The Nominations for this edition of Proto.in seems like they all came in in a flurry in the last couple of weeks in quite a bit of speed. We have close to 80 Nominations and some very fabulously interesting companies – there are 12 that I am personally handpicking after a lot of debate and […]
Vision India 2020 Series: Multi-Billion Dollar Venture Ideas
Here are pointers to the articles so far in this series: Preface MIT India: Engineering Education Urja: Global Fashion Brand Lucid: K-12 Education MIT India and Urja have also generated a great deal of discussion, which I welcome you to read and participate in. Lucid is a new piece, and I expect, will generate similar […]
Meeting Online this Saturday [Today] @ 3PM
Compared to how things were a few years back, the Startup Community has come together in such a fabulous way. We have OpenCoffee Club meets, Startup Lunches, Startup Saturdays, Mobile Mondays, Barcamps, Ideacamps etc, etc, and the plethora of other activities that organizations such as TiE, NEN, NASSCOM, etc are providing to benefit this same […]
Founders:Stop Hoping for Magic and Start Working
Interesting post at onstartups.com Stop Waiting For The Magical Startup Fairy Founders:Â Stop Hoping for Magic and Start Working 🙂 Did I hoped for magic? Yes. Did you? 0
Selling to the Unaffordable. Part I
Most enterprises in India look to “more economically viable” markets abroad as their target customers. If you ask them why is it that we are never focused on local demands, and the market that is seemingly so huge and is often quoted to be one of the fastest growing, the response is usually the same: […]
Startups + Talent + Lunch = One way to Solve Talent problem.
We at Proto.in have been realizing the need for startups who are looking for talent to hire. We did announce that we’ll do something about this and here it goes: In most cases, it does seem like there is just a simple need to connect folks with the right people; Startups and the people who […]
The Creation of a Sustainable Ecosystem.
This is perhaps a wee bit of eerie timing, as there are posts by Sujai* and quite a few others circulating around the blogosphere with some very serious questions about the Indian entrepreneurship ecosystem. Perhaps its of relevance to go through the basics yet again and what it would take to make this ecosystem mature, […]
Building a Telecom Equipment Startup from India
Sujai Karampuri sent me his recent piece, Ground realities from a technology product company in India . Sujai’s company Sloka Telecom is building Wimax base stations, and recently, they have won an important validation in France at Saint Medard en Jalles (5.8 GHz Wimax deployment). I know that Sujai is pounding the doors of the […]