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How Ola is creating an entrepreneurial culture; TikTok parent company to produce smartphone

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31st Jul 2019
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Ola, one of India's most valued startups, is taking this a notch above. The company introduced two employee-centric learning programmes, Elevate and Uday, which will be instrumental in helping them grow as leaders and entrepreneurs. Here’s how Ola is creating an entrepreneurial culture with its specialised learning programmes.


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An overwhelming majority of Ola employees are below the age of 30 with a desire to learn new things



TikTok owner ByteDance to develop smartphone


TikTok’s owner ByteDance has confirmed plans to produce smartphones after entering into a partnership with device-maker Smartisan Technology. The Chinese company’s plans to go beyond news and internet sensation apps became apparent when it began investing in other sectors. ByteDance also hired several staff members from JukeDeck, a London-based startup.


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Flytta can be a one-stop solution for all relocation needs


To make relocation a hassle-free affair, and digitise the complete process for its customers to maintain transparency, Flytta was started by Rahul Kanuganti and Gokulavasan Murali in Bengaluru in 2016. According to the founders, Flytta’s interactive and intuitive suite makes relocation easy by stitching together a host of services to monitor relocation by giving easy access to tech-infused tools. 


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Rahul, co-founder of Flytta



Score Foundation is leading the blind towards success


With an intent to help people with visual impairment lead a normal and fulfilling life, George Abraham (60) founded the Score Foundation in Delhi in 2002. The foundation has been actively working with all the stakeholders in the society to sensitise, educate, and empower individuals about blindness.


George Abraham, Founder, Score Foundation

George Abraham, Founder, Score Foundation



Bengaluru-based design startup turns apartments into homes


Riding on the growth of the online home décor market, Bengaluru-based Bonito Designs is gearing up for a long inning. In a video interview with YourStory, the founders reveal their goal for this year: Rs 50 crore in revenue.


Bonito Designs

Sameer AM, Co-Founder, Bonito Designs



From Patna to IIT to Razorpay - Shashank Kumar's journey


In 2013, India did not have a homegrown payments solution for small businesses while US-based PayPal was struggling with regulations. All that changed in 2013 when two IIT-Roorkee graduates founded Razorpay, the country’s first payment gateway for startups and small businesses.


Shashank Kumar, CTO and cofounder, Razorpay


Hyderabad startup promises non-invasive, early cancer detection


Invasive procedures are painful and involve a lot of risks. And easing the procedure for patients and making cancer detection more accessible and affordable is Hyderabad-based biotech startup Oncophenomics. Started by Shibi Chakravarthy, the startup has come up with a liquid biopsy test to detect cancer.


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Shibi Chakravarty of Onco Phenomics in conversation with Shradha Sharma.



Rivigo granted US patent for its driver system


Gurugram-based logistics startup Rivigo on Tuesday announced that its driver relay model has been granted patent rights by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The startup claims it is the first Indian company to be patented by the US for differentiated technology that makes the logistics industry more efficient.


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Team Rivigo


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