Start Ups & Entrepreneurship

  • Sonu Sood backs post K-12 mentoring startup Intercell, comes on board as Co-Founder
    New Delhi [India]: Youth icon Sonu Sood and Post K-12 Mentoring startup Intercell have announced a strategic alliance to assist the youth by providing seamless and affordable career mentoring services through technology solutions. The collaboration aims to provide career advice and direction to new Graduates and Young Professionals through mentoring by leading Industry professionals across the world.Post pandemic, there is a growing need to guide and assist career aspirants, especially in challenging times, amidst the plethora of opportunities available to them. Intercell solves the problem of finding the right mentors to guide students and professionals. Arunabh Varma, Founder and CEO Intercell, remarked, “We are extremely excited to partner with Sonu Sood to establish the category of Mentoring in India. He is a Youth Icon with a massive following and will help Intercell to position itself in both the B2C and B2B category. We aim to provide seamless Mentoring services to Graduates and Young Professionals. To uncover the secret of a successful career, our network of Global Mentors come to the aid of innumerable students and professionals across the globe.” Commenting on this partnership, Sonu Sood said, “It is very important to help Graduates and Young professionals succeed in their careers. With the help of technology now we will bring the best Mentors from the world to give Career Mentoring to our youth in India.” This story is provided by Mediawire. ANI will not be […]
  • 91mobiles and ImageKit.io join hands
    New Delhi: ImageKit, a global image Content Delivery Network (CDN) for real-time image optimization, resizing, and image upload has partnered with one of the largest gadget research websites in India 91mobiles to help them to cut their bandwidth cost and enable the delivery of super-fast high-resolution gadget images to its users. 91mobiles.com publishes fresh content related to mobile devices, other gadgets, latest news, comparisons, reviews of new products including rich visuals, every day. With 15 million monthly visitors, 91mobiles secures its spot in the top 250 websites in India. Hence, it was important for 91mobiles to include high-quality images of the gadgets to provide an excellent browsing experience to its visitors and to improve its website’s page load size.To achieve all these milestones, 91mobiles was looking for an easy-to-implement solution and to optimize its website images across all platforms such as mobile devices or desktops. With the help of real-time image optimization solutions, the strategic association with Imagekit.io has helped 91mobiles in improving the page load speed of the website and simplifying its image delivery workflow.Commenting on its association with Imagekit.io, Bharanidharan Viswanathan, CEO, 91mobile.com said, “Effortlessly switched from our in-house image resizing solution to ImageKit. It helped make our web pages load faster on different devices and simplified our image workflow. It also helped us reduce infrastructure cost”. “ImageKit was the perfect solution for 91mobiles as we offer real-time image optimization, URL-based transformations, […]
  • 3 in 4 Indian firms feel AI/ML skill gap hampering innovation
    Nearly three in four Indian enterprises (74 per cent) feel that the lack of skills impedes overall innovation and about 30 per cent of organisations plan to focus on artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) as key areas to hire or reskill their workforce in the next six months, an IDC report said on Monday. With an aim to meet business goals along with accelerated digital transformation, the IDC report showcased how lack of skills impacts meeting the business objectives. “About 76 per cent of respondents said that lack of skill sets in employees impacts customer experience/customer satisfaction and profit growth. Reskilling workforces would help them in staying ahead of the technology adoption curve, meet changing business demands, and customer expectations,” explained Rishu Sharma, Associate Research Director, Cloud and AI at IDC India. About 50 per cent of those surveyed find it significantly difficult to develop softer, non-technical skills in the next six months. “Organisations must start with relatively small training investments, and should examine outcomes to understand how well skill development initiatives are working,” added Swapnil Shende, Senior Market Analyst, Artificial Intelligence at IDC India. Enterprises should identify skill shortages and target areas/departments that should undergo skill enhancement. “While technology skills such as AI, ML, and cloud become critically important for organizations to target new revenue opportunities, enterprises are becoming aware of employee reskilling and upskilling,” the report noted. The report provided insights into organizations’ […]
  • Biden drops case against TikTok, ByteDance: US Court Document
    Washington, Jul 13: President Joe Biden has asked a US court to dismiss his predecessor Donald Trump’s case against the Chinese social video platform TikTok and its parent ByteDance, a court document revealed. “Defendants-appellants hereby move to voluntarily dismiss this appeal, with each party to bear its own fees and costs for the appeal,” the document, filed in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that named TikTok as the plaintiff and Biden as the defendant, said on Monday.The September 24 appeal was originally filed by the Trump administration after the court denied the former president’s bid to legally outlaw TikTok and ByteDance in the United States. Earlier in June, Biden cancelled at the government level Trump’s executive order to ban TikTok.While Biden has undone most of Trump’s executive orders on immigration, climate change and other matters, he has left intact his predecessor’s tariffs imposed on China, indicating he might use them to pressure Beijing into making concessions on trade and other issues.
