Its unfortunate that this has happened – Two excellent Startup / Entrepreneurship events Proto and Unpluggd are being conducted on the same day in two different cities.
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)
Keynote by Mohit Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India
Lessons learnt while working with India’s most dynamic start-ups. The secret recipe of that fast growth start-up
Keynote by Naveen Tewari, Founder, Inmobi
Yes. Product Innovation is possible in India. So is super-fast growth. So is taking on the World. Naveen Tewari of Inmobi tells us how he’s done it so far.
Witness India’s 15 most exciting product innovations from the business domains of e-commerce, social gaming, mobile, clean-tech and more!
BSE SME Exchange unveiled!
What is the new SME exchange all about and how will it be relevant to product start-ups in India
A special interaction between the men behind the SME Exchange, 2 late stage entrepreneurs, Ravi Narayanan of Mentor Square and Shantanu Surpure of Sandhill Advisors.
ET NOW ‘Super Angels’ with Vishal Gondal
Proto.in plays host to ‘Super Angels’, the path-breaking series on ET NOW where start-ups pitch to angel investors for funding on national television.
In this special, Men’s E-commerce platformfetise.commakes its pitch to Super Angel Vishal Gondal, the founder of Indiagames
Early Stage Investing in India – Learnings, Successes and Musings
Is there a start-up recipe investors are looking at? Entrepreneur, Business model and product traits that appeal. Follow sectors or create new ones.
Strategies and lessons learnt while investing in start-ups which have scaled successfully. How difficult is it really to pick the winners.
Panel Moderated by Arun Natarajan, Founder of Venture Intelligence
Rahul Khanna – MD, Canaan Partners
Sandeep Singhal – MD, Nexus Venture Partners
Sasha Mirchandani – Managing Partner, Kay Capital
Anand Lunia, CFO, Seed Fund
Sushanto Mitra, CEO, SINE
Ashwin Raghuraman, VP, Nasscom Innovation Fund
Product 101 – Building and scaling a product startup in India
Secrets of building a product start-up in India. How to hire right, how to keep costs down, monetization strategies and breeding innovation. How is it really done?
Panel Moderated by Gopal Srinivasan, MD of TVS Capital
Anupam Pahuja, General Manager, Paypal India
Rohit Singal, Founder, Source Bits
Shalin Jain, Founder, Tenmiles
Manav Garg, Founder, Eka Software
Gautam Sinha, CTO Indiatimes
Mukul Kumar, Co-Founder, Pubmatic
The Secret to Scale
Learns from the entrepreneurs who bet right, built right and most importantly scaled right.Each one of them have over 300 employees, over 10 million dollars in revenue and a global footprint.
How did they do it? What can you learn?
Satya Prabhakar, Founder, Sulekha.com
Vishal Gondal, Founder, Indiagames
Naveen Tewari, Founder, Inmobi
Panel Moderated by Sateesh Andra, MD of DFJ Ventures
Vote of thanks
Volunteer – Photo Op
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
8:30 – 9:00 AM
Introduction to UnPluggd
Christian Lanng, Tradeshift
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Startup Demo (Introduction)
Demo : Startup #1
Demo : Startup #2
2:45 – 3:00 PM
Demo : Startup #3
Demo : Startup #4
Demo : Startup #5
Demo : Startup #6
Demo : Startup #7
Demo : Startup #8
Demo : Startup #9
Demo : Startup #10
Over and Out!
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?
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