Our Alumni- Benjamin Shaw & Matthew Henshall

In conversation with Matt and Ben, proud alumni of Startup Safari and members of our very first delegation in January 2016. Since then, they have successfully built BrandMeIndia together whilst continuing to work on their independent projects as well. BrandMeIndia is a company that offers editing, proof reading and translation services and has quickly grown…

HOW IS HAPPINESS LINKED TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

When you are growing up your grandma never misses a chance to tell you that the meaning of life is to be happy! But somehow every single step of your life you are pushed towards success and “being the best at things” rather than being happy. I have always battled with this disconnect of what…

Jugaad

Jugaad- the art of frugal innovation is almost a matter of pride for most Indians. The amount of ingenuity and creativity a true jugaad entails is oft awe inspiring. Source: dailymoss In a nation like India, where people are many and resources are limited, we seem innately adept at stretching out what little we may…

Safarians explore New Delhi!

Startup Safari isn’t just an intellectual endeavor for entrepreneurs to explore the Indian business world. It’s about the experience and memories the Safarians build while navigating unchartered territories as a team! Here are a few snapshots of their Safari in the capital city of India: Nothing says you’ve arrived in India like being greeted at…

Day 2: Team Egoss and Team Alterbeat

At the beginning of the day, we asked our delegates what compels them to keep pushing on in the face of odds and while their responses very varied- love for their work, need for growth and success, of seeing the impact of their efforts on their surroundings, by the end of the day empathy rose…

Round 2: The Safari Begins…..

The SS Lions let nothing keep them down. After a long day (and what seemed like an even longer layover), it was awe inspiring to see each and every delegate up and ready to attack the entrepreneurial world. Our situation room for the day was Coworkin, Nehru Place and truly, we could not have imagined…

Your travel guide: Welcome to New Delhi!

Delhi is not only the busy and bustling capital city of India, but also known as the city of people with big hearts (dilli dilwalon ki). The capital is known for its multi-cuisine food, heritage and diversity- religious, cultural as well as global.  The city is never bored. Be it any day of the week,…

Let’s hear it!

“When we are selling our ideas, the audience must first buy us.”, said Peter Coughter, the author of The Art of The Pitch. We certainly did. It was the day we had all been looking forward to. It was time for the delegates to put on their Pitchin’ caps. The past eight days had been…

Challenge Accepted!!!

Sleep deprived and shivering due to the cold, yet excited we were en-route Ashoka University located in Sonepat, Haryana which is a private, non-profit university offering its students a multidisciplinary liberal education. The Safarians, crew and the students of Young India Fellowship (YIF) program under Ashoka took turns to introduce themselves in the conference room….

Entrepreneurship : 101

Despite a hectic previous day, we weren’t as exhausted as we thought we would be on the seventh day of the Safari. Having visited several major companies in the past week, there were just a few more left to cover. We spent the morning at It’s My Life Jeans Co. (commonly known as IML Jeans)…