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Summer Edition of to be held on July 21-22

The second edition of, an event that showcases technology start-ups along the lines of the well-known DEMO conference in the US, is to be held at IIT-Madras on July 21 and 22. aims to help start-ups capture mindshare for their products among potential customers, investor and the media. The January edition of witnessed 27 companies - selected from more than one hundred nominations - present their vision and demonstrate their products, according to a press release from the organizers.

The second edition has received confirmation of participation from several VC firms including Sequoia Capital, Clearstone Ventures, Canaan Partners, NEA-Indo US Ventures, Gabriel Ventures, etc.
Nominations for start-ups - which now includes companies from across Asia - end on June 5.

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Arun Natarajan is the Founder & CEO of Venture Intelligence, the leading provider of information and networking services to the private equity an…

ISB's program for SMEs in June

The Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (ISB) is organizing a three-day "Global Growth Entrepreneurship Programme" that aims to provide Founders and senior decision makers of small and medium sized businesses with strategies for succeeding in a globally competitive market. The Faculty for the program are Gerry George of the London Business School and Mason Carpenter of Wisconsin Madison.

Dates and Venues:
June 14 –16 Delhi
June 17-19 Chennai
June 20-22 Mumbai

The fees for the program is subsidized by the Wadhwani Foundation to all selected participants.

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Arun Natarajan is the Founder & CEO of Venture Intelligence, the leading provider of information and networking services to the Private Equity and Venture Capital ecosystem in India. View sample issues of Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.

The Indian Hockey Team Vs. Hockey Stick Growth - By Sanjay Anandaram

India’s performance in the current ICC cricket World Cup throws up several important lessons for entrepreneurs. The most notable of these is the criticality of planning. Not for the next few games but for the next several years. And in turn, this planning requires the ability to see trends, visualize how these trends evolve over time and consequently impact the venture, if not now, then in the foreseeable future. Let me explain.

From a leisurely 5-day game with a rest day in-between, the game is today being played in a rapid 20-20 format. Fielding, that used to be at best equivalent to a stroll in the park, now requires supreme athleticism and anticipation. Technology that used to be non-existent has now become an integral part of the game. From a gentleman’s game it has become a multi-billion dollar brutally competitive (and I’m not talking of just the BCCI elections!) sport with intense pressure from various quarters. From playing a few days a year to playing around the year. Where m…