The 7th edition of UnPluggd continued the trend of upping the bar and was a smashing success! We had more than 600 attendees and as per our promise, amazing speakers and powerful startup demos.


UnPluggd Quick Data:

1800+ Tweets. 600+ attendees. 50% repeat visitors. 10 Startup Launch. 5 Inspiring Speakers.

We’d like to thank all our sponsors for supporting us in the initiative.

.Net Verisign

UnPluggd is delighted to partner with .net (powered by Verisign) – the web domain for entrepreneurs

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. Now there are 15 million on .net domain. With a .net domain name, you can count on the reliability, recognition, credibility and global reach that .net represents.

For more than 15 years, Verisign has operated the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today includes .com, .net, .tv .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name, and .cc, as well as two of the world’s 13 Internet root servers. Verisign’s services also help ensure that online businesses are as available as the Web itself.

Nexus Venture Partners

Nexus Venture Partners is India’s leading venture fund and invests in early stage companies.  The Nexus team comprises successful entrepreneurs and plays an active role in helping build market leading businesses.  Nexus has over $600mn under management with an active portfolio of over 45 companies across Technology, Internet, Media, Consumer, and Business Services sectors.

Times Internet

Times Internet Limited, (TIL), is the internet and mobile venture of India’s largest media house—the Times Group. TIL websites are among the fastest growing web-based networks worldwide. TIL has led the internet revolution in India and has emerged as India’s foremost web entity, running diverse portals and niche websites.

Times Internet is the largest Indian digital network in India, with over 30 million unique visitors per month. Founded in 1999, it owns and operates over 30 properties in multiple domains, such as news, entertainment, commerce, local, and mobile encompassing telecom, e-commerce, online advertisement solutions, communities, events and more. is India’s preferred online and mobile value-added services destination for millions of surfers and subscribers looking for rich and diverse digital content. It commands more than 1 Billion page views per month.




PayUPaisa an online payment solution which empowers buyers to pay and sellers to get paid online.

PayUPaisa offers free tools like a webstore and  storefront with a free payment gateway embedded to sellers. There is NO setup cost, No hidden charges, ZERO paperwork (online documentation)

Any individual or business can go live in just few minutes and start collecting online payments.

Additionally PayUPaisa provides a FREE email invoicing solution to anyone who wants to collect payments for specific products or services. Sellers who already own a website can too integrate with PayUPaisa at zero setup cost.



WebEngage provides a powerful SaaS based in-site customer engagement toolkit (Feedback, Surveys & push Notifications) for online businesses with rule based customer targeting and real-time analytics. WebEngage is being used by over 9500 websites worldwide with customers like Avaya, Flipkart, Intuit, Snapdeal, Seomoz, Jabong, HomeShop18, Makemytrip etc. Take a live demo for your website today –

10,000 Startups

10,000 start-ups is a NASSCOM initiative, to support technology entrepreneurship in the country. The anchor sponsor of the program is Google and founding sponsors are Microsoft & Verisign. The program aims at creating 10,000 tech start-ups in India in the next 10 years.

Ofcourse, UnPluggd wouldn’t have been possible without amazing speakers that shared their insights and the audience, that pushes us to up the bar. Everytime!


WowMakers, AurusNet and VITTBI and Mint (Print Partner).

We’d also like to thank our volunteers:

– Adarsh Kashyap
– Suhas Yogesh
– Rahber
– Abhinav Munshi
– Kavindraj
And Importantly, THE TEAM
The entire execution credit goes to NextBigWhat team and in no particular order, here goes the list:
– Jayadevan
– Aral
– Pratyush
– Sameer
– Prabhdeep
– Anand
and Kunalkant Sen.
UnPluggd has always been about the community and in this edition, we experimented with a few content formats. Like any growing startup, we continue these experiments and bring fresh perspective to startups.
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– Pictures and Videos will be uploaded very shortly!

– Recommended Read : The Ones That Made The Cut: All Startups which Demoed at UnPluggd

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