TechSparks Mumbai 2012 in Tweets

27th May 2012
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TechSparks is YourStory.in's flagship platform to discover and showcase innovative product tech startups from India. In 2012 TechSparks round-tables will be held in 5 Indian cities. The first round-table was held in Mumbai on 26th May 2012.

If you could not attend the event you can follow the day's happenings by catching up with all the action through the Storify summary of the tweets during the day here.


[<a href="http://storify.com/raovallab/techsparks-mumbai" target="_blank">View the story "TechSparks Mumbai in Tweets " on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>TechSparks Mumbai in Tweets </h1> <h2>TechSparks is YourStory.in's flagship platform to discover and showcase innovative product tech startups from India. In 2012 TechSparks round-tables will be held in 5 Indian cities. The first round-table was held in Mumbai on 26th May 2012. </h2> <p>Storified by Vallabh Rao · Sat, May 26 2012 10:04:14</p> <div> <h2>The excitement builds up!! </h2> </div> <div>People pouring in! #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Travelling in a local and hoping to reach #IITB on time for #tsparks. Who else is coming?Saksham Talwar</div> <div>Don't miss out on the 'Startup Product Workshop' at #tsparks #Mumbai | Great networking platform for new businesses / #tech startups.SoftwareLegendsIndia</div> <div>all the best @YourStorydotin for #tsparks following on twitter .. keeping the tweets coming insiddharth kinger</div> <div>big day for indian startups as http://croak.it/ goes live @TeamCroak #tsparks ,, heres my first croak http://croak.eu/K8w7Xusiddharth kinger</div> <div>croak #cid4fc08cc2c5020Every voice is unique. Every croak has a surprise. What is in this one?</div> <div>at #TechSparksSamal Gorai</div> <div>Technology Product Startups & Young Entrepreneurs congregate in #Mumbai for @techsparks2012. http://bit.ly/K2QNAd #tsparksSoftwareLegendsIndia</div> <div>Great to be back in IIT Bombay after a while (for #tsparks ) @TechSparks2012Mandar Kulkarni</div> <div> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p>TechSparks Regional RoundTables<strong> </strong>“<strong>The Smartest Way to Scale Your Startup</strong>”</p> <p>2:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Registration over Refreshments</p> <p>2:30 PM to 2:45 PM – Introduction by<strong> </strong>Shradha Sharma, Founder, YourStory.in</p> <p>2:45 PM to 3:45 PM – <strong>Startup Product Workshop</strong></p> <p>3:45 PM to 4:15 PM –  <strong>“Sharing the Success Story”</strong> by TechSparks 2011 Winners</p> <p>Reverie Language TechnologiesHeckyl Technologies <p>4.15 PM to 5.15 PM – Panel Discussion on “<strong>The Smartest Way to Scale Your Startup</strong>”</p> <p>Charles Assisi, Executive Editor (Forbes India) and Editor (ForbesLife India) – ModeratorAbhay Pandey, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital IndiaSachin Kelkar,  Head of Software Partner Program at IntelRick Harshman, Head of ASEAN and India, Amazon Web ServicesAshay Padwal, Co-founder & CTO, VservJohn Fearon, Founder & CEO, DropMySite <p>5:15 PM to 5:30 PM – Open House with Questions from Entrepreneurs</p> <p>5:30 PM – Networking and Closing Remarks</p> <p> </p> </div> <div> <h2>And we get started! </h2> </div> <div>The audience is pouring in and networks are being built. "Anticipation" is the word #tsparks @techsparks2012 http://pic.twitter.com/b0NQ4sHQYourStory</div> <div>The response has been overwhelming! Mumbai, 'Apala swagat aahe'#tsparks http://pic.twitter.com/rEKbmJppYourStory</div> <div>An awesome place for learners to learn and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents! #tsparksSaksham Talwar</div> <div>We're almost ready to kick off with #tsparks 2012 Mumbai. The stage is more than just set!YourStory</div> <div>Gearing up for Techsparks .. Our CEO @johnfearon will be part of the panel #tsparksDropmyemail</div> <div>@ IIT Mumbai 2 Attend #tsparks event! Can feel the #startup kick!!! ;) Nice environ...Anurag Jagia</div> <div>The auditorium is full, no seat is empty, #tsparks 2012 Mumbai session is about to start @ecell_iitb by @YourStorydotinTechSparks</div> <div>About to kick off now at the Mumbai Rountable. We heard about jam-packed. Here's redefining it. #tsparks http://pic.twitter.com/8T4XvE8OYourStory</div> <div>Excited to be @ #tsparks Mumbai with @johnfearon and about 200 of our closest friendsRick Harshman</div> <div> <h2>Shradha Sharma Welcoming participants and introducing TechSparks </h2> </div> <div>The level of enthusiasm and excitement that entrepreneurs carry is very, very infectious! #TSparks.Paanini</div> <div>"Lets start counting what we have." @sharmashradha #StartingupinIndia at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>14 got funded, 1 got acquired and 1 acquired another out of the 30 companies at #tsparks last yearTechSparks</div> <div>Tech 30 2011 stats: 14 out of 30 companies funded. One acquired another country and one got acquired. A wow