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UnPluggd History : When Naveen Tewari Talked About Rejections And InMobi Journey

UnPluggd, India’s biggest startup conference is on to its 10th edition. UnPluggd was started with a single focus : bring actionable insights to the audience!

Over the last 9 editions, we have been upping the bar with red-eyed passion towards amazing content and a super amazing audience.UnPluGGd

As part of UnPluggd historical coverage, today we walk you through the second edition of UnPluggd which happened on October 30th, 2010.

At UnPluggd, our focus has always been to bring in speakers who can talk ‘real shit’. The ones who aren’t ‘media trained’. The ones who are ‘just about to make it big’ and ready to drop their guards off and talk things UnPluggd.

And before we share, here is what you need to know about the next UnPluggd.

Date : December 6th.
Venue : Hotel Park Plaza, Marthahalli, Bangalore.
Registration details : Hop here.
Discount? 50% off ! on tickets. We just completed two years and we are celebrating our birthday with a discount code NEXTBIGWHATTWO (applicable only to UnPluggd and Networking Evening session/valid only till this weekend).

# 1 : When Naveen Tewari Spoke.

Naveen not only talked about the journey, but a whole lot of rejections and operational challenges that they had to go through. Any entrepreneur would easily relate to Naveen’s talk. A must watch and you should bookmark this.

By the way, Sir Richard Branson recently blogged about this video.

2 : Pallav Nadhani : Starting After Class 12th To Building FusionCharts.

Pallav started FusionCharts after class 12th and at UnPluggd, talked about his startup journey – how the company was started, how he managed to ‘seed fund’, scaling issues, some of the challenges the company faced and most importantly, customer centric approaches his company has built.

3 : Saloni, Desicrew

Saloni started her career in an interactive media start up, Web Chutney in Delhi. Desicrew wasn’t among the top ideas she had while she was mulling her own business!

4 : Manish Sharma, Printo

Manish Sharma is a software engineer by profession – was 12th employee of Rediff, started one of the earliest Internet services firm in India (in 1995) called DBSIS. Post DBSIS acquisition, Manish moved to US, worked on AI based learning and extraction engine startup (Late Prof. Rajeev Motwani was his advisor) which didn’t do so well. Later on, he went to Oxford University for MBA, worked for a company and moved to India to start a retail business, about which he had no idea of!!

At UnPluggd, Manish talked about the journey of starting a business in domain where his lack of experience was probably his best weapon.

5 : Alok Kejriwal.

At UnPluggd, Alok shared his startup journey – of course, in his own style!!

Interestingly, Alok also started Rodinhoods the same day (he bought the domain on his way back from UnPluggd) !

Apart from these amazing talks, one of the highlights of the second edition was showcase of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7  for the first time in India.  Exclusively at UnPluggd.

Second edition was when we started the startup launch process. Out of 10 companies that launched, the notables ones are Capillary, Kookoo and Dhiti.


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