The fourth edition of Proto.in is to be held in IIT Delhi on 18 and 19, July will witness a rare amalgamation of the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. In keeping with its mantra of being a platform for start-ups, Proto.in, has moved to a different level of experience altogether in this edition.
The 15 startups, who will share the stage to discuss their business plans, demonstrate their prototypes and launch their products, have qualified very high selection criteria that Proto.in has set to ensure high standards. This edition has all new Fastrack Sessions on Day One, where the best of the experienced entrepreneurs, businesses, and professionals share their experiences with the young entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs. Proto.in, intends to bring together such entrepreneurs who have changed the face of the nation and such who intend to.
The event will also be represented by over 30 Venture Capital Firms across the globe including NASSCOM’s India Innovation Fund, a rare occasion for the Indian startup eco-system.
Proto.in’s mission is also to aide start-ups get the required push, recognition and limelight. The power lies with the entrepreneur to alter the economy and to define the course of a nation.
Proto.in is about giving entrepreneurs a platform to express their visions 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. Proto.in provides a unique platform for promising startup talent to communicate their creativity and innovation potential. As a meeting place for the smartest entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and professionals, Proto.in stands true to its mantra “Create, Contribute, Collaborate.”
Proto.in is the startup event that happens in India, inviting entrepreneurs from within and around the subcontinent to participate, share, discuss and draw strength from the growing entrepreneurial demand and knowledge base that is created, in an effort to create world-class product leaders from the region. Proto.in is about celebrating entrepreneurship, and encouraging it where it matters the most - at the startup level!
1. To Showcase Innovative technology products borne out of India;
2. To Encourage, grow and create entrepreneurial awareness;
3. To create a community of startup entrepreneurs, who can grow in strength and numbers, drawing wisdom from each other;
4. To act as a bridge between well-established companies, veteran entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, analysts, journalists, professionals and grass-root entrepreneurs.
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Confirmed Investors: Ventureast, ClearStone Ventures, Canaan Partners, Sequoia Capital, Nexus India Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Helion Ventures, LightSpeed Ventures, Ojas Ventures, Bluerun Ventures. Mentor Partners, Siemens, Upstream Ventures, BAF Spectrum, Band of Angels, Inventus Capital, FootPrint Ventures, Erasmic Ventures, NEA Indo US Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners, Mercatus Capital, TVS Capital Fund, Intel Capital, SeedFund, Capital18, Mumbai Angels
Supporting Organizations: Proto.in is supported by organizations such as, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), NASSCOM, Tenet, Mobile Monday, Indian Angel Network and Techtribe.
Now in its Fourth Edition, Proto.in has showcased many startups some of who have carved for themselves an irreplaceable position in the Indian entrepreneurial eco-system. Proto.in has showcased Malaysian, African and American companies, besides those from India. Companies at Proto.in come from diverse domains such as, Cleantech and Ultrasonic to Clay Modeling and Animation.
Proto.in July edition is sponsored by Webex India, and by IAMAI, the Internet and Mobile Association of India. More sponsors are to be finalized and will be announced soon.