She was surviving on the meagre savings doing part time work but her passion to make many innovative circuit boards, FPGA chips that could act as video screens, sound generators, etc. helped her to focus on her strengths & finally got the first ‘engineering’ job. Continue reading Jeri Ellsworth: The Life Journey: Episode 2
In this episode, Jeri shares the story of her adventures with dirt car racing, learning the basic of building and racing cars from Duke Southard, selling computers through her initial entrepreneurial journey , “Computers Made Easy”, the humbling moments, life lessons and much more. Continue reading Jeri Ellsworth : The Life Journey: Episode 1
Adam calls the Millo Air, the 2.0 version as the ‘Silent Blender’. He demonstrated this during the interview and even at 1200 rpm, there was hardly any sound. The initial blender from Millo was developed with a focus on user experience, design and convenience. The team behind this wanted to improve this offering and has now launched the new version where they are using the help of a magnetic drive to rotate the blades. Continue reading Blend it like Millo, Smart blender from Lithuania based food tech startup
“They are all consuming content, following the teams, going to games, it is a social avenue for people – going to pub watch the game, etc. While doing that they are constantly trading opinions and knowledge, up until now lot of that has been in ether. Who actually knows his football, is it the one who is always yapping or the quiet guy, whereas now you can come in to FutNut , make your predictions and see how you rank against everybody else. So now the talking is over and let us see who actually knows their football. ” – Alan Loughrey. Continue reading Futnut: Galway based Football Fantasy App founder Alan says his platform gives ‘thrills without the spills’
Indian Startup ecosystem is on an exponential rise. Even when the globe was going through a slow pace in the last 2 years, some of the Startups in India were steadily attracting investments and making their mark. Hurun India recently released a detailed report about the existing Unicorns and the future probable Unicorns from India. As per the report , India has 51 Unicorns. Almost … Continue reading Apna time ayega: Unicorn in less than 2 years
We coined the word Desintox from De’sintox /Detox in French. It means rehabilitation especially from drugs. It is true for Disability as well. The affected person won’t be able to get out of it even though they try hard. So we thought Desintox to be a considerable name for a company that tries to enable people and help them to be able/ease their life/rejuvenate them to the maximum possible extend Continue reading Kerala Startup providing unique Detox for the Specially abled people
Ganesh Pai, the founder of Dontmemorise.com has a dream to teach 1 billion students.
The YouTube channel of Dontmemorise.com has 1.39 Million subscribers as of today. The daily views garnered by them is 250,000. So by the time complete watching this 45 minutes interview of Ganesh, Dontmemorise.com YouTube channel would have got additional 10,000 views.
Techgentsia is the winner of India Government’s Video Conference Solution Challenge
Joy gives complete credit of this achievement to his team. He said “the team has worked 24*7 to come out with this prototype in just one month’s time”. This 10 year old startup is based out of Kochi and has 50 engineers working with them. They have specialized in the research and development of audio and video based conference solutions for the last 10 years.
I started working when I was 12 years old & have lot of varied experience working in different sectors. I have worked at Burger King, worked as a Real Estate consultant, and many other sectors. Building bridges in 3D, flying Drones, etc. was the last few things I did before starting TotalCtrl. But we (my co founder & myself) started TotalCtrl with our own experience of working in a grocery store. We spent a lot of time walking around the aisles looking for products which were about to expire / expired. This food was not given out to charity. It was just wasted.
Future Plans for TotalCtrl: Take Out the World 🙂 The plan is to scale our Solutions. Make the most of this situation, provide technology and make more holistic solutions. Make sure we can prevent food waste & make the value chain more Sustainable.
“I talked to a guy who told me that Telecom is a cool thing where money can be made even while you are asleep & that triggered my entry into telecom” says Dave Erickson, Founder & CEO of FreeConferenceCall.com.
