Why Startup Founders Ought To Be Global Citizens
Why Startup Founders Ought To Be Global Citizens (Inc42)

For a truly modern business, it has become imperative that it is run by “global citizens”. Globalisation is shaking up the way the world is run, thanks to leaps in modern communication and transportation technologies, which has made people now perceive themselves as part of a larger community.

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5 things that startups should look for in a mentor
5 things that startups should look for in a mentor (e27.co)

Looking for a suitable mentor should hold as much, or rather, even more importance for entrepreneurs than pitching for angel and VC funding.

“Mentors can be one of the most powerful weapons for an entrepreneur, by providing guidance, wisdom and connections,” says Lourdes Martin Rosa, an American Express Open advisor and mentor. It has never before been so relevant than in the current, booming entrepreneurial landscape.

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How GST Will Impact Startups in India (Trak.in)

The long awaited constitutional amendment to Goods and Services Tax (GST) finally sees the light of the day. Given that the businesses in our country face several hurdles in dealing with 29 states, 7 union territories and of course the central government, the uniform tax structure is definitely something to cheer about. GST is deemed to benefit the businesses of all sizes and nature, startups too can expect to look forward to better times ahead.

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GHV partners with Forbes Japan editor-in-chief to launch $52 mn VC fund for Indian startups
GHV partners with Forbes Japan editor-in-chief to launch $52 mn VC fund for Indian startups (VC Circle)

Gurgaon-based startup accelerator GreenHouse Ventures (GHV) has partnered with Makoto Takano, editor-in-chief of Forbes Japan and former president of PIMCO Japan Ltd, to launch a Rs 350 crore (around $52 million) fund for early stage Indian startups.

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Applop Raises Bridge Round Of Funding From GHV Accelerator
Applop Raises Bridge Round Of Funding From GHV Accelerator (Inc42)

Applop Mobile Solutions, a SAAS provider that enables users to make their own mobile app, has raised a bridge round of funding from GHV Accelerator. The startup has received about $250K so far and plans to close this round at $500K.

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It Is The Attitude, Not The Aptitude; That Takes You To The Altitude
It Is The Attitude, Not The Aptitude; That Takes You To The Altitude (Entrepreneur.com)

If it was only aptitude, based on education and training which ensured the success of an entrepreneur, then a lot of iconic companies wouldn’t have seen the light of day. The founder of the Virgin Group of music records and airlines fame, Richard Branson did not even have the ability to complete high school, but later launched into a successful entrepreneurial journey.

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Start-ups must not equate funding to success, focus should be on product
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
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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TODAY'S MOST READ Stop Calling Everyone an Entrepreneur --They Aren't Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the 5 Strategies That Helped Facebook Grow at an Insane Rate Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 in-Demand Skills 10 Ways to Connect With Absolutely Anyone You Meet 10 Inspiring Quotes From the Fearless Jeff Bezos Entrepreneurship: No Longer A Lonely Journey
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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