Do you think there is no single platform where you can get the most benefit as Student Entrepreneurs? Well, wrong you are. Here’s your opportunity to interact with and learn from the top 30 tech Startups in India!It has been a spectacular journey for us so far with TechSparks 2012. In the hunt for the top 30 tech startups in the Indian startup ecosystem, we began our journey for this 3rd edition of TechSparks 2012 in May. We’re closing in towards the 5th and final Roundtable at Hyderabad and using the word ‘overwhelming’ would be an understatement for the response we’ve seen!
TechSparks 2012 certainly has come a long way from Aamchi Mumbai through the somber and wise audiences of Delhi to the very responsive Chennai crowds to the packed halls of Ahmedabad! More than a 1000 entrepreneurs and stalwarts like Mohit Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital, Sachin Kelkar, Head India and APAC, Intel, Rick Harshman, Head of ASEAN and India, AWS, Shabir Momin, Founders & CEO of the Zenga Group of companies shared their gyaan in the startup world. Kunal Bahl, CEO & Founder, Snapdeal.com addressed the audience in a power packed session sharing the 7 key lessons that he learnt in his journey as an entrepreneur at the Delhi RoundTable event. A reticent but perspicacious audience was witness to a brilliant talk by V.T. Bharadwaj of Sequoia Capital who profiled the entrepreneurship landscape in India through an investor’s eye. Veering slightly from the usual tradition of a roundup wherein no pitches are made, Chennai gave entrepreneurs a chance to make a 2 minute pitch and the likes of 1000Lookz, HmmApp, Localever, Lema Labs, Metrosmith, and PlayText drove home a point. The young and enthusiastic crowd at Ahmedabad was treated by a fantastic key note speech by Gautam Gandhi, Head – New Business Development Emerging Markets, Google. One sentence that will definitely keep ringing in the crowds head and give them the motivation to startup has to be, “Think Big, Fail Big, Fail Spectacularly; They’ll Remember You.” The Panel discussion in Ahmedabad was brought to life by the local hero, Vishal Mehta, the founder at Infibeam; with questions galore, Ahmedabadis imbibed as much as they could.
Now in the last leg of our campaign, we are set to meet the startup ecosystem in Hyderabad on July 29, 2012. With just 13 more days left to apply (applications close on July 30, 2012) to be at the TechSpark 2012 Grande Finale, all these Roundtables culminate into a Tech30 report which will be unveiled at the Techsparks2012 Grand Finale on September 8th, 2012 in Bangalore. These 30 startups will pitch at the startup extravaganza and we’d love you to join us in the celebration!
As part of our constant endeavor to support students, we"ve reduced our prices to less than half the normal price, just for you all! (You’ll need to carry your Student ID to the event.) More information .
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