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Co-working Space in Gurgaon

Is there anyone in the startup community in gurgaon – having co-working space for a 2-5 member team? Couldnt get much information elsewhere, but hoping to get a response on venturewoods. You can reach me at

Thanks a ton and a wish a very happy new year 2012 for the startup community!!

Sneak Preview: Mumbai – January 30th, IIT Bombay

Like any Start-up before it’s big release, we at the Team Proto have been extremely busy with the big event which is coming to town. As some of you should be aware, is taking place on the 30th of Jan in IIT Bombay. For Start-ups, Investors and the Audience alike, we have an action packed day – one like never before at any of our events. If you haven’t checked in for the event already – do register on

If there’s one thing, that’s come to the fore during our selection process – it’s that innovation in India is certainly alive and well. Start-ups from sectors as diverse as Solar Power, Logistics, Robotics, Clean Technology and Mobile will take the stage in what I can promise you will be a power packed showcase. For the first time, through our collaboration with both Intellecap and NEN, we will have start-ups from both the Social Sector and a Student Start-up as part of the showcase. ‘Out of this Planet’ does sound like a cliche, but this time around we actually have India’s first Space company which will take the stage at the event. Enough said – register your tickets for the best start-up event in India.

Here is quick brief on what you can look forward to:

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM     In Conversation with Pradeep Gupta, Founder Cybermedia Group

A start-up from the Media sector discusses the challenges of scaling up a Media Company. Pradeep Gupta discusses his story.

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM    In Conversation with Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder,

An Internet start-up takes the stage and brings out Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s story in building

10:45 AM to 2:15 PM Showcase

15 of India’s hottest start-ups take the stage, each have 6 mins each to showcase their product to the audience present. This will followed by a round of Q&A

2:15 PM to 3 PM        Lunch Break

3 PM to 4:45 PM       Special Screening of Movie ‘Pirates of the Silicon Valley’

5:00 PM to 5:30 PM   Devil’s Advocate

Legal Counsel Shantanu Surpure of Sandhill Advisory takes on a panel of Venture Capitalists and provides clarity on some of the blackholes in the Fund Raising Process

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM    Angels and Demons  – A Review of the Angel Investor Pitch

The Angels in a panel discussion – where they iron out the demons in the Business Plan Pitch held earlier.

Parallel Sessions:

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Mentoring Session with Sequoia Capital

All 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 from the audience will be chosen for this special session.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Meet the Airtel Innovation Fund

The Bharti Airtel Innovation Fund will be conducting a session for start-ups across such sectors such as Mobile, Internet, VAS and Software. Start-ups will have the opportunity to meet with the fund and discuss their goals and objectives.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM    Angel Pitch to the Indian Angel Network

8 start-ups chosen by the Indian Angel Network will get an opportunity to make a Business Plan Pitch for Funding. Indian Angel Network will choose 1 start-up which will be given mentoring over the next 6 months till it is fund raising ready.

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM     Demo Pit

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.

For all those present at the event, we also have a special Innovation Jam which will be telecast on the ‘Starting Up’ show on ET NOW. Clearly, your opportunity to join the fun.

Tickets are running out quick – and before they run out (like they did in our last edition in Pune), we recommend you log on and register on

Look forward to seeing you at the event.



Catch all the action at – live!

At, the start ups are in the limelight. Every one of them come to to launch their product, get feedback and network with people who can help them in realizing their dream. Over the past editions, we have been doing this feedback and networking informally and also through forms at the venue. But the section of audience physically present at is only a fraction of startup community that follows the event otherwise.

This edition of, we are launching a new initiative to address this problem –, which will be a one stop portal for all you guys following the event, both at the venue and on the web, to interact and understand about the start ups. The portal will have the following:

  • Featured content from live bloggers at the event aggregated by the team.
  • Live stream of twitter and Flickr updates
  • Forms to provide feedback and network with the startups.

As one of the most active entrepreneurship forums in the country, we expect the venturewoods members to follow the event at and share your wisdom with the presenting startups. Also, if you are a blogger writing about the startups at, feel free to submit the link to us on the portal and we will feature it. Look forward to your support.

Note: The portal will go live on July 24th , Friday @ 5.00 PM.