It’s been a week since Proto.in ended and all of us have spent a good one
week recovering from the event. We’ve received a tremendous amount of
feedback after the event, I’d like to thank all of you who took the trouble
to write in. Praise, constructive feedback, criticism, its all welcome so
thank you for it.
We’ve received a considerable amount of media post the event. Rediff carried
out a feature<http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-career-are-the...>on
the home-page. ET did a special
Proto.in and Unpluggd.in and they’ve been a
have covered the event too. My
first person’s experience<http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=...>in
organizing the event was also published in the ET, you can read the
version here <http://www.sudhirsyal.com/>. If you missed the event, all the
photos are here<https://picasaweb.google.com/117798670099536895904/Proto2011?authkey=...>.
he live-streaming numbers on Indiatimes are just coming in, initial
indications are that more than 5k viewers logged on at some point during
Proto.in both from India and overseas, add that to the 400 or so who came
for the event and a similar number which attended Unpluggd and I would say
that the start-up ecosystem in India is doing rather well. ET NOW’s half
hour Proto.in Special will also be going on air Tuesday (19th July) Night 11
PM, Saturday Night (23rd July) 9 PM and Sunday (24th July) 10 AM and 7 PM.
With all of this, live-streaming + Event + TV + Print + Social Media
combined, an estimate would be that Proto.in’s total reach of an involved
audience both in India and globally is 20k + people and of semi-involved
audience is 100k + plus people. When Proto.in started in 2007, the total
reach would have been approximately 2k people.
Clearly, we live in exciting times.
Apart from the presenting start-ups, all of which who I thought did an
admirable job we would really like to thank our platinum sponsors Sequoia
Capital. They’ve been supporters of us through thick and thin over the last
2 years and kudos to them. The Great Lakes Institute of Management, for
coming on board as Event Hosts and heeding to our every request. Kudos to
the volunteering team there for doing an exceptional job and taking full
ownership of the event. BSE and Indiatimes our silver sponsors, special
thanks to Indiatimes for doing a great job with the live-streaming. John
Verbic of Trep Up for coming on board as the T-Shirt sponsor for the event
and playing the lead role in mentoring the start-ups prior to the event. And
Paypal for coming on board as the logistics partner.
I’d also like to thank all the speakers and mentors at Bootcamp and the
speakers and moderators of our various panels. I know it was a much longer
drive than many of us expected it to be, we did our best to ensure
everything went to time so that too many of you didn’t miss your flights
back home J
Most of all, I’d like to thank the audience for making it. To turn up at 9
AM on a Saturday morning, an hour and a half away from Chennai says a lot
about your commitment to seeing the start-up community grow.
Power to the start-ups. See you at the next Proto.in.
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