Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! Here is a list of the winning teams and their prizes: […]
Dave McClure500 Startups | Twitter
Dave uses his uncanny ability to function without sleep and frequent flyer miles to discover amazing geeks and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world. Dave's ominous past includes work at Founders Fund, Facebook fBFund, PayPal, Mint.com, and SimplyHired.
Sameer GuglaniThe Morpheus | Twitter
At The Morpheus Sameer works with portfolio companies on things like – strategy / product / sales / marketing / boot strapping / plumbing & what ever else is required to make the startup kick ass.
Sameer co-founded Madhouse Media in 2004, India’s first organized movie rentals company, which was acquired by Seventymm in 2007. Post acquisition he was Vice President – Corporate Strategy, Seventymm. In his pre-madhouse avatar he was a hacker for startups like Sonim Inc, Telephia and worked across India, US and Europe.
Sameer is also an independent film maker with film festivals movies to his credit. He loves meeting people, traveling and reading. Sameer managed to get a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Thapar University, India. He blogs at guglanisam.me. You can also stalk him on twitter @guglanisam
Paul Singh500 Startups | Twitter
Paul has mastered the art of the hustle and has the extraordinary ability to extract a business model from a rock. Also from startups. Prior to 500, he was the founder of a handful of his own startups and spent some time at PBworks, AOL and Symantec.
Anurag Nigam is an entrepreneur and is an active angel investor.
He is an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been part of 6 different startups. He was part of the founding teams & leading ASIC efforts at Cerent Corp (bought by Cisco) and Siara Systems (bought by Redback Networks). Anurag switched into the consumer Internet space and was is an investor and founder of hi5.com, a profitable social networking site with over 20M users.
Nicolai Bezsonoff.CO | TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle+
Nicolai Bezsonoff is the Chief Operating Officer of .CO Internet S.A.S, the registry operator for the .CO top level domain. Nicolai has been with .CO Internet since its beginning, architecting and building .CO from the ground up. Under his tenure, .CO has seen an incredible growth and has become one of the most successful domain extensions in history, with more than 1 million domain names registered by people and companies in 200 countries worldwide.
This growth could not have been possible without the impeccable attention to quality and dedicated oversight provided by Nicolai. From ensuring a smooth transition of the domain and a successful launch, to overseeing the ongoing operations every day to provide a secure and reliable experience to our clients and partners
Abhishek GuptaTLabs | Twitter
Abhishek is currently heading TLabs, Accelerator. An IT-BHU Computer science graduate Abhishek has spent most of his professional life as a technologist and architect till the Entrepreneur bug bit him in Late 2006. Since then he was responsible to setup the India center of an MNC where he built and sold two internet businesses and founded an education venture that got shut down prematurely. At TLabs, Abhishek is responsible for finding and funding startups in Technology, Internet and mobile and helps them in execution by advising and connecting them to mentors, advisors and investors from the industry.
Jaime Ignacio RavirosaOVIA
Jaime is an electronic engineer with specialty in Mechatronics from Argentina. Jaime lived in Hyderabad for 15 months back in 2005, that is where he met two of his current business partners. He was working with Satyam, for the Corporate Strategy group at the time.
Later, Jaime returned to Argentina to work as a Project Leader for a Process Automation company.
In mid-2008 he went to Silicon Valley with his business partners to start their company. They ended up in Mexico and built a technology company, OVIA, aimed at changing the recruitment process. They have developed an online platform to perform online asynchronous video interviews. They are working with Adidas, Manpower, BMW, Walmart, etc., in US, Latam and Europe. They have reseller partners in countries like Switzerland, South Africa, Mexico and US. OVIA just raised 3M USD in investment.
Jaime has managed the company operations and finances for 3 years and, now, he is switching to Sales and Customer Success.
George has spent the past year supporting numerous technology companies and startups in cross-border transactions between the US and Japan. His support has ranged from market research and product development to licensing and joint ventures. George's clients have included Zynga, SurveyMonkey, Copia, and Yahoo! Japan. From 2008-2010 George ran Dell's consumer business in Japan, a $500M P&L with over 220 headcount spread across Japan and China, and during that time it was the most profitable consumer division within Dell globally. Previously George served as VP of International Business Development at Yahoo! Japan, as SVP of Asia Business Development at Experian Interactive, and as a Corporate Counsel at Yahoo! Inc. George received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.