TechSparks™, India's biggest event for product tech startups, comes to Chennai

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After the success of the Delhi RoundTable and the superb response to the Pune edition, YourStory.in, India’s leading online platform for startups and entrepreneurs, is bringing the next TechSparks™ Regional RoundTable to Chennai, a popular centre for learning and a rapidly emerging technology innovation hub in India.TechSparks™ is a multi-city series of events designed to turn the spotlight on India’s finest product technology startups. It may be recalled that the previous edition, TechSparks™ 2010, was referred to as “India’s biggest product technology startup showcase” by a number of media outlets, with entries from more than 200 product tech startups across the country.

TechSparks™ 2011, a YourStory.in flagship event, is being presented by Intel and is supported by Google, IBM, Amazon Web Services and Sequoia Capital. Entries are currently being accepted for TechSparks™ 2011 and will be evaluated by a panel of experts. The top 20 startups, thus selected, will be showcased in the grand finale, scheduled to happen in August in Bangalore.

In the run-up to the grand finale, YourStory.in is putting together the TechSparks™ Regional RoundTables, which are city-centric mini-events designed for entrepreneurs (established, budding & aspiring) to network with VCs, corporates, mentors, media and other players in the startup ecosystem.

The TechSparks™ Chennai RoundTable will be characterized by three focussed activities – Keynote Speech where a successful product tech entrepreneur will speak about his journey to the market and how he dealt with challenges along his way, a Panel Discussion featuring key stakeholders in the startup ecosystem and an Open House where entrepreneurs, for the first time, will be given the opportunity to ask any question to any panelist and engage in meaningful discussions and not just be a spectator.

The star-studded line-up of speakers at the TechSparks™ Chennai RoundTable includes Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder, BharatMatrimony, Badri Seshadri, Co-founder, New Horizon Media & CricInfo.com, Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO, OrangeScape, Vimalraj Abrahman, Head, Strategy and Marketing, ISV and Developers Relations, IBM India and Aakash Goel, Sequoia Capital India.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime! Catch all the action at the TechSparks™ Chennai RoundTable.

Click here to view the entire agenda and register to attend the event, free of cost.

Date & Time:

Saturday, 25th June 2011, 2 PM to 6:30 PM

Venue

IC&SR Auditorium, IIT Madras

About YourStory

YourStory is India's first comprehensive online platform for entrepreneurs. Launched in 2008, YourStory is the Official Online Partner of CNBC TV18’s Young Turks programme. Over the years, it has emerged as the most followed web platform for entrepreneurs and startups, having cemented robust partnerships with British Council, NASSCOM and Microsoft Bizpark, to name a few.

Widely trusted, YourStory connects with over 4 lakh entrepreneurs and allied industry professionals on a monthly basis. YourStory has built brand properties with events like TechSparks™ (for product tech entrepreneurs) and Most Popular Entrepreneur Challenge (a bottoms-up approach of evaluating entrepreneurs). Here, we have a singular passion – to tell the world your story. Check out our website here: http://yourstory.in/

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