We are launching our first full-day super power-packed event, UnPluGGd, that is purely focused on Indian entrepreneurs.
UnPluGGd – What it is not?
First things first, UnPluGGd is not a startup showcase event.
When defining our event strategy, I spoke to whole lot of startups/angels/VCs in order to figure out ‘what’s really needed/what matters’; and showcase event is surely not something that India needs.
Moreover, if you look at the current state of Indian startup ecosystem, most of the events have turned away their focus from
- Startups to VCs.
- Entrepreneurs to Celebrity Entrepreneurs.
- Substance to Hype (being tweeted is more important than adding long term value).
- Quality content to Networking meets.
- Value vs. 5 days of hoopla (i.e. media hype)
Are entrepreneurs really looking forward to such events? All we know is that Indian entrepreneurs need a lot more than that. If we have to build a ‘Silicon Valley’ in India, lets bring in serious content that stands the test of time.
What’s UnPluGGd then?
To give you a teaser, here are a few perception about the Indian startup market
- Internet penetrations in India is too low to build an Internet startup.
- Global brand from India? And that too by a startup? Dream on.
- Technology Innovation from India? What are we talking here?
Well, UnPluGGd is going to break all of this myth. UnPluGGd will bring you startups who have ‘created’ business (and dared to challenge these norms) and are actually rocking as well.
UnPluGGd – Who is it for?
Early Stage Entrepreneurs.
Late Stage Startups.
Those who are mulling over an idea.
VCs who are looking for the next big thing.
February 27, 2010.
Will be announced shortly.
And if you are somebody who believes in Indian startups (and their potential), lets explore areas where we can partner (please get in touch :ashish at NextBigWhat.com).
Wanna Collaborate/Help Organize?
Just get in touch (ashish at NextBigWhat.com). We need people who strongly believe in India’s entrepreneurial movement and are interested in serious content.
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