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  • Red Ribbon, Mehta Fincon to raise funds for startups Jan 27, 2016 01:50 PM IST

    Red Ribbon, Mehta Fincon to raise funds for startups

    Red Ribbon Advisory Services, part of UK-based Red Ribbon Asset Management, has partnered with Mehta Fincon Services to raise funds for startups.

  • Budget may roll out more support for start-ups Jan 24, 2016 01:32 PM IST

    Budget may roll out more support for start-ups

    Keen to create the best ecosystem for start-ups, the government is likely to come up with more incentives for budding entrepreneurs in the upcoming Budget on the lines of Singapore.

  • RBL Bank launches banking platform for startups Jan 21, 2016 06:26 PM IST

    RBL Bank launches banking platform for startups

    Through the 'India Startup Club (ISC)' platform, entrepreneurs can avail of personalised banking services, financial tools as well as resources and planning solutions, the bank said.

  • 10 aspects VCs look for before investing in a start-up Jan 21, 2016 05:23 PM IST

    10 aspects VCs look for before investing in a start-up

    VCs always want to invest in a startup that addresses a large billion dollar market. Given that statups might take time to pivot and prove the business model

  • Govt plans venture fund to promote startups in Northeast Jan 21, 2016 03:19 PM IST

    Govt plans venture fund to promote startups in Northeast

    In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Centre is planning to have a venture fund to promote startups in Northeastern states of the country. The declaration of Sikkim as the first organic state of India has opened up new vistas for startup initiatives in organic farming in Northeast

  • Big corporates should mentor Start-Ups: Ravi Shankar Prasad Jan 21, 2016 09:28 AM IST

    Big corporates should mentor Start-Ups: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    To promote start-ups in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a slew of incentives like offering them a tax holiday and inspector raj-free regime for three years, capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpus to fund them.

  • Start up India: Greater clarity on tax rules, regulation Jan 20, 2016 01:04 PM IST

    Start up India: Greater clarity on tax rules, regulation

    According to the last population census, globally India has the largest illiterate population. Amidst this rural backdrop, we have start-up story that is predominantly technology driven and is attracting billions of dollars in funding.

  • Startups showcase organic power in Sikkim Jan 20, 2016 11:46 AM IST

    Startups showcase organic power in Sikkim

    Young entrepreneurs who have started new ventures in Sikkim to harness the potential of processed organic products in the state, shared their experiences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Start-ups at risk as investors close taps, Modi fund falls short Jan 20, 2016 07:43 AM IST

    Start-ups at risk as investors close taps, Modi fund falls short

    Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi lines up a four-year, USD 1.5 billion government fund to help startups create jobs, entrepreneurs fear that may prove a drop in the ocean. Venture capitalists have already tightened purse strings as ripples from China's economic slowdown lap around the world

  • Flipkart invests in parenting social network Tinystep Jan 19, 2016 02:09 PM IST

    Flipkart invests in parenting social network Tinystep

    Flipkart has so far raised over USD 3 billion from institutional investors. It has, in turn, also backed a number of startups in the mobile technology space in the past few months.

  • Emerging enterprises hail PM Modi's Startup India action plan Jan 17, 2016 09:00 PM IST

    Emerging enterprises hail PM Modi's Startup India action plan

    New enterprises today applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Startup India action plan, saying it will help them gain foothold and encourage more entrepreneurs to start businesses.

  • Govt to bear patent cost, relax procurement norms for startups Jan 17, 2016 08:37 PM IST

    Govt to bear patent cost, relax procurement norms for startups

    To encourage young entrepreneurs and innovation, government has decided to bear the entire cost of facilitation for filing of patents, trademarks or designs as well as relaxed public procurement norms for start-ups.

  • 21st Century belongs to India, says SoftBank CEO Jan 16, 2016 11:10 AM IST

    21st Century belongs to India, says SoftBank CEO

    Masayoshi Son, CEO, SoftBank strong believes that 21st century belongs to India because Indian people are smart, they speak English, the country has more percentage of young population, adding that it is one of the few countries that has a huge domestic market to fight challenges.

