A lot has been said and heard about termsheets offered by investors, much of it being (wrongly) perceived as an instrument to corner gullible entrepreneurs by clever VCs. So, Anand Lunia, CFO of SeedFund did a tutorial on the basics of Termsheets at Startup Saturday Mumbai during the past weekend. Read the full post with… Continue reading Demystifying the Termsheet
HeadStart and Compute 2009 has an agenda that probes the future – keynotes, a series of talks on technology trends by early stage companies who are doing it, a series of talks by early technology adopters in various industry verticals (the ‘innovation panel’), and a series of talks by Venture capitalists on emerging investment trends… Continue reading Futurescape
HeadStart and Compute 2009 features a set of technology tutorials aimed at giving detailed, practical knowledge of the emerging and the most promising advances in technology. If you want to attend, you need to separately register for the ones you want to attend. Jan 9th – Symposium on Cloud Computing, with presentations by Google, Yahoo,… Continue reading HeadStart 2009 Tutorials
HeadStart 2009 will feature the following panel discussions. We will be adding speakers as we continue to receive confirmations from invitees. Jan 9th – Entrepreneur RoundTable [11:15 am – 12:15 noon] Jay Pullur, CEO, Pramati : talking on ‘The shift from Enterprise to Consumer markets : Opportunities, Challenges and Experiences’ Sanjay Swamy, CEO, MChek :… Continue reading HeadStart 2009 Panels
HeadStart showcases innovation in India. HeadStart brings together all the stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem – entrepreneurs and startups, researchers from industry and academia, early adopters of new products and investors – at one place for showcasing innovation and networking. HeadStart 2009 the annual event which was on the 9th and 10th of January 2009 at the… Continue reading Thank you for making HeadStart 09 a success!
The Startup Saturday meet at Bangalore yesterday saw an interesting demo by MustSeeIndia, which is in the travel planning space. While there are a host of companies helping people purchase tickets online, sites like Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip, TravelGuru do not help users find out about places to go to and plan a trip collaboratively with friends.… Continue reading Must See India – have you ?
The deadline for nominations for live demos of products on stage at HeadStart 2009 closed on 7th December. All nominations were reviewed by an expert panel and 22 products have been selected for the demo pit (booths). While 10-12 out of these 22 companies will demo their products live on stage, each one of them… Continue reading HeadStart 2009 Demos
These are the kind of people who keep away from the limelight which is usually haogged by the internet-mobile guys. Most of the founders of these companies are from TI (Texas Instruments). BioEnable: They showcased their non-metallic active RFID tag ‘AeroTag’ that can have no issues that normally plague a metallic tag. They say that… Continue reading Embedded systems and semiconductor segment demos
Sloka Telecom: Sujai made an impact. As always! He made us sit through a WiMax network. “We want to change the way the networks are deployed – dramatically. Most of the team comes from traditional network deployement equipment background. We figured out that the cell-size for mobiled need to be smaller and smaller – Closer… Continue reading Demos from Mobile and communication segment: Part 2 of 2
Today I am amidst some the very innovative products in India right now. Read below to know why I sound so excited: Sonim: Sonim has solutions in the mobile technology area. They demoed their intersting rugged wireless device that works as a walkie-talkie, Presence and Mobiltiy enabled device, a mobile pager and a normal GSM… Continue reading Demos from Mobile and communication segment: Part 1 of 2
We had the enterprise segment panel discussion yesterday. Here are a few words of advice to entrepreneurs from our speakers: C Mohan, Chief Scientist, IBM India and an IBM fellow: “One thing that I would like to mention is that there is the IBM’s venture capital group that partners with small companies to use IBM’s… Continue reading Quotes from Enterprise panel discussion
Somewhere, someone also asked what are Infosys and Symantec in an event meant for startups. To this Aditya Mishra clarified “At Headstart, we recognized that innovation and technology leadersship, though taking place at a startup in many cases, does not necessarily take place there. Besides, in the marketplace, there is no reason why a large… Continue reading Enterprise Segment demos: Part 2 of 2