Interactive art | A Blend Aesthetics of and electronics

 

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Collaborations are going to help mankind in making better, interesting and sustainable future for the generations to come. To catch up with the pace with which the world is advancing, there is an essential need of collaborations between individuals, ideas, companies and nations. Collab House as it’s name indicates, is a place for collaborations and a hub for connected communities. We are one of the most active makerspaces in the country while making amazing stuff in collaboration with other communities.

On 15th of June 2016, as Collab House celebrated it’s second anniversary, our team planned to set up an interactive art installation which binds and blends Art, Architecture, Electronics and Technology together. To celebrate the 2 years of Making,  our team, Vineel, Harsha and Akshay along with Himanshu (Banana House ~Makerspace in Delhi), Prasan Dutt (Mooshic Labs, Electronics product developers) has setup the installation on interactive art and electronics, surprising the people present for the party.

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“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist” –R. Buckminster Fuller

With the objective of pushing ourselves together to do more with the existing resources, we have committed to make an attractive and simple design which motivates makers and entertains others.

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The concept of the model is to make interesting sounds when there is a human interaction with the boxes, the interaction happening through water closes an electronics circuit while creating a unique sound with each box. The boxes are filled with water and simple touch on the surface of water closes the circuit making interesting sounds. The water acts as a slab of capacitance with the 2 capacitor plates being the bottom of the box and the person’s hand/palm/fingers.

The curiosity about design and technology has created an excitement for our communities to make things out of simple electronics yet sophisticated architecture and aesthetics. We are an ideologically elevated team challenged with the motto of building incredible things while focusing at the paining problems of the society. The concurrency in the alignment of our goals is the factor behind our amazing team to get things done, with out an excuse.

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Aesthetics, an open standard to be taken care of.

 

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Himashu at work, late in the night.

 

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The term ‘perfection’ is demoralising, hence we strive for ‘excellence’, since it is a motivating factor for every one of our community. There is no boundary for us when we try to excel, since we set new standards while making things. Perfection puts a cap on our standards, restricting us from breaking things and accepting failures.

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Prasan Dutt fabricating the LED circuitry.

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The soldering and stuff
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Some serious, circuit integration stuff.

 

We have considered many ways to make this happen, while only the final one happened, the obstacles, the circuit breakdown, the soldering not going through, the arduino break down, and the nearing of deadline, nothing could stop us form making this amazingly cool installation marking its elegance at the party. The curious crowd, asking us on how we did this, we could say, it is a team work. Presented by a team of connected communities.

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Interactive art | A Blend Aesthetics of and electronics

Freecode Camp 3rd Meetup.

FreeCodeCamp Hyderabad, a local developer community started not even a month ago, just had their 4th meet-up in the city at everyone’s favorite maker space, Collab House. The community is mentored by three passionate developers  – Kapil, Ramana and Arijit.

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For this meetup, Ramana, who works as a web developer, taught the members of the community the fundamentals of web layout. The session covered concepts like how the browser treats the structure of any webpage, and how by understanding its inner workings we can break down complex layouts into a simple binary question of – “Is it aligned vertically or horizontally?”

This discussion was not about teaching the syntax of HTML/CSS or JavaScript. It was to convey the abstract ideas built into the fabric of the web. To be a web developer, one needs to take these baby steps. A web developer, at the very least, needs to understand how their code interacts with the browser.

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The session started off with a simple idea conceptualised thousands of years ago, called Divide and Conquer. This idea is so primitive yet powerful, that we can lay the foundation with it. We may think of it as a basic strategy for solving any real/virtual world problem.
The crux of the idea is simple, to be able to solve a complex problem, you need to divide it into subproblems. Divide it to the point of absolute simplicity, where you can understand the process from the fundamental level and then conquer it.

To apply this simple concept to writing good code, one needs to ask a few questions -:

  • What are the inputs to my program?
  • What outputs are we expecting?   
  • What logic goes in between to take the given input and convert it to the expected output?

From here, we move to understanding the fundamentals of CSS layouts.

You might be wondering now that how  CSS can have inputs and outputs?

And that is a good question. Well, no need to worry! Input and Output in this context refers to our target design. The UI Mockup or Wireframe you have been provided in a Photoshop PSD file. Or a random site whose layout you are trying to copy (nothing to be ashamed of! Mimicry is the highest display of respect).

Ramana pointed out to some sample sites such as OMGUbuntu, Wikipedia and even the FCC random quote generator project. Our output was going to be the UI base layout of these sites. Basically, creating the containers which hosts the data and images displayed on these sites. We started by asking the same basic question, is our input (sample site) aligned vertically or horizontally? We restricted ourselves to two placement algorithms – display block and display flex.

