“Ideas are teasers of the possible future; making ideation the primal step of Futuring 🚀!” ~Suyog Sunil Risbud The best part about ideation is that it can never be used up. In fact, the more you use creativity, the more you have it! When it comes to ideating, you not only get the opportunity to… Continue reading Creative Ideation for Innovation | Experiencing the art of doing things.
What if a common man, earning less than Rs 100 per day could have an easy access to financial services like insurance policies, pension plans and loans? What if all he had to do was shell out a day’s income to enjoy the benefits of these services? If all this seems a little far-fetched, think again. With his startup D20 (Distribution 2.0), Mukut Deepak has now transformed this reverie into a tangible reality. Committed to spreading financial literacy in this world, Distribution 2.0 offers low cost, easy to use financial services through a nationwide distribution network of convenience stores. The Headstart team got in touch with Mukut Deepak and interviewed him about his journey down the entrepreneurial path and the challenges he faced while working on his startup Distribution 2.0.
Laura A Parkin is the Executive Director of the Wadhwani Foundation, whose mission is to help individuals achieve economic success. The foundation works in two areas: developing business entrepreneurs, and helping the disabled build livelihoods or achieve gainful employment. Laura is also the Executive Director and co-founder of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), the foundation’s… Continue reading Laura Parkin: on Entrepreneurship and the Indian Startup Ecosystem
We have a very interesting format for presentations by startups and companies with new products at HeadStart and Compute 2009 this year. At the live product demonstrations in HeadStart 2008, we noticed a couple of things. First, presenters were so engrossed with pitching products that they did not actually find any time or get an… Continue reading The Demo-pit and the Innovation panel at HeadStart 2009
Wow. Dr Vishy Poosala, Bell Labs India Head and Executive director’s talk on Innovation and Product management can be summed up with just that expression. Vishy is a hard core techie but has been involved with Alcatel Lucent Ventures during his days at Bell Labs where he has worked on new products in a startup… Continue reading Bell Labs India Chief shows the way to manage products and innovation