On Tuesday (8 October), Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe talked through the main points of Budget 2020 in the Dáil. From the get-go, Donohoe was firm about the fact that there would be “no surprises” in the Budget, as the Government braces itself for whatever lays ahead after 31 October,...
Starting a new business is risky, challenging and often pretty frightening for those involved. The numbers crunched by difference sources vary slightly, but the Office of National Statistics claims that only 42 per cent of micro businesses (employing fewer than ten people), 45 per cent of small businesses (employing...
Mind-mining with start-ups: Intrcity, an OYO for smart busesWith its smart bus brand, Intrcity, RailYatri follows an OYO model - while the company is responsible for customer acquisition and owns the experience, it doesn't own the asset Goutam Das   New Delhi     Last Updated: October 28, 2019  | 20:49 IST RailYatri, which started in...
BlaBlaCar was born from a personal need. I needed to go home and spend Christmas with my family in Vendée, 400km from Paris. Unfortunately, I left it until the last minute and all the trains home were full. In the end, my sister had to make a detour to pick me up...
NetApp announced the launch of its fifth cohort of start-ups as part of NetApp Excellerator, the company’s accelerator program. The start-ups were selected based on how their products and solutions could be aligned with NetApp’s business to deliver solutions to customers. The NetApp Excellerator program has mentored 24 start-ups...
Photo courtesy of Techstars This is a big deal Birmingham. On Wednesday, state business leaders, Alabama Power and Techstars, a worldwide network that helps connect entrepreneurs to investors, mentors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies announced the formation of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator. Their objective? Attract leading-edge energy startups from around...
Eshita Kabra-Davies was prepping for her honeymoon last year when she became frustrated with her closet.Admitting now that she suffered from a “first-world problem,” Kabra-Davies wanted fun, new outfits, but didn’t want to spend big to buy items that she’d wear for one Instagram post. As she studied...
BEIJING (AFP) - China now has more privately held start-ups valued by investors at over US$1 billion (S$1.36 billion) than the United States, a report said on Monday (Oct 21). There were 206 Chinese firms out of a global total of 494 ultra-valuable start-ups - known as "unicorns" - in...
Coming up with a dedicated social media app for Pinoys such as is definitely no walk in the park, more so when it comes to presenting it in a creative, appealing, and relatable fashion. For KUMU Founder and Creative Director Clare Ros, the task of developing the brand...
China-based Hurun Research found 494 unicorns in the world, based in 25 countries and 118 cities.India, with 21 unicorns, stands a distant third to China and the US in the inaugural Hurun Global Unicorn List 2019, a ranking of the world’s billion-dollar tech start-ups compiled by the China-based Hurun...