Apple CEO Tim Cook is on his maiden visit to India as Apple’s CEO. We reported his agenda for his 4 day trip which includes announcing an Apple incubator and development centre in Bangalore, a Maps centre in Hyderabad and hobnobbing with the government regarding policy around Apple iPhones. He would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. He’s even met up with the founders of Indian startups Urban Clap, amongst others.
If there’s one thing that makes startups stand apart from the big corporations, it’s their ability to innovate, experiment and maintain a culture. Much has been spoken about the ‘Startup culture’, but startup culture goes beyond pretty offices, free lunches and various perks. While Google’s 20% project time and Facebook’s one month rotations are well known, we have compiled a list of little quirky things startups around the world – small and big- do to boost employee engagement, productivity and in turn have them come up with a kickass product for the end consumer.
Getting into a business venture is an idea that strikes individuals who find the regular jobs boring and growth prospects limited. There are examples of regular job holders and people with mediocre academic credentials making it big as entrepreneurs.
Right from clothes to mobile phones to books, these portals have it all. However, the e commerce has also brought with it wonders of shopping anonymously, and making a whole range of products available that were unthinkable before. So, no awkward questions to the shopkeepers, no embarrassing peeps from your shopping bags. From freshly produced cowdung to alien ears to midwife training silicon figures, we are spoilt for choice! Have a look at some of the weirdest products you can buy and get home delivered in India. While Flipkart and Snapdeal have their share of bizarre, Amazon hands down for housing the most WTF products you can think or not think of.
14 year old Taylor Rosenthal came up with the idea of First Aid dispensing vending machines, an idea that could save many lives and help deal with medical emergencies near kids areas. His startup RecMed, which he launched in 2015, has already been generating buzz. He’s raised $100,000 in angel investments and has already rejected a $30 million offer to buy his idea.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation would soon be rolling out tenders seeking leases at the 10+ metro stations in the city. The idea reportedly had been in the works for a while, but was put on the backburner because of a modest number of footfalls at the stations that served a limited route.
The famous Dabbawallas of Mumbai have stepped in with a unique idea, the Roti Bank. Their aim is to connect exceed food at parties and households and distribute it to the poor and hungry.
Creatx.io is an Indian company that has developed a SaaS solution for publishers that sits on top of their CMSes and aims to provide a superior workflow layer.
A few years ago, when Amit Jha (Name changed) was working as a clerk at a jewelry store in Bihar at his family’s behest, little did he know that soon he’d be making a fortune by selling rolls.
This incident could be straight from an episode of Mad Men or the movie Devil Wears Prada, but unfortunately it’s true. A receptionist working with the local outsourced arm of accounting giant Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) was asked to go back for not wearing heels as mandated in the office.