By now, most of you might have heard of these statements (from startups/VCs/media etc)
- You can’t build a global technology company from India without spending a fortune [read: cash strapped startups cannot build one]
- You always need funding to make it big.
- Consumer Internet is just not happening in India (i.e. one cannot build a profitable Internet company from India)
Wrong! Several startups have defied these conventional way of thinking and have built a strong business. It’s not that they succeeded in their first venture – some of them tried out whole lot of different businesses, before they tasted success.
“We started a similar business in 1999, went bust and restarted in 2006. – Rudrajeet, Founder of Ideacts [an Indian Tech Startup that serves 10 million Internet sessions/month]
We didn’t plan the consumer service, it was meant to be an enterprise service! And now, TringMe serves 22 million calls a month even though we never ever marketed the service. – Yusuf Motiwala, Founder of TringMe.
So how did they do it? Did they raise cash? How did they get their first customer?
Some of the event speakers include successful entrepreneurs (including the first IP exit from India !)
Hear them share their story/failure/challenges @ UnPluggd Event [www.unpluggd.org] and mingle with fellow entrepreneur, angel investors and VCs.
Date: March 6th, 2010 [9 AM – 6 PM]
Peer Attendees: Angels, VCs and Entrepreneurs.
Venue: Honeywell Office, Outer Ring Road [Near Intel Office], Bangalore
Contact Details: Ashish , +91 98452 06443. ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the confirmed speakers for the event
– Sachin Bansal, Founder [Flipkart]
– Yusuf Motiwala, Founder [TringMe]
– Rudrajeet Desai, Founder [Ideacts]
– Sunil, Founder [Mango Technologies]
– Mukund, Founder [BuzzGain]
– Gaurav Jain, Founder of MastKalandar
– Sony Joy, Founder of MobMe
– Ashwin Naik, Founder of Vaatsalya Hospitals