Pramati was recently in news for acquiring WaveMaker from VMware. WaveMaker is a Java IDE for designing business applications and websites. It was clear that Pramati wanted to leverage the investments made in the application server with WaveMaker to come out with a new offering. CloudJee is the latest offering from Pramati’s stable.
The issue of food wastage is central to India’s efforts in combating hunger and improving food security. While focus has been on improving production, reducing food supply chain losses remains a relatively uuaddressed problem till very recently. It is hard to put a figure to how much food is lost and wasted in India today [...] Read More
Nyassa’s founder and owner Ishween Anand, a qualified C.A. and MBA from Stern School of Business, New York, left her job at E&Y, USA to pursue her passion for fragrances and started Nyassa in April 2007. Ishween found the number crunching, long hours of work and unending travel to have no meaning after a point in time. While she continued the routine work, every weekend she would look forward to her weekly escape to the farmers market, where she could see the large variety of natural bath and beauty products being sold. Her love for fragrances also made her take up a course in making natural soaps. “It was very hard to find someone who could teach soap-making, because this process is mostly restricted to factories and manufacturing units,” explains Ishween. But after four years of searching, she finally found a lady who taught her the art.
This column is sponsored by Nokia Asha Marketing and technology have often joined hands in the recent past. Companies like Coca Cola have made great use of technologies, which wouldn’t have great use on a daily basis, for a marketing campaign and the novelty of the technology would lend itself to these campaigns beautifully. Augmented [...] Read More
In 2009, Nirav Kothari returned to India armed with a degree in nanotechnology from RMIT University, Australia and a yearning to start something on his own. His passions lay in the area of surface protecting nanotechnology, which was hitherto unexploited in India. It was a tough call, but Nirav ventured into the industry with a [...] Read More
When 25-year-old Toshendra Sharma realised that he was one of the rare species who loved what they taught at college, he decided to make a business out of it. An MTech student at IIT Bombay, Toshendra started Wegilant Net Solutions in 2011 from Mumbai.
Intuce.com founded by Rajesh Goyal, Vikrant Yagnick and Pushpanjali Kumar – an online design concept store launched in October 2012. They believe design is social and is universally applicable to everything, but at the same time it should look good, durable and be ergonomic in nature. The website is positioned in the space of designer products and aims to capture work of upcoming designers across various categories of fashion, jewellery, interiors, technology etc.
Picture two engineering graduates starting up right after college. Their enthusiasm is brimming but they’re hardly thinking about where to register their company. Even registering is an after-thought in many cases. Who starts off a company thinking that in two years we wouldn’t get follow on funding, because we’ve already had investors in India and that the 50-50% equity split is becoming a problem?
The Microsoft BizSpark – India Startup Challenge 2013 is coming to conclusion and the response for this year’s competition has been overwhelming. We had announced the launch of the BizSpark competition in March of this year and we have received hundreds of applications from all across India.
The startup ecosystem in India is maturing nimbly. Startup stories are doing the rounds in every corner of India, be it entrepreneurial Gujarat, tech-savvy Southern India or the NCR corridor. However, the decision to break shackles of conventionalism and turn into entrepreneur is still as difficult as it was some years back. Will I make it? What if I fail? Will life be ever the same?…the questions continue to play on everyone’s mind.