2007 Summer Edition – Nominations Begin (Press Release)

2 05 2007

Proto.inThe widely anticipated Nomination process for 2007 summer edition is
officially open. If you are a Technology start-up, be it in the initial stages, seed
funded or planning to go IPO, we are accepting nominations from all across
Asia. is not just about funding your start-up, rather creating Mindshare
for your Products among your clients, potential partners, with industry
specialists, veteran entrepreneurs and the mainstream media. The last date for
nominations is June 05th 2007.

 About is about giving entrepreneurs a platform to express their visions and showcase their imagination, with a working prototype, for the world to see. It’s about increasing partnership, collaboration and mindshare among a
distinguished, qualified and well-connected audience. provides a unique platform for promising startup talent to communicate their creativity and innovation potential. As a meeting place for the smartest entrepreneurs,
venture capitalists and professionals, stands true to its mantra “Create, Contribute, Collaborate.”

 A Look back at the First Edition

 During the first edition, Twenty seven companies, selected from more than one hundred nominations that came in, presented their vision and demonstrated their products to an audience which consisted of VCs, potential partners,
clients and in some case even have courted potential acquirers.  There were about ten companies which presented during Proto which are courted by three VC firms on average. There were more than a handful of companies that were struggling to get clients and have signed up clients – either with someone who came for the event or with someone outside who
heard about the company after Proto, have managed to establish a network of fellow and like-minded entrepreneurs, and gain valuable feedback on the business and product roadmap as they presented.

Second Edition – What’s in store?

We have widened our horizon and are looking at companies from across Asia. We are bringing in companies from countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China to enable cross-border collaboration in technology and
perspectives. The confirmations from the camp of Venture capitalists have come in hard and
fast from Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Clearstone Ventures, Canaan Partners, NEA-Indo US Ventures, Gabriel Ventures, Mentor Partners, Venture east ,Silicon Valley Bank, Plus Ventures, Matrix Partners, FootPrint Ventures,
Bluerun Ventures apart from other Angel investors and Private Equity Firms. International and Indian Organizations supporting Entrepreneurship and technological innovations such as IAMAI, TiE, TeNeT, ASES, TeDD, Malaysia IDA,
Singapore have come forward and extended their support for India, as a whole has yet to define its place in this global economy. Are we a country which is emerging with values and strength to challenge the nations as
a whole? This is a time in history, as the youth are empowered, and entrepreneurial activities are on the rise, that we dare to make those definitions.


If you are a journalist wanting to know more about the success stories of First Edition or coming across for the first time and planning to cover the coming edition extensively, reach the below mentioned :

 Ravi Shankar                                                                          Sudhir Syal

+91-9444923443                                                          +91-9884010255

ravi [at] proto [dot] in                                      Sudhir [at] proto [dot] in




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