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Business Model Canvas - A tool for Entrepreneurs

The Business Model Canvas, is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model..Courtesy - …Continue

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The HARD thing about the HARD things | Must Read for Entrepreneurs going through regular SHIT

                                                            image courtesy: medium.comI don't wanna live no mo'Sometimes I hear death knocking at my front do' I'm living everyday like a hustle Another drug to juggle, another day another struggle... NOTORIOUS B.I.G ( …See More
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The HARD thing about the HARD things | Must Read for Entrepreneurs going through regular SHIT

                                                            image courtesy: medium.comI don't wanna live no mo'Sometimes I hear death knocking at my front do' I'm living everyday like a hustle Another drug to juggle, another day another struggle... NOTORIOUS B.I.G ( …See More
Aug 28
Abhishek Ballabh replied to Anand Shah's discussion Do you hire interns? What works for you?
"Hey Anand Already some very good points have been made. We at ExtraaEdge are an ed-tech startup and build solutions for educational institutes hence we hire interns from Engg colleges quite often. We have followed some simple heuristics: We decide…"
Aug 28
Keerthi Kadam commented on Abhishek Ballabh's blog post Startup Funding: The Dichotomy of Capital & Investment
"Very informative and some really good points to learn from. Thanks for the post."
Jul 11
Abhishek Ballabh replied to gunal bondre's discussion how do i hire my first developer?
"A small hack you may try, it worked for us. Think of all your friends/family/acquaintances who have had a good technical career record. e.g. look out for people in positions like VP Engg, Senior Architect, Lead Developers, Solution…"
Jul 2
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Startup Funding: The Dichotomy of Capital & Investment

courtesy - Jerry Maguire ( Tristar Pictures)dichotomy - contradictory groups, a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.This one word "dichotomy" summarizes the views of mentors & speakers on the topic of investment.This is my personal observation after siting…See More
Jul 1
Abhishek Ballabh commented on Abhishek Ballabh's blog post Thoughts on Paul Graham's : Startup = Growth
"Hello Saket Its not about tech or non-tech space. Any enterprise which grows fast qualifies to be a startup. Software due to its nature of replication & ease of distribution is one of the easiest ways to accomplish this. In 1976 a biotech…"
Jul 1
Saket Deshmukh commented on Abhishek Ballabh's blog post Thoughts on Paul Graham's : Startup = Growth
"Thanks for sharing this article, This will help young entrepreneurs to distinguish between Start up & just a business. Would like to know your thoughts on companies from non-tech space , How  they decide if they are start-up or not ! as…"
Jun 26
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Thoughts on Paul Graham's : Startup = Growth

The Giant Redwoodscourtesy - Travel DestinationsCash rules everything around me: CREAM, get the money Dollar, dollar bill y'all..                                                                     Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. The one thing that defines every aspiring or working entrepreneur is that they like to talk…See More
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Thoughts on Paul Graham's : Startup = Growth

The Giant Redwoodscourtesy - Travel DestinationsCash rules everything around me: CREAM, get the money Dollar, dollar bill y'all..                                                                     Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. The one thing that defines every aspiring or working entrepreneur is that they like to talk…See More
Jun 25
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Leveraging Accelerators and Incubators at Venture Centre

June 28, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Leveraging Accelerators and Incubators Introduction :As an entrepreneur one is constantly intrigued by the deluge of accelerators and incubators that exist around the world. What options exist for you as an entrepreneur? As you look to startup in Pune which ones make sense for you? Listen to a panel of startup CEOs and founders talk about their experiences and perspective on leveraging accelerators and incubators. Click to…See More
Jun 18
Abhishek Ballabh commented on Abhishek Ballabh's blog post Part 1 : Co-Founder as a Salesperson - Warm up | Gear Up | Sell
"Thanks Preeti Nahar. I am glad you found it useful. Best - Abhi "
Jun 16
Abhishek Ballabh replied to Santosh's discussion "Don't Give Up" - A short post on keeping your motivation alive for products.
"Very relevant post Santosh. I totally agree with the "Aim to have your products make money" part. We as entrepreneurs often are not cognizant of this most imp business aspect. As Paul Graham says Startup = Growth, I think growth should be…"
Jun 12
Abhishek Ballabh commented on NISHITH SHETTY's blog post Building a E-cell Network For the Colleges Across Pune
"Interesting article.Running an Ed-Tech startup and being the founding member of my E-cell at my alma-mater let me share my two cents: Economics of E-cell : All above steps you stated take time, effort & money. Getting money from a college for…"
Jun 10
Abhishek Ballabh commented on Abhishek Ballabh's blog post Part 1 : Co-Founder as a Salesperson - Warm up | Gear Up | Sell
"Thank you Pravin Pawar for your kind words. Best Abhi"
Jun 5
Pravin Pawar commented on Abhishek Ballabh's blog post Part 1 : Co-Founder as a Salesperson - Warm up | Gear Up | Sell
"Excellent...Thanks for such a wonderful article!!!!"
Jun 5

