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Budget 2020: FM makes entrepreneurs' lives easier with new investment clearance cell

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) plans to set up an investment clearance cell for applying for licences and incentives given by both central and state governments. Separately, it is also looking at developing a single application form for all kinds of clearances and deemed approvals.

Whiteboard Capital mixes incubator, micro-VC approach

As the name suggests, Whiteboard Capital bet on founders even before their business plan is finalised and to help them refine their products, even if it means changing the model.

Young professionals are turning agripreneurs by taking up farming

Many young engineers in India are quitting their flourishing careers in MNCs, ditching their business suits and opting for farming as a profession. Most say it wasn’t the lack of jobs, but the search for a more sustainable lifestyle that prompted the move. (In pic: Abhishek Dhama and Vishal Shaukeen)

Alcis Sports is turning plastic bottles into lightweight T-shirts

Each t-shirt saves approximately 27 litres of water, uses 50% less energy to produce and reduces carbon emission by over 54%.

A mother's love inspires a whole new eco-friendly category of diapers

The eco-friendly startup commenced operations in early 2016 out of Utagi’s spare bedroom with a personal investment of Rs 24 lakh.

Karnataka government launches programme for student entrepreneurs

The programme is part of Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) and is called E-Step.

Meet the kisans with engineering degrees

Many young professionals across the country are ditching regular pay checks and AC offices for the rigours and uncertainties of sustainable farming.

Village Financial Services: Market-based impact lending for the underserved, unbanked

Considering the constraints of the banking sector in serving the poor, a funding platform setup in 1980s is helping rural entrepreneurs in building successful, sustainable business.

Padma Shri Dr. V G Patel passed away at 79, leaves an imprint on the Discipline of Entrepreneurship

An institution builder, he set up Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India in 1983 to work for potential and existing entrepreneurs.

Breath of fresh air: Nanoclean has a novel way to help city dwellers fight pollution

While, in the peak season, product sales hover between 20 - 30 lakh units per month, in the off season which is from May - August, it is around 2-3 lakh units.

Celebrating Innovation and Empowering Entrepreneurship: E summit 2k19, IIT Madras

IIT madras brings back the 4th edition of the biggest student run entrepreneurial conference in the country on March 8,9,10

Why entrepreneurs are wary of the new draft e-commerce policy

Why entrepreneurs are wary of the new draft e-commerce policy

Entrepreneurs say draft e-commerce policy appears to take protectionist approach and deters global investors.

Generating electricity for millions: Husk Power bolsters Modi's dream of power to all

Generating electricity for millions: Husk Power bolsters Modi's dream of power to all

Husk Power aims to provide electricity by using 100% renewable power with help of decentralised mini-grids.

Can PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat help healthcare startups scale?

Can PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat help healthcare startups scale?

AB-PMJAY announced in September last year, is touted as the 'world's largest government funded healthcare programme' aimed at targeting over 50 crore beneficiaries.

Siddhartha Lal wins the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year for 2018

Siddhartha Lal wins the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year for 2018

Lal will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from 6 – 8 June 2019.

A new lease of life: How Bempu's innovative wristband is saving thousands of babies

A new lease of life: How Bempu's innovative wristband is saving thousands of babies

A bracelet meant for infants, it monitors their temperature whereby parents get alerted with an audio-visual alarm when their baby gets dangerously cold.

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