6 traits that define successful entrepreneurs (ispirt)

The contribution of entrepreneurs to boosting the global economy is undeniable. Right from the Graham Bell to modern day Steve Jobs, their journey of innovation has greatly benefitted their countries and the world in general.

For sure, entrepreneurs are cut from a different cloth, though one cannot really pin down a particular type that defines them. They are driven, creative individuals with a great capacity to overcome hurdles and adverse conditions in order to realise their ‘big dream’. It’s commendable how they manage to fulfil a gap in the market or create a new demand altogether with their disruptive ideas.

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5 Types of People Every Startup Should Hire (ispirt)

It takes passion to start up and convert your idea into a money making business. However, passion alone is never sufficient to succeed in a business. It is people that make business happen; the ‘right’ kind of people.

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Why you Should Think of Creating a Lean Startup? (Iamwire)

A lean startup is a very small team of highly dedicated people who believe in working fast and on very tight finances. Also, a lean startup works on a very simple philosophy – Need AnalysisBuild – Measure – Learn. Identify the need to understand the pinpoints of the customer, build products to cater to the need, measure customer response and learn whether to march ahead or return, or alter their path. It’s as simple as that!

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It’s Time Startups Focus On Going The Cockroach Way (INC 42)

It is a tough phase for startups this year as investments have slowed down and the ones that got them are running low. Crude oil was at a low, equity markets were a no show and currencies depreciating have lead to an economic slowdown overall.

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Personalisation is the key to connect with customers (e27.co)

For any brand to survive in today’s dynamic business landscape, they need to provide personalised experiences to the customers and keep in touch with them through consistent and relevant information.

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India’s GHV Accelerator planning to fund startups in Singapore (Deel Street Asia)

Started by serial entrepreneur and Indian Angel Network member Upadhyaya, GHV Acclerator provides mentorship, capital and a controlled environment to startups to help them grow multi-fold under its 12-month acceleration programme. “We are also planning to invest in 10 more startups this year and accelerate them for sustainable growth,” Upadhyaya said. The accelerator is interested to invest in health-tech, fintech, big data & predictive analysis, consumer tech, digital advertising and agri-tech startups, with a ticket size of $100,000 in each startup.

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Why People Skills are an Essential Prerequisite for Every Entrepreneur (Trak.in)

Every conqueror or revolutionary from history was able to mobilise large masses to achieve their vision and gain victory. Entrepreneurs are no less. With grit, determination and courage they chart a course, overcoming numerous hurdles to achieve their goals. Today, entrepreneurs need to be gladiators as well as statesmen to steer their start-ups to success. But without the requisite skills to connect with people they are likely to lose steam very soon. Indeed, people skills are more important than you ever imagined, for an entrepreneur in particular.

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Global startup accelerators hit the gas in India (ECONOMIC TIMES)

Two years ago, Vikram Upadhyaya, chief mentor at Delhi’s Green House Ventures Accelerator, approached one of Japan’s largest venture capital funds, World Innovation Lab (WiL), to collaborate and raise funds for Indian startups.

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5 Mistakes That Can Prove Fatal For A Startup (INC42)

Launching a startup needs tremendous courage, since the journey is fraught with risks at every step for the entrepreneur. It is no mean feat trying to shape an idea into a viable business, and given the amount of money and effort that goes into chasing that vision, there be nothing worse than seeing the dream fall apart. It is nothing short of heartbreaking!

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Logic Vs. Gut: Which of the Two Should an Entrepreneur Follow? (Trak.in)

Head versus heart, reason versus emotion – a perennial dilemma mankind has faced through all times, when it comes to making decisions. The dilemma is even bigger for an entrepreneur, since the decisions have a direct bearing on the business, and one wrong decision alone can spell doom for a startup.

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