The second edition of Proto.in, a premier event showcasing technology start-ups and innovative products, will be held on July 21 and 22 this year in Chennai. The two-day event, organised by a national network of entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts identified as ‘The Knowledge Foundation’, will he held at IIT Madras.
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’.
As many as 20 venture capitalist firms have confirmed participation: Sequoia Capital, Canaan Partners, Matrix Partners, Greylock Partners, Mentor Partners, Clearstone Ventures, Band of Angels, and others, representing more than $1.5 billion in fund size for India investments. NASSCOM, IAMAI, TiE, and TeNeT are providing active support for the event, said one of the organisers.
Highlighting the objective of the event, Vijay Anand, Chief Organiser 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 recognises and nurtures breakthroughs in technology. With support from the industry and related associations, Proto.in is sure to alter India’s technoscape.”
Proto.in’s second edition is being sponsored by Dolphin Advisory. Evalueserve, Tonsetelecom and Venture Intelligence will support as knowledge partners. Start-ups from all across Asia Pacific are invited to participate. Technology start-ups ready to showcase their products can nominate them by logging on to www.proto.in. Nomination window is open till June 15, 2007.