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How To Build Your Dream Startup

How To Build Your Dream Startup

S.T.A.R.T.U.P …. When you hear this word, the first feeling that comes to mind is initiating or “starting” something. Yes, startup is a company or a firm that had blossomed from a striking idea.

A successful startup requires to follow three golden rules– to provide what a customer actually want, minimal investment and expenditure and above all a good team to work with. Most startup that shut down because they fail to obey anyone of the above mentioned.


There may be may questions like what is the root idea for the startup? Whom to hire? From where capital investment can be obtained?  In minds of people aspiring to build their startup. But if you follow the golden rules these doubts will disappear like a haze.

The start of the startup – catchy idea

When an aspiring person comes across a brainstorming idea, this is the point where that person unknowingly begins to think about the plan of putting up a company on the foundation of this idea. But successful startup entrepreneurs say that there is no much success factor in the initial idea but the idea moulds on the go. The brilliance to offer better technology is what matters.


Certainly, a basic idea is required. A startup with no focussed idea is like ripples in water. However, its only the beginning. Companies tend to change their business strategies en route so as to face the counter attacks.

The main disadvantage of these ideas are that, they are not transferrable. That is, If you have an idea with a business potential to some extend and you say this to someone whom you assume to be trustworthy. Business is full of tips and tricks. That person whom you conveyed the idea can take advantage on this and can build his own empire with such a small talk. But the budding ideas should be brainstormed to the maximum and explore its full business potential with whom you would love to start this venture with.

How to offer better technology to customers?

It is important to realize how important  is to have concern for a successful startup. The success secret lies in this stage. The customers want products that they have never used or experienced. To offer modified versions of the existing product does not seem attractive to the consumers in search of better technology to add color to their life.

Technology for the common layman is something that makes their life easier. So they expect products which makes their life smooth and ultimately, the success of a product whether it is an application or software lies in the hands of the customers. It is their decision to throw it away or either to cradle it. Therefore its mandatory to fulfill the customer requirements and please them.

To realize what the customer actually want, the makers can present a prototype of the product and modify it according to the customers reaction. In nearly failed startups, the actual problem for failing is that the customer didn’t like the product. It is really necessary and important to avoid this circumstances in your dream startup.

Whom to hire and work with?

Almost all the budding startups are started off with a team of friends either from school or college.  But it is a very good strategy to some extend. When you are working with your friends they can easily understand what you mean to convey and the feeling of teamspirit develops within you and that becomes a driving force to go ahead in all circumstances that you face. There are some disadvantages too.

If you are trying to collaborate your work with friends in school there is ideal chance to accompany them on the basis of friendship where talent should have been given the first priority for hiring. There is also possibility to miss out talented techies like hackers, coders when enclosed in a school gang. The best solution to this problem is to choose your co workers from college, so that your collegues will be able to take up the project technically as well as mentally. In college only one get to know people with several area of “tech” interest, so if you include good hackers , coders and people with tech awareness about the necessary requirements, you’ve got a good team to work with.

The college project group is yet another team to work with. Usually that is the point where you get to know good hackers, as hackers themselves do small projects to develop their skill. And, the project if it have a business scope, it can turn out to be another in demand startup.

On your startup voyage, you may have to hire people from outside the circle of your starting team. People with dedication and willing to take up their work seriously and work for hours till their job is done can be hired as they show off their efficiency at their job. For hiring programmers, certain filters can be set such as genuine smartness, ability to get the work done efficiently,skill, personality etc.

To make it all happen- The fund

Raising money to make your dream startup is another bridge you have to cross. As said in the golden rules, minimal expenditure and investment makes a successful startup financially.

First of all, a ” seed capital” is required to develop the prototype. This is comparitvely a less expense when compared to other expenditures. In all the startups, this amount is usually collected by individual contribution within the team. When the prototype of the product is ready by using the seed capital, the next step is to find “investors” for the future expenses.

The investors , so called “angels” are people who will provide the required fund, because these people themselves have benefitted from technology. Angels have to be scouted and searched using personal contacts or by any other means. It is very important to present them with a good prototype of the product, so that if they are satisfied with the demo presented and understand that the proposed product have market scope in the near future, They might agree to fund your company’s expenses.

When the startup is all set with the money that it need, its the turn for the founders to use it wisely and cutting down on unwanted expenses.

Launch your startup

A good team, A brilliant product, required money all have find its way to your dream place. Its now time to register your company and start off your work. Work together as a team, launch your product, find out the reasons if it is not up to the mark, launch it again these are all part of a startup venture that make your company grow.



As I do not own a startup but wish to do so in future (check out our About Us..!), to write these ups and downs in the making of a startup, I’ve took references from “how to start a startup by Paul Graham” . Those who have that spark and viguor to take off their dream startup, go through the specified link for the detailed version. Also checkout,

Dream sky high, Go the extra mile ahead..!!





