You must have heard of these statements (from startups/VCs/media/bloggers etc)
- Consumer Internet is just not happening in India (i.e. one cannot build a profitable Internet company from India)
- You can’t build a global technology company from India without spending a fortune [read: cash strapped startups cannot build one]
- Global Brand from India? We don’t have many! [Read: startups cannot even think of this!]
- You always need funding to make it big.
Started believing in these stories?
Give yourself a Hug! And Read on!
UnPluGGD, a startup event (from the guys behind PluGGD.in and few other folks from the trenches) will change your perspective on state of entrepreneurship in India. We bring to you startups who have made it significantly big and we want you to hear out their stories.
UnPluggd is an event to showcase ‘business’ entrepreneurship and not just ‘product’ entrepreneurship.
We hope you must have realized the difference by now. Building business is much more than building product.
To start off, UnPluggd’s March Edition (2010) is an event where you will hear from people who have been there and are doing that. It is a place which goes beyond the usual events we have in India which focus on product launches, great lunches, good stalls and some presentations by investors.
Here the focus is ONLY on startups. The companies which get to present would be startups at various stages of their life cycle. They would be chosen based on one factor – disruption.
Essentially, we will bring in startups who have achieved phenomenal growth within a few years of starting up. These startups have built a strong brand and defied the ‘standard’ wisdom of doing business. Call them the underdogs.
Did they raise money? How did they bootstrap? Was it really the first stroke that was successful? These startups will share their part of the story and the insights behind the episode. (for instance, why would an Internet startup NOT hire a HLL guy to lead it’s online marketing program?)
Not just that, every startup can speak about itself. Share the real issues, infrastructure dependencies, monetary needs etc. Collaborate, showcase and network in an all open manner.
You would have the chance to hear them, learn from their insights, ask them hard questions, identify business opportunities with them. And yeah, share a beer too!
Update: We have opened up the registration. Hop here and if you register before Feb 14th, you get 10% off.