Posts Tagged: Construkt Festival


3 fictional characters who teach us valuable entrepreneurial lessons

March 16, 2014

  • Lateral thinking and capitalizing on the scenario - Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter franchise):
Fred and George always displayed a flair for practical joke objects, much to their mother’s apprehension. Finally, they get funded by Harry who gave them his Triwizard Tournament earnings as their startup capital. These twins are J.K. Rowling’s instrument for depicting the power of humour in the most dire of situations. It’s quite inspiring really, how these boys capitalize on the You-Know-Who fear doing the rounds. They open a J...

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10 Qualities That Culinary Entrepreneurs Have in Common

March 16, 2014

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!

  • The love for food
Obvious? Yes. Worthless? No. Love for ...

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Confessions from a Technical Head at a Media Startup

March 10, 2014

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

Some Wisdom from a Serial Entrepreneur

March 8, 2014

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 ...

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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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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?

It is about aesthetics? Read More

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