moment. #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>@sharmashradha thanks @intel for supporting her at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>@sharmashradha thanks @Sequoia_Capital for supporting us at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>@sviyer thanking @YourStorydotin for last year's #tsparks experience!TechSparks</div> <div> <h2>Product Workshop at TechSparks Mumbai</h2> </div> <div>Product Workshop which was conducted by Aditya Kulkarni, who has had the experience of developing and conceptualizing products for India at Google. The workshop turned out to be an extremely interactive one with the entrepreneurs in the crowd setting up the mood. The workshop lent some extremely innovative ideas to launch and develop a product the right way.</div> <div>and its on #tsparks 2012 Mumbai, first product workshop in India @ecell_iitb with @YourStorydotinTechSparks</div> <div>What does a product manager do? "The main role is to make decisions" #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Time for a workshop for Products.. A good way for tech startups to learn about planning their product #tsparksDropmyemail</div> <div>Product View of a VC by @adityapk at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>@adityapk talks about product design to an engrossed crowd. #tsparks http://pic.twitter.com/teJKBv17YourStory</div> <div><b>Business Cards and Product Innovation ? </b></div> <div>How much difference did you think #BusinessCards made? Not much? Well they do. @adityapk at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>We've got everyone designing business cards! #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Innovative business cards idea from the audience here at #tsparks MumbaiTechSparks</div> <div>@techsparks2012 Brainstorming the logic to a product design #TechSparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>#tsparks, need space to stand :) @techsparks2012Mridul Rao </div> <div>Whitespace - the most important aspect of a business card, says @adityapk at #tsparks, Mumbai, @ecell_iitbTechSparks</div> <div>Calls to action on #BusinessCards: #QRCodes, #twitterhandles - from the audience at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Aditya Kulkarni giving a talk on product design, showed off a huge-ass business card by Dwigh Schrute from The Office! #WIN #TSparksPaanini</div> <div>Do something #creative or something #evil but do something different to make yourself stand out @adityapk #tsparks Mumbai with @ecell_iitbTechSparks</div> <div>Did you know that you can actually add a logo to your #qrcode .. Try adding a #batman logo.. #tsparksDropmyemail</div> <div>Measure is the mantra. "Measure the crap out of everything" says @adityapk #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Tracks where your user looks #heatmaps by @adityapk #tsparks @ecell_iitbTechSparks</div> <div>#Googlechrome tracks the movement of your mouse #heatmaps. That is why #Chrome feels faster at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>#Sony using news-sensitive pricing to gain huge profits, #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>"Being a product manager is like being #Superman;It's important that you don't use your powers for evil, even if it means money" at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>The Story of #Post-it! : It started with a scientist at 3am in morning ... by @adityapk at #tsparks @ecell_iitb with @YourStorydotinTechSparks</div> <div>Suppress your common sense for creative ideas, at #tsparks @ecell_iitbTechSparks</div> <div><b>Brainstorming Techniques : Let's give crazy ideas about a hypothetical travel site! </b></div> <div>What would you do if you were to design a travel site which doesn't allow the user to select dates. What would you do #absurdideas #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Aditya kulkarnis awesome workshop for product managers #tsparks http://instagr.am/p/LFels9v_c5/Himanshu Chanda</div> <div>"Brainstorming seems like a good idea but somehow it doesn't work" @adityapk #tsparks #productworkshopYourStory</div> <div>Innovation Technique : Idea train, a team exercise : @adityapk #tsparks at @ecell_iitbTechSparks</div> <div>#spontaneoustravel, surprise your user - ideas from the audience.#tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>#GiftATrip: #creativeidas at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>#InnovativeTechniques: Create an Idea Circle. Diffuse the ownership of the idea. #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>What is an idea circle? Take a paper, and pass along a sheet where one can build upon an idea. The ego issues get eliminated. #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Want to conduct a brain storming session at work? Try out the Idea Circle technique #tsparks #innovationDropmyemail</div> <div>What would happen if you remove source and destination? #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Go on a blind vacation, like a blind-date! Innovation Exercise : Absurd idea #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>You can have Blind Trips like #BlindDates: #creativeideas at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>The ownership of an idea gets diluted as an outcome of idea circle (innovation technique) which is a positive #productworkshop #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Make it like an Amazing Race for a Vacation. #creativeideas at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>You could a matrimonial bit to it. #creativeideas at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Have a 'Skills Vacation' #creativeideas at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>A vacation like and #amazingrace! Sounds fun? #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Turn your vacation into a reality show. #creativeideas at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Splitsvilla style vacation website #ideas #tsparks @techsparks2012Subodh Kolhe</div> <div>Ideas going wild at the product workshop! The crowd is really getting into it now! #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>What If I told you that innovation is the founder's responsibility? #matrixmorpheus #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>The product workshop is nearing an end at #tsparks with @YourStorydotinE-Cell IIT Bombay</div> <div>#tsparks .. Product workshop brilliantArnav Goel</div> <div> <h2>“Sharing the Success Story” by TechSparks 2011 Winners </h2> </div> <div>The workshop was followed by presentations from Reverie Language Technologies and Heckyl Technologies, the winners at Techsparks 2011. Arvind Pani from Reverie demonstrated their Language Transliteration platform and Mukund M. from Heckyl showcased the real time financial data they handle.</div> <div>First Up : Arvind Pani,  Reverie Language Technologies</div> <div>Welcome to Reverie Langauage TechnologiesWe make text communication possible in any language on digital platforms. We provide users the ability to read and type in any language o...</div> <div>Mobile Karaoke Music Player Demo, Reverie </div> <div>Mobile Karaoke Music Player Demovpani</div> <div>Arvind Pani from Reverie Technologies speaking to the crowd at #tsparks http://pic.twitter.com/EA3S3aLFYourStory</div> <div>In India, focusing only on English alone is not sufficient. It is a language for business. Things have to be seen differently. #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>In India, English is in an aspirational language, but used only for business communications : Arvind Pani, Reverie Language Tech #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>"Print Media generates 2.5 billion USD revenue" Arvind Pani at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>Reverie Technologies, a #tsparks 2011 Tech 30 company on stage sharing the rules they followed for success.YourStory</div> <div>Why patronize English only..... local language markets seem to be a big deal. Insights @ #tsparks @techsparks2012Himanshu Chanda</div> <div>"We felt that bootstrapping is the best way to get to a stage where we build our products and reach validation" Arvind Pani at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>"Platforms like QPrize where we received a 100kUSD seed fund as winners and #tsparks have helped us come a long way," Arvind Pani of ReverieTechSparks</div> <div>@techsparks2012 Product showcase wins claps #Techsparks All thanks to Arvind PaniNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>Reverie's amazing language platform at Display at #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>The transliteration engine for Reverie's language platform for all languages is just 15KB. #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Arvind Pani receives a hearty applause from the audience at #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div>A few minutes before the panel discussion starts. We are excited to be on stage soon.!! #tsparksDropmyemail</div> <div>Next, Mukund Mudras of Heckyl Technologies</div> <div>HeckylHeckyl Provides Real Time Financial Information,News Analytics and Heatmaps to Get Exclusive Coverage of Markets,Companies and Businesses</div> <div>Mukund Mudras of Heckyl Technologies on the dais at #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>@aniket_pant u should have been here amazing tok on UI and UX... #tsparksArnav Goel</div> <div>@techsparks2012 Heckyl video in progress ! #techsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>Mukund Mudras answers some interesting questions about Heckyl at #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Heckyl gives users a live feed including market sentiments for various sectors, helping customers make informed decisions. #tsparksTechSparks</div> <div> <h2>Panel Discussion</h2> </div> <div>The Panel discussion which was the concluding part of the event was monitored by the Executive Editor of Forbes and editor of ForbesLife India, Charles Assisi. The discussion took interesting twists with questions directed at both the VCs and entrepreneurs. Abhay Pandey the Managing Director at Sequoia Capital and Rick Harshman, Head of ASEAN and India, AWS got a lot of direct questions from the entrepreneurs in the house.