  • Facebook Partners With VC Fund Stellaris To Help SMEs Scale Quickly
    Facebook today announced its tie-up with the VC fund Stellaris Venture Partners to scale young businesses by providing them with timely digital skilling support. The partnership is a part of Facebook’s VC Brand Incubator Program, which is an industry-first initiative for building the ecosystem for SMB growth in the country along with leading venture capital funds. It aims to provide young businesses with timely business skilling and customised training to improve key profitability levers such as new customer acquisition, reach, and brand engagement. Talking about the VC Brand Incubator Program, and the latest partnership with Stellaris Venture Partners, Archana Vohra, Director, Small and Medium Businesses at Facebook India said, “Facebook is committed to the economic recovery of India, and as we mark the two years’ milestone for the program, we are delighted to partner with Stellaris Venture Partners to help early stage SMBs to unleash their true potential to grow and scale their business.” Stellaris Venture Partners is an early stage, technology-focused venture capital firm working with SMBs such as Boldcare, Beepkart, CredFlow, Propelld, Whatfix and many more. Their investment focus areas include global software companies with an India advantage, as well as tech businesses solving India-specific problems. Rahul Chowdari, Partner/Co-Founder, Stellaris Venture Partners, said, “Startups and small businesses are going to be the key drivers of growth and employment in the future and programs like the VC Brand Incubator will go a long way to […]
  • Gurugram-based startup develops air purifier that ‘kills’ 99% coronavirus
    O2Cure, a Gurugram-based startup, has developed a product to neutralise SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The Plug & Play product is designed with RGF’s patent PHI technology by the company which is a leading air purification solutions provider in the country. The claims that RGF’s patented REME with PHI-Cell technology has been successfully tested by CCMB-CSIR virology lab in India for reduction of SARS-CoV-2 by 97.48 per cent and by Innovation Bio-Analysis lab in USA for reduction of SARS-CoV-2 virus by 99 per cent from air and surface.  It said that Plug & Play is a lightweight purifier which kills SARS-COV-2 or Covid-19 from air and surfaces 99.63% within one hour. Kartik Singhal, founder of O2Cure, said that the product has been designed to cater to the need of Indian and abroad consumers, especially in densely populated cities where people are vulnerable to air pollution. He said that other products also prevent from other air contaminants. The machine, he said, has grilles that suck the air in and release purified air from the vents, covering an area of 500 sq ft. “The company’s special expertise offers the much-needed sense of security as we prepare for the new normal. I am hopeful that this will change people’s lives for good and bringing a sense of safety around their environment,” Singhal, who founded O2Cure in 2019, said. “The mission is to reduce the number of lives […]
  • Itel likely to launch 4K Android TVs in India in July
    Itel is expected to unveil a range of new 4K Android TVs in July for Indian consumers. It has revealed some of the important features of the new television range. Here is what we know so far. The new television will have a big screen and ultra-bright display. We can certainly expect a 55-inch variant. However, there could be other sizes as well, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday. The new android television portfolio is likely to be aesthetically better and will come equipped with better technological features such as a better processor, powerful sound quality through 24W Dolby audio along with the latest android version. It is expected that the latest Android TVs will target the upper-middle-income group, residing across the country who are quality seekers and are looking for an upgrade or planning to buy an additional TV in their house, sources said. Last year, itel forayed into the TV segment and is consistently adding better and bigger variants to its portfolio. The I-series range from itel has witnessed massive success in the market with its premium and solid technology features. The company has also launched Android TVs in March under its G-series. The brand has been registering its progression from mobile phones to Home entertainment by expanding its TV portfolio. One of the interesting facts of itel is that it talks about its TV features in a user-friendly language making it […]
