Now in its 5th edition Proto.in is being held at Bangalore at NIMHANS on the 23rd and 24th of January. They have opened nominations for startups 3 days ago and one can nominate oneself by logging on to www.proto.in/nominate and filling out the nominations form.
The nominations will be open only till the 15th of December. For all those wanting to know what happened to the web startups that presented at proto.in in the last 4 editions here is a list of the status we got via Startupdunia.
Jan 2007 event:
SaffronConnect: Service is shut down.
SERaja: Service shut down.
Spoteazy: Site and service is still active although no idea on how well they’re doing.
Taazza: Service is currently offline. Blog was last updated in March 2007 while the last Twitter update on Nov 13th says that they’re working on a new version.
July 2007 event:
Inasra: Seem to be alive and kicking and doing fine
Cricko/Cricketology: Site still online, but hardly see any activity on the site
Tolmolbol: Service still active. Content – stories, reviews, events – is current and relevant, although blog was last updated in February.
Jan 2008 Event:
Atoneplace: Seem to be doing pretty well. Organizing events for NRI’s wanting to buy real estate in India. They’ve also launched a section called LegalCorner, which answers legal concerns from investors, as well as a video portal for real estate developers to showcase their properties.
Viewspaper: Service is active and the site content is current and relevant.
Hover.in: Still in beta and recently opened up to add 200 users.
All the startups from the July 2008 event:
are still active and some of them are executing exceptionally well. LIfeblob has raised funding from seedfund.
- 4 of the 25 Internet startups have shut down – SEraja, saffronconnect, taazza, antya
- 8 of the 25 startups have secured seed/VC funding – ixigo,picsquare, tyroo, minekey, antya,instablogs,hover.in,lifeblob
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