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The second edition of Proto.in, a premier event showcasing technology start-ups and innovative products, will be held between July  21 and 22, 2007, in Chennai. Held bi-annually at IIT Madras, this two-day  event  is  organised  by  a  national network of entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts identified as 'The Knowledge Foundation'.

Technology   start-ups  ready  to  showcase  their  products  can  nominate themselves  by  logging  on to www.proto.in. Nomination window is open till June 15, 2007. The first edition held in January had 27 start-ups presented their vision and demonstrated their products. Some seven of them are on the verge of closing their funding deals.

Many participant start-ups (that were earlier struggling to get clients) signed up many clients soon after the event. Some VC firms have confirmed participation: Sequoia Capital, Canaan Partners, Matrix Partners, Greylock Partners, Mentor Partners, Clearstone Ventures, Band of Angels and others.

Nasscom, IAMAI, TiE, and TeNeT are providing active support for the event. Start-ups from all across Asia Pacific are invited to participate.

Highlighting  the  objective  of the event, Vijay Anand, chief organiser of Proto.in,  said,  "What  India  needs  currently  is  an  environment  that encourages  and  supports  innovation  and  entrepreneurship in technology. Proto.in  is  a significant effort in this direction. It is a platform that recognises  and nurtures breakthroughs in technology. With support from the industry  and  related  associations,  Proto.in  is  sure  to alter India's technoscape."








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