• Prajakt Raut

    Entrepreneurship Evangelist


    Co-founder Applyifi and Co-creator The Reset Program


    Author - Starting Up & Fund Raising

  • Prajakt is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist.

    His personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs.




    Prajakt is the founder of Applyifi, Co-creator of The Reset Program and The Growth Labs

    Applyifi manages startup engagement programs for corporates.



    The Reset Program provides experienced advice + implementation support to help business leaders reset business plans.​ Implemented by industry veterans to help companies to survive and thrive in the changed and challenging business scenario. Think of The Reset Program as the advisory board you wish you had.


    Before starting Applyifi, Prajakt was the head of operations at Indian Angel Network, founding member of a leading incubator, and the Asia-Director for TiE (2004 - 2007). Previously Prajakt had co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare services company, and was part of the founding team member of Idealake Technologies. While in college Prajakt had founded a printing business and has spent over 10 years working in leading advertising agencies.


    Prajakt’s book, Starting Up & Fund Raising, helps startups understand an investor’s perspective, and helps them improve their odds of getting funded. The book also helps entrepreneurs understand the building blocks of a business.


    He also volunteers time with organizations like the iSPIRT and TiE.


    Prajakt blogs on The Hub for Startups.


  • A guide book by Prajakt Raut

    for startups to get better prepared for business and fund raising

    Click here to try a few sample chapters.


    Applyifi manages startup engagement programs for corporates and governments.



  • The Hub for Startups

    The Hub for Startups is Prajakt's blog and resource centre for startups and early-stage companies.


    It has a collection of articles from his experiences as an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist.

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    How to Workshops: Developing A Business Plan

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