Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 18 (Leaf Studios – Enhancing Your Audio Experience)

The music industry is growing across all geographies and in an age of free data, we consume it more and more. Now what if we tell you that an Indian startup is competing and surpassing the likes of Skullcandy and Sennheiser at their game would you believe that?

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Mr. Chiraag Kapil, Co-founder and Head of Product Design along with his co-founder Avinash Bansal did a research project in University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne. Chirag says this project gave him a core understanding of music as an element of how it interacts with a person.
In this edition of Startup Sunday, we will be talking to one of the founders of ‘Leaf’ who along with his IIT Delhi and DTU friends have decided to go on a rebellion against the so-called‘Big Brands’.

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Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 17(Theory Behind Raising Funds)

“The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” — Robert L. Schwartz

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Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 16(Rubique- Matchmaker between the Lender and the Borrower)

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In today’s world of technological disruption and a drive towards a digital revolution, there is hardly any sector left, which has not seen the intervention of technology. Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and concepts like Blockchain technology has touched all aspects of our daily lives. Technological advancement since the ancient ages has reduced human efforts and led towards the progress of civilizations around the globe. Presently the Fourth Industrial Revolution has dawned upon us bringing considerable progress making our lives easier and better, altogether driving the new age of evolution. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 16(Rubique- Matchmaker between the Lender and the Borrower)”

Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 15(Cubii – A new alternative to stay fit)

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Ever wondered if you could remain fit just by sitting? Ever wondered if you could shed some weight and improve your metabolism without going out for a run or any other rigorous exercise? Well, Cubii does that for you.

This Startup Sunday, The Entrepreneurship Cell of IMI, New Delhi features a unique startup – Cubii. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 15(Cubii – A new alternative to stay fit)”

Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 14(Alibaba Group – Jack Ma’s Exit)

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The Alibaba Group, commonly referred to as Alibaba, is a conglomerate consisting of multiple companies, which provide a variety of internet features. Alibaba is often seen as the combination of Amazon, eBay, and PayPal; however, it offers much more. Alibaba primarily focuses on its function as an e-commerce marketplace but is also involved in adjacent markets, such as cloud computing, mobile chatting, and personal financing. The journey of Alibaba, led by its founder Jack Ma is often celebrated as an example of how the vision of social inclusion can build a small startup into one of the highest valued companies of the globe. Recently Jack Ma has announced that he is going to retire as the Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group in exactly one year from now. This news has led to the speculation as to how the company will perform once its most influential personality takes a backseat and hands over the reins to a new individual, Mr.Daniel Zhang, Alibaba’s financial whiz. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 14(Alibaba Group – Jack Ma’s Exit)”

Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 13(Binashree – The Skyrocketing 3D Printers)

Many are successful, but only a few are achievers. What differentiates these two is the courage to take the road less travelled. It requires lots of courage to enter an industry which is still developing and moreover when you don’t possess any expertise in that sector.

Today’s Startup Sunday brings to you the story of such enthusiastic and dynamic young brothers, Sitendu, an Electrical and Electronics Engineer and Somarendu, a Chemical Engineer, who left their 9-5 desk job for making an impact in Indian Tech market with their brand-new Start-up called Binashree.

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Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 12(Google- Fostering Innovation and Nurturing Startups)

We all talk about start-ups and new businesses that recreate the business models time and again. But the startup that changed the course of this millennium was Google. Today a company with a market capitalization of billion US dollars was once a startup in the year 1996. Two Stanford Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin and Larry Page had the idea of ‘BackRub’, a revolutionary technology that would rank web pages based on how many other web pages linked back to them. A disrupting idea in itself, the two co-founders worked to make their idea a success. And thanks to the world of internet, Google slowly created a buzz that took the entire world by storm.

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Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 11 (Immediate need for Agri-tech startups in India)

A week into Conventus’18 where IMI New Delhi saw some of the best industry stalwarts come and put forward their valuable insights on innovation, the question we all have in mind is whether the boon from innovation would really trickle down to the lowermost sections of the Indian demography. The new age Indian startups are mostly tech-based and are working towards catering the needs of the emerging middle class of India in its urbanized clusters. Whether it is the e-commerce platforms, car rentals or food delivery services for that matter, the unicorns of the Indian startup ecosystem are mostly reaching out to the consumers in Urban India. Moreover, most of these unicorns have high funding from foreign Venture capitalists and banks to run their operations. This brings forth the long-term debate of the Make in India versus the Make for India initiative. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 11 (Immediate need for Agri-tech startups in India)”

Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 10 (ATTENTIVE AI)

Artificial Intelligence is the hot topic everyone is talking about today. But what is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence is a part of computer science that aims to create intelligent machines. But there is much more to it than meets the eye.

“A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.” —Alan Perlis

Attentive AI is one such entrepreneurial venture which using their own AI aim to meet the needs of the remote sensing industry to generate actionable insights on a daily basis. Getting confused, let’s simplify it. Remote sensing is the science of obtaining information about object or areas using aircraft or satellite-based sensor technologies. So according to the people at Attentive AI there are trillions of pixels of raw data that exists out there waiting to be processed. Even if the population of the entire planet was to analyze this data it would take an eternity. But processing this data and extracting insights from it requires a human-like accuracy. Attentive AI was founded on this premise developing Artificial Intelligence Systems that made it possible to analyze petabytes of remote sensing data, converting it into accurate insights with minimal human effort. They create geospatial data which is data that gives information about a physical object in the form of numerical values on a geographic coordinate system like roadmaps for their clients.

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Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 9 (ELON MUSK- The visionary with an impeccable spirit)

The Human Mind has always baffled many scholars, researchers, scientists and philosophers for its sheer ability to think and perceive the unimaginable. Sir Albert Einstein once famously quoted, that “Logic will take you from A to B. But Imagination can take you everywhere”. To what extent this quote is valid can be judged by the way that humans have evolved only through innovation over the centuries. From lighting fire to producing nuclear energy and from making wheels to sending the man on the moon, we have practically achieved a lot as a species. Human race over the generations has been blessed by such thinkers, philosophers, and innovators who have challenged and disrupted their time and have come up with discoveries and innovations that none could imagine then. Even today we have visionaries, who with their imaginative minds cross all the boundaries that bind a normal person, to create a better world for those living therein.

When we talk about visionaries, one such person who has changed the way multiple industries work is Elon Reeve Musk. Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk’s journey in becoming a visionary and an entrepreneur started at the age of 12 when he created Blaster, a BASIC-based video game, and later sold it to a Magazine known as PC and Office Technology, for approximately $500. Later being inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Musk believed that the Internet, Renewable Energy and Space Travel would be having the biggest impact on the lives of the people worldwide. This week’s Startup Sunday would thus feature the journey that Elon Musk took as an individual to establish three very different ventures and how he built those enterprises from scratch with a never say die attitude. Such an undying spirit was the result of his conviction to his own ideas.

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