FixNix, Most Innovative Product of the Year, NASSCOM DSCI and PwC

Objectives To promote innovative security products in the area of security and privacy of Innovators & Startups – Provide platform to the innovators & startups to assist them in visualizing and market their products. Providing platform to showcase their products. Assisting/Mentoring the best innovator/startup for pre-defined period. Assisting the companies to connect with VC. Evaluation Process Level I: DSCI and PwC will do first level of screening after receiving the…

RIL, Microsoft to bankroll startups

            NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries will partner technology giant Microsoft to incubate startups with seed capital, mentorship and technology “on a scale never attempted before”, according to a person with direct knowledge of the developments. According to him, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani is keen that the company refresh its entrepreneurial spirit and engage fully with the country’s fast-evolving startup ecosystem. India’s largest private company with…

An American Entrepreneur in Kuwait on a Mission

  I love my country. I love the USA as much as I love NYC.  We may complain about a lot of things that are broken, but for the most part, we’ve got it good. Especially for entrepreneurs. Trust me, I know. In many places in the world, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to start a business. The laws and restrictions inhibit some from building something of their own.…

Want to Get a VC’s Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.

Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. And for many, it’s unavoidable. Some resort to family and friends for quick cash. Others get it through loans, leases and investors. While the road is bumpy for almost everyone keep in mind that patience is key and it will happen. In today’s business climate, there are literally hundreds of ways to fundraise, and the…

Letter to a Young Entrepreneur: 3 Things to Remember

Sometimes, inspiration comes from unlikely places. Rainer Maria Rilke is a favorite well-known poet of the early 20th century. One of the great legacies he left behind is a volume entitled Letters to a Young Poet which was published posthumously by the young man whom he generously corresponded with for nearly five years. Letters to A Young Poet is a volume of 10 letters written to a young man named…

8 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask Themselves Every Day

Leadership is not prescriptive and what works for one person may not work for another. There is one trait, however, that many successful business leaders and entrepreneurs share: They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay relevant and perceptive. Whether you’re running a company, heading up a startup or leading a team, your ability to analyze and critique your workday and approach is critical to success. Keeping tabs on your own development…

Going Global: How to Prepare to Take Over the World

Since the earliest days of the Internet, entrepreneurs have recognized the potential to export their goods and services worldwide, or to “go global” per se. But just how do you determine which countries to move into? Now, I’m not talking about the physical relocation of your business (although over time this may be appropriate). Rather, I’m referring to focusing your sales, marketing and product development efforts on the needs of a specific…

4 Basics for Building (or Repairing) Your Personal Brand

Oprah, Donald Trump and Jane Smith all have successful personal brands. Oprah is the empathetic advocate for entrepreneurism, women, overcoming challenge and education, epitomized in her “Live your best life” motto. Donald Trump is the often-disliked titan of real estate who has built a brand of luxury, ruthlessness and savvy business strategy. And Jane Smith? She’s a well respected and valued professional in her company and industry who we’ll discuss…

5 Remarkable Things Happy Entrepreneurs Do

Entrepreneurs are famously optimistic. They are endowed with a bias toward optimism, according to research by Penn State University. This tends to be doubly true for serial entrepreneurs, who look at each time at bat as an opportunity to hit a home run. But the entrepreneurial lifestyle can also be extremely stressful. There are long hours, tight deadlines and the looming odds of failure always on the horizon. It can often feel overwhelming…