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By default, display block aligns elements vertically (one on top of another) and display flex horizontally (right next to each other). By using these two algorithms, we start constructing our target layout from scratch. Ramana demonstrated the usage of uncommon background colors to get quick feedback on your design. If some placement of component within the layout was not as expected, the feedback was clear about where we went wrong. The background color highlights the component. After a two hour refresher on this layout, we moved on to using simple jQuery to display data in a table format. Here’s the best part – we didn’t use any table component! We carry forwarded our learning from layouts – that one can implement any layout reliably using only the first principles.

It was a simple table layout to display some info about a group of people. Any data table would have the desirable property to be able to sort in order when one clicks on a table column header. When you view your email in Outlook or Thunderbird, you probably sort your mails by subject or sender or date. We implemented that with jQuery. The rendering logic and sorting logic to achieve this again followed the first principle – divide the main problem to a set of simpler subproblems that can be individually solved, and composed together to get a complete, end-to-end solution.

The session ended with a deeper dive into all things flexbox. CSS tricks has a nice article on all things flexbox can do to align your content in different directions, add proper space within the components, stretch or shrink them etc.

“Informative and comprehensible approach towards layout in large. Ramana made sure that we learn new ways(read: flex) to structure elements on the page. Overall I feel these sessions should continue along with pair programming to increase the participant’s competency in the language.” – Rahul Nayak | FCC Hyd Member

Freecode Camp 3rd Meetup.

Startup Grind with Naidu Darapaneni

 

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Collab House is a hub for startups and related activities. Every weekend, we host prominent personalities and open communities to engage people from startup community of Hyderabad. Startup Grind is one such global initiative and Collab House is the hosting partner of Hyderabad chapter for Startup Grind.

Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

Chennapanaidu Darapaneni, a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of MeraEvents.com, the online event listing, promotions and ticketing portal that revolutionized the event industry by effectively bridging the gap between the event organizers and attendees. Several products like MeraEvents, MoozUp, EasyTag, Digibroc, and Planica, which are operating under the umbrella of Versant Online Solutions, are also the brainchild of Naidu Darapaneni.

With over 18 years of experience in the IT industry on various capacities Chennapanaidu Darapaneni and has always emphasized on finding the right and innovation solution for all the problems and create a win-win situation for everyone he is associated with.

Naidu started his career as a Software Engineer who worked in various roles in various technologies in India and abroad before exploring his opportunities as an entrepreneur with the Versant Technologies Inc. in year 2000 in USA, which subsequently expanded its operations in India in 2004.

“A person who sees an opportunity in a problem is someone who can come up with innovative solutions and achieve success,” is the secret motto that has driven Naidu. He found a gap in the event space and was determined to fill the same with the bouquet of MeraEvents. The journey has been eventful. He hived off Versant Technologies. Before hanging up his boots in the hardcore technology realm, he bootstrapped another venture, Versant Online Solutions, the mother of MeraEvents, which has several other sibling products.
Branding, hiring and funding are the three fundamental areas he handles in his venture. Under his stewardship, MeraEvents began making rapid strides into its upward journey with big-ticket deals in its kitty. From accounting to auditing, and from technology to ticket sale, Naidu Darapaneni is Jack of all trades. He is trying to be Master of all too. Currently member in HYSEA, TiE Hyderabad, NASSCOM etc., has inspired many budding entrepreneurs and encourages intrapreneurs within the organization.

Naidu Darapaneni has inspired everyone in the hall with his success story with every venture that he has taken up and the obstacles that he has dodged and tackled on his way to success. There was a networking session among all the attendees after the talk.

Startup Grind with Naidu Darapaneni

iRaspberryPi Meetup.

Collab House has a great foot fall of people who play with programming Boards. Being the most active maker/hacker space in the city, Collab House hosts the meetups and workshops of iRaspberryPi community.

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iRaspberryPi, is an active community of students and working professionals who meet-up frequently to teach and learn from the community members and also discuss about the progress in their respective projects. iRaspberryPi community majorly works on RaspberryPi based projects and provides technological support to hackers working on RaspberryPi.

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On 23rd April 2016, iRaspberryPi organised their monthly meet-up at Collab House. The agenda included a couple of sessions on ‘ThingBox’, the open sourced platform for IoT makers. The recent release of RaspberryPi 3 and the team getting along a couple of them has created more excitement among the makers in the hall.

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First visit of Raspberry Pi3 to Collab House.

 

In second half of the session, people teamed up among themselves to brainstorm on new recipes. The idea validation would enable teams to select the like minded people to be part of their team and start working on their respective projects.

 

 

 

 

iRaspberryPi Meetup.

CEO of Collab House, gets featured in Entrepreneur magazine.

