NASSCOM Product Conclave, Bangalore, November 10 and 11, 2010—Block your calendar, register, and not regret later


NASSCOM Product Conclave turns big, this year, acquiring an international status. YourStory, in its second year, is proud to be associated with this premier event for product software technology in Asia. The Conclave gets an international flavor this year with Yahoo! CEO Carol Ann Batz as one of the keynote speakers and the EMERGE Product showcase featuring CIOs from mature markets. The Speaker list is sure to excite you! A wide range of academics, industry leaders, successful product entrepreneurs, analysts, and of course, venture capitalists are descending on Bangalore to share their experience, provide perspective, and enrich your outlook.

The agenda is packed with details of how product entrepreneurs can effectively leverage available knowledge to their advantage. The agenda encompasses sessions for the startup entrepreneur and would-be entrepreneurs. Thought leaders are going to brainstorm on lean startups, cloud computing, how to build great products, how to find investors for your product, importance of having plan B, transitioning from a founder to a CEO, marketing your product, milking SaaS effectively, and all those topics of relevance to a product entrepreneur.

The Conclave is centred on two themes – Lean Startup and Adoption of Cloud.

Sramana Mitra, author, strategy consultant, an entrepreneur of three ventures, and founder of 1M/1M initiative, co-chairs the conclave on the startup theme. Read her interview to EMERGE blog here.

M.R. Rangaswami of Sanhill Group, software executive, investor, entrepreneur, corporate eco-strategy expert, community builder and philanthropist, is another co-chair of the conclave on scaling product businesses. Read his interview here.

In the EMERGE Product showcase, in which 30 Indian product companies will be showcased, international CIOs are participating for the first time.

The EMERGE community has gone on to become vibrant in the last two years. The ecosystem is evolving and is facilitating the growth of entrepreneurship in India. This year, NASSCOM is taking the first steps in recognizing a few players who have been able to build communities for entrepreneurs through which they can share and collaborate, seek help, network and get visible.

The EMERGE Ecosystem Evangelist award winners will be recognized during the conclave. Laura Parkins, cofounder and CEO, NEN; Vijay Anand, founder, and Vice President, RTBI, IIT-M, Chennai; Shradha Sharma, founder, YourStory; and Ashish Sinha, founder, are the winners of the inaugural edition of the award.

The Conclave is one of its kind congregation of successful product entrepreneurs, academics, investors, analysts, and would-be entrepreneurs. The conversations don't end with the panel. They would overflow into the breaks where you can pick up an argument or present your point of view. Networking is one of the key reasons why you would not want to miss the conclave where getting that personal moment with a legend or making that important connection is possible.

With wisdom flowing for two full days, come, participate, engage in debates, shake hands with delegates, speakers, and those special people whom you always wanted to meet.

If you are dreaming a startup, you should not be missing this conclave.

YourStory community gets special privilege for registration: Don't miss out!

NASSCOM has accorded the YourStory community a special discount -- registration for the Product Conclave at NASSCOM member fee. So here is one more reason for you to be part of the YourStory community and not miss the conclave.

The discount coupon code is URSPCM010 and steps to register using this coupon code is as follows:

1.      Visit at

2.      Select the Qty for ‘Event Partner’  and click on the ‘Have a discount code?’

3.      Enter the given Promo Code and click on ‘apply discount’ (Price will change as per the Member Fee)

4.      Click ‘Register’ Button

You’re done and see you at the Product Conclave. We entrepreneurs survive by the spirit of community. If you know of any product entrepreneur who is interested, ask them to register with YourStory to connect to our updates and avail special discount offered by NASSCOM.

YourStory will bring regular updates in the lead up to the event. Be ready and keep watching for updates


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