Top stories of the week : 23rd Feb – 1st Mar ’14


Bangalore ranked 19th worldwide in a survey of best places to launch a business. It is definitely the best place in India to startup. But at the same time, we cannot ignore the emerging new businesses in other cities. A few days back, we wrote about Lucknow as an emerging startup hub and are hopeful of including many more cities in the coming weeks. Also, we promise you to bring the innovations talking place in tier-2, tier-3 cities of India. For now, here are the top stories of last week on YourStory:

Startup Stories

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An Ezetap device is like a micro ATM: CEO Abhijit Bose on his startup journey

Get international casual wear on an Indian address at American Swan

Need to plan that perfect short break? LifeIsOutside is your answer

How RealtyCompass is trying to get a bigger slice of the real estate pie

iRepair: from repairing iPhones in coffee shops to generating INR 1.2 crore annual turnover

Three-month-old veggies, meat & fruit etailer GoOnions ships close to 1K orders worth Rs. 5 lakhs on monthly basis

Building on a rich legacy, Lalbhai scion pushes Arvind Ltd to new frontiers

Plastic card based reward app Cardback unveils new look, focuses on Android only approach

Ex-KPMG consultant starts Shubhpuja to tap the $30 billion ‘spiritual market’ in India

Serial entrepreneurs launch Zamoona to make real-estate listing easy and accessible

Learnnovators help other companies perform better

How do you take the road less travelled? The NH4 Motorheads story

Motivated by TechSparks, husband and wife develop mobile app BreakFree to reduce smartphone addiction

The Little Company, a day-care firm helping corporates retain women employees



From a laid-back Nawabi culture to Hi-Tech hub: Why Lucknow is the new startup destination of India?

Should you take seed funding from a VC ?

15 Tips for mLearning Startups

Open Data Now: the secret to hot startups, smart investing, savvy marketing and fast innovation

How to walk into the hearts and minds of your team

How Adi Godrej, Deep Kalra and Sunil Lulla inspire

How can starting up entrepreneurs deal with stress?

What can entrepreneurs learn from musicians

Straight from the VC: 10-point strategy to build a star team

5 tools non techies can use to manage data



Spain startup showcase at Mobile World Congress 2014

MobileMonday launches in Myanmar

Mark Zuckerberg on all things internet at MWC-2014



Matrix Partners invests in Mumbai based business finance company, Five Star

Narendra Modi launches e-Nagar project to make Wi-Fi zones in 53 towns

Indian Angel Network goes global, to invest in UK-based startup SwiftShift

MobileMonday launches in Myanmar

Snapdeal raises $133 million funding round led by eBay

Vishal Gondal returns as entrepreneur with GOQii, a wearable tech wristband, raises several million $s from Amit Singhal among others

Snapdeal forays into services e-commerce with online learning & education category

Delhi-based Crazy Wolf Games makes it to European Accelerator Techpeaks