Ladies and Gentlemen,
The nomination process for India’s largest startup event, UnPluggd has begun and starting today, we will accept the nomination from startups to demo at the event.
As with UnPluggd’s last editions, 10 startups will be selected to demo their products at the event and the selection process involves Pluggd.in team (Ashish & Pratyush to be precise) + Panel of Judges (we will be announcing the panel very soon).
Most importantly, we are conducting a Hackathon 2 weeks before the event and 2 winning entries from Hackathon will get a chance to demo their product at UnPluggd.
Demoing at UnPluggd
Grab an opportunity to demo your product in front of India (and South East Asia)’s Entrepreneurial + Business & Investor audience – and gain that ‘extra edge’ over your competition. If you are a technology product startup and can fight your way to grab the demo slot (only 10) in front of India’s most active angel investors, VC and early adopter community, potential customers – grab your chance.
Send in your nomination right away (last date to apply is Nov 6th) – here is the link to nomination form(form also embedded at the end of this post).
Qn: Who Can Apply?
Early stage technology product startups. Preference is given to startups who are launching at UnPluggd.
Qn: What is the Nomination Process like?
Once the nomination is closed (deadline is Nov 6th), 30 companies will be selected and these companies will be contacted via email. We (i.e. the panel) will schedule meetings/skype conference with the companies in order to understand their business in depth. Out of 30, the final list of presenting startups (10) will be selected.
Qn: Who sees my submission?
The Pluggd.in team (Ashish Sinha & Pratyush Prasanna). At a later stage, we will announce the panel and you can choose not to share details with a panel member, if you aren’t comfortable with the names (for competitive reasons).
If you are selected for further rounds, we will get in touch with you to discuss more details/process.
Qn: I want to launch my product at UnPluggd!
Nothing like launching your product at an event where you can derive maximum eye balls – right from angel investors to VCs, media and most importantly, early adopters. Send in your nomination right away.
Qn: Do presenting companies have to pay?
Nothing. Presenting companies DO NOT have to pay to showcase at the event. Having said that, you will have to bear your travel/stay/entry charges.
Qn: What about Nomination? Is it free?
Yes. Free as in, Free.
Qn: We are still developing the product and plan to launch it by Nov. Are we eligible?
In general, we don’t want to showcase just prototypes, but we suggest that you go ahead and nominate your startup. If you have a matured prototype (with thought-thru’ use cases), we would surely love to have you at the event.
Qn: I am a services company. Should I apply?
Pluggd.in has always been about product startups and that’s where we will focus this time too. Of course the event itself would be a great opportunity to meet potential customers, startups and cool people.
Qn: We haven’t yet started making money. Shall we nominate ourselves?
Well, it takes a while for product companies to monetize in India. We respect IP (Intellectual Properties) and would love to have your nomination.
Qn: Who are the VCs attending the event?
Pretty much all the known names. Apart from VC firms, a lot of angel investors will be present at India’s finest Startup event, UnPluggd.
Qn: I have more questions.
Do join our Facebook group (http://facebook.com/groups/unpluggd/) and ask the question there itself. Otherwise, you can ask here (in the comment section) or get in touch asap [email: ashish@NextBigWhat.com]. Do mention “UnPluggd” in the subject line.
Block Your Seat
Discount Code: PIBUDDY (for UnPluggd tickets) and HACKBUDDY (Hackathon).