Proto has Started and Ended – The Spirit Lives On

Posted on January 18, 2008. Filed under: chennai, india, proto, proto.in |

I had been attending the 3rd edition of proto on the 18th and 19th of this month @ Hotel Asiana, Chennai. True to the event’s website, proto is all about letting entreprenuers express their visions and showcase their imagination to the world. The two days were wonderfully organized. I had a good time interacting with the participants (270+ including VC Firms, Angel Investors, Corporate Leaders from small, medium and Large Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and those of the aspiring type). I had earlier thought of blogging at the end of each day of the event, but I couldnt find the time to do it.Here is a little summary of the events that happened:

Day 1: [Startup School]

There were 2 parallel tracks – technology and business. I chose to run along the biz track this time(i had attended the 2nd edition of proto in last July). I wanted to attend the tech sessions on the Google Android Platform and Facebook App Development. But, I resisted the temptation by hearing Samir Sood, Google’s Mergers and Acquisitions Head talk on the crux of a good business plan. Here is the list:

Biz Track:

India, A Technology Leader – Possible? – By Atul Chitnis , Geodesic
Lets Talk About ‘Bootstrapping’ – By Mohanjit Jolly, DFJ
The Crux of a Business Plan – Samir Sood, M&A Head, Google
How to Conquer the World – Subhash Menon, Subex Limited
From Nothing to Something, The Experience – Vishal Gondal, Indiagames.com
The Role of a Mentor in a Startup – Ravi Narayanan, Mentor Partners
Startup Legal: Signing the Dotted Lines – Roopa Duraiswamy, Siddharth – NDR
Managing a Startup: Dont let Burn Rates Burn You – Laura Parkin, NEN
Startups: The Worst Case Scenario – Sujai Karampuri, Sloka Telecom

Tech Track:
Sun’s Startup Essentials Program – Unni Krishnan, Sun Microsystems
Future of Enterprise Communications – Gokul Gopalakrishnan, Servion
Google’s Android and Open Social – Google
Inside Facebook: – Surojit Niyogi, Appizer
Product & Design Outlook for a New Product Launch – Chintan Mehta, Yahoo!
Sexy, Trendy, Design Technology – Gaurabh Mathure, Desolve
The Future of Computing: Surface and Mobile – Bijoy Singhal, Microsoft
The Future of Communication – Ashhar Farhan, Architech of LTP
The Potential of the Gaming Industry – Alok Kerjiwal, Games2win.com

Day 2: [Presentation day for the companies that had been finalized]

Here is a list of a few companies that presented:

Internet :
At One Place, The Viewspaper, Hover.in, Antya.com, Instablogs.com

Software :
Deskaway, SpiceBird, inSync, Instarad

Telecom/ Communication:
Enpaq Business Gateway, Yambi Platform, Mobitop Platform

Logistics and Management:
Myntra, Nadhi Systems

Thanks to proto, I could see a face of the Vibrant Indian Entrepreneurial Eco-system. It was a wonderfully organized event with good food :). On the whole, it was bubbling with energy and enthusiasm. Importantly I got a lot of Gyaan. Kudos to the Proto Team for organizing it!! Long live Proto!! Long live startups !!

I hopefully would be uploading the snaps that I took @ the event in a couple of days. Keep tuned.

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@Ankur:

Here goes – I’ve updated the post with details :). I had earlier planned to blog on each day’s events. But It didnt work that way!!

Thanks, Good information provide.


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