Press Coverages

Startups on overdrive to induct non-executive directors
12 July, 2012
Category: NEN

Raju Reddy grew IT services company Sierra Atlantic from scratch to a 6,000-employeestrong company and sold it to Hitachi Consulting last January. A little over a year later, he boarded online ticket booking startup Red Bus in a new role - as a non-executive director with the specific charge of guiding its CEO Phanindra Sama. […]

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Government should support startups with loan guarantees: Romesh Wadhwani
6 June, 2012
Category: Wadhwani Foundation

Romesh Wadhwani became one of the richest Indians in the US in 2000 when he sold his software firm Aspect Development to i2 Technologies for an all-stock deal of $9.3 billion, the largest merger in the history of the software industry then. He lost a lot of that money when i2’s share price crashed in […]

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NEN nurtures start-ups at college campuses
5 June, 2012
Category: NEN

For Shaizad, a second-year mechanical engineering student at the Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, setting off on an entrepreneurial journey to commercialise his invention is the ultimate goal. Shaizad’s three-member team at the college has designed a 500-ml portable fridge and heater, which can be connected to a laptop through a USB cord […]

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One Helluva Network
20 April, 2012
Category: NEN

Here’s a network to reckon with. With 250000 registered members, 539 institutional members supporting 70000 students, 3500 events a year attended by 350000 participants, 1200 trained and certified guides and 3000 voluntary mentors on board, the National Entrepreneurship Network aims to create an ecosystem which supports high-growth entrepreneurs in order to help create jobs and […]

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Have an idea, sirji
25 February, 2012
Category: NEN

Mayukh Choudhury cut short a lucrative consulting career in Dubai to start a social venture along with two friends. It was a unique idea - Milaap would be a social lending portal to help India’s working poor access education, clean water and lighting by crowdsourcing funds. Milaap moved from an idea to business venture, thanks […]

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The case for student startups
January 20, 2012
Category: NEN

Sandeep Raj is a second year student pursuing an MBA at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). He, along with his co-founder Abhay Paliwal (not a student), started Planmyhealth.com – an e-commerce website to book diagnostic services. The duo uses the mentoring services and office space provided by NSRCEL (Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Learning) […]

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