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E-Week India

Six lakh people from 30 cities attended six days of entrepreneurial activities led by 70,000 students of E Cells (Entrepreneurship Cells) from 512 member institutes of the National Entrepreneurship Network as part of Entrepreneurship Week India. The week-long campaign that advocated support for entrepreneurship concluded on 13th February with a Championship Awards Ceremony and launch of NEN E Clubs at ...

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Tiffin Time!

Mumbai’s dabbawallas started it, but many enterprising people have taken it further. Priya Chaphekar catches up with some dabbawallas with a difference Green Veggies Owner: Nimit Shah When did you start with Green Veggies and what made you get into this business? I started off with Green Veggies in 2006, when I was in college. My idea was to start ...

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Young achievers – HR college Mumbai students start his own book store

Aditya Malkani Background: Student of HR College At just 19, Aditya has done way more than what some people hope to achieve in a lifetime. Apart from doing all that a student needs to do, he makes time for several worthy and intriguing projects. One of his most impressive ventures so far is the Foreword Bookstore. Started in July 2007, ...

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Make your own road

What goes up, must come down. But just how much – we finally have some idea! Placement statistics from IIMA confirm the worst fears of the graduating MBA class. The average domestic salary is down 32%. Foreign offers have dried up. Big recruiters are missing or making just a token offer or two. The placement process was officially closed after ...

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A breath of fresh air

In this age of fast consumption and wasteful usage of fuel, someone who starts out on his own to help people use renewable sources of energy and become environment friendly is a breath of fresh air (pun unintended). Meet IIT Roorkee alumni Mayank Agarwal and Sudhir Manchanda, who gave up cushy jobs to fight climate change. Tell us about yourselves. ...

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Dabba with a Difference!

Picture a first year MMS classroom where a lecture on Perspective Management is being conducted. Mr Alok Sharma, the lecturer, asks students to formulate a business plan for any product of their choice. One of the casual classroom presentations, by one particular group, becomes the reason why three students might never take up a campus placement offer. For the students ...

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Meet Kaushalendra -The Vegetable vendor from IIMA

  He is a topper from IIM Ahmedabad. He’s shy. He loves Bihar. He speaks broken English. And he is a vegetable vendor! Meet Kaushalendra, a desi young man currently doing some pioneering work in the field of vegetable retail. 1) What inspired you to be an entrepreneur and start doing something on your own? Did you always want to ...

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Career Chut-spa

This year 11 IIM A grads and one from IIM Calcutta have opted out of placement to start their own companies. This is now a yearly phenomenon. In the spirit of the season then, Rashmi Bansal has the dope on a company started by Bschool grads of 2004 vintage. No, it’s not a dotcom, tech or consulting start up but ...

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