TiE Mumbai Organizes SmashUp; An Un-conference for Startups

Smashup is an event organized by TIE Mumbai. Termed as “unconference”, the event is a “no-gyan” only action event. Informal in nature, it aims to foster a startup ecosystem in Mumbai and its suburbs.

Smashup has created its space with the following features:

  • For the startups + by the startups
  • Only for tech startups : consumer Internet, mobile, cloud
  • 2,000 ft overview Devoid of Big Boys’ gyan
  • High on audience engagement
  • Open Pitches, Startup bazaar, Stories, Workshop, hackathon, Black Book.
  • Leave your suits at home
  • Fun!

The Unconference is divided into four modules, Speak, Seek, Share and Spark. As the event is “for the startups” and “by the startups”, entrepreneurs get deep insights with such interactions. The list of speaker includes:

  1. Robin Moses, Founder, ReachAccountant
  2. Indus Khaitan, Co-Founder, Bitzermobile
  3. Deepak Ravindran, Founder & CEO, Innoz
  4. Narayan Babu, CEO, Dexetra
  5. Neetu Bhatia, Co-Founder, KyaZoonga
  6. Paras Chopra, Founder & CEO, Wingify
  7. Rabi Gupta, Co-Founder, iDubba
  8. Rudhir Sharan, Founder, SecPanel
  9. Rohit Gupta, Founder, Rolocule
  10. Peeyush Rai, CTO, Canvera

The day long talks on 8th September will cover various topics revolving around the Internet, Mobile and Cloud domain. A Hackathon has been organized on 7th September.

Peeyush Rai is attending the event for the first time, and is pretty much excited about it. He says, “It’s almost been 5 years since we started. We saw a lots of up and downs in the Indian startup ecosystem. The markets crashed, and then regained confidence. As, a whole things have been good for the Indian startup ecosystem. I would love to see how the system evolves.”

“We have good relations with TIE since we started. The institution is working towards nurturing an ecosystem in Mumbai with the event. The panel is very interesting this time and the interactions at the event lead to some highly interesting conversations,” says Narayan Babu.

Smashup, a TIE Mumbai event, is happening on the 7-8th September, 2012. You can get more details from YourStory Events!


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