Posts By: Vijay Anand

A Better Way to Validate (Ideas)

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I usually get a lot of folks writing to me saying that they have an idea, and want to get my thoughts. I’m always happy to, but to be fair, I am not “validating” the idea – for better or worse, what is mostly happening is me giving my perspective from what I know and […]

 

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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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