UnPluGGd nomination is in full swing (here is the nomination form link) and we have been getting a good number of queries regaring the nomination process.
So here is a comprehensive FAQ.
Qn: What is the Nomination Process like?
Once the nomination is closed (deadline is September 30th), 30 companies will be selected and these companies will be contacted via email. We (i.e. the panel) will schedule meetings/skype conference etc with the companies in order to understand their business in depth. Out of 30, the final list of presenting startups will be selected.
Qn: Who sees my submission?
The Pluggd.in team (Ashish Sinha & Pratyush Prasanna initially). 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.
Qn: I noticed that you have certain partnerships from funds who have invested in our competition. We don’t want to share our business concept with them.
Don’t. Tell us the names and like we mentioned earlier, we will tell you upfront about the panel and you can be selective about the same.
Qn: I wanna 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?
Presenting companies do not have to pay to showcase at the event. Having said that, you will have to bear your travel/stay charges. As a bonus, each presenting company will be given two complimentary tickets.
Qn: What about Nomination? Is it free?
Qn: We are still developing the product and plan to launch it by October. 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?
Apologies, but we would cater only to product startups. Ofcourse, we would love to have you attend the event and mingle with other entrepreneurs.
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: Last Date of Nomination
September 30th, 12 Midnight.
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 the Startup Oktoberfest.
Qn: I have more questions.
Please get in touch asap [email: ashish@NextBigWhat.com]. Do mention “UnPluGGd” in the subject line.