[Post updated with Agendas]
I have spoken to atleast 3 entrepreneurs who wanted to attend both the events, but will have to unfortunately skip one of them. India still has a relatively small Startup Ecosystem and events like Proto & Unpluggd are far and few. The biggest looser of this mis-scheduling are startup entrepreneurs who will miss out on insightful talks and networking.
I am not sure how this happened, but looks like during planning stages, organisers did not take in to account clash of similar event (it is probably one of the most important aspect that needs to be taken care of while scheduling).
I personally spoke to Ashish Sinha (of Unpluggd) and looks like he tried re-scheduling, but due to lack of venue on other dates he had to stick to the dates on Unpluggd.
Proto on the other hand was announced earlier and so for them change of dates was probably out of question.
Whatever the reasons and circumstances, this should not have happened!
Proto.in Event Details
- When: Saturday July 9th 2011
- Where: Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Mahabalipuram (Chennai)
Proto.in Parallel Sessions
3:00 PM To 6:00 PM Demo Pit
15 of India’s hottest start-ups will showcase their demos in the demo pit – and engage and interact with the audience on their growth plans and opportunities for collaboration.
3:00 PM To 5:00 PM Mentoring Session With Sequoia Capital
15 selected start-ups attending the event have the opportunity of getting mentored by Sequoia Capital, 1 on 1 for a period 15 mins each. 15 deserving start-ups will be chosen for this special session
3:15 PM To 4:15 PM Bootstrap With T-Ignition Labs
T-Iginition Labs, an early stage investor from the India Times Group is playing host to a special Innovation Jam where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs will get an opportunity to build a start-up and raise funds all in under one hour
5:00 PM To 6:00 PM Finance Fundamentals Workshop By Nurture Talent
Amit Grover and the Nurture Talent team will hold a special workshop for all attendees where they will teach the finance essentials and entrepreneur must equip himself with. Free to attend for all participants
UnPluggd Event Details
- When: Saturday July 9th 2011
- Where: MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship. J.P. Nagar, 6th Phase, Bangalore
Inspirational Talks by Successful Entrepreneurs
Inspiring talks by entrepreneurs (people who-have-been-there-done-that-and-are-still-doing-it) who share their journey in the most “UnPluggd format”. Earlier editions have witnessed entrepreneurs like Naveen Tewari (InMobi), Sachin Bansal (Flipkart), Alok Kejriwal (Games2Win), Manish (Printo), Phanindra Sama (redBus) etc. sharing their startup journey – the journey of rejection/failures and perseverance.
The selection panel will select the 10 most promising startups that get to demo their product at the event (across industries like Internet, Mobile, Enterprise, Cleantech etc). Last event witnessed more than 250 nominations, out of which 10 were selected to demo at the event. Given that this comes from Pluggd.in, India’s largest visibility platform for startups – expect some amazing startups.
So where are you headed to this Saturday?