Among a close group of friends in the Paas, SaaS and IaaS sector in India and a few members from the VC community, we have been talking for sometime about the need to come together to discover and support innovators working on new SaaS products/services. The challenge really is to democratize development and support the MAKE, MARKET and MONETIZE phases, leaving the innovator free to do what he/she does best, unleash his mind.
So, my company One Billion Minds, WOLF Frameworks – India’s leading PaaS company, and Jamcracker decided to come together to start an ambitious Not for Profit program to do exactly this.
We have just launched – The Roar of the Cloud Challenge – to discover the best SaaS innovators in India and bring to them best in class application and venture development support as well as mentoring from the brightest leaders in Cloud Computing innovation.
Please let us know what you think about this Not for Profit initiative. We are looking for more partner companies as well as mentors to the innovators.
Of course, if you have a killer application in your mind, you may like to participate yourself at: http://bit.ly/aAZkGH
- Connecting a World Changer / George Page - February 17, 2012
- Roar of the Cloud - September 22, 2010
- IIT Kanpur Golden Jubilee Initiative: The Next50 Global Innovation Challenge - March 5, 2010
Shocked to see Jamcracker name there.
This is a 10 Year old company, which has been in red ever since, and claims to be a SAAS expert. Its own product is complicated and pretty much useless. Why would anyone tie up with them?
An interesting challenge to nurture SaaS innovators in India. In my opinion, this should help lots of students, individuals and businesses get their ideas off the ground and into the “Clouds”.
Nice concept. I think the cloud way is the right way, at least for the Indian scenario where every step to launch a business is made harder by the bureaucracy.To support the concept of unleashing creativity we have started a cloud based telephony platform KooKoo (http://www.kookoo.in) . Hope we can help some startups overcome atleast the telephony obstacle.