An asset light model will give n-commerce players a long-term edge (YOUR STORY)

India has been known for its neighbourhood mom-and-pop stores, big and small, spread all over the country.  Be it grocery, cooked meals, handyman or home services, they cater to all the daily needs of people. This unorganised sector took a beating with the advent of e-commerce. But with n-commerce (neighbourhood commerce) players like Lazylad, BigBasket, PepperTap, Grofers, they have got a new lifeline.

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Founders must have their skin in the game, yet find time to unwind (VCCIRCLE)

Entrepreneurs must ensure that they never become bureaucratic in their approach. A strong team is essential for success. Human capital is a key part of the entrepreneurial journey. While founders must lead a frugal lifestyle, they should go for an occasional break/vacation. Work-life balance can be achieved through regular exercises and by decreasing work-related commute.

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Corporate Moguls Re-Fuelling the Startup Ecosystem (IAMWIRE)

Corporate stalwarts like Narayana Murthy, Ratan Tata and Azim Premji, who have led Indian conglomerates from the forefront, have been playing a crucial role in boosting the domestic startup ecosystem. They are not only acting as angels to innovative startups but also pumping in large investments in startups that have already received angel-funding.

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Don’t chase success at the cost of business ethics (YOUR STORY)

Most entrepreneurs face ethical and moral dilemmas on a daily basis when running their organisation. Whether you need to get a government clearance to get your business going or try bagging that deal worth crores with a potential client, it’s easy to succumb to the temptation of finding a shortcut to reap gains for your business.

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GHV Accelerator: Creating A Mini-Ecosystem To Propel Startups Into The ‘BIG League’ (INC42)

Green House Ventures (GHV), started by serial entrepreneur and Indian Angel Network member Vikram Upadhyaya, is on a roll. Growing at an aggressively, the sector agnostic, GHV is accelerating startups from various domains under its 12-month acceleration program.

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Why less than 1% of incubated start-ups get VC funding (ENTREPRENEUR)

Over the last 5 years or so, India has seen the emergence of a number of private and government-supported accelerators and incubators. Many of them have run a few cycles and have now fine-tuned their models and programs. Quite a few of them have very good and solid programs.

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Forget Mutual Funds! Invest in start-ups to reap best gains (Entrepreneur)

Investors, both in India and abroad, are now looking towards alternative assets in their portfolio, apart from the conventional real estate; or even mutual funds, stocks and bonds as a means to multiply their savings. But has it ever crossed your mind to invest in a start-up…? If not, you could be missing out on ‘something big’.

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GHV Accelerator Will Now Sweat It Out With FitMeIn; Onboards In The Accelerator Program, Invests $100K (INC42)

Gurgaon-based GHV Accelerator has onboarded FitMeIn as fifth startup in the accelerator program. As part of the acceleration program, FitMeIn will get seed funding of $100K from GHV.

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How Startups Can Attract Top Talent Without Worrying About The Money (INC42)

Someone has very rightly said, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant“. But being a startup, hiring good people might prove to be a struggle, since you neither have the cash, nor a fancy office to get the attention of the kind of people you are looking for.

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PickMyLaundry raises $100,000 from GHV Accelerator (LiveMint)

Delhi-based PML Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which owns and operates on-demand service provider PickMyLaundry, has raised $100,000 from GHV Accelerator, a top company executive said on Monday.

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