Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actress of French descent who started her career in 2008 with Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. Kalki Koechlin is known for her unconventionality, a characteristic entrepreneurs inherently take a liking towards. And not known to many, Kalki holds the distinction of having co-founded Quaff Theater in 2008 with two other friends.
Social media marketing is a common buzzword today. And most of it is high volume campaigns that run on the platform for a short time. But a bigger science that the medium holds potential for, is to understand consumer behavior and use that intelligently to create long-lasting brands — something this startup does. Drizzlin media has helped brands like Lenovo, KFC, Airtel, Bajaj Allianz, ICICI Lombard, Xbox 360 and Kingston Technologies among others, manage social media.
The idea for the venture came about for the trio, when during the course of their interactions with various large production houses, directors etc., they realized there is no platform for young filmmakers to reach out to their audiences unless they were really well connected in the film fraternity. The challenges young filmmakers faced were lack of financial support, infrastructural support and mostly a dedicated platform to showcase their work. This was the genesis of Humaramovie.
Pratish Mepani, founder, The Starting Monday(SMD+B), a design and branding firm in Mumbai has always been in love with the Maximum City. Some of their notable work has been for Cotton Corporation of India, Le 15 Patisserie, Oye Punjabi, Anita Dongre and Trident Hotels. The firm has helped these clients get a new visual identity, fresh design for different aspects of their business, as well as develop their corporate identity.
As Indians, we’ve always had a deep sense of gratitude ingrained in us. We usually give something back to our benefactor, or to someone needful. And, though earlier this was just a belief that I had, recently it was reaffirmed. And this sense of kindness is an integral part of the business model upon which startup MATOS has been built.
There’s never shortage of ideas for business in India. But moving beyond the idea stage, innovative businesses have it tough. One big problem is that there isn’t enough support infrastructure, which can help these innovative ideas sustain themselves before they figure out a viable business model around them.
At the Startup Village in Kochi, the startup incubator, meant to support student entrepreneurs is attempting to bridge this gap. Since 2011, when the incubator started its full fledged operations, many innovative startups have seen the light of day. It has given students of Kerala the license to experiment. And boy, has RHLvision experimented. This startup builds gesture based interactions for applications and websites.
Learning with activities is an area which is seeing a lot of activity and startups are coming up with various ways in which education can be made more engaging. Imagimake wants to create fun, creative and constructive engagement ideas for kids through live workshops on crafts and other activities. The venture is co-founded by Ravi Kumar [...] Read More
In the winter of 2011 Suneet Kumbhat, founder, WordsForYou was attending his sister’s wedding. Among the many memorable things that happened on the occasion, was his father’s touching speech for his sister that really touched his heart. Amidst all the madness, Suneet kept looking for an opportunity to express his feelings for his sister and how [...] Read More
Hard core geeks shall be able to relate with me when I say that a really great piece of code written gives a great pleasure just by looking at it. On similar lines, when you listen to a great voice, it gives you the same feeling that lingers on for quite some time. And, this [...] Read More
Saavn started with movies because they identified the gap in the marketplace, but as they worked in the space and understood consumer needs, they realized music was an area where there were more problems that could be solved. “There is a lot of scope to improve the quality of music that people listen to. Most music consumed on mobile phones is pirated and the user experience is bad. There was a good scope to improve user experience and use technology to solve pain points,” says Vin.