A look at some Startup Initiatives around the world

A few initiatives undertaken around the world to promote and sustain startups: India: ‘Startup India’ initiative was launched to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. Under the Startup India Action Plan, the Government of India has certified 20 private organizations as incubators. The latest to join the incubator list are Nasscom and iSPIRT. As of now, 278 […]

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An Insight into the Startup Ecosystem

Starting a new business or startup is no mean feat. While there has been a spurt in the number of startups that have mushroomed in the last few years, it involves tremendous efforts, from conceptualization, to research, to recruitment, to funding, to sustaining a new business.   While it all starts with an idea or […]

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A Brief Introduction to the World of Startups

Today, technology entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon with startup ecosystems emerging world over. Startups are growing at the rate of 5x compared to 15 years ago, as per the Economic Survey 2015-2016. Most active startup ecosystems are Silicon Valley, New York City, London, Singapore, Bangalore, Moscow, Paris, Chicago, and Berlin. Startups are one of the […]

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Spelling out the Union Budget 2016-17

~By Mr. Shrinivas Rao, CEO-Asia Pacific, Vestian~ The Union Budget struck a fine balance between being “populist and reformist”. From a real estate sector standpoint, almost all segments—from housing to investments in SEZs and retail are expected to benefit from the proposed bill.  From an expectation of the industry vis-a-vis the budget announcement, here are […]

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Guidance value to be revised

Bengaluru, get ready for this year’s property revision which is most likely going to see an average rise of 10% and may even go up to 200% in some areas. According to Shrinivas Rao, CEO,Asia Pacific, vestian Global Services, bangaluru’s commercial market has been extremely good this year and if the figure is any indicating, […]

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Start-ups rev-up space demand

Within the city, South Bangaluru seems to be the hot-spot for start-ups. The area provides good accessibility and affordable price – important factors that startups consider. Grade A office space on the sought after Outer Ring Road clocked rents between Rs 50-55 sq ft per month, says Shrinivas rao, CEO-APAC, Vestian, a real estate consultancy. […]

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IT hubs fuel demand in Bannerghatta Road belt

Shrinivas Rao, CEO APAC, Vestian Global Workplace Solutions, explains the factors that work in favour of Bannerghatta Road. “The presence of ITITeS locations on Bannerghatta Road and also the region’s proximity to Electronics City as well as traditional industrial areas of Jigani and Bommasandra makes Bannerghatta Road a preferred choice for most professionals working in […]

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Just around the corner

Infrastructure influences the economic growth and real estate development of a city. Notable infrastructure projects like Mumbai Metro, Mumbai-Panvel Freeway, Monorails and the new T2 terminal of Mumbai International Airport have contributed to the city’s growth manifold. Upcoming infrastructure project include the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA), while Coastal Road and Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link have […]

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