Start-ups must not equate funding to success, focus should be on product (First Post)

If you’re wondering what the chicken and egg debate is all about, here it is. After nurturing the business venture for a considerable period, the need to scale up – whether in terms of target market or product extensions etc, is a necessity.

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5 Values That Define a Cockroach Startup (IamWire)

While the startup ecosystem took time to take off in India, the country is now the fastest growing and third largest startup ecosystem in the world. In the last few years the country has seen the fortunes of many entrepreneurs change overnight with new unicorns coming to the fore and hogging the limelight.

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Entrepreneurship: No Longer A Lonely Journey (Entrepreneur)

Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico,one of India’s largest Indian consumer brands, had once said that entrepreneurship is a lonely journey. I agree that what he said might have been true a few years ago. But,given the way the startup ecosystem has shaped up in the country over the last couple of years,the journey now seems far from lonely.

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Does An Entrepreneur Need A Vacation? (Inc42)

We live in a time where work-life is promoted across organizations throughout the world, but still the work hours per person have increased manifold over the last decade or so. In this constant pressure of getting work done and fierce competition between established conglomerates, where does the work-life scenario of an entrepreneur lie?

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Why Startups Should NOT be Intimidated by The Thought of Devaluation (Trak.in)

The Indian startup story has taken a new turn in the recent past. For the last half decade or so, venture capitalists and investors from across the country as well as the world have been very bullish about the startup scene picking up steam. With capital pouring in billions and trillions, Indian startups have managed to ‘go big’ and make a dent in the business world.

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Why Investors And Founders Need To Have A Common Vision For The Startup (Inc42)

The Indian startup scenario is currently on a high growth trajectory owing to immense support from the entire ecosystem, including a slew of government initiatives to boost the startup culture in the country. No wonder, startups have been mushrooming across the country at a rapid pace.

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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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