Takeaways for Startups from TechSparks 2011 Pune RoundTable, in 140 characters

By Team YS|13th Jun 2011
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We have complied some of the tweets from TechSparks 2011 Round Table Pune for you!Below are some insights for Indian startups to consider while mapping/planning their Go to Market strategies. Learn from Shailesh Lakhani, Sequoia Capital India, VSS Mani, Founder, JustDial, Sachin Kelkar, Head, Intel Software Partner Program, Sanjay & Kailash Katkar of QuickHeal, Kris Nair, Partner, Opdrage Venture Partners, Probir Roy, Co Founder, Paymate, Janakiram MSV, Technology Evangelist, India, Amazon Web Services and Shradha Sharma, YourStory.in

Q: How shameless can a first time entrepreneur can be? Audience to panel #tsparks

A: As shameless as you can!

Are you starting the company for investors or for yourselves? Start for yourselves, investors will follow #tsparks

At Sequoia we are very focused on markets #tsparks Build Market, rest will follow

I believe in ideas, you can build great companies without money #tsparks Mani, JustDial

I am not a big fan of ideas, but of markets. Start networking in the markets that you are trying to chase #tsparks Kris Nair, Opdrage

Access to VCs is no more an issue in India #tsparks Shailesh Lakhani, Sequoia

We don't see enough startups focussing on go to market in India #tsparks Shailesh Lakhani, Sequoia

Founder Branding is very important #tsparks #VC

First question to ask yourself is "Why will your customer pay you?" #tsparks Probir Roy, PayMate

It took us 10 years to bring the first investor in JustDial #tsparks V S S Mani, JustDial

Look at the track record of the investment firm and the companies that they have invested in before considering a VC #tsparks #pune Shailesh Lakhani, Sequoia Capital

Ask yourself the basic question, "Why do you need money?" #tsparks Mani, JustDial

The problem for most aspiring entrepreneurs is the reach to the larger canvas. #tsparks Janakiram, AWS. Cloud and Social Media, two big bets.

The biggest problem for any aspiring entrepreneur is the infrastructure #tsparks Janakiram, AWS

Very strong engineering team and very strong sales team is very important for software product startups #tsparks QuickHeal Founders, Sanjay Katkar and Kailash Katkar

Audience Response on Twitter for TechSparks 2011 Round Table Pune

@idaamar: Home after attending energizing, inspiring #tsparks event. Thank you @YourStorydotin for such wonderful saturday. #FeelBlessed

@waghsuruchi: Kudos @sharmashradha @YourStorydotin for organizing a great #tsparks Pune. Cheers #WomenEntrepreneurship

@krisnair #tsparks Pune's best minds are here

@chhantyal: See everything trending in Pune is related to #tsparks http://bit.ly/ctHUv7 A big success indeed @YourStorydotin #Pune

@nabomita_smiles: It was an amazing event ! Terrific discussion and of course Amazon's $25 surprise Hats off #tsparks

We are very happy to share with you that #tsparks and @yourstorydotin trended in Pune on 11th June during the TechSparks 2011 Round Table Pune.

Please find the entire stream on Twitter here. We thank our Sponsors and Pune Outreach Partners for enabling us to make this event a grand success.

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