</div> <div>Panel discussion at #TSparks 2012 by @YourStorydotin about to start.Vserv Mobi</div> <div>Charles Assisi, editor of Forbes comes on stage to moderate the Panel Discussion. #tsparks @YourStorydotinTechSparks</div> <div>The panelists are on stage. The panel is lead by the Editor of #Forbes India. #tsparksDropmyemail</div> <div>Charles Assisi talking about his journey so far at #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>@Johnfearon talks on he was sure that @Dropmyemail is what he wants to bet his life on #tsparksDropmyemail</div> <div>"At the core of it, you need to be excited about what you're doing. Money is not it." John Fearon, Dropmyemail #tsparks @YourStorydotinTechSparks</div> <div>@techsparks2012 If you get up at 3 am , you know you are doing what you want, doesnt matter what you are doing #FindYourPurpose #tsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>"One of the biggest mistakes an entrepreneur can make is to be too emotional" - Sachin Kelkar from Intel #tsparksYourStory</div> <div>Abhay attending a tough question on value of Indian ecosystem #tsparks sharp minds http://instagr.am/p/LFosXNP_fk/Himanshu Chanda</div> <div>Charles Assisi, Executive Editor of Forbes asks an interesting question - "How does an entrepreneur maintain a work-life balance?" #TSparksYourStory</div> <div>@techsparks2012 How do you balance the family pressure ? ~ Charles Assisi , Editor Forbes #TsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>"Keep reminding yourself that it's probably not as good or as bad as you think it is" - John Fearon from http://Dropmyemail.com. #TSparksPaanini</div> <div>Team plays an imp role, get more smart interested people #tsparksSubodh Kolhe</div> <div>Ashay Padwal, Co-founder & CTO, Vserv describes how important it is to have a motivated and an intellectually stimulating team. #TSparksYourStory</div> <div>"At Amazon WebServices, we help startups scale their services without having to focus on the infrastructure bit" - Rick Harshman #TSparksYourStory</div> <div>#Sequoia Capital says that they do get carried away at times in recoginizing the enthusiam of the entrepreneur #tsparksDropmyemail</div> <div>It's difficult to back youngsters with a brilliant idea but no planning or foresight for the next couple of years - Abhay Pandey. #TSparksYourStory</div> <div>Getting the right type of people is very important to scale up. #tsparks @YourStorydotinTechSparks</div> <div>@techsparks2012 Knowing your limits, sign of wisdom! "We would have been entrepreneurs , if we could have been" Abbhay #tsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>Ashay Padwal, Co-founder & CTO, Vserv discusses the various ingredients a startup needs to scale effectively. #TSparksPaanini</div> <div>Brilliant answers to 'How to find an access to a VC ?' #tsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>Rick Harshman takes the classic example of Instagram, how each of the 11 employees had multiple roles and functions. #TSparksYourStory</div> <div>Knowing your limits, sign of wisdom! "We would have been entrepreneurs , if we could have been" #tsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>The culture at startups like Instagram is also followed at Amazon WebServices, where everyone performs multiple functions. #TSparksPaanini</div> <div>Audience questions coming in at #tsparks Panel Discussion @YourStorydotinTechSparks</div> <div>@techsparks2012 Open House evolving into a brainstorming session. #tsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>It's amazing the amount of thought and design that goes into something as ubiquitous and simple as a business card. #UX #TSparks #DesignPaanini</div> <div>An idea is useless if you can't implement it effectively. - John Fearon #TSparksYourStory</div> <div>It's hard to sell an idea if you don't have a strong implementation to back it - Abhay of Sequoia Capital. #TsparksPaanini</div> <div>@techsparks2012 Expect failure, its not about the destination but the journey ~ John Fearon, CEO Dropmysite #tsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>What can entrepreneurs do to prevent their ideas from being copied when they're nascent and vulnerable? #TSparksYourStory</div> <div>You cant choose parents but you can choose VCs #tsparks @techsparks2012Subodh Kolhe</div> <div>@techsparks2012 File your provisional patent before you release ~Ashay #tsparksNabomita Mazumdar</div> <div>Thanks Everyone for making TechSparks Mumbai a huge success! </div> <div> <h2>We go next to Delhi on June 16th ! <br>http://yourstory.in/events/techsparks/regional-round-table/delhi/ </h2> </div> <div>undefinedCloudfront</div> <div>TechSparks 2012 sees an Uproarious Kick Off with the Mumbai RoundtableThe F.C.Kohli auditorium at IIT Bombay, Powai saw an overwhelming turnout with people from all across the startup ecosystem coming to wit...</div>

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