Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicIndian startups

Topic: Indian startups

‘Observe, Absorb, and Adapt,’ advises Hiren Panchal, co-founder of Litmus Branding, in his lecture at IIM Udaipur Incubation Centre

Hiren Panchal is a multifaceted creative professional with over 25 years of experience in advertising and branding. He covered aspects of 'Devising Digital Marketing Strategies for Start-ups' in his lecture.

India’s start-ups are on fire, but unicorns can’t automatically spur growth

Economic miracles only happen when globally competitive firms tap into external demand.

Classic idea with funky touch — this hostel start-up has big plans to boost ‘backpacker culture’

Backpacker hostel brand goSTOPS is planning to expand from 2,500 beds in 32 hostels currently, to 10,000 beds in 100 hostels by June 2023, with an eye on Gen-Z travellers.

Indian start-ups have laid off 23,000 people since 2020. But here’s why there’s still hope

A crowd-source database shows that at least half the layoffs — over 11,000 — happened in 2022 alone. But data shows that hiring intent has begun to look up. 

Offering access to high-end gizmos, these spaces in Bengaluru are helping startups make in India

'Makerspaces' give entrepreneurs the equipment and know-how to create their own product prototypes at affordable rates, rather than relying on vendors in countries like China.

Byju’s global expansion: EdTech pioneer eyes Chegg or 2U, weighs US acquisition

India's most valuable startup has lined up conditional debt commitments of more than $1 billion to finance the acquisition, but it's possible no deal will materialise.

In Meerut, ‘startup culture’ means hard-to-get loans, low demand, misplaced hope

The government is pushing for ‘entrepreneurship’ in small towns and villages through subsidised loans. Here is how the result looks so far in one Uttar Pradesh district.

India gets its 100th unicorn startup as neobank Open crosses billion-dollar valuation

‘India has hit a century in style,’ says Union Minister of Commerce Piyush Goyal; industry bodies call this an inspiring moment for the startup ecosystem.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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