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 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
Drishti: Ankur Sharma from Marketing Drishti. Enterprise communication company. First product in 2005. First showcasing of their product. Peculiar requirements from Motilal Oswal. Setup a new standard from price an performance for Motilal Oswal. Multiple media and multiple channels for communication. Their demo showed how can a single operator work across multiple operations like calling,… Continue reading Enterprise Segment demos: Part 1 of 2
We had the panel discussion on Consumer services today morning. It saw some key features of internet and mobile based consumer industry being discussed. Here are some sound bytes from the panelist: Sateesh Andra, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson: “When it comes to monetization, you need to have a clear answer – what, when, how… Continue reading Consumer Services panel discussion
We just had the first session of demos at Headstart. This saw the latest technology from internet based companies like Alabot, Proficio, MobiSolv, SneakCast and 90 degrees internet: Alabot: The next time you are chatting with a chat based support, you can never be sure if you are actually talking to a human sitting anywhere… Continue reading First demo session: Consumer services
Headstart-Compute 2008 has just begun with a bang. It is looking all set for the exciting three days ahead. It started off with an introduction to ACM Bangalore by Muralikrishna Gandhi, Chairperson, ACM Bangalore and an enthusiastic introduction to Kickstart and setting the perspective straight for Headstart. As a startup, you should be looking forward… Continue reading Headstart Kickstarts!