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A robotics workshop at an engineering college in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, held in 2018.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT file)

HTLS 2019: The transformative power of technology

By Amitabh Kant
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Advancements in technology, especially Artificial Intelligence (AI), have the potential to provide large incremental value to a wide range of sectors.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has announced that the state would have an Innovation Authority and a vision group for startups.(ANI Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has announced that the state would have an Innovation Authority and a vision group for startups.(ANI Photo)

Karnataka govt to set up Innovation Authority and vision group for startups

By HT Correspondent | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Addressing executives of IT and biotech industry here, Yediyurappa said Karnataka accounts for about 35 per cent of the country’s biotechnology market share. and about 40% of the country’s software exports.
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Among the major Chinese companies to have invested in Indian startups are Alibaba (Pay.tm), Alibaba with Foxconn Technology and Softbank (Snapdeal), Ctrip (MakeMyTrip), Tencent (Hike and Practo) and ByteDance (Dailyhunt).(Bloomberg)
Among the major Chinese companies to have invested in Indian startups are Alibaba (Pay.tm), Alibaba with Foxconn Technology and Softbank (Snapdeal), Ctrip (MakeMyTrip), Tencent (Hike and Practo) and ByteDance (Dailyhunt).(Bloomberg)

Chinese companies invest $2bn in Indian startups: Report

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 02:41 PM IST
Chinese companies invested nearly $2 billion in Indian startups in 2017, a sharp increase from previous years and indicating their inclination to shift to India for its expanding market, cheaper labour and less domestic vulnerability, a new report says.
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Dr. Anant Sardeshmukh, Director General, Member of Executive Board (2016 - 17), Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Dr. Anant Sardeshmukh, Director General, Member of Executive Board (2016 - 17), Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

‘Increased interaction, genuine outreach, helping solve problems’

By Namita Shibad | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 04:14 PM IST
One was to create a confidence in the SME sector. The chamber is very interested in the welfare of SMEs. Somehow they were shy of us and felt that we were tit was only for the big companies.
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Vasundhara Raje.(HT PHOTO)
Vasundhara Raje.(HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan plans mega start-up incubation centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times,
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 10:24 PM IST
Bhamashah Techno Hub will have the capacity to accommodate 700 start-ups
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The annual entrepreneurship awards at TiECon Pune saw investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders share the same platform. With events like TiECon, the city has slowly opened its doors to startups which had often found it difficult to find investors in the city.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The annual entrepreneurship awards at TiECon Pune saw investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders share the same platform. With events like TiECon, the city has slowly opened its doors to startups which had often found it difficult to find investors in the city.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune’s angel investors who help startups take root and fly

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 04:29 PM IST
With the startup ecosystem gaining ground in Pune, it is investors who will make or break the city’s entrepreneurial dreams.
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Sujata Tilak, Monish Darda and Ajay Kiraskar at TiECon on Saturday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Sujata Tilak, Monish Darda and Ajay Kiraskar at TiECon on Saturday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Startup ecosystem takes root in Pune

By Namita Shibad | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 03:08 PM IST
Pune has emerged as a prominent startup hub in the country, according to a large number of leading entrepreneurs, who were present at TiECon Pune 2018, the largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs in the city.
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Several startups have raised concerns to taxation of angel funds under Section 56 of the Income Tax Act, which provides for taxation of funds received by an entity. As many as 18 startups have got notices from tax authorities.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
Several startups have raised concerns to taxation of angel funds under Section 56 of the Income Tax Act, which provides for taxation of funds received by an entity. As many as 18 startups have got notices from tax authorities.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Startups with up to Rs 10 crore investment to get tax concession

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 04:06 PM IST
A startup set up as a private limited company or limited liability partnership incorporated after April 1, 2016, would be eligible for the tax concessions.
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