- Lateral thinking and capitalizing on the scenario - Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter franchise):
So you know a lot about food, are aware of ingredients from around the world, have a great set of knives and forks and are ready to conquer the culinary world. But do you have what all culinary entrepreneurs have in common? Find out now!
TheMediaAnt is about an year and a half old startup based out of Bangalore dealing in the media industry. It's basically an online sales channel for media owners while at the same time a discovery platform, infact a marketplace for the advertisers who are mostly small and medium enterprises. You can read a lot about the philosophies and the problem that we're trying to solve on Read More
Kingsley Joseph is a startup enthusiast who has put his efforts into Digital Chocolate, TripThirsty, BiteMe and SalesForce. When I asked him to name one thing he liked about Startup Festival last year, he said, “I loved the Zumba y’all made us do last year!” A bright smile ensued. Always one to appreciate a good crowd, he says the high point of his Startup Festival experience were the networking sessions and the crowd interactions. TripThirsty is a travel wish-listing and deals portal for groups online. This free and open directory of treks, hikes and other adventure activities is one ...Read More
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...Read More
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:
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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?
It is about aesthetics? Read More