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5 ways Startups Can Benefit from Incubators
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5 ways Startups Can Benefit from Incubators

An entrepreneur can have a brilliant idea that solves a real problem or has great utility, but making money from it is a different game altogether. Often young entrepreneurs struggle when it comes to executing their business plan and commercializing the idea. Most do not have a business background. Starting up needs active guidance and mentoring. For today's startups, one of the best ways to get funded and set out on the path towards growth and success is to join business incubators.  To see if an incubator is right for you consider the following 5 ways they can help startups grow. Low cost co-working space: Investing in getting a proper office for an early stage entrepreneur is a costly business. Hence incubators with their co-working spaces become a favourable optio...
Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera
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Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera

Funders Gallery Founders are responsible for building companies for creating the right culture to promote innovation and growth. The company’s vision should be an interpretation of their own ideas and execution. An idea requires funding in its journey and angel investors are the ones who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Ankush Gera, the Founder/CEO at Junglee Games is a stage agnostic angel investor. He previously founded Monsoon Company, a boutique software company that was acquired by Capital One which helped Yammer, TOMS, Zazzle, HP, and other fortune 100 clients launch their mobile experiences. Ankush is a limited partner in funds Metastable, Upshift, Fearless.vc, Tandeme, Kae Capital and a Venture Partner at Unshackled. He is on the board of Kunai, Kintohub and
Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl
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Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl

Funders Gallery We believe ideas are worthless until you get then out of your head and see what they do and it it is a base when it comes to business as a whole. Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Kunal is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal Private Limited, India's largest no-frills, value focused marketplace. Previously, he has also worked at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and Microsoft in the US. Kunal is an engineer from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a business degree from The Wharton School. He loves backpacking through ...
Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor: Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma
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Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor: Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma

Funders Gallery We believe an idea is a base of a pyramid when it comes to business as a whole.Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Dr. Apoorv Sharma is the cofounder & President of Venture Catalysts - Asia’s first integrated incubator and has been rated No. 1 Early Stage Investor in 2017 by leading national media. He is also Board Member at TiE Mumbai and one of the founding fathers of startup ecosystem in India. He has created over dozen incubators & accelerators, incubation funds and family office funds i.e. VentureNursery, Amity Inn
Founders Recharge Station: Important Lessons From Sundar Pichai
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Founders Recharge Station: Important Lessons From Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, the Chief Executive Officer of Google, was born and bought up in a middle class family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He spent most of his childhood living in a modest two bedroom apartment with his parents and grew up living a restricted life. Pichai earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in Mettalurgical Engineering. After completing his education from IIT Kharagpur and Stanford University, Pichai took the biggest leap of his life by joining Google in 2004 where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS. He was also largely responsible for  Google Drive. In addition, he went on to oversee the development of other applications such as Gmail and&...
Founders Recharge Station: Earlypad Introduces Multi Millionaire Robert Herjavec
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Founders Recharge Station: Earlypad Introduces Multi Millionaire Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec is a star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the CEO of cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group. The multi millionaire entrepreneur is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was a bit of a mess, partying, hanging out,” he says season 9 of “Shark Tank.” “People would say, ‘What do you want to do with your life?’ I’d go, ‘Ah, it doesn’t matter.’” But at the age of 21, his father's words gave him
How to Register a Startup in India
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How to Register a Startup in India

Thinking about to give up your day job which has a time limit, to full fill your dream of starting your own business? Indeed, you want to give a shot to your startup idea? “Startup” is a buzz word that is popular all over the world. Overwhelming motivation from success stories of startups can fill you with zeal to carry out the services to conquer the market. This excitement of conquering the market can make you forget to ask an important question. The question is “How to register a startup in India?” The prior step for carrying out services of any business is to register your startup to avoid future legal copyright issues and many more. Registering a startup protects your rights on your organization, the idea of services, permits and many more. Now that we have learned why an
Lessons To Start Your Business
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Lessons To Start Your Business

The biggest challenges to starting and growing a business include: Coming up with a great product or service. Having a strong plan and vision for the business. Not having sufficient capital and cashflow. Finding great employees. Firing bad employees quickly in a way that doesn’t result in legal liability. Working more that you expected. Not getting discouraged by rejections from customers. But here are some key lessons for you starting your business. https://www.facebook.com/earlypad/videos/616214182261692/ Stay tune with Earlypad for more updates.
What Do Angel Investors Look For Before Investing in Startups?
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What Do Angel Investors Look For Before Investing in Startups?

Startup Founders should be well prepared when pitching their startup companies to angel investors . The failure to have reasonable answers to the probable questions will decrease the likelihood of the entrepreneur’s company to receive funding and support by investors. The following is a list of key questions all entrepreneurs should be well prepared to answer during their investor pitch:    So, expect that you will need to cover the following: What does the company do?What is unique about the company?What big problem does it solve?How big is the market opportunity?Where are the headquarters?        Opportunity in the Market   You will need to showcase that the market opportunity is meaningfully large and growing. You wi
10 Steps to Validate Your Business Idea
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10 Steps to Validate Your Business Idea

An idea is struck as a cyclone in your head and you have a feeling, this is going to be the "next big thing" in the market. Saving a business idea with series of sticky notes on your desktop doesn’t get you anywhere. The real quest starts when you ask yourself whether this business idea works or not. For a beginner stage entrepreneur immediate question should be “How do I validate my business idea?” To rescue such beginner stage Entrepreneurs, we have come up with some simple steps, which can help to validate your business idea. 1. Surf Your Idea The first step in validating your business idea doesn’t take much of your time. Take your mobile out browse the idea, go deep into the internet to check whether your idea exists in the market or not. Remember, business ideas are al