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If you can dream it, you can do it: your startup fix for the week

Team YS
12th Nov 2018
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For everyone who's wondering on this Monday morning whether or not to take the plunge, we have two words: Walt Disney. The American entrepreneur famously said: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

Whatever it is you want to do, it's important to dream, believe, and dare. After all... if you can dream it, you can do it... and let's “never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse”!!

To channelise that Monday morning enthusiasm we proffer a basket of startup inspiration. Here's hoping that you'll dare, dream, and do!

Good food means a good mood. And this ex-Amazon employee's startup Parsa's is bringing kathi rolls from Kolkata to J&K. Javid Parsa, whose target audience is college-going students, offers a fusion of Kolkata and Hyderabadi cuisines in the land of Wazwan food.

Parsa's offers a fusion of Kolkata and Hyderabadi cuisines in the land of Wazwan food with its kathi rolls.

Life, they say, isn’t perfect. But your outfit can be! Enter Style-At-Iz, which uses machine learning to manage customer wardrobes for retailers. The platform claims to put a personal stylist at your fingertips - at any time and any place.

Swati Padmaraj's startup brings style gurus to your home.

The metro may have made the commute to work easier, but how do you get to and fro the metro station. Gurugram-based Tech30 startup Mobycy is helping solve issues of last-mile connectivity. This "Uber for bicycles" is a dockless bicycle-sharing app that lets you rent a bicycle by the hour.

Team Mobycy plans to launch its services in Hyderabad, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

Vizag-based Saif Automation is an unusual company: think of it as a lifeguard startup. Founded by Aliasgar Calcuttawala, along with his father Ahmed S Abdeally, and his brother Taher Ahmed, the company aims to help reducing incidents of drowning with its water drone.

The Co-founder of Saif Automation, Aliasgar Calcuttawala (right).

Rashi Mittal and Asit Gupta wanted to make an impact. And they are doing it with WOOP, which takes on marketing for impact with a cause – education of the girl child. The platform taps social media influencers to help companies and brands market their products, and is leveraging the network to raise funds for Nanhi Kali.

Co-founded by Rashi Mittal, WOOP aims to help educate over 70,000 girls.

Chennai-based speech recognition software company Uniphore helps humans engage with devices using speech. But John Chambers helped the founders think beyond valuation and focus on building a team. Uniphore, which is now generating close to $20 million in revenues, uses the SaaS model as a primary way of adding value to businesses.

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Ravi Saraogi and Umesh Sachdev, the Co-founders of Uniphore.

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