Posts Tagged ‘The Startup Centre

FailCamp Chennai

“After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.” Mason Cooley

FailCamp Chennai is back. So if you have no idea what FailCamp is, here it is. FailCamp is a celebration of failure. More than just failure, its about the lessons you learned from them.It’s about learning not to view failure as a defeat, but as a learning opportunity . It’s about taking away the fear of failure and learning to take a chance, think big and achieve what you thought you couldn’t! Now that’s one of the qualities of an ‘Iconoclast’.

Kiruba Shankar is the man behind FailCamp Chennai. Here are the details,

Date & Time
Saturday, 14th July, 2012
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Startup Centre, #45 Montieth Road, Alsa Mall, S-4, Second Floor, Egmore, Chennai – 600 008

We are right across the road from the Chennai Museum in Egmore – 15 mins by Walk from the Egmore Train station (if you are taking the train), about 5 Mins away from the Egmore Museum Bus Station (if you are taking the bus).

Door Fee:Rs.200


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Social Media Club Chennai – August Session



The come back of Chennai Social Media Club saw two fantastic speakers, several lively and active discussions and plenty of networking.

Suganthi Sugumaran was the first speaker of the day and she spoke about the ABC’s of social media. The session was about the various channels of social media, the personal and business side of Social Media and how effectively one can use social media.

She also shared tips on how to engage with your Facebook and Twitter fans, how to keep your personal social profile clean. And ended her talk by saying nothing like real World and one to one communication.

The next speaker was Mr. Srinivasan, a veteran of the PR circuit and a social media enthusiast since the early days of the Internet when communication happened via IRC (an old chat system for those who joined the Internet after 2000).

 Mr Srinivasan focused on his personal experiences of using the Internet for public relations such as maintaining his groups of 6,000

members which he leverages when necessary or the time he interviewed the man who threw a shoe at the ex-interior minister forIndiaand got the interview featured in numerous papers. He also remarked about how your personal social media footprint is a public relations opportunity or pitfall for your own career and recounted a story where a lady was hired on the spot because of her active and convincing discussions she had in a public relations forum.

There was also a reminder that your social media profile can cause some problems for your career because of what you say and upload – so be careful either in what you say or your privacy settings so you control who sees it! He closed by warning on the dangers of installing untrusted apps which can steal your data and a reminder that social media shouldn’t consume your life but you must also take the time to do some networking offline for best results.

Here is Primepoint Srinivasan’s presentation at Social Media Club, Chennai

Twitter stream of the session

Now wait for our September session!

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In 50 Hours: Ideas to Prototype


Clock has started ticking, In50hrs, Ideas to Prototype, the event where entrepreneurs, designers, product managers etc come together to build functional prototypes of ideas – from scratch is happening from Mar 25-27 at The Startup Centre, Alsa Mall, Egmore, Chennai.

‘In 50hrs, Ideas to Prototype’ is organized by ‘The Startup Centre’, an Initiative to bring together entrepreneurs, hackers and designers to learn, collaborate and build kickass enterprises. The Centre is a creative space for individuals from diverse backgrounds to come up and work on ideas that challenge and disrupt the norm.

The Startup Centre

Participants getting ready for the In 50 Hours

The Idea Board

Some of the ideas came out at the event, Where is my Money – Twitter based Expense Tracker,Tagger based System for locating devices, Folio43 the Stock market game to learn Stock Market Investing and Table booking and online food ordering.All the participants will present their prototypes on Mar 27

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