The Co – founder and Co – CEO of NYC based startup Upfluence, one of the leading influencer marketing platforms, Vivien Garnes shared details about his journey – from sleepless nights selling neck ties to becoming the founder of a company which is helping Brands to market their products. Upfluence is pioneering quite a lot: from AI-assisted influencer suggestions and fake follower detection to language recognition technology. Continue reading The Trending I of Marketing : Influencer. To Crack the Code: Look Up-fluence
“My most recent skill, STEM Party, is my favorite. Today, no one would deny the importance of an education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students. STEM Party is a math and science quiz game where kids can increase their knowledge. I really like this skill because it is the first skill that I added APL too! Since it has buttons on certain screens, the user can respond using touch or voice. It also saves the user’s total score and highest streak to DynamoDB so the user can attempt to beat it each time they come back.” Continue reading Alexa, Who is Aariv Modi? : “An Eleven year old Alexa Programmer building Cool Skills”
Mastercard is touching the lives of the customer at numerous expected and unexpected junctures. Brand logo sound, macarons, restaurants ( there is one in Rome International Airport as well known as Bistro), helping Girls learn technology (Girls4Tech initiative), supporting farmers (helping small scale farmers connect with buyers), coming out with global destination information with details of city wise spends (Bangkok tops the list in regard with destination & Dubai tops the list in regard with per day spend by travelers) & so on , Mastercard definitely keeps reminding people that – some things are Priceless, for everything else there is Mastercard. Continue reading Start Something Priceless : Mastercard : A Brand that believes in creating lasting impressions
I wanted to teach 100 kids. My dad pushed me to teach a million kids. Currently, as we speak, if I consider YouTube, Don’t Memorise website and Udemy where we have some course materials, the total views are approximately 70 Million.
If you have a need and have the budget to buy a car , then this might be the best time to make that decision. The discounts are at all time high, plus you can bargain and get some waivers / discount on insurance, get some free accessories ,etc. The resale value for the car you purchase now vs something you would have purchased post April 2020 will get nullified with the current upfront discount. Also consider the fact that you will be trying to sell this car by 2022-23 & by that time the market situation might have completely changed. So there is no guarantee that a car bought post April 2020 will fetch you a great resale value.
There is going to be a great transition happening in the Automotive industry in the next 5 years. By 2025 the whole world would have moved to shared cars, self driving cars or even flying cars & that too brands like Google and Apple getting into the Automotive sector.
What will happen when Robotics obsessed engineers get hungry and crave for quality food at affordable rates ?
Either they end up searching for new restaurants or use their passion to solve their problem.
Spyce : Affordable, Delicious & Nutritious Meals served at this Robot Restaurant by MIT engineers was one such venture started by 4 young engineers.
From wearables to hearables to flexibles, Augmented Reality to Virtual reality to Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence ; technology has impacted and enhanced all possible facets of life. So whenever you have a problem it is quite natural to turn to technology for help. The 4 hungry engineers from MIT were also not different in this. The 4 young engineers, Michael Farid, Kale Rogers, Luke Schlueter, & Brady Knight, were finding it difficult to manage quality, nutritious food at affordable cost. They were able to find places giving food at affordable price but then it was missing the quality & the restaurants which were providing quality, nutritious food were priced very high.
Food delivery is very synonymous to pizza home delivery. It goes back to as long as late 19th century when the first pizza was delivered in Italy. The evolution of food delivery has slowly and steadily moved up notches. In 2001 Pizza hut even managed to send a pizza to the space.
The next big bang moment which happened for the food / restaurant industry is the online ordering service. It was in 1995, the first online order service was started (in USA) : world wide waiter, now known as waiter.com. At that time they used to deliver food from approx 60 restaurants in Silicon Valley.
Technology is undergoing a paradigm shift and has transitioned at a supersonic speed in the last couple of years. Things which you would have never imagined is happening right in front of your eyes. Be it the hearables like Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, etc. or the wearables like Apple smart watch, Fitbit, rings activated with locker passwords, etc. – it is true that World is moving into a different horizon in regard with the onslaught of technology and the speed at which it is getting accepted by everyone.
