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, Proto.in 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 http://register.proto.in
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 AMÂ Â Â Â 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 AMÂ Â Â In Conversation with Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder, Naukri.com
An Internet start-up takes the stage and brings out Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s story in building Naukri.com
10:45 AM to 2:15 PMÂ Â Â Proto.in 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 PMÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Lunch Break
3 PM to 4:45 PMÂ Â Â Â Â Â Special Screening of Movie ‘Pirates of the Silicon Valley’
5:00 PM to 5:30 PMÂ Â 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 PMÂ Â Â Angels and DemonsÂ – 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.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMÂ Â Â Â 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 PMÂ Â Â Â 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 PMÂ Â Â 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 PMÂ Â Â Â 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 http://register.proto.in
Look forward to seeing you at the event.