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Free Startup Participation:10th Medica Startup Competition
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Free Startup Participation:10th Medica Startup Competition

India spends the lowest on healthcare globally. So, it is more important than ever to strengthen the infrastructure, capacity and financing for the healthcare sector in these uncertain times. Expenditure on healthcare should be given the topmost priority. The Covid-19 pandemic has attracted the government’s attention towards the inadequacies of the healthcare systems and made it realize the importance and need to invest in medical research, diagnostic services, AI & robotics in healthcare etc. Earlypad brings you one such FREE handpicked startup competition which is searching for the most outstanding solutions in the Healthcare industry. About the Competition The 10th Medica Startup Competition aims to take the connected medical innovation to an advanced level by easing the ...
Introducing Byju Raveendran, Finalist of the 22nd EY Entrepreneur of the year 2020
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Introducing Byju Raveendran, Finalist of the 22nd EY Entrepreneur of the year 2020

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) program was launched to celebrate the entrepreneurial ingenuity, share inspiring stories and recognize achievements of budding entrepreneurs. This program recognizes exceptional people who create products and services that propel local and global economies forward. Marico chairman Harsh C. Mariwala was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 who will represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from 4 – 7 June 2021. The 14 Finalists were selected by an eminent eight-member independent Jury Panel led by Uday Kotak, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank.  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of India’s largest ed-tech company, Byju Raveendran was one among the 14 finalist...
Introducing Marico chairman, Harsh Mariwala : EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020
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Introducing Marico chairman, Harsh Mariwala : EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020

Marico chairman Harsh C. Mariwala was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 .Mariwala took over the family business in 1971, the year the company’s turnover was ₹50 lakh. He set up Marico in 1990 and it has grown exponentially since. Marico, which owns brands such as Parachute and Saffola, is one of the largest and most recognisable FMCG companies in the country.  Mariwala is a visionary who has built a values-driven global organization and made a spectacular contribution to society in driving an innovation culture. Much ahead of the times, he disrupted the market and his own business with products and services which are household names today, having stood the test of time for over three decades. The key driving force for India’s rise will be our entrepreneurs, who are in...
10 Startup Success Mantras
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10 Startup Success Mantras

An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and want to create. Working in a startup you have the chance to see what differentiates the companies that ended up having success from those that ultimately fell flat. You get an opportunity to spot those lessons before making the same blunders yourself. Check out the 10 Success Mantras which startup founders and entrepreneurs must focus on in their entrepreneural journey! Mail us at reach@earlypad.com to share your thoughtful ideas. We are here to transform your ideas into successful startups!
Introducing Indian Startup “RailRestro”: Food delivery in train
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Introducing Indian Startup “RailRestro”: Food delivery in train

RailRestro provides online food in train at more than 300 railway stations in India direct from the restaurant at your seat. It is among the best E-catering services in India and committed to offering the best quality of food from favorite Restaurants during the journey. Having a large number of vendors’ networks to serve fresh, hot, and delectable food during the journey, RailRestro Specializes in delivering food in train while journey. Founder The 30-year-old, Manish Chandra is the co-founder, and director of Rail Restro whose company became an authorized e-catering service partner of IRCTC in 2017 and is currently their biggest food aggregator available through an app, website, and a call. Through its network of vendors and partnerships with restaurants within 5km radius of se...
Learn from the success story of India’s best Payment Platform : Paytm
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Learn from the success story of India’s best Payment Platform : Paytm

The founder of one of India’s most trusted technology brands,Vijay Shekhar Sharma has come a long way. As an entrepreneur, he has put his 110% effort to make his startup a success.Paytm is a payment gateway that provides payment services for customers and merchants. Year of Launch:2010 Founder:  Vijay Shekhar Sharma Industry: Fintech Estimated Valuation: $15 billion Investors: SoftBank, SAIF Partners, Alibaba Group, and Ant Financial. Paytm started out as a digital wallet in its initial days but has transformed into a completely new payments platform. It has been able to emerge as the top fintech company even after facing fierce early competition. Vijay had built his first company- ‘XS Communications’, a college-based startup that created Conte...
Introducing Angel Investor of the week: Naveen Tewari
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Introducing Angel Investor of the week: Naveen Tewari

Funders Gallery We believe Business is not easy. You need to enjoy your work and feel passionate about the problem you are fixing so you can sell your idea to others. Whether it's an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are introducing an active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Naveen is the founder of InMobi. His philosophy of constant innovation and disruption is embedded deep into the DNA of InMobians and is resonated across InMobi. His dream is to re-imagine advertising in a truly ‘user-first’ way and unlock the true potential of the mobile ecosystem. Naveen is involved in the fueling of around 30 start-ups as yet in India and has perso...
Earlypad Introduces Indian Startup of the Week: Puja Services
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Earlypad Introduces Indian Startup of the Week: Puja Services

The Vedic rituals are an integral part of Indian’s ancient culture. For ages, we have had temples full of rituals and yagyas performed by the priests. In this age of Technology, the present and upcoming generations are moving away from their cultural roots. With westernization taking over the culture, the age-old traditions are becoming extinct. To address these problems, a Hyderabad-based startup Puja services is ensuring that the Origins, History, Culture of Hinduism are not forgotten.  About Puja Services Puja Services is the most preferred Digital Platform for all Hindu Devotional needs and Spiritual services. Puja Services has been established to connect the current and future generations to Hinduism digitally. Vision Their vision is to bring "Inspiration and D...
Important Steps Startup Founders Must Follow to Raise Money
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Important Steps Startup Founders Must Follow to Raise Money

According to a recent survey, 94% of new businesses fail during the first year of operation. Lack of funding is one of the major reasons. Capital is the backbone of any business. Entrepreneurs usually ask how to raise money for their startups. Here we have listed some of the steps on how to raise startup capital for your business. 1) Decide on your Main Feature(MVP) What is the one thing that your product does very well? MVP is based on the concept that you can provide sufficient customer value by delivering minimal features that early adopters will use. A lean team can usually build one feature fast than burning out. 2) Create a prototype The prototype not only shows how the product will work but, even more importantly, it proves that you’re a knowledgeable entrepreneur de...
Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra
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Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra

Funders Gallery A startup requires money for various reasons ranging from seed capital, to promote products and to acquire technological equipment and so on. In today's world, apart from banks and financial institutions, there are various ways through which a new venture can raise funds for its requirements. One such method is to raise money from Angel Investors who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Mr. Sunil Kalra is a Board Member of Innoveda Biological Solutions. He is also a Board Member of Powermat Technologies. He has a BBA degree in Marketing and International Trade from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of Indian Angel Network and Harvard Business Angels. Professional Accomplishments Between 2003 and 2013, he was an active member of...