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I am happy to have been invited for being one of the juries for the “sprint” sessions of Tamil Nadu Innovation Grand Challenge (TNIGC), an initiative by Tamil Nadu Government’s Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute (EDII) to support ideas of budding startups and to provide a seed money of Rs. 5 Lakhs for each of the winning team. It was a privilege to share the jury duty with leaders of the startup ecosystem in the…

IIT Madras Incubation Cell along with TiE Chennai had organised a one-day exhibition today – Chennai Demo Day, a marketplace for businesses. The venue was the spacious IIT Madras Research Park, Taramani. For the last few years, IIT Madras has been successfully incubating startups in the areas of rural, social and technology. Today, the public and investor community got a chance to see many of these companies with their solutions for clean energy, healthcare, education, mobility…

Every year, TiE Chennai organizes their annual mega event celebrating entrepreneurship called TiECON where we get to hear talks by industry leaders and panel discussions by experts and rising stars. This year too was no different and this post is from my notes. Yesterday it was the awards night which celebrated entrepreneurs from various fields. The lifetime achiever award was presented to Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of…

I wrote a response to the above question that was asked in Quora, which I am sharing below (with a bit of tweaking). As an entrepreneur for last two decades, I have seen this “hesitation” often and used to wonder why?. I will list few of them that come to my mind, in no particular order. After you graduate, when deciding between a job or starting on your own, you are generally given the advice…

TiE Chennai is one of the well run voluntary organisations in the city that’s aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and fostering networking amongst its members. Every year, it’s annual TiECON is a mega event featuring talks by industry leaders and panel discussions by experts and rising stars. This year too was no different. Pitchfest: In parallel to breakouts, there was “Pitchfest”, which was speed dating for investors and start-ups. Along with Kritik & Venkatesh, Directors of Anjana…