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, Enterprise, Ancillary technologies compete for nomination.Proto happens bi-annually Jan & July.

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Proto - Premier Startup event in INdia

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

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