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Two young students develop winning ideas, one app helps students develop soft skills, the other gives artisans an platform to sell their wares online.
05 May 2016
Sagar Thoke, winner of Start of as CEO Contest with Lenovo aims at making available simple food for students and professionals who miss their home food.
04 May 2016
Developed by Auro Robotics, this driverless shuttle has been designed for in-campus travel. Auro Robotics, the California-based startup was founded around three years ago by former IIT-Kharagpur students, Nalin Gupta, Jit Ray Chowdhury and Srinivas Reddy. The company has been a part of the IIT Kharagpur Robotics Research Group, CMU’s Robotics Institute and Y-Combinator. According to […]
02 May 2016
Making its way into almost every pocket globally, smartphones can be considered to be the first universal tech product, according to mobile analyst Benedict Evans. It is estimated that users on average spend more than three hours a day on their smartphones, with 86 percent of that time spent using apps. Because of the multiple […]
01 Apr 2016
The Government of India is due to unveil the full Action Plan of the much-awaited Start Up India, Stand Up India campaign on 16 January 2016. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “A structure will be presented before you. This programme will be connected to the country’s IITs, IIMs, central universities and NITs. Wherever there […]
29 Dec 2015
Some of India’s leading academic institutions like IITs and IIMs will have foreign faculty members this year under the national GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) programme. IIT-Kharagpur has been selected as the national coordinator for collaborating with institutions like IITs, IIMs, IISc, NITs etc. under GIAN. Professor P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT-Kharagpur, said they […]
29 Aug 2015
With marketplaces for everything from food to spectacles, online shopping is big today. However, looking at a large sector that was still offline and unorganised, Ankit, Anurag and Nishant decided to create Truckmandi. It’s a marketplace for trucks, where transporters and vehicle owners can directly connect to businesses and customers who need their services. Once […]
30 Jun 2015
Behind the glitzy headlines and all the hullabaloo was a story of rejection, a near-death experience and a strong resolve to make the idea work.
02 May 2015
Startup stories, of late, have become about products, funding, tie-ups, money; who bought what, who’s doing what and who’s paying what. Somewhere in this constant information coming our way, we’re forgetting what set it all in motion. A hungry, risk-loving, dreamer: the entrepreneur. Forget the what; let’s look for the why. Why did he start […]
13 Sep 2014
We are in the cusp of an education revolution. Worldwide, the best universities are opening their gates to the masses with online courses. Thanks to the open education movement, from the nitty gritties of artificial intelligence to anatomy and nuclear physics, those who want to learn have access to great education. SlideRule, founded by alumni […]
19 May 2014
More and more travellers around the world are looking beyond touristy places to visit. They want a more authentic taste of quaint corners, little nooks, which only locals or experts know of. When Ravijot Chugh, a computer science grad from IIT Delhi, and Jen Blumberg, a Harvard University graduate, met this need while working as […]
25 Apr 2014
If you are an entrepreneur, you must have heard the phrase, ‘We don’t necessarily invest in products, we invest in teams’, more often than once. You must have also read countless number of articles describing a perfect team and how you can build one of your own. But these articles are qualitative in nature and […]
25 Mar 2014
One of the Biggest entrepreneurial platform for students of Eastern India, the Annual Flagship event of IIT Guwahati – IES 2013 starts on March 15. Each year, IES has had a theme and this year, it is “Evolution beyond Darwin”. It is a two day event till 17 March 2013 and consist of various events […]
15 Mar 2013