Thursday, July 5, 2012

Interview With Monica Gupta, Founder, Craftsvilla

Featuring Woman Entrepreneur

Monica Gupta

One road trip to Kutch (a rural part in Gujarat) changed her life. Monica built Craftsvilla after she saw an opportunity in providing access to the artisans of the collapsing handicraft industry of India.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Interview With Sheetal Wathodkar, Founder AromaOrchard

Featuring Woman Entrepreneur

Sheetal Wathodkar,
Founder Aroma Orchard

[Category: Strike the Niche Segment
Organic Products]

Sheetal Wathodkar developed breathing problems while working as a fragrance evaluator. Instead of changing her profession she found an opportunity to cater to that target segment which likes eco-friendly products and/or is allergic to synthetic perfumes. Read more to know her story.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Interview With Aparna and Rema, Hera Planners

Featuring Women Entrepreneurs
Aparna Viswanathan and Rema Sivaram, Hera Planners
[Category: Home-Sprung Business Models
Capture The Household Sector]

Aparna Viswanathan

Rema Sivaram
Hera Planners are the wedding planners who give personalized attention and arrange signature weddings for their clients. They take care of every detail and come up with holistic preparations. The client's family gets to enjoy the special occasion of wedding without the burden of co-ordination and arrangements. It is a novel idea which has its merit in the western world and is catching up fast in Indian urban market too. Aparna and Rema found Hera Planners with a vision to capitalize on their passion and to capture this market by forming Hera Planers. Read their story in an interview with these women entrepreneurs.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Interview With Sima Thakkar,

Featuring Woman Entrepreneur

Sima Thakkar,

[Category: Home-Sprung Business Models
Connect Gen-Y With Culture] is an engaging how-to website that educates second generation audiences on age-old cultural traditions and nuances in a fresh fashion. This ingenious idea was conceptualized by Sima Thakkar, who experimented with her first entrepreneurial stint when she was in colege. Read more about this interesting business concept, in my interview with Sima.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cloud Computing – The Next Norm in IT

Understanding An Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Cloud Computing Services are geared to be the next wave in the IT Industry and are all set to be the norm of the day, in about 10-15 years. It will redefine the role of IT in most of the SMEs and also in the corporate bigwigs. Almost every analyst/CIO has been found to be accommodating towards this nascent concept of IT service possibility. Though it will be premature to say how exactly the services will rule the roost, Cloud Computing is certainly taking shape in form of verticals like IaaS, Paas, and SaaS to name some. It has gone beyond the awareness stages for some of the IT behemoths and innovation envoys like IBM and Google. But for most of us it has not gone beyond the awareness stage.

Cloud Computing is definitely here to stay. Gartner in its report identifies Cloud Computing as Top 10 strategic technologies for 2011. What is Cloud Computing? In simple language, to quote from Wikipedia, ‘Cloud computing is Web-based processing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices (such as smartphones) on demand over the Internet’. It is same as using any other utility services [like electricity, water or the television cable services].