November 09, 2019
Despite the onslaught of machine-made textiles, India’s timeless legacy of handlooms has stood strong against the test of time. According to the 2011-12 report by the Ministry of Textiles, over 43 lakh people in the country are engaged in weaving and allied industries. Handlooms worth US$ 355.91 million were exported in 2017-18. While retail giants... Read More
October 28, 2019
Among several issues plaguing Assam, unemployment stands as one major constraint. The fact that the state has a dismal number of literate and semi-literate unemployed youths strikes a sorry picture. Keeping this in mind, the Government of Assam decided to give shape to an initiative that will support and encourage the youths of Assam to... Read More
October 10, 2019
Everyone with a Facebook account must have come across Farmville, a farm replicating social network game. The player farms a land, raises livestock and gradually builds an estate. A startup from Assam is recreating something similar. The only difference is that this isn’t a digital game, but a real-life experience. Abhinab Shyam, an IIM Indore... Read More
September 21, 2019
Imagine a workspace somewhere on a river island! You working on the laptop while basking in the sub-tropical winter sun on a carpet of soft grass, against the faint flapping sound of waves hitting the bank! With the concept of digital nomads taking a grip of the millennials across the globe, Dipmoina Dowarah made a... Read More
August 19, 2019
Given the trending narratives about startups and entrepreneurship, many are drawn to carve their own paths and take up entrepreneurship. Yet, when one takes to the field, he realizes that being an entrepreneur isn’t as rosy as it looked like from the other side of the hill. Often than not, he/she throws in the towel... Read More
August 14, 2019
If the core value of entrepreneurship is creating leaders who can engineer a social impact right from the grassroots, startup from North East India, ChaloHoppo is trying to do just that. Founded in 2016 by 4 young men – John Raphael, Nishant Sinha, Chetan Jalan, and Devraj Barooah – ChaloHoppo isn’t just another travel company... Read More
July 11, 2019
  ‘A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned’. This Philosophy helps you to lean through your bootstrapping phase. But marketing efforts come at a price if you seek for a professional help. However, there are certain free tools and resources available that could curtail your marketing budget. Here’s a list of the best available free... Read More
June 24, 2019
  Three young engineering graduates from Guwahati, David Gogoi, Rupam Choudhury, and Mousam Talukdar, are creating ripples in the construction market in Assam with their innovative and low-cost brick manufacturing startup.  Unlike the usual red clay bricks, Zerund bricks are made of cement, fly ash, organic chemicals, and plastic waste and are available at prices... Read More
May 24, 2019
While the metropolitan cities in India are fast emerging as major startup hubs, claiming international attention over the last few years, the smaller states like Assam have been rather late in joining the startup bandwagon. Despite a not-so-conducive startup environment, startup entrepreneurs like Hironmoy Gogoi have been able to dodge the bullets and emerge as startups grabbing national limelight... Read More
May 24, 2019
Assam Startup – The Nest initiated a meeting with the high net worth individuals (HNI) of Guwahati towards forming an Angel Network in the state for the startups on 9 May 2019. Sushanto Mitra, the CEO and Founder of Lead Angels, India’s first privately owned startup investing network, flew down to the city especially to attend the meeting and edify the HNIs about the value of investing in startups... Read More