Franchise

Talent Economy vs. Gig Economy

Freelancing is a word that you read and hear often online, and while this type of career is not for everyone there are many ways you could make it work for you. Being part of the Talent Economy (not the same as “Gig Economy”) is becoming your own boss and taking control of the type of work you want to do and who you want as your client, among many other benefits.
For differences in Talent Economy and Gig Economy, you can check this table offered by Toptal.
In their new freelance guide you can learn more about how to be a freelancer, the pros and cons of choosing this career path, and the business basics of working as a freelancer, all explained and curated by experts in the field. Read more here: Ultimate Freelance Guide.”
Business Ideas, Innovation

Innovation for TATA employees

Tata InnoVista is a unique ‘One Tata’ platform for recognizing and celebrating innovations of the companies at the group level. Participating in the group-wide initiative encourages and motivates the teams and promotes a culture of collaborative innovation, learning and sharing. Tata InnoVista demonstrates the ability of our teams to solve real business problems with innovative solutions, their focus on creating visible impact and the intrapreneur culture. Over the years, Tata InnoVista has evolved into a central enabler for nurturing the enthusiasm of our teams towards innovation and building a sustainable innovation culture.

Awards have been instituted under the following categories:

  1. Implemented Innovations
  2. Dare to Try
  3. Piloted Technologies
  4. Design Honour
  5. Most Innovative Partner

For more information – Click Here

Networking, News, Resources

Opportunities at SelectUSA

What is SelectUSA?

Established in 2011, SelectUSA, is the primary US federal government program to facilitate job-creating business investments in the United States. SelectUSA helps international companies already located in the United States or planning to enter the United States.

Visit: www.selectusa.gov for more information.

Registration is open for the sixth SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, DC area on June 10-12, 2019. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a delegation led by Ambassador Kenneth Juster and to meet with representatives from 50 states in one location.

See attached SelectUSA investment summit flyer, enclosed, and visit www.selectusasummit.us for more information.

2019 Investment Summit Flyer_CSMumbai

Business Ideas, Innovation, Startups

The hunt for the next big startup in India begins

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, in collaboration with CampusStory – a YourStory initiative, brings to you BITS Pilani Entrepreneurship Conclave. Here’s an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative products and services. North India’s largest summit of its kind, the conclave will take place on March 30, 2019, as a part of APOGEE, the annual technical festival of BITS Pilani, on Pilani Campus.

BITS PILANI-BPLAN competition

BITS Pilani Entrepreneurship Conclave, powered by ABInBev Innovation Brewery, aims to redefine entrepreneurship and product innovation, and build conversation on the new frontiers of startups.

Additionally, the conclave serves to provide next-gen founders with an opportunity to showcase their budding ventures at a national platform to top mentors and investors. With exciting prizes and rewards for the winners, Pillani Entrepreneurship Conclave is the ideal platform for all ambitious entrepreneurs to showcase their vision and business acumen.

Save the date

March 30, 2019

Venue: BITS Pilani, Pilani, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan – 333031

The conclave is set to have three flagship events, including a B-Plan Competition, keynote talks by the who’s who of the Indian startup ecosystem, and workshops to help participants develop the necessary skills to thrive in the ecosystem.

In addition to being a part of this platform, you will have a chance to:

  1. Present your startup at the BITS Pilani Entrepreneurship Conclave in front of India’s top investors and founders.
  2. Have a go at Speed Dating – Investor Networking: A platform to build associations and connections with some of the top professionals of the country.
  3. Network with other startup founders extensively.
  4. Win exciting prizes and goodies worth Rs 1,00,000

Click Here for more details –  https://yourstory.com/2019/02/bits-pilani-entrepreneurship-conclave/

Education

Apprentice Program was re-launched in 2016 in India

I would like to draw your attention to https://apprenticeshipindia.org/
The Government of India had also launched the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in August 2016, to promote the apprenticeship programme in India by introducing a package of financial incentive to establishments engaging in apprenticeship. This package is specially intended to support and promote apprenticeship in the MSME segment for enhancing its productivity and competitiveness as well capacity building.

The financial benefit has two components:
I. Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of INR 1,500 per month per apprentice
ii. Reimbursement for cost of basic training, up to INR 7,500 per apprentice for a maximum period of 3 months/500 hours.

I am keen to consolidate the views from startups/small businesses and help if anyone is getting benefitted.  Please directly message me for one-on-one discussions.

Thanks
Shashidhar | greenworkforce.in