Travel on the other hand has also found it’s own share of innovations with the help of the new age technology. Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Video chats, live streaming, recorded footages, etc. helps us to know about new places, new cultures , new cuisines, etc. But the urge to try this on your own is making people travel. The number of travellers have increased exponentially in the last decade. With the help of technology , people are very well aware of places that appeal to their tastes. Hashtags are the new style statement and it is also the go to search mantra. Instagram, in particular, has created a wave in this regard especially in the travel world. Insta Stories and Insta posts is helping the New Age travellers to get the knowledge of new places. But all this while the technology has only helped in creating the excitement to Travel.
Soon Travel enabled with future technologies will give a whole different experience. Be ready to get personalised welcome to the aeroplane. Artificial Intelligence & Facial Recognition will give the details of each and every passenger to the air hostess / stewards.
It is definitely a spooky feeling when you think or even read about “Death”. Suddenly lot of things appear in front of your eyes and you will feel that there is a lot that is left unattended / to be completed.
I had a similar feeling when I read about the Facebook’s ‘Memorialized’ and ‘Legacy Contact’.
So how will your name appear once you are ‘Memorialized’? –
Before I start writing Part 2 (which will be written as a separate blog post), thought of sharing the article I had written in Sep, 2014.
My 2014 article on “Picture Your Future”:-
Capturing a Picture is always a combination of Art and Science. Photographer should have the artistic view to visualize the right moment and make use of the Science of photography to capture ‘the moment’. It is very easily said than done and when it comes to business, economics, finance and management you have to be adept in capturing ‘the right moment’.
Speed of Connectivity and Connections will be the name of the game in the coming years.
‘Connectivity’ here means the literal meaning of being connected. Speed is the key word going forward. Faster you connect to the people around you, faster you will succeed in your ventures. Speed at which customers know about the company will make or break the success story of that company.
‘Connections’ capture the importance of making use of the technology around you to get connected to your customers. You need to be at each and every place where the customer will be present. Going forward Customers will not come looking for you but Companies will have to place themselves at Customer Convenient locations. You have to make use of the all technology touch points to be ‘connected’ with your customers.
Uber has become one of the best transportation support system when you don’t want to drive your own car.
Whenever I travel alone in such taxi app cab then I try to get into a conversation with the driver. Normally I start of the discussion with what is the current incentive system they have in Uber / Ola ? Is the cab owned by the driver and if yes how much does he earn a month ? Depending upon the responsiveness of the driver I tend to divert the topic to understand Consumer Buying Behaviour. Since I work with an automobile company I always try to understand the basic points considered by him before buying this car. So my set of primary research questions include : Why he bought this particular brand of car ? What is the USP? Was he offered any special discount by the automobile dealer? Whether service support was kept in mind while finalising this brand ? etc.
So as usual, I took an Uber today afternoon, and got into a conversation with the driver. I started off with my regular set of questions and the driver was very happy to answer all my questions in length. The moment I finished my set of questioning then he told me that ‘those who say that Uber drivers are not earning don’t know the earning opportunity’.
Whatsapp is now an integral part of everyone’s life and is on its way (along with WeChat,Line) to reduce/replace the use of SMS. There are lot of people who are changing their normal phones so that they can start using Whatsapp. It has brought sharing messages, images and videos on to your finger tips. The New daily record of Whatsapp : 10 Billion + messages … Continue reading WhatsApp – Whose brains are behind this App?
In this era where everything is moving towards the Digital Platform, Bitcoin is slowly taking the place of Digital Money exchange. Bitcoin is the first implementation of Cryptocurrency, a form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and management. Bitcoin protocol was designed by pseudonymous developer or group of developers under the name Satoshi Nakamato . The Bitcoin production will be halved every … Continue reading Bitcoin – The Digital Money