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Proto04 Day2 – Startups

July 19, 2008

Categories at Proto – Four categories

– IT/ Software

– Web

– E commerce

– Out of the box

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Startups cateogry 1

Soliton – Design and manufacture smart cameras to detect defects – Innovative prodct that tracks defect in real time …good team and strategy to go forward ….

Picporta

What: We cant search images the way we search text docs. Picporta changes this

Wen pic is uploaded AI engine starts recognizing the system – once you train the system the image it will automatically takes up the face. Now once you select the face to search it gives you all the images with that face

Revenue streams — ran out of time!!

– unique prodcut with new homegrown technology that can be patented and is AI in true sense.

The Hiring tool

Indias first B2B web based market place connecting employers with recruitment agencies

How different from Naukri or any other job boads?

They sell databases while Hiring tool – connects employer and consultants

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Category2– Web

Life blob

What – easy and comprehensive solution to organize your life- your personal diary with social angle to it

It’s a social personal diary where in you can upload pics on the basis of trips, people, cities etc same

It helps in organizing life in terms of cities friends companies etc and view things in terms of timelines

Its a neat prodcut and lets you connect and view images in a unique way

Tiriyo

— am sorry to say I cannot understand what they were trying to sell

Muziboo.com

Music website – online music community that allows you to upload, listen, share and discuss music

Create collaborative bands online. User generated songs, feedback on songs. Site is unique for its community

Great content, Long tail

Money – selling the musical instruments

Lords of odds

Bet – Loot – Brag

is into the business of interactive predection games

user – gets free loots (currency) and buy predictions – if you win right prediction you win more loots

Predictions around several categories like whether sigh is king will be a hit or not … will India win one day or if what will happen if Saif marries Kareena

User gets the excitment of predicting …. lords of oods gives you platform quantifiable platform for your opinions … win and loose …. going ahead they planning for widgets applications for social netwoks, going mobil. Money through branded promos and loots, prizes, tied up with castrol, sms based games, merchandising and allied applications.

— Idea is unique, interesting and is in sync and sticky ….. it gives one more channel to Kill time online 🙂

Conversations

Picporta – Do you look yourself being acquired by some big company

A – No

Picporta – performance of search

A – error margins are less than 5% so performance is decent our target for next six months is less than 1% error

Picporta – about patent

Lords of Odds – Is your content user generated

A – we have content team in place and currently all the content is from Inhouse team

Muziboo – selling the user generated music?

A – Yes going forward we will like to do it however currently our focus is more on building community, once we have taht critical mass ready we will venture into other avenues

Muziboo – Is the content of music other than copyrighted music, how do you tackle remixes and if somebody uploads copyrighted music

A – We have check with the help of community, we flag it and then delete it.

Video on Proto so far — [soundtrack – I want to Break free]

End of session 1 for refreshments 🙂

Next post – More startups and rest of the event!!

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