The triumph of good over evil - your startup fix for the week

Millions across the world are celebrating Navratri, a festival celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil. Many consider the celebrations as the start of something new. What are you celebrating?

7th Oct 2019
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Millions across the world are celebrating Navratri, a festival celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil. Many consider the celebrations as the start of something new. What are you celebrating?


Speaking of starting something new, this week, we explored Lambda School, an online coding bootcamp based out of San Francisco, which is now placing its bets on India. Austen Allred, Founder of Lambda School, says that Indian employers say that the university and college system in the country do a poor job of preparing graduates for the workforce. 


With its students getting consistently hired within 48 hours of graduation, here’s how Lambda School is rapidly garnering interest and attention across the venture and startup circles of India.


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