Proto.in Opens Nominations For Startups

Proto.in the premiere startup event has opened nominations of the 7th edition which is to be held in January in Mumbai. Proto has had 6 editions previously across cities like Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune. This is the first time the event would be held in Mumbai. In mumbai Proto.in would be hosted in IIT Bombay campus.Startups can nominate themselves at http://nominate.proto.in/ . Proto provides...
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WATBlog Panel Bangalore (Video) – Lessons from Failure for Startups

The WATBlog Panel Bangalore took place on 23rd Jan 2009 on the topic ‘Lessons from Failure for Startups’. One can view the  Pics & Analysis here and here. We had promised a video of the same and here we are with a video snippet of the panel discussion. Its tough to justify a 2 hour panel discussion in a 10 minute video but we try are best! Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed the panel...
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Our Favourite Startups @ Proto.in

The recently concluded Proto.in had participation from startups around the country. We saw most of the startup presentations and picked out 3 of our favourite startups from the lot that presented. Favourite no.1 Inkfruit – It provides custom t-shirt designs created by designers. It is building a designer community by providing incentives on sale. Inkfruit is angel funded by Mahesh Murthy of seedfund...
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Exclusive: Hover.in Gets Funding From Media2win

You are reading it here first: We have got tipped off from reliable sources that Media2win the agency which is part of the 2win group headed by Alok Kejriwal has invested in Hover.in an in text advertising tool which was showcased in the proto.in event in Jan this year.The amount of investment is undisclosed though our sources peg the investment at close to a crore and given the early stage of the...
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Events Update: Events To Attend In January!

January can be termed as a Startup month.. With two of the biggest startup events scheduled to happen in January and both of them are going to be in Bangalore at the same venue. Here are the event updates for this month: Jan 9th-10th – Headstart and Compute 2009 – NIMHANS Bangalore – HeadStart and Compute conference is an annual conference that showcases the best and most innovative...
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Event Update – Startup Lunch comes to Hyderabad on 23rd August

Startup Lunch, the recruiting event which is loosely based on the concept of speed dating, is finally coming to Hyderabad. The scheduled date for the event is 23rd August.Hyderabad has seen a lot of growth, in terms of start ups, in the last couple of years. Naturally, all start ups require good hardworking people, willing to put in that extra effort to make the venture successful. This event is...
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Proto.in Announces Startup Lunch – Lunch With Your Future Bunch Of Employees!

Proto.in the startup event that’s in its fourth edition now which is due sometime in july in Delhi has launched another innovative exercise which is trying to address the problem of startups i.e. hiring! Startup Lunch is a programme which is aiming to get prospective startup employees and startups together. They also have put up who can attend this lunch. Here is an excerpt..   Who all can be...
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iXiGo.com Gets Funding From Singapore Based Fund!

I first came across iXiGo at the first proto.in event (which im a part of) way back in January 2007. I remember meeting Aloke and Dharmendra the founders of iXiGo and mentioning to them that I liked their presentation but I felt they need to look more like a search engine and less like an OTA (Online Travel Agent) i.e. they needed to get rid of irrelevant ads on the right and focus the user on doing...
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Myntra.com ties up with Ibibo, HolidayIQ, and Chakpak and Many More

Myntra.com was on of the companies that was presenting at Proto.in when we were in Chennai. Myntra is basically a company that allows consumers to create their own merchandise. Myntra.com is also a marketplace for designers where creative people can simply upload their designs and earn a royalty every time their design sells. In addition to that they have a few innovative contests with catchy names...
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Post Proto Review – An Analysis On Internet Startups That Presented

Proto.in which concluded last weekend has some interesting internet startups strut their stuff on the podium. Some of them were unheard of but on presentation seemed like some very good opportunities catering to unattended markets. Here is lowdown on those startups and what we liked in them.   TheViewspaper – This is one startup that was bubbling with enthusiasm at the Proto event. Co-Founded...
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