Tuesday, February 23, 2010

IIT D Entreprenurial Summit Feb 20-21,2010

GVC particpated in IIT D E-Cell summit on Feb 20 and Feb 21

This was a wonderful experience as six students were part of the team. All of them did a wonderful job and created a space of energy and excitment.

We showcased our GSM based designs. Purpose of the show was to get feedback about our products and look for potential partners and investors. 
                                                                                            GSM+TV was appreciated by almost every one. The feature of getting call details and SMS on TV was unique and lot of people liked this idea.

We met four investors and one of them is now prospective buyer of our design. Apart from Microsoft, Nokia Siemens and Mcdonalds have shown interest in our designs.

Apart from products, we also put up a LCD Monitor and played presentation for the whole day.

Let me also acknowledge students who spent time and energy

Jasmeen Kaur - B Tech IT
Karan Agarwal - B Tech IT
Varun Mathur - BSc IT
Nitish Nanda - BBA
Swati Mehta - B Tech EC
Pankaj Talwal - B Tech EC

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yourstory.in interviewed me

Read the online interview at following link. Yourstory in an online portal and showcases entrepreneurs. Ove 4000 entrepreneurs in various fields are interviewed.  Yourstory also sponsors various events at E-Cells of various colleges. 

So if you have any plans for becoming an entrepreneur then this site provided lot of information related to funding, resources and networking.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Attending ISBA Conference and exhibiting our designs on Feb 8-9-10,2010

This week we participated in ISBA conference and exhibited our GSM based devices at  R@W (research at work) stalls.

We have showcased our GSM based devices and got lot of positive feedback and new ideas from Media, Academicians, Industry people and Funding organisations.

Apart from exhibiting our designs, we also met lot of fellow entrepreneurs with their own ideas and products.  One smart gentleman (singer, yoga teacher and entrepreneur) from Manipur exhibited handicraft products from grass and a pretty young girl with graduation in architecture and post grad in Product Designing and just out of IIT-Kanpur was showing graphics designs.

Well, India is truly a country of brave and intelligent people and lot of opportunities are available now. People as young as college freshers to 60+ starting their first venture were there. It is exciting to be with so many energetic persons.

We also received invitation to show case our products at IIT-Delhi. So on Feb 19th and 20th we will be IIT Delhi at entrepreneur's corner.

A session by DST, IAN informed us about various options of funding and grant available from various govt agencies.

In short these three days gave us lot of feedback about our products, interaction with various entrepreneurs taught us few more lessons on innovation and meeting with academicians and Govt official have shown us ways for getting more support.

And of course we are thankful to Apoorv Sharma and his team for giving us the opportunity to showcase our designs.

Special thanks are also due to Swati and Pankaj, two trainees students working with us. They reached home almost by 9 PM every day, still they were at site by 9 AM next day.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Participating in Proto.in at IIT Mumbai on Jan 30,2010

   Last week, I visited Mumbai to participate in Proto.in, an event for start ups. It was a wonderful experience listening to 15 startups and few entrepreneurs who already made big in the field. The major learning came from Sanjiv of Naukri.com and Pradeep of cyber media. Both of them shared that in the beginning, they faced competition from large company, yet they managed to survive. Being small and without money is not the limiting factor, What limits is what you think your limits are.  Or as Ritu Shri said , YOUR WORDS CREATE YOUR WORLD.