Mahesh Sharma

Australian-born, Bangalore-based Mahesh Sharma is ZDNet's India correspondent.

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Around the world in many ways

Rome2Rio's founders have rejected the widely accepted dogma that start-ups must rapidly acquire non-paying consumers and leverage this for a multimillion-dollar investment or buy-out, a high-stakes game dominated by Silicon Valley natives.

June 14, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


It's time for Oz to reverse the brain drain

Australian entrepreneurs tout themselves as visionaries changing the world, but by blindly fleeing to Silicon Valley, California, to chase the promise of riches and fame, these hordes conjure an image of "moths drawn to a flame".

June 5, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


SmartSparrow gives e-learning wings

For over a century, education has been stuck in the multiple-choice paradigm, so University of New South Wales student Dror Ben-Naim used his four-year PhD in adaptive e-learning to develop an alternative: an application-based "intelligent learning system".

May 30, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Accelerator targets 'clean-tech' start-ups

The start-up accelerator model made popular locally by Startmate, and internationally by Y-Combinator and Techstars, is being appropriated for the clean-tech industry as part of an experiment to see whether it can be transplanted to a niche.

May 23, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


The spirit of entrepreneurship

Sometimes you're lucky enough to witness a piece of history. This was the case on Sunday, when over 150 entrepreneurs packed into Fishburners, Sydney, for the end of the latest Startup Weekend event.

May 1, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma

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Finding your personal journey

Inspiration can strike in the strangest places. For Irishwoman Avis Mulhall and Australian Andrew Simpson, it was halfway up a mountain in Ethiopia.

April 23, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma