Business with purpose: Real or fluff?

In recent years, I have noticed myriad initiatives for entrepreneurship promotion, everywhere by everyone -— for example, Niti Aayog’s AIM, IITB’s SINE, Pune’s TIE, Chennai Angels and Calicut’s ULCCS, to name just a few. At one level, startups and entrepreneurs seem to be intensely active and alive, confirming the statistic that India counts among the top three start-up nations in the world. At another level, the initiatives may appear to be haphazard, causing an observer to wonder whether seemingly random activities will lead anywhere. Rainforests offer some hint.....

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