  • Eufy by Anker launches smart robotic vacuum cleaner G30
    Eufy by Anker on Thursday expanded its robotic vacuum cleaner line-up with Robovac G30 Hybrid in India. The G30 Hybrid brings together vacuuming and wet mopping capabilities in one modestly designed robot. With smart navigation, app control and Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant voice-command support, the robotic cleaner is available for Rs 23,999 on Amazon India, the company said in a statement. “Amid rising Covid cases and lockdowns, using floor-cleaning robots to reduce human intervention yet maintain hygiene is a wise choice. Robovac G30 Hybrid is a modern wonder with incredible features a 2-in-1 sweep and wet mopping options to make your daily life much easier than beforem,” said Gopal Jeyaraj, Country Head and SAARC, Anker Innovations. The robotic cleaner sets the ‘Boundary Strips’ that allow the user, to exclude the areas to clean. The device uses specialised dual-Hall Sensors to detect the Boundary Strips you set, ensuring it only cleans the areas required. Robovac G30 runs on the second-generation of ‘BoostIQ’, which automatically optimizes 2000pa suction power according to the type of floor it’s cleaning or how much dirt it detects, the company said. With both vacuuming and mopping capabilities, RoboVac G30 Hybrid, G30 also includes disposable and reusable mop cloths for complete cleaning freedom. G30 supports multiple cleaning modes and auto-clean scheduling that ensures an effortless flow, which can be tracked via ‘Eufy Home App’ with a complete control history.
  • Government of India rolls out ₹945 crores fund for Start-ups
    Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Monday formally unveiled a Start-ups India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) to handhold and financially support early-stage Start-ups across 300 incubation centres, almost three months after the Centre announced the plan. According to the commerce ministry, the fund is expected to benefit around 3,600 Start-ups and boost the Start-ups ecosystem, particularly in tier-2 and 3 cities. The fund aims to provide financial assistance to Start-ups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials and market entry. A sum of ₹945 crore has been allocated for the fund. Goyal said the SISFS will “secure seed funding, inspire innovation, support transformative ideas, facilitate implementation and start a Start-ups revolution”. He said the scheme will create a robust Start-ups ecosystem, particularly in non-metros, “which are often deprived of adequate funding”. The minister said he would like to encourage innovators from rural areas to come forward and benefit from this scheme. Grants of up to ₹5 crore shall be provided to eligible incubators selected by an expert committee. They shall be offered grants of up to ₹20 lakh for validation of proof of concept, prototype development or product trials. Furthermore, investments of up to ₹50 lakh shall be provided to Start-ups for market entry, commercialization or scaling up through convertible debentures or debt-linked instruments. Goyal said this scheme is being launched within three months of its announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and […]
  • Women entrepreneurs are changing the society
    The CEO of Anthill creations, Pooja Rai has a vision to bring about ” interactive erudition climates in public spaces with a primary focus on sustainability “, by using recycled outfit to construct accessible play areas in remote corridor of India.
  • ‘Geetika’ is the Big dream of a small town girl
    For Geetika it’s a mission. She believes personality development should be treated like the rest of the subjects and education system should focus on it. If you want to empower youth, train them professionally.
  • Coin Size Device Developed to Prevent Amputation
    The light-weight device has clamps in such a way that it holds both the open-ends of the damaged blood vessel. The vessels, which are minuscule, become difficult to operate on.