Just signed up for Camp Icarus, a university level BarCamp in Mumbai next Saturday. The objective of the camp is to connect students with working professionals. Browsed through the presentation topics lined up so far and (hmm…) I do hope that the students have more to look forward to by the time the camp rolls in. Most of the university level BarCamps I’ve been to in Mumbai have been in the smaller engineering colleges (usually as part of the annual college fest) and offer interesting insights into student minds outside the IIT circuit.
Midway into August and still lots more startup networking to come:
NEN Coolest Startups: Don’t miss submitting entry forms to this maiden initiative from NEN. Thirty shortlisted startups will be announced on September 30. The shortlist will be arrived at via a public voting process and an expert panel. Five out of the shortlisted thirty will be chosen winners on December 1and NEN promises the winners business support, publicity and access to funding. Please note: ideas and business plans will not make the criteria. It has to be a business thats already on. And I especially like the fact that the contest looks at non-technology companies in a big way.