UnPluggd, India’s biggest startup conference is on to its 10th edition. UnPluggd was started with a single focus : bring actionable insights to the audience. Over the last 9 editions, we have been upping the bar with red-eyed passion towards amazing content and a super amazing audience.
I am happy to start a series wherein we will walk you through the history of UnPluggd – which also coincides with history of India’s growing startup ecosystem. This series will be published every weekend (you should plan to spend 2 hours during the weekend) and will bring in some of the key talks that happened at UnPluggd.
And before we share, here is what you need to know about the next UnPluggd.
Date : December 6th.
Venue : Hotel Park Plaza, Marthahalli, Bangalore.
Registration details : Hop here.
Discount? 25% off on tickets during the weekend [use the code SCALINGUP]
Introducing : UnPluggd First Edition
The first edition of UnPluggd was held on March 6th, 2010 at Qualcomm Office in Bangalore. The event witnessed some of the most amazing speakers. We didn’t have any startup launch slot, as we wanted to purely focus on UnPluggd talks where speakers drop their guards and tell-it-all, a belief which has made us stronger with every edition!
Personally speaking, UnPluggd first edition remains a very special thing for me. This was the first time we were doing a conference (with just @ sponsors!) and our positioning (pure learnings, actionable insights) was extremely different from what others in the industry were doing (networking and networking).
Till date, we have stuck to our positioning and that has helped build one of the strongest community of doers and entrepreneurs.
Some of the interesting talks at UnPluggd first edition were :
When Flipkart Was A Startup
This is Sachin Bansal’s first ever public talk (as far as I remember). They were a small startup, and we had tremendous faith in what they were doing and how they were rethinking ecommerce in India. Watch Sachin Bansal, UnPluggd.
Srikrishna, cofounder of Impulsesoft, a startup that was acquired for $9mn by SiRF Technologies shared interesting insights on bootstrapping a business. Impulsesoft was one of the first IP acquisition from India. Srikrishna is now Director of NEN.
This, in my opinion was one of the most amazing session @UnPluggd.
The only thing that hasn’t changed about Mukund Mohan (who is now Director at Microsoft Accelerator) is his amazing energy and hair style 🙂
Mukund did not one, but two sessions at UnPluggd.
Phanindra Sama on redBus Valuation and Power of Mentoring
At UnPluggd, Phani talked about redBus fund raising process (during the downturn) and importance of mentoring. A very straightforward talk that will help you connect the dots w.r.t redBus acquisition.
Register for the next UnPluggd. All we can promise is amazing insights, startup lessons and a great networking opportunity.