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8 Ways to Prepare for the Many Startup Obstacles Ahead by Martin Zwilling

Too many entrepreneurs tackle starting a business as a random walk into a business minefield, and they count on their street smarts, thick skin and pure determination to get them to their destinations alive. That does work once in a while, usually with some serious collateral damage, but a less painful approach is to prepare and plan for each...

How an engineering college project turned into India’s first electric motorcycle company BY Devjyot Ghoshal

Much of Kapil Shelke’s childhood was spent tinkering with toy cars, with a penchant for dismantling and then putting them back together.By the time he got to Pune’s DY Patil College of Engineering in 2005, he had moved on to bigger and more powerful toys—like motorcycles. A couple of years into his degree, he, along with three classmates, decided...

Fear of failure stopping young people turning ideas into successful innovations

Fear of failure may be deterring young people – and particularly young engineers – from starting their own businesses, according to research released today by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub. Announced at the final of the fifth annual Launchpad competition, held to recognise the most promising young engineering entrepreneurs, the research highlights that a fear of failure and...