Reaching out to the right folks and nurturing a community of tech crowd has been a stumbling block for the barcamps’ campaigning. We did try a couple of initiatives – to create a blogroll, to create a hydtechblog, metroblogging for hyderabad – but nothing panned out as expected. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. And there was the … Continue reading "Hyderabad has a tech community (?)"
I deeply respect Vijay Anand for taking the superb initiative of starting and building Proto.in. In fact it is the push that is helping us see other other initiatives coming up viz HeadStart.in and hopefully many more. But guys can you manage your times to see that the startup crowd has access to either Proto.in … Continue reading "the woods are lovely, dark and deep. but …"
To best describe an object, describe by what it is not than by what it is – Unknown In this post, by a startup I shall mean an upstart venture created by its founders with a vision to create an enterprise of value. The law of causality simply states the relation between a cause and … Continue reading "Preparing for failure: startup’s karma conundrum"
I had had a personal interest in understanding the dynamics of social money in some personal posts of mine. Recently on Rajat’s blog I had the chance to meet up with Amit, one of the cofounders of Buxfer. The meetup coincided with our plan to get entrepreneurs to talk about their products… from a more … Continue reading "Uncaffeinated Desktop Discussions 1: Buxfer"
Everyone loves the underdog, or lets say most people root for them. Microsoft was the evil empire hellbent on world domination and Google was the david; the only hero capable of felling the Microsoft Goliath Juggernaut. But just looking at the way Google is rapidly gobbling up startups or more specifically eating into lunches of … Continue reading "Why Google is dangerous than Microsoft!"
The first thing that comes to your mind as soon as you read about Jellyfish’s Smack Shopping – Deal of the day is Woot. Woot was a very innovative concept which took the consumer market to a new paradigm. It was just a limited time, cant-miss deal, which had the users hooked for the one … Continue reading "Understanding Smack Shopping – Deal of the day"
Yesterday, we were having a discussion on a possible kiva-like play in India which will help connect two very disparate but mutually enriching communities and what kept us puzzled was inspite of the value being created, the revenue-generating mechanism for us was nowhere in sight. Taking any sizeable cut from either of the connecting communities … Continue reading "Value vs Revenue for startups"
I’ll not be a bozo to lie to you & tell that what I had done in my job interview(2 years ago) was totally preplanned. Most of it just happened. However whatever happened was precisely the way I think now, it should be played. It was my first successful pitch to a company to whom … Continue reading "What my one & only job interview had taught me about entrepreneurship…"
Please note that this post is second in the series formerly called ‘Taking the Leap: Job Holder to Jobless and Beyond‘ now called ‘Entrepreneurship for the Employed‘. After our Why? post here’s the How? post. In this post Ill say what I think are the best ways to prepare mentally for the leap and test … Continue reading "Entrepreneurship for the Employed – II"
[Formerly ‘Taking the Leap: Job Holder to Jobless and Beyondâ€¦ – I’.] This is the first part of a two-part article aimed at job holders who want to quit and go independent. This will be about the Why? of the question while the next part will be about the How? For all the readers that … Continue reading "Entrepreneurship for the Employed – I"