Internet and Mobile Association of India’s [IAMAI] Annual India Digital Awards (IDA) cover the entire gamut of commercial activities around internet and mobile. Under the award, outstanding individuals and companies in the digital space will be recognized annually.
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Tata Motors have rebranded Sumo Grande as Tata Grande and in association with Indibloggers, had organized a bloggers’ meet in Chennai yesterday. I accidentally spotted the announcement in Indiblogger and quickly registered in time. The agenda looked exciting, because of one component- 10 bloggers will get to drive a Tata Grande from showroom till the venue (Hyatt Regency, Chennai)
Also this was my first Indiblogger meet experience. Had missed out on few previous meets. I walked in into Concorde Motors showroom in Velachery, (same place where we’d driven in during Nano Superdrive) met Indiblogger representative, Vishal. Vishal works as a musician in UK and is on a holiday in Chennai at present. We enjoyed our snacks while waiting for others.
Proto.in, the nations premier start-up platform returns to Chennai to the Great Lakes Institute of Management to showcase 15 of India’s hottest start-ups to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and the media alike. With the growth of e-commerce and growing mobile penetration in the country, infrastructure hurdles which previously existed for start-ups to scale in India have reduced, this has seen the birth of a number of innovative products from sectors that leverage both the internet and the mobile phone. India is at a ‘tipping point’ of growth in the technology sector, this when coupled with a vibrant start-up and investor ecosystem makes this a unique moment in time for early stage entrepreneurs in the country. Proto.in will showcase the most innovative product companies with business models tailor made to leverage these sectors. Apart from mobile and internet, a variety of sectors will be represented with start-ups from sectors like clean technology and software also on display. Apart from the presentations by 15 of India’s hottest product start-ups, the agenda will consist of workshops, talks and panel discussions from a selection of India’s leading technologists, entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. In addition to this, there will be a special mentoring session for 20 selected start-ups at the event by partners Sequoia Capital. Sequoia Capital has been one of the most active early and growth stage firms in India in the last several years, and looks to partner with entrepreneurs from the seed through growth stages. With 1 on 1 interaction with members of one of India’s premier venture capital firms, Entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to be mentored on various elements including their business model, go to market strategy and product. The entire event will be telecast on the ‘Starting Up’ show on ET NOW.
Shrinidhi Hande recently gave a talk at a CII Event explaining how students can leverage social media…
How can students benefit from Social media? When session moderator Kumar did a quick pole before start of session as to how many among the audience wanted be be entrepreneurs, about 5 out of 50 had raised their hands. Rest would be primarily looking for a good job in reputed company and few would go for higher studies (after which they’ll again look for a job or take self employment path)
If a student gets placed at campus interview his/her life will be at relative ease compared to other freshers who hunt for their first job in a fiercely competitive world. (Same applies to entrepreneurs who seek VC funding). For any entry level job opening in a reputed company, about 500 resumes would pour in from all over. Close to 400 of these will get filtered out during initial screening, either due to poor academic records or non-matching skills and other fundamental shortfalls. Assuming a student clears initial screening and is now in shortlisted 100. How can he ensure that he’ll get shortlisted further to next 15-20 candidates who’ll be called for an interview?