ENTREPRENEURS

  • From entrepreneurs to classical dancers, Audi-Ritz Icon Awards given to people from different fields November 29, 2014

    Chennai: The sixth edition of the Audi-Ritz Icon Awards for 2014 felicitated people from different fields -- entrepreneurs to classical dancers. The ceremony was held in Chennai and the winners included noted film director Venkat Prabhu. Prabhu said, "I am really honored. I actually flew all the way from Tuticorin...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to help young scientists and entrepreneurs November 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed authorities concerned to provide all possible help to young scientists and entrepreneurs to start innovative projects. The chief minister visited the Guwahati Biotech Park Society, of which he is the chairman, and asked the Director of IIT, Guwahati, under which the...
  • Change India: Challenges that entrepreneur face in our country September 7, 2014

    In a special series Change India, CNBC TV18 discusses all the hurdles a new startup faces in India. ...
  • IT entrepreneurs looking for new ways to tackle Indian rupee June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: India's IT entrepreneurs are looking at various options to minimise the impact on their bottomlines of the strengthening of the rupee against the US dollar. While these entrepreneurs have started quoting in dollars to their clients abroad, they are also parking part of their earnings from foreign clients at...
  • 'Next decade to be the golden era of entrepreneurship in India' May 13, 2014

    Silicon Valley: Simply amazed by the quality and scale of startup companies being launched in India in the last few years, top Silicon Valley experts have said that next decade is going to be "golden era" of Indian entrepreneurship. "Culmination of cloud, internet bandwidth, big data and mobility, I think...
  • Unsung Heroes: Unique strategies of small and medium entrepreneurs April 5, 2014

    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 March 20, 2014

    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 bought...
  • 8 firms headed by Indianorigin entrepreneurs makes it to Forbes' list January 24, 2014

    Eight companies cofounded and headed by Indianorigin entrepreneurs are among Forbes magazine's 100 most promising companies in America, according to an annual ranking of highgrowth, privatelyheld companies with under $ 250 million in annual revenues. Forbes said "rocketship growth" is not the only factor that describes the 100 companies in its...
  • Dutch entrepreneur to preserve tattoos of the dead December 26, 2013

    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 soon...
  • Bangalore to host Muslim business summit on November 22 November 15, 2013

    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 guide...
  • Google launches Rs 12 crore contest for social entrepreneurs August 12, 2013

    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 nonprofits on how they would use technology...
  • US: 2 Indians find place in 'Forty Women to Watch over 40' list June 25, 2013

    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 June 8, 2013

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

    New Delhi: An average of one in every ten top level corporate executive is opting for startup 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 startup venture is...
  • Modi reaches out to women, calls for their empowerment April 8, 2013

    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 April 8, 2013

    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 April 6, 2013

    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...
  • Bengal Inc to hear Gujarat's success story from Modi March 26, 2013

    Kolkata: Bengal Inc is set to hear from Narendra Modi about the success story of his state when the flamboyant Gujarat chief minister addresses entrepreneurs in Kolkata in early April 2013. Modi, widely touted as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) likely prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is...
  • To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to have an idea and then act upon it: author Rashmi Bansal March 8, 2013

    Meena Bindra did it. Jasu Shilpi did it. Nina Lekhi did it. 'Follow Every Rainbow' is the story of twenty-five enterprising women who took up a challenge. They raised a family as well as a company, with love, laughter and patience. Managing multiple equations - never giving in or giving...
  • Entrepreneurs are the happiest workers: Study February 12, 2013

    New York: Despite working longer hours and having less time off, business owners are 50 per cent more satisfied with their jobs than those who work for others, according to a new study. While business owners spend nearly twice as much time as employees thinking of work when outside the office,...
  • Letter from the editor: The magic of entertainment January 29, 2013

    First, a statutory warning: This special edition won't give you an inside track on the secret lives of India's best known celebrities or the shallow entertainment derived from the walltowall coverage of page three parties. Instead, at its core, this Celebrity 100 special edition is about decoding what lies behind the...
  • India sets up seaside 'village' to nurture startups December 4, 2012

    Kochi: Kris Gopalakrishnan, cofounder of Indian information technology giant Infosys, stares out from a walltowall poster in a modern office building near Kochi. A caption reads, "We started Infosys in a room about this size; it's your turn now." His message is directed at aspiring entrepreneurs at Startup Village, a...
  • India best place for women entrepreneurs: Study June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: India has emerged as the best place for women entrepreneurs to start business with high level of optimism on various factors that are important to judge business growth, says a study by PC maker Dell. "According to the study commissioned by Dell, we have found the ideal country for...
  • World Bank honours Chennai entrepreneur March 14, 2012

    New York: A slum boy who now owns a food industry empire in Chennai thanks to his poverty stricken mother who sold idlis on pavements to educate him was honoured at a youth conference of the World Bank for his entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Sarath Babu Elumalai was among...
  • Omar's nod to loans schemes for youth entrepreneurs February 1, 2012

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday gave his approval for 'Youth StartUo Loan Scheme" (YSLS) under the state's SheriKashmir Employment and welfare programme for Youth (SKEWPY) to increase employment opportunities for youth to set up business ventures. A government spokesman said, in a release, that the approval...
  • Help Dalit entrepreneurs grow: Tata to India Inc December 17, 2011

    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. ...
  • Indian businesses' quest abroad November 9, 2011

    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 October 4, 2011

    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 June 8, 2011

    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 of entrepreneurship and opportunities in Bihar....
  • Indian woman in 'Guinness' for mosaic portrait January 30, 2011

    New Delhi: An Indiaborn 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 of...