10 New Product Prototypes Emerged in the 5th Edition of In50Hrs
The Startup Centre (Business Wire India)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
In50Hrs is a Weekend Hackathon organized by The Startup Centre, where people passionate about technology get together to transform ideas into working prototypes before a weekend (50Hrs) is out. The fifth edition of In50Hrs took place last weekend in Chennai, where 10 new Product Prototypes were emerged.
There have been 5 successful editions of In50Hrs in Chennai with over 320 participants, having identified 23 startups out of over 110 prototypes.
One among the 10 Product Prototypes was a streaming media player built by three students from SSN College, by putting a small piece of hardware called Raspberry PI on to the projector to stream codes. It has a play list similar to Google Nexus. The user interface can be accessed with your existing phone, where one can click the video or music to start playing.
Each participant was mentored by a group of young entrepreneurs who are running successful startups. The group includes Dorai Thodla, iMorph; Siddhartha Govindaraj, Founder Silverstripe Software; Kausikram Krishnasayee, Co-founder, Silverstripe Software; Asif Ali, Ex-Founder, ZestAds; Girish Mathrubootham, Founder of Freshdesk; Preetham Venkky, KRDS (facebook's authorized development centre); Krishna Prathab, Xlabs Technologies; Shivakumar Narayanan, Net10; Senthil Nayagam, Railsfactory, among others.
On the evening of Sunday, July 22, 2012, the participants presented their prototypes to a jury consisting of Business Heads, Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists. This year’s jury featured Sam Mehta, Atlas Venturez; Rahul Chowdhri, Helion Ventures; Bharati Jacob, Seedfund; Subbu Murugan, Ventuno Tech; Bejul Somaia, Lightspeed Ventures and Lakshmanan Narayan, Unmetric.
In50Hrs is led by Vijay Anand, an Indian entrepreneur who is passionate about technologies related to mobile, VoIP, and emerging internet space. He is a founding member of The Startup Centre and also the founder of Proto.in. His other affiliations include Barcamp Chennai; Wikicamp, Blogcamp, Podworks, Open Coffee Club Chennai.
In50Hrs is conducted every quarter over a weekend and is scheduled to launch in Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune, later this year. The 6th edition of In50Hrs will take place in Pune. The Startup Centre is inviting entrepreneurs, students, working professionals and anyone with an entrepreneurial streak or a product/ application idea. One can register to participate in this edition by visiting http://in50hrs.com/.
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