German-Indian startup programme launched, Peter Vesterbacka talks on education system


The German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP) was formally launched in New Delhi, setting the stage for startup collaboration between the two nations to play out, writes Dipti Nair. The launch marked the end of the five-day tour of India of the 24-member delegation under the German Startups Association.

Peter Vesterbacka, the man who built the Angry Birds franchise, is looking to make education great again, writes Sohini Mitter. At a session organised by startup incubator ThinQbate Peter said, “The school system in Asian countries kills initiative and creativity.” His education venture Lightneer attempts to use cool, innovative games to make education fun and appealing for children.

While horizontal ecommerce players like Amazon, Flipkart, and Paytm Mall have the ability to offer customers an ‘almost unlimited variety’ of products, this can lead to ‘analysis paralysis’, where consumers, who are spoilt for choice, only get more confused, writes Harshit Mallya. Desiredesire is an e-commerce platform that is aimed at techno-geeks, which aims to understand the market, and engage in partnerships to source the right kind of products.

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