IIT Madras: Spearheading India’s Startup Fever

IIT Madras is one of the new-era educational establishments – one of those which, for a long time now, have never been shy of going that extra mile to nurture or stimulate an entrepreneurial spirit among its students. This is the reason our institute currently possesses, arguably, the most vibrant startup culture among the IITs….

Why should you startup in college?

Talk about the dawn of the century! Guitarists and footballers were a sensation in colleges.  They used to be the coolest people (as Biswa calls it too :p),  but today,  times have changed.  Starting up in college is the new pseud and failed startups are the spikes in the resumes, as the world around us…

Just starting up…

“There are no risks attached. Whatever money is given to them, it is like a project.” Interestingly bold and thought-provoking. A venturesome approach: ‘a project’ refers to a startup? Freakish? Definitely not, when it comes from the leader of the Indian Startup Fever – IIT Madras. The premier engineering institute is arguably at the forefront…

A Budget brimming with possibilities!

The release of the Union budget on the first of February was a boost for budding entrepreneurs in various sectors, the priorities being formalisation, urbanization and industrialization. 1. Rs. 3,794 crore capital support and industry subsidy will be allocated for the ‘Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ sector by 2022. The lowering of the corporate tax…

E-Updates 21st-28th December: The Suvidha of Internet for All!

Google X to set sail in Andhra Pradesh Google’s parent Alphabet Inc.’s X R&D announced that the Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its newly developed Internet technology which is capable of providing high-speed wireless Internet to millions of people without laying cable. It plans to have a small team based in Andhra Pradesh next…

E-Updates 12-19th December: Tea-ming with potential!

Ratan Tata-backed Teabox raises $7 mn in Series B round Speciality tea e-tailer Teabox.com, operated by Bengaluru- and Singapore-based AsianTeaxpress Pte. Ltd has raised $7 million (Rs 45 crore) in a Series B round from Singapore-headquartered investment firm RB Investments and existing investors. Founded in 2012 by Kaushal Dugar, Teabox runs an online portal to…

Hack2Glory: Insti’s Codemasters

Its 5 o’ clock at Gurunath, when the impeccably dressed, forever busy Sidharth Ramesh, aka Sin B, who is also the Club Head of the CVI Club at CFI, strolls in. After he attends to a few phone calls and WhatsApp messages, we get to business, namely his recent success in the Hack2Innovate Hackathon, conducted…

Advertisements with a Difference: APPLE

With its flagship product, the iPhone X rolling out in thousands every minute, Apple is gearing up to reach one trillion dollars in market value for the first time in history. This is a company known for its innovation, and for revolutionizing the entire smartphone market. When contrasted with its meagre beginnings, Apple’s influence on…

E-Updates 4th-11th December: Swigging to Glory!

The All India Muslim Business Startup Network is a one of a kind organisation. It is an initiative that aims Muslim involvement in technology and startup circle in India by promoting the enhancement of business acumen and entrepreneurial opportunities. On 26th November, it hosted its first annual conference in Pune with the theme of “connect,…

Torq-Moving Up the Gears!

In a step towards implementing a bicycle sharing system, the Committee for Monitoring General Facilities (CMGF) for students has signed 4 MoUs with PEDL (Zoom Cars), Ola, Torq, and OFO, for the next 3 months. PEDL, Ola, and OFO have agreed to start with 100 cycles and Torq with 30 cycles. We were fortunate enough…

Tweet-o-pedia 

“Your success is not predicated on your zip code.” – says venture capitalist and CEO of Vaynermedia, Gary Vaynerchuk. When he says something like this, you can take it for granted that he is not bluffing, for if anyone knows how to tweak social networking to one’s advantage, it’s him. In this age of information, building a platform for you, your blog, website, channel or business venture on…

Kshitij Kumar Pandey: The Life of a Student Filmmaker-To-Be

Kshitij Kumar Pandey, a student of IIT Madras, is a brilliant example of subverting the conservative attitude most Indians bear towards life, career, and taking risks. He is currently pursuing not just a Management Degree but also his unstoppable passion for filmmaking. We learnt more about his story, his views, and his approach to life…