The French designer Yves Saint Laurent nailed it when he said, “The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy”. This is especially apt in today’s day and age where the ever-helpful e-commerce businesses are putting everything a consumer needs online and giving it to them with hefty discounts.
For every girl, be it a college student or a working woman, her one-stop beauty destination is NYKAA! Launched just in 2012 by Falguni Nayar, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Nykaa is currently valued at INR 3000 Cr. Let’s delve into the entrepreneurial journey of Ms. Nayar, and see how the Company has managed to achieve breakeven EBITDA and a valuation of INR 3000 Cr in a span of 7 years
Continue reading “Startup Sunday || Season 3 Episode 22 || Nykaa! One stop beauty destination”
“In an emergency, what treatment is given by ear? Words of Comfort.” said Abraham Verghese
Long-term medical care, whether it be for the sick or recuperating post-surgery or the aged, is best carried out in the environs of the home, for reasons of patient-comfort, logistical convenience and economy. But to constantly monitor the condition of the patient and provide Medicare at the appropriate time, the two vital requirements are professionally-competent personnel and optimal use of technology.
Though nascent in India, home health care service providers are using both these components to good use to make their mark. But India hasn’t grown much in this sector, because in India, the old and sick are taken care of by family members. Our society generally looks down upon families that seek outside help to take care of their sick and bedridden elders.
So, is India ready for professional home healthcare providers?
Continue reading “Startup Sunday || Season 3 Episode 21 || Careio – Making Home Care Services Easier And Effective”
Entrepreneurship is a journey which begins with a vision and keeps the person going miles and miles of success. But it gives a delight when you can create an impact on society by your start-up. Many social entrepreneurship are such examples where the vision is not just doing business but to impact the lives of many.
This Sunday we are presenting the story of one such Start-up that has changed the standard of living of many in the rural household- Frontier Markets Continue reading “Startup Sunday || Season 3 Episode 20 || (Frontier Markets – The Social Entrepreneurship)”
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?
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’.
The Entrepreneurship Cell was fortunate enough to interact with Mr. Chira Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 18 (Leaf Studios – Enhancing Your Audio Experience)”
“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
A survey by Randstad Workmonitor in 2017 stated that “83% of Indian workforce prefers to be Entrepreneurs”. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 17(Theory Behind Raising Funds)”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 13(Binashree – The Skyrocketing 3D Printers)”
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)”