘Innotrek’ Programme In US

IT industry body Nasscom on Sunday said it has shortlisted 39 Indian start-ups for a third edition of its ‘Innotrek’ programme to be held in the US, where tech entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to meet investors and learn business nuances from experts. 5 Best Kept Startup Secrets

Building and growing a startup is a daunting task for every founder. Luckily, serial entrepreneur Jay Samit has kindly shared his wisdom to make the process a little easier. With over 30 years of experience in the digital media space, Samit currently serves as the CEO of SeaChange International, and is the author of Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

Download The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses pdf (ebook Free) – Google Fusion Tables

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