Networking Event

We ( Innovation Angels) are organizing the next pitch on Oct 10th, 2012, Wednesday. Similar to the earlier pitches this is a closed networking event and only about 6/7 startup teams would be selected for the session.

We have seen phenomenal responses to our earlier events. These events have helped a few interesting startups to get good advice/ suggestions which has helped them to a great extent.

In fact we have been getting requests to hold more of these events more frequently/ regularly.

The startups who will pitch in these events will get access to a great many Angels/ early stage VC’s who will be present for  evaluating them.

Every event of our’s has seen a bigger audience ( more investors looking for potential investments )

Hence all interested Entrepreneurs/ Startups/ Teams can please get in touch.


We are organizing the next pitch ( 4th ) on June 2nd, Saturday. Similar to the earlier pitches this is a closed networking event and only about 5/6 startup teams would be selected for the session.

Hence all interested Entrepreneurs/ Startups/ Teams can get in touch.

Happy New Year 2012 to everyone.

In continuation of my previous post we are organizing a second ( 2nd ) pitch on January 9th 2012, Monday and the time is 3 pm . This is a closed networking event and only 5/6 startup teams would be selected for the session.

The next pitching session after this Jan event is going to be early March ( probably 1st week of Mar ).

Hence all interested Entrepreneurs/ Startups/ Teams can get in touch.

For a while now we have been thinking about doing something about the lack of an Angel Network in Bangalore. Though both IAN & MA have representation here it really makes sense to have the decision making out of this place. There is no doubt that they are both doing a great service by supporting many startups & entrepreneurs. However I have always felt that for a country as big & as diverse as India we could do with many more Angel networks. Also since Bangalore is the undisputed Tech Hub where most of the startups gets started its only apt that an Angel network based in Bangalore gets going.

Towards that effort recently we had organized a pitching session in Bangalore for 7 startups who were looking for Angel Investments.  One of the startups was a US based startup too. There were some individual Angels & a couple of VC Funds & a small super Angel fund who not only wanted to be part of this new Angel Network but also were very encouraging & supportive of this whole new endeavor.  Also one of the Angel Investor was  a prolific Angel Investor from the US who has done some significant number of investments in India already. This particular pitching session was organized more as an Adhoc/ random session. However going forward we intend to formalize this activity &  the pitching session will be held once every bi-monthly or even once every month depending upon the traction.

Until now in India some of the best Technology startups have been happening in Bangalore. However the unfortunate thing was that so far there was no Angel Network/s based here to cater to their needs. So these startups had to reach out to networks which are not headquartered here. Since the decision making is elsewhere it would take a little more time for the startups to hear about their decisions post pitching. Also the Angel networks work well & are generally successful when the startups they support are in the neighborhood ( At least that is what the Angels normally prefer ).

This being the reason the whole intent of this new network is to be of assistance in a quicker & faster way to the early startups in this part of India. The intent is to provide a quick feedback to the startups so that they can focus on their work without the whole pitch being too much of a distraction. This network will be Headquartered & operational out of Bangalore.

So all the promising & interesting startups are encouraged to reach out to us.  We also Welcome & Encourage potential sponsors to reach out to us.

I intend doing Office Hours every week starting next week ( Nov week of 25th ’11 ) onwards. I have been doing it in an informal & Ad-hoc manner until now. However I would like to start doing it in a more formal manner going forward.

Any Entrepreneur or an Startup can touch base with me on any aspect of their business. They can schedule a call/ meet with me in person to talk on any aspect about their ideas/ BPs.

The proposed office hours will be held usually between 11am – 4pm every Friday.

Look forward to interacting with promising startups/ teams with innovative ideas.

The TiE Entrepreneurial Summit-2008 is a pan-Asia event spread across 3 days from Dec16-18 of 2008. TES 2008 will focus on retail, real estate, hospitality, healthcare, education, aerospace, manufacturing, fashion, social entrepreneurship, cleantech, mobile and financial services. TES 2008 has been crafted to provide a comprehensive perspective on all aspects of entrepreneurship.

The focus of the 3rd day of the event is CleanTech.

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The TiE Bangalore Cleantech SIG brings you on an offsite SIG meeting on Friday, 19th September 2008. The event will be hosted and sponsored by ConnectM Technology Solutions– an Energy Efficiency Product company – on their premises on Outer Ring Road.

Please see details below.


6:00-6:40 PM
TERI Green Building and Energy Efficiency Program, GRIHA Rating System – Minni Mehrotra, Architect, Research Program

6:40-7:00 PM
LEED certification – Guruprakash Sastry, LEED Consultant

7:10-7:20 PM
ConnectM Energy Management Solution – Achutha Jois, Chief Evangelist, ConnectM

7:20-8:00 PM
ConnectM Tour, Snacks, & Networking

Registration Details

Friday, 19th September 2008

6.00 PM to 8.00 PM


ConnectM Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Adarsh Tech Park – SEZ,
Devarabeesanahalli, Outer Ring Road,
Sarjapur (Behind Intel Office)
Bangalore – 560037


By registration only. First Come First Serve Basis. Limited to 60 Participants.

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