The Next-Gen Streaming App: HavFun

The Next-Gen Streaming App: HavFun

Whether it is a small kid or an adult, we all like to watch videos, isn’t it? Videos of all sorts are now our popular means to pass time. But often, crashing rates of data consumption while using applications like YouTube, Hotstar etc. refrain us from downloading videos. A group of young minds have generated an optimum solution for this problem – The HavFun app.







The thrill of videos can only be experienced via direct streaming or downloading using mobile data or WiFi which can be strenuous while watching and the huge data consumption can make a hole in our pocket. Some applications like YouTube have offline feature enabling us to watch our favourite videos later but people fail to realise that it swallows phone memory for saving the video. But, HavFun app uses live hotspots to stream videos without interruption.

How does HavFun app work?

Hotspot devices are set up in public gatherings like railway stations, airport, bus depots, metro trains and in all such locations where people are craving for a mean of entertainment to kill time during waiting and add colour to their journey.  Users who have downloaded the app can access these hotspots.

Each hotspot device is capable of serving around 100 people simultaneously without any clash. It offers 2000 hours of live streaming. Films, videos, even TV channels are available on the app for watching. It also has an added feature to watch new movies at less cost (sounds cool right..? :)).



  • Not even a single MB of data is lost.
  • Huge data consumption for the Ads during video which are often irritating to the users are not present here.

This application which can strike gold in the coming days is deviced by a Mutotack Technologies owned by a group of friends from the God’s own country.

The CEO, Mutotack Technologies announced that HavFun is expected to release on Google Play Store and secure a residing place in smartphones by the last week of July, 2016.

Google Play Services Update Introduces new Text API and Android Mobile Vision

Google Play Services Update Introduces new Text API and Android Mobile Vision

Android Mobile Vision

Google brings back Android Mobile Vision API along with the all new Text API with the latest update for Google Play Services. Developers are excited to have Android Mobile Vision API support back , which was introduced almost an year ago but later removed for some reason. These APIs provide a whole new world of possibilities for Android developers making it easier than ever to implement technologies like face detection and text recognition right into their apps. The update also includes fix for the existing download issue.

Android Mobile Vision APIs

Face API

The Face API makes it easy to find and track human faces in images and video streams , which can even track positions of facial landmarks. The API can be leveraged to obtain information about the state of facial features like – Is the subject smiling? Are their eyes open?

Barcode API

The Barcode API helps to scan barcodes in real time in any orientation which is capable of detecting multiple barcodes at once.

The Text API allows text recognition in any Latin based language from any orientation. With its ability to preserve the structure of the recognised text , including photographs and lines, the API can easily automate the tedious process of data entry such as credit card information.

Awareness API

Awareness API utilises two other API’s called Fence and Snapshot to make the apps aware of the context. It allows the apps to get information on your daily activities like the time your leave for work and your sleep. The apps can also predict your activities at a specific time of the day and provide relevant information.

It may sound creepy as the developers now have access to your personal info at a greater reach but on the bright side we’ve these truly personal applications serving us better every time. If you’re still concerned about your privacy, you can always turn off the app’s access to Awareness API ,thanks to the granular permissions feature available on Android Marshmallow and above.

Also Read: N for Nougat!


N for Nougat!

N for Nougat!

Android N

And now it’s official! Not Nutella, nor Neyyappam but it is N for Nougat. Google has announced that Android-N, its latest version will be named Nougat. For those of you who don’t know what nougat is, it is a sweet made using whipped egg whites, roasted nuts, sugar and candied fruits ( it is a component used in Snickers).

Nougat which has been in the developer stage for the past few months since being announced by Google in May will be the 14th version (Version 7.0) of Android.  Most of the previous versions were also named after sweets or confectioneries from its third version – Cupcake followed by Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, to the most recent Marshmallow.

The name has evoked mixed reactions from all around the world. Nutella was a global favorite, but in India campaigns were even conducted for sweets like Neyyappam. I read somewhere that Google decided not to use Nutella because it sounded more like Nadella (Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.)

Anyway, Android-N is something everyone is looking forward to.

Features of Nougat

The main features of Android-N at a glance are as follows:

  • It introduces a split-screen multi-window mode in which two apps could occupy two sides of the screen. An experimental free form multi-window mode is also available.
  • Notifications Shade:

    The notifications have undergone a shade change. And you can even reply to a message within the notification shade. Multiple notifications from a single app will be “bundled”.

  • Doze Changes:

    The doze mode helps to save your battery power. In the previous version of Marshmallow, Doze would be a activated only when the phone remained idle for sometime. But in Nougat, Doze starts once the screen goes off. This helps to save your power even more.

  • Data Saver:

    The name says it all. You finally get to control which apps have access to your data. Although this feature is already available in various handsets, now it will be a feature of Android and hence every device will have it.

  • The settings menu will also spot a new look. It’ll be giving out more info without the user having to select any options and going deeper.

Nougat is slated to reach all devices by August or September 2016. What are the new features that you’ll be looking forward to? Do let us know.