Category: Technology and Startups


4 Indian Tech Companies To Watch Out For 2017

The first edition of the Technology Issue summit was held at the Shangri La Hotel in Bangalore. The event organized by Onion Fans, Technology Issue, XPRESSN and and Cyber Carrier saw VC funds from China interact with their Indian counterparts. The highlight of the event will be the Demo Day to be held tomorrow which […]


Boom Time for EduTech Startups in India

India’s public education infrastructure is crumbling unable to cope with the rising demands of the millennial population. Many education startups have cropped up over the past few years who are trying to address issues facing the sector. EduTech Startups in India have managed to raise more than US$ 200 million from Investors over the last […]


SaaS and Cloud Software for Indian Startups

Indian Startups have slowly woken up to the opportunity that Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) represents. In the last decade SaaS software has found large scale adaptation among small businesses. This has led to the creation of behemoths like and, that today drive the infrastructure of startups in Europe and the United States. took more […]

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Startup Incubators in Bangalore, India

Bangalore is the startup capital of India. Period. All you entrepreneurs in Gurgaon and Hyderabad can eat your heart out but none of you can afford to wear this crown. In the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking collated by a research firm, Bangalore is the top Indian city for startups and is globally ranked at the […]

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6 Startup Ideas for 2-5 Lakhs

Becoming an Entrepreneur is the best decision anyone could have taken for their career. There used to be a time when government employees were considered the most eligible bachelors by parents of prospective bridegrooms because they had job security. That was a time when the Indian economy was a socialist economy and jobs were scarce. […]

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Purple Hide – Design Your Shoes Online !

Buying designer shoes online in India is passe, now you can choose to design and build your own custom high heels all on the Internet! The folks behind this innovation are Purple Hide, an emerging e-commerce fashion hub for custom built shoes. We caught up with them for a free-wheeling chat this week, excerpts follow […]

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How to Get a .com domain for Rs 99 only!

Many of our website readers who want to start their own blog under, have asked us if is is possible to get a completely free .com domain without having to pay money or giving your credit card details. Some readers also contacted us regarding advertisements they had seen online, given by Survey websites who […]

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Startup Visa at Prince Edward Island

The Canadian Federal Government launched it’s Startup Visa Program three years ago in April 2013. This unique program grants Permanent Residency in Canada to qualifying immigrant entrepreneurs from around the world. The start-up visa program has an annual quota of 2,750 applications. Entrepreneurs selected in this program are also offered subsidized office space and fund […]

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KStart – Seed Funding

Seed Funding or seed capital refers to an investor investing capital in a new company and is in return offered an equity stake in that company. This type of funding originated in the United States where rich tech billionaires invested small sums of money in promising startups. The term “seed” refers to the early stage […]

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7 Things Startups can learn from Google

Thomas Korte a former Googler who is now considered an expert in the world of startups and entrepreneurship speaks about lessons he learnt at Google. After Thomas left Google, he went on to found AngelPad, a startup accelerator based in San Francisco and New York. In this talk Thomas Korte talks about his background  and […]

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Digital-India Programme – 10 Facts

On 20th August 2014, the Digital India programme was approved by the Union Cabinet under the leadership of India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Digital India programme seeks to transform India from a predominantly rural agrarian society to a digitally empowered knowledge economy. The Digital India programme has been envisaged by Department of Electronics […]

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Free Business & Entrepreneurship Courses Online 2014

Udemy an online education company for entrepreneurs, designers, and anyone wanting improve their “real-world” skills has a free section with 100 of free courses for Entrepreneurs. Check them out at the link below Free online courses for Entrepreneurs 2014 You can also create your own course and earn money online at Udemy Teach Online […]

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Google Rise Awards – Apply today

Google RISE Awards are designed to support organizations that promote access to Computer Science education and give students aged 7-18 the opportunity to become creators – and not just consumers – of tomorrow’s technological innovations. Google awards funding to, and partners with organizations running programs that inspire, engage, and retain students on a long-term path […]

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Microeconomics Principles – Free Online Certificate Course

Coursera is offering a free online certificate course from the University of Iillinois on Microeconomic Principles, the course provides an introduction to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. The course will also focus on the nature and functions of product markets, the theory of the firms under […]

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Social Media and Online Payments in India – White Paper

The Convergence of Social Media and Payments in India and Southeast Asia By Amit Sethi Extracts from the report  The proliferation of social media is quickly changing the way some customers in India, Southeast Asia and around the world interact with financial institutions (FIs). Using smartphones and other Internet-enabled mobile devices, customers are selecting when […]

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Indian App – Smart Rickshaw Network wins Innovation Challenge

India’s Aadhar Bhalinge is the winner of m2Work, a World Bank-sponsored online challenge seeking the best ideas for spurring the job-creation potential of mobile phones. The competition organized by Nokia and infoDev, a World Bank innovation and technology entrepreneurship program, drew a total of 939 ideas, 96% of which came from developing and emerging economies. […]

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World Bank and Google announce Map Maker collaboration

Last week, the World Bank and Google announced an agreement aimed at improving the ability of developing countries to access a web-based community mapping tool and data to help better monitor public services, and improve disaster and humanitarian response efforts. Most developing countries do not have basic local data about where schools, hospitals, or water points are […]

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Technology Pioneers 2012 Report – World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum this month released it’s Technology Pioneers 2012 Report. The report recognizes companies, normally in a start-up phase, from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies, and hold promise of significantly impacting the way business and society operate. The 2012 list includes several Indian […]

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India’s First Free Healthcare Assistance Service launched by Religare Technologies

Religare Technologies, one of India’s leading healthcare technology companies, yesterday announced the launch of HealthLine 24×7 – India’s first phone-based and web-based healthcare information assistance service. HealthLine 24×7 HealthLine 24×7 is a Health Information Helpline and Assistance platform that offers identical yet complementary service over two channels – voice media through phone and digital media […]


Suvidhaa gets US$ 7 Million Funding from IFC

IFC, a part of the World Bank has invested US$7 million in Suvidhaa’s Inforserve.Norwest Venture Partners and Reliance Venture Asset Management were the other two investors who took part in the second round of funding.Suvidhaa Infoserve Pvt. Ltd offers e-services to customers who are looking for travel, utility, e-Governance and entertainment related services. Suvidhaa will […]


Bangalore techie takes local garage sales online

By Team DNA , DNA-Daily News & Analysis Shivakumar Ganesan was content with his job at Yahoo and then Flipkart, an online bookstore until early this year when he was looking out to buy a used refrigerator. Not knowing where to turn to strike the right deal, Ganesan decided to set up Roopit — a […]

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UIDAI selects Accenture,Mahindra Satyam to implement Biometric Solution for Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has selected three Biometric Solution agencies and awarded contract to consortiums led by M/s Accenture, Mahindra Satyam~Morpho and L1 Identity Solutions to implement the core biometric identification system in for the “Aadhaar” programme. The goal of the programme is to provide each Indian resident with a unique identification […]