Set lofty goals but validate them in real time: startup tips from Leadership Forum 2016

The key success factors for startups in India are to be able to think big – but also test often and pivot as needed, according to a range of speakers at NASSCOM’s India Leadership Forum 2016, held this week in Mumbai. Here are my six key clusters of takeaways from this forum, in terms of the startup ecosystem, tech trends, innovator DNA and government partnerships. See also my earlier article: ‘Learn, unlearn, re-learn: innovation tips from India Leadership Forum 2016.’ Think big, start small, test often, scale fast “Place big bets, but validate them 24X7,” advised Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO of Hike. The messaging app crossed the 100 million user mark in December 2015. Continuous and lean innovation has been the key to the success of the startup…


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