UnPluggd – A Smashing Success!! Thank You all.

On behalf of the entire Pluggd.in team, I’d like to thank all our sponsors, partners, speakers, demoing startups for making UnPluggd an amazing experience!

UnPluggd: Sponsors

UnPluggd is delighted to partner with .net – the web domain for innovative ideas.
Through this partnership, Unpluggd aims to empower startups to establish a web presence and grow their business online. .net is one of the fastest growing domains, with a community of over 14 million startups, tech innovators and entrepreneurs. Some of the advantages of .net are:

• An identity that’s instantly recognizable across the globe
• A trusted and credible destination that customers can find quickly and easily
• A domain that’s synonymous with the Internet and innovative online businesses
• A community of forward-thinking entrepreneurs who collaborate and share ideas


Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.


Nexus Venture Partners is India’s leading venture fund and invests in early stage companies across sectors. The Nexus team comprises successful entrepreneurs and plays an active role in helping build market leading businesses We also have a seed program to support high potential entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas.


Qualcomm Ventures is the strategic venture investment group of Qualcomm Inc. with an initial $500 mn allocation. It started in India in 2007 and invested in 8 companies. QPRIZE 2012 is its investment competition for most promising early-stage tech companies. QPRIZE India winner will get US$100k of convertible note funding from Qualcomm Inc. and can compete with other regional finalists in QPRIZE Grand Finale for an additional US$150k. Registrations open at qprize.com

QuickBooks, a global brand from Intuit , has been around for 25 years and is now available in India! QuickBooks Online is a simple, feature-rich online version of one of the world’s most popular accounting software for small business accounting, yet powerful enough for experienced online accounting professionals. QuickBooks Online makes financial management easy for small businesses without needing to install accounting software on your computer.

Designed with Indian small businesses in mind, QuickBooks Online; the world’s leading online financial management software makes it easy to manage critical business tasks.
What will you get if you paired the best sms search platform with smart developers and told them they had 36 hours to re-invent internet on sms? That is the question we’re going to pose when we host our first HACKATHON. Win upto Rs. 1 Lakh. Register at www.55444.in/hackathon.

Innoz team also helped us with setting up the directions service for UnPluggd participants.

VITTBI supports creation of knowledge based start ups by being a focal point of various interventions and being a catalyst for promotion of Entrepreneurship. The value proposition of VITTBI is anchored on three important components of innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem namely Knowledge, Networks and Access to Markets & Finance.


Inolyst is a niche IP consulting and advisory firm committed to extracting maximum value for intellectual property assets with expertise in Patent consulting, Monetizing and Licensing. Protecting intellectual property — the property of ideas — demands experience, substantive knowledge of law, technology and business. We love dealing with entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies, it is our passion.

gifting partner, Shopo.in is the marketplace where designers dream and grow. The place that showcases everything beautiful, with an Indian Heart!

UnPluggd: Speakers

UnPluggd is all about the UnPluggd content and we’d like to sincerely thank our speakers -Amit Ranjan, Paul Shoker, Hitesh Dhingra, Aloke Bajpai for sharing their entrepreneurial experience/journey with the audience.

UnPluggd: The Team

It took us a few months of planning to deliver the awesome experience @UnPluggd. All the team members had complete ownership of the decision and how they want to drive the event. An awesome team with a strong focus on building a super amazing event for entrepreneurs showed up in the results!

In no particular order, I’d like to thank the Pi team members:

1. Pratyush Prasanna: he was part of the demo selection team and also anchored the show.

2. Kunal: Managed the entire operation.

3. Srikanth: Handed a whole lot of Tweeting and putting up the messaging on the giveaways.

4. Ishan: The cool dude handled design related work single-handedly.

5. Lokesh Chauhan: Helped manage all startup interactions with Nexus Venture Partners team.

5. And a whole lot of people, including  Ankit Ihila, Mrinali and several other folks who turned up at the last moment and helped us create the experience.

We will soon share event videos, pictures and startup details and would like to sincerely thank all our attendees for being an important part of UnPluggd journey!!

For more updates on UnPluggd, do join our Facebook group.

– Ashish.

On behalf of Team Pi.


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