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How Zip Phone – a one man startup- got into Y Combinator

Zip Phone - How it got into Y Combinator

Even though there are hundreds of articles on what a startup should do to gain entry into the prestigious Y Combinator, Anuj- founder of Zip Phone reveals the secret to getting into the YC.


Meet The Agency – WowMakers, Cochin

Meet The Agency WowMakers, Cochin

It’s Friday again, and we are back with this weeks edition of MTA- Meet The Agency. For the first time visitors, for long we wondered if the people behind a certain design should be known or not. Irrespective of that, we would like them to be known. This week, we meet an agency, set up in Kochi – WowMakers. Interacting with few of their team members – Binoy, Jaseem and Parvathi was an experience in delight. They shared some of their Designing Mantras with us. Learning so much about their working style and tools, we can surely say, today’s MTA is one of its kind! Read on and find out why.


Turn your used electronics into gold the BlueOak Way

So much e-waste! And it will only increase in the next few years

New versions of iPhones, Galaxys, Nexuses, Tablets are rolled out every year. People keep buying them as they roll out, just because they have to own the phone with that small new feature included. With this rampant consumerism of electronics, e-waste recycling is the need of the hour. About 50 million tons of electronic waste were generated worldwide in 2012 and is expected to grow to 65.4 million tons by 2017. Putting these numbers in perspective that’s about 200 Empire State Buildings or 11 Great Pyramids of Giza!! Read on and find out how Blueoak, a California based start-up is gearing up to combat the e-waste problem.


Kickstarter changes strategy – enters its Mature Era

Kickstarter changes strategy - enters its Mature Era

Perry Chan, Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler – most of you would definitely not know these three names. On the other hand, you might know about Oculus Rift (because Facebook bought it at a whopper of a cost), Pebble (Smart-Watch!), Ouya (a gaming console with a difference), Form 1 (an affordable 3D printer). A few might know that these unique products happened because of crowdsourced funds through a website that has been synonymous to such activities –


Effective communication ain’t rocket science, in just 5 effective steps

Effective communication ain’t rocket science

Working with startups introduces one to a gamut of personalities and often a lot of engineers – sometimes they are a lot of fun to work with, but most often they aren’t the best communicators. Sometimes their skills rarely take them places, which made one wonder what is it that they are missing that the slackers and the ‘Smart Alecs’ walk away with all the accolades and the moolah.


5 mistakes startups can’t afford

5 mistakes startups can't afford

In years spent working with startups and working for startups, I learnt a few things that goes a long way in ensuring things aren’t lost in translation and that the best output is achieved. These are simple yet very crucial things that can be implemented and should be kept in mind regardless the size of a company.

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