Vibrant, Inspiring & Energetic 7 days; 40 Hot Tech Startups of India; 70 eminent speakers from across the globe; and more than 150 top notch delegates – all together at Silicon Valley.
Yes! InnoTrek 2015, held from 11-17th May, got a big thumbs up from the ‘Who’s Who’ of the global startup space and concluded with a big bang. The platform gave the best tech start-ups from India an opportunity to meet and grab the attention of global Investors, attend a slew of mentoring sessions and visit top tech companies of the world.
PS – The energy that was palpable at the event and amongst our startups, would put any energy drink advert to shame 🙂
Day 1 kicked off at Plug & Play Tech Center at Sunnyvale with the mission to help entrepreneurs understand how to accelerate their startup. Founders of various startups shared their experiences – both inspiring and nerve wracking, received mentoring on various “must know” aspects such as making a crisp business model, product development, branding and PR strategies, localization for building a global startup, building a great team, familiarization with laws for setting up a US incorporated company efficiently, building alliances etc. After soaking in the inputs received from the industry leaders, the entrepreneurs were excited to end the daylong workshop with a visit to 500Startups, the Y-Combinator, Intel Museum, and a networking session with Spinta Accelerator.
The motivation & energy of the entrepreneurs on Day 2 was skyrocketing at Rocket Space Studios, SFO, which was a follow-up to Day 1 and presented a more granular perspective of the technology space from industry leaders and startup advisors. Startups were given a low down on the hottest trends across the consumer web landscape and tips on Silicon Valley Style Marketing – Dos and Don’ts, the Art and Science of Fundraising and Understanding Silicon Valley’s Angels & Angel Networks.
The brightest and sharpest minds of the valley met the hottest techies from India on Day 3. At SAP Campus, Palo Alto, top Silicon Valley investors, including Raju Reddy, Sunil Errabelli, founder of Brocade – Kumar Malavalli and a prominent investor from New York, Jack Hidary were present amongst others. The ‘accidental’ product expert – Shishir Mehrotra of YouTube/Google spoke on ‘A World Without Gatekeepers’. Then there were mentoring sessions from Rob Schram, Scott Coleman, Karl Mehta, BV Jagadeesh, Aiaz Kazi etc. that went on in full swing. Special guest Shri K.T. Rama Rao, the Hon’le Minister of IT, State of Telangana, India, also addressed the delegation.