The (less than a year old) political party startup is a classic example of a bootstrapped venture that has very little money (fraction of incumbent players), talks ethics (which isn’t an industry standard), lacks big branded names (that is needed to run in this industry) and well, is trying to survive (against all odds and media projections) in the wild world of politics.
If you are starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, here are some words of wisdom from those who’ve been there before. These were lessons entrepreneurs parted with at earlier editions of UnPluggd, our mega startup conference.
Letting go doesn’t come easy to entrepreneurs who pour much of their lives working long hours at their startup. It takes time but eventually they come out as a new person with lessons learned and new perspectives.
Multi national giants Target & Coca Cola are planning to launch startup accelerators in India to tap into potential innovations that can help their business.
Gozoop acquired Red Digital in July 2013. They are 4 months into the acquisition now and have gone through a fair share of situations to share some of their key learning from the experience.
Companies screw up every once in a while. When things blow up on your face, you can make it worse or turn it around to make you look better. Here’s how.
Founders had to split $36,000 between themselves while venture capitalists took home the rest of the money. One of the five founders, was left with $99.
It’s smarter to keep revisiting the fundamentals of your business as you plan and execute scale. The target users, the USP you’re going to market with and that you need to market and message around, and of course profitability and financially sound decisions – these are important during any part of the business.
Humility, perfection, agility and perseverance are traits that define Sachin Tendulkar. There are things we can learn from him. Here are some.
What DNA are you building? DNA that says ‘this is how it works’ OR a culture that keeps questioning the current status? Visualise whether the business will survive the next 15 years (do you even want it to?). If yes, how it would look like?