About the blog

This is blog features a collection of short articles by V. Premnath.

The articles try to compile some of the thoughts, suggestions and ideas that I have shared with young people who have approached me for advise.

This blog is connected to the website, www.premnath.org

You can write to Premnath at v.premnath(at)ncl.res.in

Recent Posts

(25 June 2018) Selected reports on startups and VC investments in India

A few reports recently being added to Venture Center Library (http://www.vcenterlibrary.org ):

The Fourth Wheel 2018: Private Equity in the Corporate Landscape: http://www.grantthornton.in/globalassets/1.-member-firms/india/assets/pdfs/the_fourth_wheel_march-2018.pdf

Startups India – An Overview: http://www.grantthornton.in/globalassets/1.-member-firms/india/assets/pdfs/grant_thornton-startups_report.pdf

India’s Startup Landscape: https://www.yesbank.in/pdf/indias_startup_landscape.pdf

Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018: https://startupgenome.com/all-report-thank-you/?file=2018

  1. (25 June 2018) Selected Readings on Incubation and Acceleration Comments Off
  2. (20 May 2018) Interesting comments in Blink article on Memes Comments Off
  3. (22 April 2018) New book on Med Tech Innovation by Prof Ravi, IIT-Bombay Comments Off
  4. (20 April 2018) Dr Padmanabhan’s new memoir Comments Off
  5. (20 April 2018) Using Rallly for scheduling meetings involving multiple busy people: Comments Off
  6. (21 July 2017) Learning from Ashish Comments Off
  7. (10 June 2017) Mission Admission — A reality check! Comments Off
  8. Excerpts from “Shoe Dog: A memoir by the creator of Nike” by Phil Knight. Comments Off
  9. Defining technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship! Comments Off
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  14. Tips for writing a Statement of Purpose (SOP) Comments Off
  15. Does poor academic performance in school/college matter to my prospects? Comments Off
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