Three days of intense networking, listening to innumerable talks, sharing great ideas, attending couple of very interesting workshops and I am back from INKLive 2013 that recently got over at Kochi, Kerala.
One of the highlights of INKLive 2013 was the various interesting workshops and ‘The Denim Art Project’ by Levi’s was the most creative one.
The Denim Art Project by Levi’s
This one was a completely crowd-sourced one. There was this huge Denim board where eventually would turn into a piece of art. Each participant was given a square piece of denim and asked to represent his/her thought or takeaway from the INKLive 2013.
Harshvardhan Kadam, an artist from Pune was the curator of The Denim Art Project. Harshavardhan conceives, perceives and executes his experiences through visuals.
Twitter bird spreading ideas was my contribution to this project. I was live tweeting the event and the idea behind this was through my tweets I was sharing those wonderful ideas that were discussed during the INKLive.
Almost 30 people participated in The Denim Art project and by end of Day 3 the blue denim board was changed to an interesting artwork filled with ideas from the participants.
And I was quite thrilled to see my contribution displayed at the prominent place
Are you one of those artists who are looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent? Get ready, Behance Portfolio Review is coming to Chennai.
Behance (an Adobe Company) is the leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale.
What’s this Behance Portfolio Review?
Behance organise Behance Portfolio Reviews that bring members together at events in cities and towns around the world — organized by members, for members. During the event, people get an opportunity to showcase their portfolio and most important get feedback from experienced professionals on the work. Behance Portfolio Week is also a great networking event where one get to meet other artists from local creative community.
Chennai Behance Portfolio Review!
So Shasun Jain College for Women in association with Behance (an Adobe Company) is conducting the Chennai edition of Behance Portfolio Review workshop in on 9th November 2013 at Shasun Jain College, Chennai.
Following are the various categories for the Chennai Behance Portfolio Review where you can submit your entries,
You may please submit your entries under the following category
3) Graphic Designs
4) Art Direction
How to Apply for Chennai Behance Portfolio Review?
visit http://www.shasun.edu.in/behance-portfolio-reviews/ and apply!
Last date for entries: On or before 30 October 2013
For more details, visit the following links
Chennai Behance Portfolio Review Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/BeChennai
Chennai Behance Portfolio Review Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/242686622548383/?ref=22
So what do you waiting for? Apply for Chennai Behance Portfolio Review and showcase your talent
Always had common ambition, always customer focused, then luck and timing made @Flipkart big and successful @binnybansal
If you are in a job that means your dream is not big enough
Don’t scale too soon, Identify a big problem to solve
First you have to sell your idea to your family and convince them
Apple has top down innovation style and Google, bottom up
Empowering champions of innovation is the key
The market is moving so fast that you have to cannibalise your best ideas and come out with better ideas
Most often for big firms, the enemy is within
Firms fail at the peek of their success called incumbent’s curse
Gamification in healthcare is a great opportunity in India
From day one your product has to be global
Most of internet products are made for local needs, they later go global
Have a global concept, then strategise, have global exposure, structure yoursel and build the product
Once you have the exposure, structure yourself to think Global
Figure out what else is happening around the world with your concept
Every concept has to be looked up with a global perspective
Optimise every aspect of your business,
Design should be humanist and should be able to bring all info presentable and more appealing
Innovation is all about making things better, not just different
Entrepreneurship is about subtle irreverence
If you don’t ask good questions, answers will become irrelevant
One must have a leaky bucket, so that you learn more, unlearn
Perseverance is all about no short cuts, all about integrity, grit, deep commitment, staying focused & win long term
Culture is evolving and impacting companies and is affected by time horizon, rethinking ESOP, careers, learning, fun & winning.
India’s premier technology startup conference, TechSparks Grand Finale, is just 3 days away and you might have already seen the illustrious list of speakers. I am sure all the speakers are thought leaders in their own fields and its going to be a memorable day listening to all of them (similar to last two editions). But then there will be one speaker/ speakers who is our personal favourite. I tell you my favourite speaker and I don’t want to miss that session.
Dr. Anu Vaidyanathan, Ultraman Athlete, IP Professor.
I recently signed up for The Wipro Chennai Marathon and currently undergoing the training. Now I know how difficult is the long distance running and amount of discipline one must have. Dr. Anu Vaidyanathan is an Ultraman Athlete. Now if you haven’t heard about Ultraman, it’s a three day stage-race comprising a 10K swim, 420K bike ride and an 84.4K run. Dr. Anu Vaidyanathan is the only Asian to have competed in and finished 6th at Ultraman. Here are some more milestones of Anu,
In 2009, she became the only Asian (male or female) to compete in Ultraman distance events (10K swim, 420K bike, 84.4K run) and Anu was the first Indian (male or female) to qualify for the Half-Ironman (1.9K swim, 90K bike, 21.1K run) World Championships in 2008.
Besides being an athlete, she runs a company, PatNMarks, that specializes in Intellectual Property Consulting. Anu also has a PhD in a record-setting time of 26 months from University of Canterbury at Christchurch, in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering. To know more about Dr. Anu Vaidyanathan, visit the site.
Am eagerly waiting for her talk, so who is your favourite speaker at TechSparks 2013 Grand Finale?
