Proto '08 July: New Delhi Notes

Proto.in kicks off tomorrow in New Delhi at 9.00 am sharp — registrations open at 8.30 am. I haven’t got my ‘entry ticket’ because I didn’t register but I hope they will let me in anyway. The media registration link on the website doesn’t seem to be working. Anyhow, moving on, the agenda looks interesting in parts — the very articulate and distinguished Kiran Karnik (former president of Nasscom) opens the event with a keynote. I will miss it, unfortunately — don’t get into the city before 11.00 am. Most of the other Day 1 sessions are just about alright. The post-lunch session, actually well after lunch, with Jumpstartup’s Sanjay Anandram ‘Reconciling Entrepreneurs and Investors’ should be worth listening in on, simply because it seems like an impossible thing to do 🙂

Day 2 is the day to look out for — the startup showcase starts at 9.45 am. It might be a good idea at this stage to do a recap, even a post mortem of startups previously showcased at Proto.

I’m personally looking forward to meeting the huge contingent of venture capitalists Vijay has been promising at the event. I spoke to a few firms ahead of the event on what they expect and here are some of their responses:

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