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.
Meenakshi Datta is the CEO & Founder of Thread Turner and a makeover expert who started her apparel & fashion ecommerce platform at age 60. Meenakshi gave up her job to devote her time to bringing up her children and once they flew the nest, that’s when she got started. She took an active interest in honing her skills and joined theatre workshops, did voiceovers, conducted communication skills workshops, held sessions as a motivational speaker and created initiatives to empower underprivileged women. Every step was learning for her, which all put together culminated in her starting up Thread Turner.
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He never looked for any approval. He just did it.
“For me, opposition is just another opposition”
“I didn’t build discipline around costs and business metrics enough into our culture.”
What if I had chosen the path of getting drunk to cope? What if I had believed my boss, who said I lacked something vital?
Many startups don’t apply because they make assumptions about how YC or other accelerators think. This applies to business development activities as well.
Here is what we asked : Which font do you use in your sales proposals ANd who is your target segment.
There are so many books to read and so little time. But you can’t afford to miss some of them either. We bring you a list of books that some of the greatest entrepreneurs of India are reading now. Take a look.
Often you are advised not to startup if you’ve got too many personal responsibilities to take care of. It’s good advice but thats the problem with all generic advise. It’s not for people who are entrepreneurs at heart.
In their first year CommonFloor voluntarily ignored funding. For three years between 2009 and 2011, the company functioned with a team of 20, mostly interns.
At UnPluggd, we try hard to make it not about Gyaan. This edition of UnPluggd was all about great content and amazing speakers. We were glad to host Suresh Sambadnam, the founder of OrangeScape. Here’s the video.
By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.
Startups are full of chaos and uncertainty. In our hurry to change the world, let’s not forget to show some integrity and level with everyone.