You can still register for TechSparks 2013 Grand finale by visiting this link and avail a 30% discount by using code YSCTS2013
Here are the sponsors for TechSparks 2013 Grand Finale.
To know more about the sponsors, check the link http://techsparks2013.yourstory.in/sponsors/
Here are the second set of wonderful speakers for TechSparks 2013 Grand Finale.
Nick is a design god, and the head of global design at Tata Elxsi. He joined the Indian design house after leading design at Seymourpowell. Nick is a celebrated automotive designer, and has designed many unique locomotives, like the world’s first hydrogen powered motorcycle and more recently, he led the team that created the ‘Aircruise’ concept for Samsung Construction and Trading.
Srikanth heads the India operation of the world’s leading learning company, Pearson, with around 1300 people, headquartered in Bangalore, India. Earlier in 2000, he co-founded Edurite Technologies which was later acquired by TutorVista in 2007 and in Jan 2011 TutorVista became part of the Pearson group. Pearson focuses on the K-12 domain and have built many products and services for students, schools and teachers.
As the VP & MD of Go Daddy India, Rajiv’s core responsibilities include overall India strategy business development, operations and customer care centre management. With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Rajiv specializes in technology evangelism, product marketing and business alliance management. Prior to Joining Go Daddy India, Rajiv was the Director of SMB and Cloud business at Microsoft India where he led the launch and adoption of Office 365 and Windows Azure in India.
The TechSparks 2013 Grand Finale, the most sort after Startup showcase event in India, is hardly two weeks away. This year’s TechSparks Grand Finale is happening on 5 October at Bangalore. Now Yourstory.in has come up with an interesting Twitter based contest as part of TechSparks 2013 Grand Finale.
I believe in Indian product story because…
“I believe in Indian product story because…”, Tweet away with #tsparks and win exciting prizes from Indian product companies! For more details on this interesting contest, visit the contest page
So this is my Tweet!
Over the years The TechSparks Grand Finale has become the most sort after Startup showcase event in India. This year’s TechSparks Grand Finale, India’s premier technology startup conference is happening on 5 October at Bangalore.
So what really happens during the Grand Finale? Here are the highlights from the last Two TechSparks Grand finales,
TechSparks Grand Finale 2012
The grand finale of TechSparks 2012 at Bangalore was indeed a grand event. The event showcased some of the best of Indian startups. There were various interesting and informative talks and panel discussions. Here are the interesting take away from TechSparks 2012 grand finale.
Entrepreneurship is not a sprint but it’s a marathon, said krishnakumar natarajan, CEO, Mindtree
Pointers to Success, conserve cash, raise capital at appropriate time, respect your stake holders, prioritise team and create unusual value.
Smaller the niche, more loyalty, focus, no small market is small enough, make your offering simple and idiot proof.
Divide and conquer, create a new category. Here is the detailed report
TechSparks Grand Finale 2011
The MicroMax Story
One of the highlights of Techsparks grand Finale 2011 was Vikas Jain’s, co-founder of Micromax speech. Micromax launched its first mobile phone whose key selling point was a battery that lasted 30 days. In a country that suffers from chronic power deficiency, this was an invaluable proposition, said Vikas Jain.
Here is the detailed report
And now we are at the 2013 Grand Finale, this years it’s going to be even bigger and better. To register for the event, check the site
Here are the first set of wonderful speakers for TechSparks 2013 Grand Finale.
Shailendra is a Managing Director with Sequoia Capital India. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Shailendra was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in New York. Earlier, Shailendra was an entrepreneur in the digital media industry. Shailendra received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Mumbai. Shailendra is also a Kauffman Fellow.
Bethany has been with Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2006. She started her career in 2004 as an associate with McKinsey & Co. Her journey with Stanford in 2006 started as a case Writer and went on to become the Director of the Dean`s office in 2010. In a very short span Bethany was promoted to the Assistant Dean, Global Innovation Programs. Bethany Coates received her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2004 and completed her graduation from Princeton University.
Gerard J. Tellis (PhD Michigan) is Professor, Neely Chair of American Enterprise, and Director of the Global Innovation Center, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tellis is an expert in innovation, advertising, pricing, new product growth, emerging markets, and global market entry. He has published 5 books and over 100 papers that have won over 20 awards. His new book, Unrelenting Innovation, explains how transforming culture can enable firms to stay relentlessly innovative. His book Will and Vision (co-authored with Peter Golder) was cited as one of the top 10 books by the Harvard Business Review and was the winner of the AMA Berry Award.
So for the third time, I will be live blogging TechSparks. Now TechSparks Grand Finale is India’s premier technology startup conference and has become a high-energy conference that brings together India’s highly enthusiastic startup community for a high-octane event filled with insightful keynotes, exciting new product launches by startups, honest and upfront discussions with investors, experts and everyone in the startup ecosystem.
YourStory.in is doing a great work of discovering and showcasing some of the most promising new startups that have been created in India, and gives them a platform to showcase and present their cool new tech products.
So here are the details about the TechSparks Grand Finale
Date: 5 Oct 2013
Venue: ITC Gardenia, Bangalore
If you want to meet the next big superstars of Indian entrepreneurship scene, TechSparks Grand Finale is the place to be. CLICK HERE to reserve your seats! Early bird offer available till 15 Sep.