Proto January Edition '08





The AWS Blog writes about Proto.in.

Source: The AWS Blog, Jan. 16 2008


am happy to announce that the Proto.in conference will be livecast into Second Life on the Amazon Developer Islands this week. This is apparently the first such conference in India to be opened up in this way.

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The Hindu Business Line, Covers Proto.in.

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Chennai, Jan. 14 2008


How to conquer the world and how to move on if everything attempted fails, is what awaits those with fire in the belly at the third edition of Proto.in, a two-day event starting January 18 that will be held here.

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HT Mint Covers Proto.in.

Source: HT Mint, Dec 18 2007


Proto.in, the start-up showcase event that debuted this January, is going national. Chennai, the city that seeded the event, will play host one last time next month before the somewhat unique showcase event begins its rotation across other start-up hubs in the country. The two editions of the event held so far in Chennai have connected 52 start-ups with venture capitalists (VC) and industry experts...

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Proto July Edition '07





HTMint Covers Proto.in.

Source: HT Mint, Jul 23 2007


An event like Proto is a big draw for investors such as myself because at one shot we get to meet 23 companies that have been through a first level of screening", said Sasha Mirchandani, partner Blue Run Ventures who is part of the angel investment group Mumbai Angels. Start-ups that presented at the January 2007 edition of Proto.in are now beginning to close deals that were initiated at the event. ...

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Red Herring Covers Proto.in.

Source: Red Herring, 13 June 2007


Far from the madding crowd of code crunchers and call centers, pockets of the Indian IT sector are churning out actual products. Bringing those innovators together with the investors is what Proto.in is all about.

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Business Standard Covers Proto.in.

Source: Business Standard, 13 June 2007


The second edition of Proto.in, a premier event to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, from July 21, will showcase more technology startups and innovative products.

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Exchange4Media Covers Proto.in.

Source: Exchange4Media, 13 June 2007


Proto.in is about giving entrepreneurs a platform to express their vision and showcase their imagination with a working prototype for the world to see. It.s about increasing partnership, collaboration and mindshare among a distinguished, qualified and well-connected audience. As a meeting place for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and professionals, Proto.in stands true to its mantra, .Create, contribute, and collaborate..

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Economic Times Covers Proto.in.

Source: Economic Times, 11 June 2007


Start-ups with innovative product lines sometimes fail to convert their efforts into commercially viable ventures because of inadequate awareness or financial support. Proto.in, an initiative mooted by Knowledge Foundation, a national network of entrepreneurs and students, promises to act as a platform for technology start-ups to showcase their products.

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Financial Express Covers Proto.in.

Source: Financial Express, 8 June 2007


The Knowledge Foundation will conduct the second edition of Proto.in, an event showcasing technology startups and innovative products, on July 21 and 22, in Chennai

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The New Indian Express Covers Proto.in.

Source: The New Indian Express, 8 June 2007


Highlighting the objective of the event, Vijay Anand, chief organiser of Proto.in, said that India needs an environment that encourages and supports innovation and entrepreneurship in Technology.

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The Hindu Business Line, Madurai Covers Proto.in.

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Madurai, 6 June 2007


Organised by The Knowledge Foundation, a national network of entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts, the second edition will see participation from at least 20 venture capitalist firms including Sequoia Capital, Canaan Partners, Matrix Partners, Greylock Partners, Mentor Partners, Clearstone Ventures and others representing over $1.5 billion in fund size for India investments.

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The Hindu Business Line Covers Proto.in.

Source: The Hindu Business Line, 6 June 2007


Organised by The Knowledge Foundation, a national network of entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts, the second edition will see participation from at least 20 venture capitalist firms including Sequoia Capital, Canaan Partners, Matrix Partners, Greylock Partners, Mentor Partners, Clearstone Ventures and others representing over $1.5 billion in fund size for India investments.

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GlobalSourcingNOW Covers Proto.in.

Source: GlobalSourcingNOW, 1 June 2007


Proto.in gives entrepreneurs a platform to express their visions and showcase their imagination, with a working prototype, for the world to see.

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Moneycontrol.com Covers Proto.in.

Source: Moneycontrol.com, 1 June 2007


Highlighting the objective of the event, Vijay Anand, Chief Organizer of Proto.in, said, "What India needs currently is an environment that encourages and supports innovation and entrepreneurship in Technology. Proto.in is a significant effort in this direction. It is a platform that recognizes and nurtures breakthroughs in technology. With support from the Industry and related associations, Proto.in is sure to alter India's technoscape."

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EFY Times Covers Proto.in.

Source: EFY Times, 31 May 2007


Twenty VC firms have confirmed participation for Proto.in second edition, including Sequoia Capital, Canaan Partners, Matrix Partners, Greylock Partners, Mentor Partners, Clearstone Ventures, Band of Angels, amongst others. NASSCOM, IAMAI, TiE and TeNeT are providing active support for the event.

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IT Magazine Covers Proto.in.

Source: IT Magazine, March 2007


The Proto.in event provided a rare opportunity for Indian innovators to share their vision and to showcase their technologies and products to venture capitalists.

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Businessworld Covers Proto.in.

Source: Businessworld, 22 January 2007


Organised by The Knowledge Foundation (TKF), a non-profit organisation of a group of techies and entrepreneurs, Proto.in will give 30 start-up hopefuls eight minutes to demonstrate their idea to a group of venture capitalists (VCs) and tech professionals.

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Rediff Covers Proto.in

Source: Rediff, 19 January 2006


The idea is to project India's image as a creator of innovative, cutting edge technology products and services.

"There is a new wave of entrepreneurs, visionaries and a confident generation rising in India. This is just the beginning of a movement towards 'Made in India'. I believe what we need for this country is not evolution, but a revolution. This event will mark its initiation," says Vijay Anand, one of the key members behind the event.

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Madras Plus Covers Proto.in.

Source: ET Madras Plus, 7 December 2006


Inspired by the US-based DEMO, a platform that has given birth to some fantastic inventions, Proto intends to give aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their business plans to top venture capitalists from across the world.

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