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From a Startup to Unicorn: Learnings from the Journey ft Umang Bedi

Season 1, Ep. 64

Umang Bedi, Co-Founder, Verse Innovation shares his experiences and learnings from his entrepreneurial journey for aspiring entrepreneurs. He is in conversation with Manoj Kohli, Chairman, Unicorn Forum and Country Head – SoftBank India. 

What are the first few questions that a start-up founder must seek answers to while setting up a new business? How are the ongoing economic and geopolitical imbalances impacting the domestic start-up ecosystem? How can following a healthy lifestyle go a long way in helping one achieve success in professional life?

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