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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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    • Proto Curtain raiser www.proto.in
    • "There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • What it’s about
      • Mindshare / Media share
      • Alliances / Associations
      • Partnerships / Tie-ups
      • Prospects / Customers
      • Validations / Opinions
      • Mentoring / Guidance
      • Peer review / Feedback
      • Investing
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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]