The Great Big Tech Gap

March 7, 2014

Great Big Tech Gap Jeff Hammerbacher, of Facebook fame, was quoted that “the best minds of [our] generation are thinking about how to make people click ads [and] that sucks." And boy, does it suck. Ask any recent graduate here in Bangalore what their dream job is and the answer is usually either Google or Facebook. Nobody wants...

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Maraa: This is what change ‘sounds’ like

March 7, 2014

A young media and arts collective, Maraa is transforming the way people consume Community Radio. Here they talk about their ideas, their work and the problems that they’ve faced, convincing people that the right to speech is as important as any other fundamental right. 1.  How was Maraa conceptualized? While conceptualizing the organization, we had three simple ideas in mind:

  1. We need to walk our talk – so we must start an urban community radio station. A radio station that broadcasts philosophy and literature with as much ease as ...

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Imly.in is your answer to homemade food

March 7, 2014

We are used to going online and ordering food from restaurants. We are certainly not used to seeing homemade food sold online - giving all those undiscovered chefs at home a chance to cook and sell food at their convenience, without going through the hassles of setting up a restaurant. You can see all this and more on Imly - what Airbnb did to hotel industry, they want to do it to the food industry! “I used to tell my mom that if she started selling the food she made for us she would make a fortune. That made me realize that she probably is not the only one o...

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Like a rolling stone

March 7, 2014

In conversation with the young artist, touted to have the best comic timing in town – Kenneth Sebastian. Tucking his hair behind his ears, his curly locks fall just above his shoulders. As I take a look at Kenneth Sebastian’s studio, he casually picks up his guitar, humming a tune I haven’t heard before. There’s something distinct about this room that I can’t quite put my finger on. While a painting hangs on the farthest end of the wall, a Macintosh sits with rushes of his latest film waiting to be edited on his table. But it’s the comic books that have caught my attention....

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How to Transition from Building a Product to Building a Business

March 7, 2014

You have a product or service you believe will deliver utility to consumers. Now, you only have to start offering it in the marketplace and watch the money roll in. While the path from product development to developing a business around it may be straightforward, getting there is no small feat. You are no longer operating in isolation, but preparing to jostle for space among competing businesses. It's time to think and act like an entrepreneur. And it all starts with preparing for the journey... Know what it ta...

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The Tech Community

February 28, 2014

Technology has been so embedded in our lives in the past 20 years that a whole new vocabulary has emerged to cater to it.  We wake up to alarms on our androids, check our mails on the phone, get our news on our tablets, like stuff on facebook, head to work listening to a podcast and skype with our co founder sitting on another continent, without a second thought. This is our everyday. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Clark...

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Launching – The MicroLaunch

February 28, 2014

 Microlaunch is a platform for existing players - individuals, companies, social enterprises, design studios, musicians, restaurants etc. to announce that secret project/product/service/recipe/etc that you have been working on. Startup Festival 2013, the first instalment of LaunchPad was showcased. It was a platform for 18 startups to launch. It was such an overwhelming success that we were forced to think, “What next? What more?” So this year, we decided to take the challenge one...

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What is Launchpad?

February 28, 2014

Startup Festival 2013 launched 18 companies on stage as a part of its flagship program – Lauchpad. A chance for shortlisted startups to showcase themselves to the entrepreneurial ecosystem Amazing journeys we shared at the Launchpad alumini reunion a year later. From being funded, to getting a million downloads, joining international accelerators, Startup Festival gave them the initial momentum that spiraled their confidence, fine tuned their pitch and gave them instant feedback on their concepts Don't believe us, hear the co founders talk about their...

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Meeting Ridingo

February 28, 2014

Meeting with Mr. Vardhan Koshal, Co-founder of Ridingo Launchpad Alumini - 2013 A vibrant man with an easy flowing conversational style, there’s nothing not to like about Vardhan. Confident, articulate and wise, its evident that his tryst with entrepreneurial adversities and triumphs have left a mark. 1.  The pre-LaunchPad story? Vardhan was troubled by the shortcomings and ...

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Our Design Community

February 28, 2014

Design is the ability to visualise things that are not yet and bring them into being. It is the power to visualize creation. Design sits perched at the cusp of science and art. Today, design gurus have created subjects like design thinking that blends in empathy, creativity and rationality to our perspective But at the core what is design?

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