  • Media tech start-up ZAPR raises funding led by Flipkart Jan 14, 2016 06:47 PM IST

    Media tech start-up ZAPR raises funding led by Flipkart

    With its technology platform, ZAPR works with leading media agencies, brands and broadcasters.

  • China's Baidu eyes Indian ecommerce start-ups Jan 14, 2016 08:50 AM IST

    China's Baidu eyes Indian ecommerce start-ups

    The ecommerce market could grow in terms of the value of goods sold to USD 220 billion by 2025 from USD 11 billion in 2015, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimate.

  • Uber chief to offer start-up tips at IIT-B Jan 13, 2016 11:34 AM IST

    Uber chief to offer start-up tips at IIT-B

    Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and CEO of taxi-hailing service Uber, the most valuable start-up, will be in the city next week to address students of IIT-Bombay and share his own success story.

  • App launched to help children learn finances Jan 12, 2016 11:00 AM IST

    App launched to help children learn finances

    Slonkit, a pioneering digital platform to help children learn good money habits. And a financial tool for parents to guide and engage with children on money matters. Slonkit, is the first of its kind money management tool that aims to become a guide for today‘s digital savvy children

  • Exempt start-ups from service tax, e-commerce from VAT: IAMAI Jan 11, 2016 09:14 PM IST

    Exempt start-ups from service tax, e-commerce from VAT: IAMAI

    Internet and mobile content service providers have sought exemption to start-ups from service tax for first three years. They have also demanded exemption to ecommerce firms from value added tax (VAT) in states as they are already paying service tax.

  • IFFCO aims to tap start-up segment, earmarks Rs 10cr fund Jan 11, 2016 08:53 PM IST

    IFFCO aims to tap start-up segment, earmarks Rs 10cr fund

    Meanwhile, the government will also launch the action plan of 'Start-up India, Stand-up India' aimed at boosting entrepreneurship among the masses on January 16

  • 'Startups embody innovation of young India' Jan 08, 2016 02:27 PM IST

    'Startups embody innovation of young India'

    Describing startups as embodiment of "creativity and innovation of young India", leading industrialist Ratan Tata, who has made a string of personal investments in new ventures, says he puts money on idea that "excites" him.

  • 'Govt should remove regulations to ease start-ups' Jan 08, 2016 12:10 PM IST

    'Govt should remove regulations to ease start-ups'

    To promote start-ups, the chambers suggested removing the entire regulatory burden for initial few years and ease of opening and closing the start-up business. Former Ficci President Harsh Pati Singhania said the government should have to look at several issues such as facilitating and closing of start-ups, funding and tax ambiguity for funders.

  • Startups to lead the global sharing economy in 2016 Jan 08, 2016 10:57 AM IST

    Startups to lead the global sharing economy in 2016

    A PwC report estimates that the market will be $335 billion globally by 2025. As a McKinsey Quarterly article puts it “The sharing economy is growing rapidly and creating new opportunities across the globe.

  • Here's Ratan Tata's success mantra for start-ups Jan 06, 2016 06:57 PM IST

    Here's Ratan Tata's success mantra for start-ups

    The Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus has been aggressively investing in startups, ranging from e-commerce firms to cab aggregators. He has invested in firms like Snapdeal, Kaaryah, Urban Ladder, Bluestone, CarDekho, Sabse Technologies, Xiaomi and Ola.

  • Uber arises with solution for issues faced by entrepreneurs Jan 06, 2016 04:19 PM IST

    Uber arises with solution for issues faced by entrepreneurs

    The programme will address issues that entrepreneurs face, like fund-raising, product design, engineering and how to scale up a business. At the end of the programme, the top 10 start-ups will travel to San Francisco, where they will be introduced to global investors at Uber

  • Primarc group eyes angel funding for start-ups Jan 05, 2016 05:48 PM IST

    Primarc group eyes angel funding for start-ups

    The Primarc group, which has interests in retail, real estate development and e-commerce, is now foraying into angel funding for start-ups. "We are keen on angel funding in a big way for start-ups which would have a social impact" said Primarc group Director Siddharth Pansari

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