Posts By: Vijay Anand

Bootstrapping, not an excuse for being cheap

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I witness the scenario on both sides of the table.  A startup provides a solution to a problem; solves it elegantly. And makes it seamless for its users. They use a few other products too – that solves some of their non-core functions elegantly. They grow out of its free usage, but they don’t pay. […]

 

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How to ask for a (startup) Job

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I am puzzled by reading emails where it says nothing but “Hi, I am looking for a Job”, and so do many of the startup founders I know of. Trust me, there is a need for good talent, but a talent that doesn’t even bother to explain what they do is categorized quickly into the […]

 

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Why I am on Pracly

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First things first, Pracly is a startup that we are supporting under our Pre-Accelerator Program at The Startup Centre, that helps connect entrepreneurs and startups with expert advice.   So, here’s the story: I get anywhere between 10 – 15 chat requests on Facebook  with people asking questions about various things. Perhaps about 20 odd […]

 

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Why Internships are broken

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Having a thread about internships going on and I am realizing how long I’ve been having this conversation, but nothing has changed. 1. Two months of internship isn’t useful at all. It takes about 3-4 weeks for anyone to get inducted into a work environment, and another 2-3 weeks to transition out. And these interns […]

 

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