TrustLaw Connect is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service that amplifies the impact of NGOs and social enterprises by connecting them with the best lawyers around the world. Launched in 2010, TrustLaw Connect has grown to include over 1,200 members in 145 countries Their goal is to spread the practice of pro bono [...] Read More
Mahesh Krovvidi is the CEO of the National Design Business Incubator, an initiative of NID, Ahmedabad and supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has been a technical, management and industrial design professional for over 33 years, with a career spanning the US and India. Mahesh is well experienced with the diverse industrial and cultural practices of India, Americas and Europe.
As India grows as a startup ecosystem, we need to be more collaborative to help and foster the new startups that are coming up. It is no secret that most of the startups are cash crunched in early stages and are always on the lookout out keep operations lean, financially and otherwise. 91springboard is a [...] Read More
The travel sector in India boasts of MakeMyTrip, the biggest startup success story in the Indian online space. Post MMT, there have been a lot of players who have entered the space but none has tasted such success. There are multiple areas within the travel sector where a startup operates (MMT is in the transaction [...] Read More
Customer satisfaction is key to success of any business, especially in retail. In light of the recent e-commerce boom that India has seen in the past few years, there have been a lot of innovations that various e-commerce players have tried out to keep their customers happy. But are they working? In a recent research [...] Read More
In my last article, I had discussed some of the challenges that startup founders may experience within their existing teams, when hiring experienced employees from a corporate background. Here are 5 tips for proactively addressing these challenges and ensuring that hiring Mr Experienced will genuinely add value to your company.
In your startup journey, there will come a stage when you feel the need to hire experienced professionals. Yes, young blood comes with a lot of energy and passion but you will ultimately also need additional skills, depth of knowledge and networks that come from experience.
Employing highly experienced professionals from the corporate sector comes with its own set of issues and challenges. Many of these challenges come from the impact of hiring the new, experienced hire, on your existing team. It is critical that you are aware of these challenges before you go out and bring your Mr Experienced on board.
Anyone thinking of starting up wouldn’t in their right mind think of starting up a Business School. But these guys- Rajul Garg and Dinesh Singh did take that audacious step in 2011. Both come with a rich education pedigree and startup experience but found a fundamental flaw in the education system which was niggling. They [...] Read More
The Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL http://celbits.org) at BITS Pilani is aimed at creating leaders through entrepreneurial thinking. To fulfil its mandate, CEL has taken up many projects and initiatives to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship on campus and bridge the gap between industry and the academic curriculum. The idea for CEL was seeded by the BITSAA Centre for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (CEVC)
I’ve been a marketer for over seven years and an entrepreneur for less than one. I’ve also talked to many small-business owners and marketers, especially in the last few months. It’s humbling to see that most of us face the same challenges and make the same mistakes. Here are three things I’ve seen often others [...] Read More