A growing startup space like India needs all the support it can get and accelerators play a big role in this. Accelerators are typically three to six month programs where 10-15 startups are picked and put together giving them support in terms of finance, infrastructure, mentorship and networks. India has seen a host accelerators coming [...] Read More
Sometimes opportunities knock at our door at the wildest of circumstances and take us off guard. For Amit Dubey and his team members at Heuristics Info, this happened with 26\11 Mumbai terrorist attacks. During this unfortunate incident the police was late to learn about the attacks and in the interim Railway Protection Force (RPF) guards [...] Read More
Hector Beverages, the makers of energy drink Tzinga, has closed $8m investment round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors Catamaran Ventures and Footprint Ventures. Hector will use the funds primarily for marketing and expansion of production capacity. Neeraj Kakkar, Hector’s CEO said, “We are delighted to have Sequoia Capital as a partner in this journey. [...] Read More
We had recently written about what the ideal 3rd OS for developers would be, most developers said that Windows would be the third platform of choice. So when a leading Indian app company decides to build for BlackBerry 10 instead, we decided to probe a little further. Sunil Patro of SignEasy shared some interesting insights [...] Read More
No matter how much ‘busy’ we might seem with our lives, we always find some time for something good, something that reins in positivity in our lives and a gives a meaning to it. And what if we can do something with the skills we possess?
A brief look at the location APIs that Google announced in the recent I/O conference.
If a room of about 300 grown adults could put their hands up and dance (not paraphrasing here) to the instructions of one woman, you know you’re witnessing something special. Moments before MetroBrava founder, Rubia Braun took center stage at TechSparks Kochi, the audience was attentive, but quite; immersed, but non-interactive. But within minutes, the [...] Read More
In our first article in the ASW series, we focused on what motivates employees to join startups. In this article, we present our findings on what employees find most important while working at a startup. These insights are derived from YourStory’s recently concluded Awesome Startup Workplaces (ASW) Awards – the first exclusive employer of choice awards for startups globally.
This is exactly what happened to me few months back and thanks to which many people are still under the illusion that I am plain lucky to get work! But this was not always the case, I come from the same breed of the first time entrepreneurs who have worked more, slept less, lost touch with most of the sane friends who believe life is more important that work.
Recruitment is all about communication, which has traditionally played out through informal employee referrals. However, modern communication patterns have shifted the focus to social media for doing this job. While there are platforms like Linkedln which specifically cater to professional networks, sites like Facebook and Twitter are being increasingly used to network ‘for business’. Connecting the dots of social media and recruitment is Zalp, the newly launched ‘social recruitment software’ which can help organizations efficiently source the highest quality of candidates through their employees’ social circle.