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TechSparks Pune: Founders of JustDial, QuickHeal, Paymate and much more – 11 June

http://YourStory.in is holding a half-day event for entrepreneurs, on 11 June, in Pune titled “Out of the Garage, Into the Market”. The event includes a few talks and a panel discussion, and the line-up of speakers and panelists is very impressive. VSS Mani, founder of JustDial, Kailash Katkar and Sanjay Katkar, Founder and CTO respectively of QuickHeal, Probir Roy, co-founder of Paymate, will be there. So will Shailesh Lakhani, a VC with Sequoia Capital.

This seems to be a must attend event for entrepreneurs in general, and more specifically, those interested in building a tech product/web-service in India.


  • Keynote Addresses
    How to dial the right number – The “JustDial” Story by Founder, VSS Mani
    How to build a Global product enteprise – the “QuickHeal Technologies” Story by Founder Kailash Katkar and CTO, Sanjay Katkar
  • Cloud for Startups by Janakiram MSV, Technology Evangelist, India, Amazon Web Services
  • Go to Market for Startups – by Prashant Choksey, co-founder Mumbai Angels
  • Interact with the panelists:
    • Probir Roy, Co Founder, Paymate
    • VSS Mani, Founder, JustDial
    • Vimalraj Abrahman, IBM,Strategy and Marketing, ISV and Developers Relations, India
    • Shailesh Lakhani, Sequoia Capital
    • Kris Nair, Partner, Opdrage Venture Partners
    • Shradha Sharma, Founder, YourStory
  • Followed by Open House ( Q&A) and Networking Over Snacks

About TechSparks Regional Roundable meetings

These ‘Out of the Garage, Into the Market’ regional round tables are being held in Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and are a way of engaging with the entrepreneur community all over India, and also serve the purpose of generating visibility for the TechSparks 2011 Event in Bangalore in August (described later in this article).

Each Regional RoundTable is characterized by two focussed activities -a Panel Discussion featuring key stakeholders in the startup ecosystem and an Open House where entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to ask any question to any panelist and engage in meaningful discussions and not just be a spectator.

The idea is to have an absolutely open interaction over the topic of discussion, which will be – ‘Out of the Garage, Into the Market.’ Most product technology companies face a lot of teething problems with respect to their go-to-market strategies. There are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions and hence, it’s an area where entrepreneurs need all the help that they can get and much more. Through the collective might of a panel full of ‘rockstars’, the TechSparks Regional RoundTable intends to support startups by helping them kickstart their product’s journey. In short, the RoundTable intends to help startups get their products ‘out of the garage and into the market.’

What is TechSparks 2011?

TechSparks is a a pan-India hunt for Product Tech startups that have the potential to scale and grow, that may need a push, and that are holding promise. The tech startups identified in this program would be provided national recognition, genuine support and meaningful networking opportunities.

For more details, including how to apply, selection criteria, and timelines see the TechSparks webpage

Fees and Registration for TechSparks Regional Roundtable Pune

The event will be held from 2pm-7pm, at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent, SB Road. This event is free. Please register here (click on “Register Now” button).