January 21, 2008

HeadStart in a Nutshell ...

Had a very busy and Entrepreneurial Friday as well as weekend !!!.There was an interesting Entrepreneurship event at 'Indian Institute Of Science,Bangalore' namely HeadStart.

Though the dates of HeadStart and Proto overlapped with each other, there was quite a decent crowd and a great Panel [which included Entrepreneurs as well as VCs].Hats of to the organizers of the event !!!

Though, I could not blog the event live, there were certain very interesting topics , some of which I have recorded on my PMP smile and are given below:

Ram Shriram , Founder of Sherpalo Ventures:
Ram Shriram expressed his views on Internet and the changing scene of Internet. He also touched upon Mobile v/s internet and why the mobile market is so hot in India smile

He was on a webcast from his Menlo Park office and it was a great privilege to listen to this initial investor in Google...

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Srini Vudayagiri , MD of LightSpeed Ventures:
Srini Vudayagiri gave a very interesting presentation on Identifying and validating business opportunities. His presentation covered on all aspects of Opportunity, right from Ideation to Delivery. It also gave a lot of insight into how VC's fund, how they are smile and some of the other aspects of VC funding !!!

The most interesting question that he asked the audience was "Which is the largest VC firm in the world".....and guess what, the answer is Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

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Ganapathy Subramanium, Ex VC & founder of MyDuniya:
Ganapathy Subramanium, founder of startup MyDuniya and an ex VC with ICICI ventures and JumpStartup, gave an interesting session on Startup Funding.The most interesting statement which he made during his entire session was : "There are 3 kinds of people who would fund your business at a very early stage namely 3F's [Friends , Family, Fools]" .... So, is he referring Angel Investors/Seed Investors as Fools wink Enjoy the complete session below...

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a. There might be some disturbance in certain , part of the audio so please bear for the same.But definitely these sessions are worth listening !!!
b. Harinath Pudipeddi has blogged the event live and is an excellent reference of the entire event.You can refer to Day 2 sessions here & here and Day 3 sessions here & here.

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At Jan 23, 2008, 5:48:00 AM , Blogger Anil said...

Wow.. Bangalore sure has become very "entrepreneurial"

At Jan 23, 2008, 9:18:00 AM , Blogger suresh said...

thanks himanshu for putting up these talks. in a few days time, we will be putting up the rest of the talks as well as the panel discussions on the headstart or kickstart site.


At Jan 23, 2008, 11:02:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Anil : Thanks for visiting to my blog :) Yes, I guess it is time to come back from US ... Bangalore or should I say "India is not becoming Entrepreneurial" :)

-Himanshu Sheth

At Jan 24, 2008, 7:59:00 PM , Anonymous rambhai said...

hey man can you provide a detailed view of the seminar i unfortunately missed it ~~~i am a budding entrepreneur so that will help me a lot

At Jan 24, 2008, 11:43:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Suresh: You are most welcome...Kudos to you guys...Excellent show and all of us really enjoyed the show :)

Eagerly waiting for the DVD announcement :)

-Himanshu Sheth

At Jan 24, 2008, 11:47:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Rambhai: I am also a Budding Entrepreneur [or should I say,very soon I would be a FULL TIME entrepreneur] and would try my best to add more to the same :)

-Himanshu Sheth

At Feb 1, 2008, 12:49:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bangalore is now synonymous to the world's buzz word ENTREPRENEURS.I agree to what you say.. Now a days, another trend of angel investment, seed-funding etc has increased all such activities of entrepreneurs. Firms like Pitchindia (http://www.pitchindia.com) and a few more are working for the same...

At Feb 4, 2008, 1:05:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Anonymous: Thanks for pointing out about PitchIndia...

-Himanshu Sheth

At Feb 9, 2008, 6:05:00 PM , Anonymous BG said...

Hey Himanshu ,
Bangalore has become base for lot of budding entrepreneurs .I really like ur Blog which keeps me posted about lot of these happenings and increase general awareness as an individual for me :-) .Wish u all the very best in ur entrepreneurial venture :-)


At Feb 9, 2008, 11:39:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@BG: Welcome back...Thanks very much for your wishes.

-Himanshu Sheth


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