After paying out billions of dollars in subsidies to promote greener cars - and creating a gold-rush among unknown start-ups - China is tightening its grip on the world's biggest electric vehicle (EV) market to weed out weaker domestic firms.
India has emerged as the third largest start-up base and such ventures are poised to grow 2.2 times to reach 10,500 by 2020 despite a perception that the ecosystem in the country has slowed down in the last year, says a report.
A driverless vehicle carrying passengers will take to Britain's public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade.
In an unprecedented move, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) on Thursday released the names of nine companies it had blacklisted for allegedly going back on plum job placements they offered to its students.
Investors have become pragmatic and selective. The learning for startups is that have to perforce, "conserve and grow, or perish".
Sectors that lose their sheen and thus do not attract students from prestigious institutes have taken place cyclically in the country.
A start-up, no matter however important, is only a business at the end of the day, says Bahl. To make life meaningful, it is important to nurture relationships and friendships are very important.
There are some that are still called start-ups though they have been around for over three years and are doing well. Can the term start-up be used for them, for instance?
Flipkart and Snapdeal have made a mark and may be in three to five years from now, people would start talking about these companies in a big way, says Gopalkrishnan
Getting funding for a venture that you have started with all your passion and hard work and effort seems to be some sort of a reward for all the toiling and compensates for that cushy job you happily gave up to pursue our dream.
Apple, Yahoo, Google and Facebook are such enormous successes today because they were built upon a ground breaking idea.
US-based global technology company Cisco, that arrived in India in 1995 and has created thousands of jobs since then, says it is committed to the Make-in-India programme and will continue to be generous in nurturing start-ups.
The equalisation levy could end up making life more difficult for Indian companies, especially start ups by increasing compliance costs and throwing up new accounting hassles.
The Minister said she would visit different co-work spaces of these new age companies to see the ground picture and infuse fresh energy.
The amount of startups that have mushroomed from other bigger startups is testament to the fact that we do not know how to hone and maximize the output from the talent we have at our disposal.