Proto - Premier Startup event in INdia

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Proto is a premier event for showcasing emerging technology startups [Product companies, Intellectual Property, Cutting edge companies] across India. Startups from internet, Web 2.0, Mobile, …

Proto is a premier event for showcasing emerging technology startups [Product companies, Intellectual Property, Cutting edge companies] across India. Startups from internet, Web 2.0, Mobile, Enterprise, Ancillary technologies compete for nomination.Proto happens bi-annually Jan & July.

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  • 1. Proto Curtain raiser www.proto.in
  • 2. "There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."
  • 3. What is Proto ?
    • Proto is a premier event for showcasing emerging technology startups [Product companies, Intellectual Property, Cutting edge companies] across India.
    • Startups from internet, Web 2.0, Mobile, Enterprise, Ancillary technologies compete for nomination.
    • Proto happens bi-annually Jan & July
  • 4. Objective
    • To create an eco-system for technology entrepreneurship in building product companies and IP
    • To change the perception that India is a back office country doing services
    • To provide mindshare and exposure to interesting product companies in India
    • To showcase products to VCs, angels, media, technologists, and their pilot early adaptors.
  • 5. What it’s not about
    • Its’ not a fund raising event. Its more to do with mindshare and validate your offerings
    • Its’ not a bar camp. Its serious business
    • Its’ not about 40 slide PowerPoint presentations, but actual demo of your product
    • Its’ not just about celebrating technology, but more about making meaningful business out of technology choices
  • 6. What it’s about
    • Mindshare / Media share
    • Alliances / Associations
    • Partnerships / Tie-ups
    • Prospects / Customers
    • Validations / Opinions
    • Mentoring / Guidance
    • Peer review / Feedback
    • Investing
  • 7. How it works
    • 15 -20 Companies will be chosen from 100+ nominations happening every event
    • The finalization of the nominations are done by industry veterans, VCs, entrepreneurs
    • Each company will be given 6 minutes on stage to demo the product, talk about business model, revenues, target customers, investment requirement if any
    • Each company will have a stall to demo their products to take the networking further
  • 8. Who’s coming
    • Big Companies
      • Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Rediff, Cisco, HCL, Wipro, Reliance and more
    • Investors
      • Mentor Partners, Graylock Partners, Venture East, Helion Partners, Nexus India Capital, SVB, IDG Ventures, DFJ, Blue Run Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Mumbai Angels and lots of angel investors
    • Media
      • Businessline, Business world, HT Mint, Hindustan Times, IT Magazine, DARE, ET, Outlook
  • 9. What you can do
    • If you run an interesting startup, nominate yourself for Proto – Go to http://www.proto.in/proto2008/nomination_form.shtml
    • If you are a technologist, register for your seat to see live action of cutting-edge startups on stage – http://www.proto.in/proto2008/registration_form.shtml
    • Spread the word about in your blog. Take information from the Proto blog - http://www.proto.in/proto2007se/blog/
    • Send emails to your network, intranet, your business circle to be a part of it.
  • 10. Deadlines
    • December 31 st is the last date for Company nominations
    • Early bird participant registration closes on 31 st December. You can still continue to register post Jan 1 st with a higher price for entry
    • For all queries, information, past nominations, testimonials and more check out www.proto.in
    • More info contact
      • Vijay Anand [vijay@proto.in],
      • Narain [narain@proto.in]
      • Ravi [ravi@proto.in]