24 Year Old IAS Officer Quits Job To Launch E-learning Startup

24 Year Old IAS Officer Quits Job To Launch E-learning Startup

There’s no surer sign of the changing times. Until recently, a job with the Indian Administrative Service meant the pinnacle of professional success – it represented status, great money, and an opportunity to touch the lives of millions. But 24 year old IAS officer Roman Saini had other ideas. He’s quit his job as the assistant collector of Jabalpur to launch his own startup.

1 Lakh Entrepreneurs Vie For 1500 “Start Up India” Passes

1 Lakh Entrepreneurs Vie For 1500 “Start Up India” Passes

The Indian entrepreneur community is early awaiting the announcements that are expected to be unveiled at the Start India event to be organized in New Delhi on the 16th of this month. Such is the interest around that event that an astonishing 1,00,00 people have registered for the passes. Sadly, there are as few as 1,500 passes available.

Mumbai Taxi Drivers Take Uber-Ola Head On; Launch Own App

Mumbai Taxi Drivers Take Uber-Ola Head On; Launch Own App

Mumbai taxi drivers haven’t been the biggest fans of cab hailing companies Uber and Ola. Seeing their business slip away from beneath their feet, they’ve resorted to protests, strikes, and political posturing to get these companies out of Mumbai. But their efforts have been in vain – consumers have responded with their feet, and Ola and Uber have made rapid inroads into the city.

But now Mumbai’s iconic “kaali-peeli” taxi owners are trying to take on cab hailing startups at their own game.

Idea And Founder Determine Support To Startup: Ratan Tata

Idea And Founder Determine Support To Startup: Ratan Tata

At the TiECON conclave, which ended in Mumbai on January 7, 2016, eminent industrialist Ratan Tata was asked how he decided on investments in startups. He replied, “I am intrigued by a startup if it has an interesting concept that excites me… Second is what I feel about the founders…whether they have passion and innovation in what they do.

Top 6 Most Sought-After Startup Jobs In 2016 And What They Do

Top 6 Most Sought-After Startup Jobs In 2016 And What They Do

While job roles for most companies are more or less similar, some jobs are a reflection of the current economy. India’s in the midst of booming startup culture. Most of these startups operate online, and often ecommerce, the man power required has shaped accordingly. We crunched some data on the various job portals and startup communities in India and found the following job roles were the most sought after. We have also analysed some salary trends for these roles to come up with a range.

MakeMyTrip Gets A $180 Million Investment From Chinese Travel Giant Ctrip

MakeMyTrip Gets A $180 Million Investment From Chinese Travel Giant Ctrip

Leading Chinese travel company Crip has invested $180 million into MakeMyTrip. Ctrip will invest this amount through convertible bonds. In addition, MakeMyTrip has granted Ctrip permission to acquire MakeMyTrip shares in the open market, so that combined with shares convertible under the convertible bonds, Ctrip may own up to 26.6% of MakeMyTrip’s outstanding shares.

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