Entrepreneur

  • Regulating the amorphous

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    I was at TiE's (The Indus Entrepreneurs) annual IID (India Internet Day) recently, so you have the benefit of being spared the dull and dreary,...

  • Unsung Heroes: Unique strategies of small and medium entrepreneurs 05-04-2014 06:06 PM

    In the second edition of Unsung Heroes series, we bring you small and medium entrepreneurs who are like David fighting the Goliath to win the game with their simple but unique strategies. ...
  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market 20-03-2014 01:07 PM

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur...
  • 8 firms headed by Indian-origin entrepreneurs makes it to Forbes' list 24-01-2014 02:25 PM

    Eight companies co-founded and headed by Indian-origin entrepreneurs are among Forbes magazine's 100 most promising companies in America, according to an annual ranking of high-growth, privately-held companies with under $ 250 million in annual revenues. Forbes said "rocketship growth" is not the only factor that describes the 100 companies in...
  • Dutch entrepreneur to preserve tattoos of the dead 26-12-2013 11:55 PM

    Amsterdam: When Floris Hirschfeld's mother died two years ago, he had her portrait tattooed on his back to honor her memory. One day he hopes the image, skin and all, will adorn the wall of an art collector's home. It might sound like a macabre Roald Dahl story, but could...
  • Bangalore to host Muslim business summit on November 22 15-11-2013 03:55 PM

    Muslim entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals from around the country will converge for the fifth All India Minorities Business Summit in Bangalore on November 22, an organiser said in Bangalore. Inspired by the huge economic progress achieved by the Muslim community in Britain, the organisers have invited two international experts to...
  • Google launches Rs 12 crore contest for social entrepreneurs 12-08-2013 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: Google will award Rs 3 crore each to four innovative ideas of social entrepreneurs who are judged winners in a contest organised by the search giant on use technology in tackling various problems. Inviting applications from Indian non-profits on how they would use technology to tackle problems in...
  • US: 2 Indians find place in 'Forty Women to Watch over 40' list 25-06-2013 03:40 PM

    New York: Two Indian origin women have been named in the list of 'Forty Women to Watch over 40' list that recognises women who made it clear that global citizenship and entrepreneurial innovation is not limited to the young. Jalak Jobanputra and Shelly Kapoor Collins were the two Indian origin...
  • Technology great enabler of tourism businesses: Chandy 08-06-2013 05:09 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday the digital technology has opened up vast global markets for start-up businesses in the travel and tourism sector, and that young entrepreneurs need to take advantage of it. "A small home-based business in Kerala can now market itself like big hotel chains...
  • One in 10 corporate leader jumping to start-up wagon 26-05-2013 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: An average of one in every ten top level corporate executive is opting for start-up ventures to satisfy their urge to take up challenging roles, a new survey has found. However, the success rate of an executive working with an established traditional business moving to a start-up venture...
  • Modi reaches out to women, calls for their empowerment 08-04-2013 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to women, saying they are ahead of men today while addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation in New Delhi. Calling for the need to integrate and financially empower women to achieve growth and make India a developed country, Modi said...
  • Modi pitches for empowerment of women entrepreneurs 08-04-2013 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to the women of the country saying women and mothers are supreme and are held in the highest regard in the country. Addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation, Modi said, "A mother's place is supreme in our culture and values....
  • UK eases immigration rules for elite overseas graduates 06-04-2013 08:40 PM

    London: Britain on Saturday eased immigration rules for a section of foreign students, including Indians, who wish to stay and work in the country, in a bid to attract the "brightest and the best" global talent. The Home Office has announced a series of reforms which came into force on...
  • Help Dalit entrepreneurs grow: Tata to India Inc 17-12-2011 10:07 PM

    Mumbai: Tata group Chairman Ratan Tata on Saturday said India Inc should assist small entrepreneurs, especially those from the Dalit community, to become global entrepreneurs. "We should all assist in letting small enterprises, especially those from the Dalit community, to become big and global enterprises," Tata said. "Everyone in the...
  • Indian businesses' quest abroad 09-11-2011 12:11 PM

    For Indian entrepreneurs, the grass is greener across the border. Data from Reserve Bank of India showed that Indian companies invested $ 43.9 billion overseas in 2010 to expand their empires, compared with just $ 18 billion a year earlier. But the most startling fact is this " Indian companies...
  • Quota not a must for success: Dalit businessman 04-10-2011 08:54 AM

    Pune: Taking inspiration from the Black Capitalism movement in the US in the 70s, India's Dalit community is now focusing on a parallel Dalit capitalism movement. The movement started by a handful of Dalit entrepreneurs, is slowly becoming the new war cry for progress in the community. Dalit entrepreneur Milind...
  • In Bihar Cops Are the Problem, Not Goons 08-06-2011 11:10 AM

    Gyaneshwar Pandey Age: 34 Career: CEO, Husk Power Systems; International Rectifier Corporation, Los Angeles Qualifications: B Tech (Electrical Engg), MS (Electric Power Engg), MS ( Power Electronics engg) Areas of interest: Reading and writing fiction Bihar and entrepreneurship: Paradoxical would you say? I dont think so. There is a lot...
  • Indian woman in 'Guinness' for mosaic portrait 30-01-2011 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: An India-born woman entrepreneur has entered the Guinness record for executing a towering mosaic portrait, the largest in the world, using only handmade marble tiles. The 8x5 metre portrait of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the ruler of Oman presented to him in November 2010 on the 40th anniversary...
  • Muslims hopeful ahead of Obama's India visit 23-10-2010 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: As India gears up for the upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama, there is a growing sense of anticipation among the Muslims in the country. Sirajuddin Qureshi is a Delhi-based businessman who met President Obama during an entrepreneur summit in April this year. Qureshi, who was invited...
  • 4 Indo-Americans among top young entrepreneurs 23-08-2010 03:29 PM

    Boston: Four Indian-Americans have been named among 30 of America's "coolest young entrepreneurs" by monthly business magazine 'Inc' that describes its young achievers as people who are "building unique brands, making money along the way and changing the way we do business". Naveen Selvadurai, 28, co-founder of social networking app...
  • Real Heroes: Meet the rural woman entrepreneur Hirbai 11-03-2010 11:15 AM

    Hirbai Ibrahim Lobi is also a champion of education for the tribal children. ...
  • Zindagi Live: Ideas that changed lives 29-11-2009 05:44 PM

    Zindagi Live features entrepreneurs who made it big without any godfathers. ...
  • 11 IIM-A grads of 2008 go chasing own dreams 06-03-2008 11:41 PM

    Karachi: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has confirmed applying for the Pakistan team coach's job and said if appointed he would make full use of the wonderful pool of talent in Pakistan cricket. Jones, who played 52 Tests, has been shortlisted by the special committee appointed by the Pakistan Cricket...