Temples, Startups, and Sarees: Chennai

State: Tamil Nadu Language: Tamil, English, Telugu, Urdu, Malayalam Population: 70,90,000 (2011) Weather: Hot and Humid Food: Steamed Rice, Idli Sambhar Places to Visit: Marine beach, Government museum, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Rippon building and Sri Parthasarathy Temple Industry Specialisation: Automobile, Software, Fintech, Electronic Hardware, Medical Tourism Chennai’s Own: BankBazaar   Chennai, a city known for its… Continue reading Temples, Startups, and Sarees: Chennai

Startups and Stardom: Mumbai

State: Maharashtra Language: Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Sindhi Population: 1,84,00,000 (2011) Weather: Generally Humid Food: Vada Pav Places to Visit: Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Kanheri caves, Haji Ali Dargah Industry Specialization: Real Estate, Trading, Recruitment   Mumbai, a city full of dreamers and hard laborers is also a center for many religious… Continue reading Startups and Stardom: Mumbai

Founders’ Guide to Thrive: Mental Health & You

As a startup founder, you’re always thinking about multiple things at the same time!  With COVID, we’re sure that you’ve got even more to worry about!  You’ve dedicated all your time to solve a problem- this drive and passion are commendable. But with it, comes numerous bouts of self-doubt, urgency, and high expectations mostly from… Continue reading Founders’ Guide to Thrive: Mental Health & You

The Heart of Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal

State: Madhya Pradesh Language: Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi Population: 18,00,000 (2011) Weather: Tropical and hot year-round Food: Bhopali Gosht Korma Places to visit: Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Bharat Bhawan, Raisen Fort, New Market, Birla Mandir Industry Specialisation: Retail, Computer Science, Agriculture, Technology Bhopal’s Own: Appointy   Bhopal, earlier known only as the city of… Continue reading The Heart of Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal

India’s Startup Capital: Bengaluru

State: Karnataka Language: Kannada, English, Hindi, Telugu Population: 84,30,000 (2011) Weather: Moderate with both dry and wet seasons Food: Dosa, Chaat Places to Visit: Cubbon Park, Bengaluru Palace, Nandi Temple, Lalbagh botanical garden, Bannerghatta biological park Industry Specialisation: IT and Electronics, Telecommunications, Automobiles, Aerospace   Bengaluru is the second-fastest-growing metropolis of India and is loved… Continue reading India’s Startup Capital: Bengaluru

History, Culture, and Startups: Indore

State: Madhya Pradesh Language: Malawi, Hindi, English Population: 25,90,000 (2011) Weather: Subtropical Food: Poha, Jalebi Places to Visit: Rajwada palace, central museum, Lal Bagh palace, Annapurna Temple, Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya Industry Specialisation: Software, Technology, Food   Apart from being a beautiful tourist destination, the lifestyle of Indore is one of a kind. From the… Continue reading History, Culture, and Startups: Indore

The Land of Pearls, Biryani, and Tech: Hyderabad

State: Telangana Language: Telugu, English, Hindi, Urdu Population: 68,10,000 (2011) Weather: Dry and Warm Food: Biryani, Mutton Places to Visit: Golconda fort, Charminar, Hussain Sagar, Birla Mandir, Salar Jung Museum Industry Specialization: Health Tech, Pharmaceuticals, Tailoring, Poultry Hyderabad’s Own: CRIOT™   Hyderabad, also known as the “City of Pearls” is famous for its exotic jewellery… Continue reading The Land of Pearls, Biryani, and Tech: Hyderabad

Oxford of the East: Pune

State: Maharashtra Language: Marathi, Hindi, English Population: 74,00,000 (2011) Climate: Fairly Pleasant Food: Chiwda, Bhakarwadi Places to Visit: Pataleshwar temple, the 18th-century Shaniwarwada, the 19th century Aga Khan Palace, and the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Industry Specialisations: Tech, iOT, Hardware, Automobile Manufacturing Pune’s Own: Infosys (One of the world’s largest IT Consulting) Of all superhero… Continue reading Oxford of the East: Pune

Royals, Puppets, and Startups: Jaipur

State: Rajasthan Language: Hindi, English, Marwari, Dhundari Population: 30,70,000 (2011) Weather: clear, dry and hot year-round Food: Laal Maas, Pyaaz Kachori Places to Visit: Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal Industry Specialization: EdTech, Travel, Handicrafts & Textiles Jaipur’s Own: CarDekho When you think of Jaipur, the first thing that comes to… Continue reading Royals, Puppets, and Startups: Jaipur

Founders’ Guide to Thrive: Fundraising Post-COVID

Presented in partnership with Intuit Circles With all that has gone down in 2020, it is certain that the aftershocks of the pandemic are going to be felt across the ecosystem for time to come. One feature that has drastically changed is Fundraising, an important aspect to keep the company running. Here are some things… Continue reading Founders’ Guide to Thrive: Fundraising Post-COVID