February 2016 edition

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Pre-Valentine’s day bash a.k.a #PITCHDAY

On 12 and 13 February 2016, sixteen shortlisted startups pitched to an eclectic and international panel for a spot in the accelerator. What a packed two days they were.

The pitching session was held at Xavier Institute of management, Bangalore. On 12th and13th

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12 startups, 5 in-person panels, 10 online panelists from across the world  joined the pitching session. . 10 hours of non-stop startup pitching. Whew !

And a fantastic student organising committee that made it all happen smoothly.

Amplifi Directors Rohinton Bharucha and Amitava Neogi flew in from Mumbai. Our advisor Vishnu Bhat was present the entire day on both days. Dr. Mukesh Hegde Dean Entrepreneurship XIME also joined the panel to on all the days. Our fabulous online panelists were involved almost throughout both days irrespective of their time zones and comprised of Ajay Kotkar -A technology professional with a solid well grounded 25+ years experience within the Banking and Financial Services Industry, who has held very senior positions in Global Banks and Financial Institutes like ABN Amro, RBS, Swiss Bank,from Hong Kong,Dan Ternes – Chief Technology Officer for Software AG in Asia-Pacific and Japan,from Hong Kong,Jeffrey Broer- Founder and member of the non-executive board of Grayscale, a HK-based user focused design studio from Hong Kong, Kiran Pradhan – , a veteran in the Business Application software sector having served many parts of Indian industry in leadership roles in companies like SAP and IBM from Mumbai,Jenny Rutherford – CEO/Founder of a SaaS startup in stealth mode and till recently was Chief Product Officer at BlueScape, from US, Dr. Volker Kuebler –  is a senior executive and an entrepreneur with global experience, specializing in international business strategy and operations in emerging markets from the US.,Anil Joshi – an early stage investor and has recently launched Unicorn India Ventures fund focusing on early stage investment from Mumbai,Pradeep Kamasan- Angel Investor/ Mentor / Business Model Evaluator and provide Innovative strategy to several start ups , he is also the founder of Sowya Soft Inc,USA in the year 2007 and Co-Founder of Hunter Tech Ventures Pvt Ltd,Bangalore,India ,from Hyderabad.and Amit Manocha- Managing Director of Everstone Capital from Singapore

We had all kinds of B2B tech (SaaS) startups pitching us.

From Hadoop to big data to logistics to HR tech to retail analytics.

Each pitching session was followed by a Q&A round by the panelists, which helped them paint a clearer picture of the startup, after which these startups were taken to the incubation centre centre at XIME.

What a great way to go into Valentine’s day !!!

To get more insights on these two days, click here


PITCH DAY 3

The final pitching session took place on 20th February, at XIME. Three enthusiastic startups pitched their fresh ideas to the panelists.

The panel present physically on the two days were Mr Sudarshan Narayan MD of Amplifi and Mr. Vishnu Bhat Advisor Amplifi.

The panel was also joined by Amplifi Directors, via gotomeeting which included Rohinton Bharucha & Amitava Neogi.

Who will be the final three or final four ? Stay tuned to find out next week.

To get more insights on this day’s happenings, click here.


SaaSy Startups meet SaaS Accelerator-Amplifi-NASSCOM Pitch Session

Amplifi and NASSCOM 10,000 Startups held a pitching session at Diamond District.This event was held to introduce Amplifi to the Startups in NASSCOM ecosystem. Five shortlisted startups namely  Evayadesk, Grablook, Playday, Sismatik and Weaver startups pitched their ideas to Sudarshan Narayan on 20th February.

The hand-picked startups will be joining the 2nd batch of Accelerator program at XIME, scheduled in second week of May, 2016.IMG_20160222_170858To read more, click   here


Co-Founder Findr Night – Amplifi with BHIVE hosted co-founder finding event

Amplifi BHIVE hosted an amazing evening for single Co-Founders in Bengalure on 27th February. 60 people on a Saturday evening – no wonder Bengaluru is India’s Startup Capital. The hosts of the evening, Sudarshan Narayan from Amplifi and Yulia Aslamova from BHIVE, addressed the gathering, which was followed by a small round of introduction by the attendees. After the introductions, the audience mingled with each other over pizza and soda and we hope it was the beginning of at least a few startup marriages.The co-founders, mingled and found their prospective co-founders over pizza and cold drinks.

For more details click, here.


 

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