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Are you an Entrepreneur?
Yes - I have my own Startup
About Me:
Knowledge Worker, Passionate about technology , Hunger for Knowledge coupled with an insatiable need to solve problems and make things simpler.

Co-Founder : ExtraAEdge.com

ExtraAEdge.com is an educational technology product startup based out of Pune, India.
At ExtraAEdge we build solutions which help educational institutions acquire, serve & manage their students year on year.
Our cloud based platform CollEDGE - a Social Student Relationship & Management platform enables - smart admissions, better placements, efficient learning, effective college communication & feedback, alumni management& actionable metrics to measure & track progress year on year.

Through our solutions we also facilitate and help educational institutes measure their "Outcome based" Accreditation Criteria and Graduate Attributes of the institutes.

Visit http://extraaedge.com today.
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Few things I have done in past : -
1) A Startup Leadership Fellow - 2014 (Pune Chapter)
2) Authored a Research Paper titled "Innovation Through Intrapreneurship - A Management Perspective" and have published / pesented at 3 International Management Seminars.
3) Finalist at Power Of Ideas - IIM / TOI Initiative B- Plan 2010 / 2011.
2) Awarded the "Most Outstanding Student in Engineering ( Comp Sc & IT )" at BVP 2003 - 2007.
3) Winner of more than 15 National Level Paper presentations on topics like Page Rank , Data Mining , Search Engines , Artificial Neural Networks etc.
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Amateur Writer , Crazy Drummer , Love to Drive like a freak & a Voracious Reader , Addicted to Coke , Long Runs & Interesting Discussions.
Website:
http://www.extraaedge.com
Designation
Co-Founder - ExtraAEdge.com
Are you looking for co-founders to start with?
Creative Collaboration
What would you like from the OCC?
Creative Collaboration
Focus Areas / Interests
technology, IT/ITES, advertising, management, education, networking

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The HARD thing about the HARD things | Must Read for Entrepreneurs going through regular SHIT

                                                            image courtesy: medium.com

I don't wanna live no mo'
Sometimes I hear death knocking at my front do'

I'm living everyday like a hustle

Another drug to juggle,…
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Startup Funding: The Dichotomy of Capital & Investment

courtesy - Jerry Maguire ( Tristar Pictures)…

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Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:04am — 1 Comment

Thoughts on Paul Graham's : Startup = Growth

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Posted on June 22, 2014 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

Part 1 : Co-Founder as a Salesperson - Warm up | Gear Up | Sell

"I'm a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!” ― Jay-Z.



One of my mentors and CEO at my previous startup had a profile & job-description, I never wanted to understand. He was responsible for our B2B SALES efforts.
I never went to a B-school and my knowledge about selling is as limited as any other techie on the street. But, over the years at that startup while I…
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Posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

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At 7:27pm on May 23, 2012, Chetan Bhalerao said…

Hi,
I am Chetan looking for IT Consultants for Business Association and growing my social networking by adding great profiles like yours.

Sincere Regards,
Chetan Bhalerao
Director - IT Operations
Cympac Software Solutions Pvt Ltd
Kothrud, Pune
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At 1:42pm on February 5, 2011, Bawna Rath said…

 Hi,

 

I am currently working with both investors and entrepreneurs. I am also helping companies in business development. In case you require assistance with regards to these solutions you can write to me at aptoindia@gmail.com . I would like to add you to my network and explore opportunities.

Regards

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