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First Post from Nokia E71

I wrote a very big post earlier and it failed. The trial version of Wavelog does not allow me to save and hence had to exit the editor and come back to write. Well, to begin with, I got a new Nokia E71. Yesterday, tried to search for blogging clients for Symbian and i found two – Scribe and Wavelog…

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NGO, Social Entrepreneurship, SocietyForward

Social Entrepreneurs in India – Part 1

I was searching for a central repository of Social Entrepreneurs in India to understand various social concerns which are being addressed. Unfortunately, when I searched for the above text “Social Entrepreneurs in India”, I could not get the relevent links, except for one link which gives me a simple, small list on Wikipedia. I decided to make a central repository…

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Entrepreneurship, HeadStart, IdeaForward, Incubation, Innovation, Startup Saturday, Strategy, Thoughts

HeadStart – Compute 2009

HeadStart has been our annual event for showcasing Startup Talents in the country. We started organizing the annual event since 2008, along with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Bangalore Chapter. Why HeadStart and ACM? HeadStart is a community of Entrepreneurs, Investors, Industry Professionals and Evangelists. We came together to contribute back to the community which has brought us to this…

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Innovation, Innovation Series

Innovation Series #7: Innovation Gap – Part 2

I wrote about how the “Auto-Rickshaw” saw stagnant innovation in the last two decades of playing active role in commuting across the country. In this post, I will be short and sweet on my observations in mobile space.  I am fortunate to be part of HeadStart, a not-for-profit organization working towards building entrepreneurial eco-system in India. We have been active…

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Going the iPod Way

Long ago, not so long ago, when the world was just welcoming mp3 players, I was in London and felt the need to have a portable music player which I can carry along. I brought a Creative Zen 20 GB player which can play WAV and MP3 format music. On Windows operating system, when you plug it in, it opens…

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Innovation, OpenSource, SocietyForward

Interesting OpenSource Sites

Over the period of time, organizations have evolved and changed the way they played the game. Once upon a time, organizations were masters in what they produced and most of the time played their cards well. With the growth of Internet, organizations have not only capitalized the advantages, but also working day and night to grow along with their competition.…

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Social Entrepreneurship, SocietyForward

Banking on Social Change – Seeking Financial Solutions for All

I am a bit late in writing about this project, but this is an initiative from ChangeMakers, an organization associated with Ashoka for providing Social and Financial Security for the rural poor.  The competition is being supported by the Citi Group and there is a cash award of $5000 for the winning team/innovation.  There have been around 280 entries from 43 countries who have sent their innovation…

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eBook's and eBook Reader

After a gap of more than 3 months, I am back to my blog. No reasons for the disturbance in updating my bolg, but just that every time I wanted to write, something was pulling me back. Today, I decided to write and wanted to start with something which interests me and also, might interest many others. Recently, in June…

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Entrepreneurship, Innovation Series

Innovation Series #5 – What is Entrepreneurship?

The spirit of Entrepreneurship – the notion of human progress, development, achievement and change – motivates and energizes the people and organizations that improve our lives. 5 out of 10 people today want to be entrepreneurs. Why? Is the term fascinating or gives a social status? Is entrepreneurship new? No. It did exist since the beginning of human race. This…

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