Startup Mentorship

Startups: How to Get Mentored When You Don’t Have an Official Mentor

To get mentored, first be a mentee, be a seeker. If you have a ‘know-it-all’ attitude, you are better off not wasting your time with mentorship.

Why Ecommerce Startups Need to Go Beyond Eric Ries' Lean Model

Why Ecommerce Startups Need to Go Beyond Eric Ries’ Lean Model

So if you are an ecommerce entrepreneur, please don’t get overwhelmed by 100 customers buying from you in 4 months of your existence. The game has changed. It’s no more a lean model for ecommerce in India.

Introducing: Techcrunch India Hackathon. Apply!

Introducing: Techcrunch India Hackathon. Apply!

NextBigWhat is the Hackathon partner (Ashish Sinha is the hackmaster) and we’d like to invite all the hackers, designers and hustlers to be a part of the hackathon.

AMUL MOTI : Pearl OR Fatty?

Ads That Defy The Purpose.

There are ads and then there are ads that send wrong signals. Spotted few of them.

The Other Side of Being An Early Adopter

The Other Side of Being An Early Adopter

I am a super early adopter. Any given day, I’d rather use/share feedback to a startup product than the one coming from established companies.

An Open Note to Indian Travel (App) Startups : "Better to Travel Well Than to Arrive"

An Open Note to Indian Travel (App) Startups : “Better to Travel Well Than to Arrive”

Importantly, ask yourself if you are creating value in the food-chain or just playing your own beat? Value is not about ‘what you can do (i.e. build an app)’, but ‘what needs to get done’.

Of Pranav Mistry, American Accent and How to Sell Your Indian Product to Indians

Of Pranav Mistry, American Accent and How to Sell Your Indian Product to Indians

Do NOT be seen like them. For Indians, India is not aspirational. Foreign (identity) is.

What Startups Owe to Investors? A LOT.

What Startups Owe to Investors? A LOT.

Understand that and respect that. Importantly, note that Investor is NOT rejecting YOU. They are rejecting YOUR business plan, based on the pitch/discussion.