Vineel Reddy Pindi, Founder and CEO of Collab House is a prominent face in the maker community of India. With immense experience in community building, his ambition of building global ‘Connected Communities’, he has created inspiring and exciting community in Hyderabad. Collab House, as the name suggests is a hub of activity for collaborated makers and hackers. People here talk about making ideas happen through collaborations and connections. Being a workspace for more that 10 nascent start-ups, event/meet-up space for 20+ open communities,  Collab House has impressed a tremendous impact on the Start-up community of Hyderabad. Launched in June 2014, Collab House has exponentially increased its presence in the city with massive organic outreach and has become the most popular community hub in the city.

 

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The word has spread to most of the communities globally and it is inevitable that many print and digital media has exclusively featured Collab House in their respective channels. Entrepreneur magazine has covered the story of Makerspaces in the city and Vineel was featured with his vision on the analogy and thin lined contrast between Makerspace and a Hackerspace.

In his words, Vineel says, “Generally, Makerspaces are more hardware-centric and hackerspaces are more software-centric. But many people hack on hardware too so hacking is not just limited to coding only”.

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As the makerspaces are becoming the lego of start-ups and since Collab House hosts one of the most active maker communities in India, we are advancing to become the leading maker cum startup community in Asia in the coming years.

CEO of Collab House, gets featured in Entrepreneur magazine.

Centralised Hackathon on IoT.

At Collab House we are excited to build on platforms that empower people across – students, entrepreneurs, makers, artists to make impact. We are an essential part of every maker/hacker initiatives in the city.Collab House in collaboration with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA), Educational Institutions and Implementation partners Uptec Idealabs Ltd. and Innovators of India(IoI) have initiated IoT – Makerspace program in Telangana State. As part of the program, various educational institutes in the city have actively participated to setup a Maker space in their respective institutes and support maker/hacker activities on campus with a structured curriculum of trainings and hackathons.

 

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Students have been trained in various IoT technologies along with programming platforms to make products/prototypes aimed at solving the major problems that people face. A set of selected students from each college are made to participate in the centralised hackathon, organised at IIIT-Hyderabad. A 3-day hackathon, powered with talks and session on Ideation, Design Thinking and product prototyping.

 

The day 1 started off on 15ht April 2016, with Ideation workshop by Mrs. Meenakshi. The students were given insights about how an idea should be evaluated. Students were amazingly active with off-the-mark ideas which could become the next big thing in the tech industry. The motto was to solve major paining points that public face. The students were to work on their ideas for the next 2 and a half days. In the second half of the day, a visit to LVPEI-Srujana Innovation centre and T-HUB was planned, to make the students aware of how, research and work goes hand in hand while building a product prototype. That was an energetic day with 94 participants, 67 ideas pitched, 17 shortlisted for prototyping.

 

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Hyderabad Product Leaders team visited the IoT Maker Space hackathon at CIE-IIIT, on Saturday, 16th April 2016. The visiting Hyderabad Product Leaders team included Satish Chandra Paled and Rajasekar from OpenText, Avneesh Bhatnagar and Rajeev Kumar from CA Technologies and Ramesh Swaminathan from Informatica. They were joined by Sreekanth Rangavajhala from Progress Software.
It was a informal and free wheeling interaction where the senior Product Managers from HPL shared their experiences and journey and gave inputs to the participants.
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Rajeev from CA technologies shared how he has always followed the ‘WHY’ theory and advised the young participants to constantly seek the answer for ‘Why’ in everything they attempt. Avneesh advised the students to be focused and apply knowledge that they acquire. Raj urged the students to network and improve their interpersonal skills.The leaders from some of the best known product companies were very happy and appreciated the fact that two-thirds of the participants in the hackathon were women and quite proactive in asking questions. The students looked very excited and had some interesting questions for the visiting team.
Association of HPL will help the IoT Maker Space initiative with the Industry connect and access to best in class mentors from the leading product companies, says, Ramesh Loganthan – President, HYSEA
Earlier, Pankaj Diwan( UPTEC Idealabs) explained the concept and detailed outline of the Maker Space activities on college campus. The design thinking workshop by Sreekanth Rangavajhala, UI/UX Manager at Progress Software has had a visible impact on every maker/hacker in the hall in designing their prototypes. As design is the most crucial part in a product development, the workshop on design thinking is essential for the students tinkering with their models.
The hacking and making continued till 1 PM of the 3rd day, 17th April 2016. The students were seen focused with building amazing prototypes. Hardware, software, cross-platformed prototypes were on their way to get demonstrated as workable projects. The platforms like Arduino, RaspberryPi, Android and many other technologies were meticulously hacked by students in order make some cool products.
The second half of the 3rd day was planned to have the projects demonstrated and awards for the best 3 prototypes. Based on criteria like, Feasibility of the idea, Impact of the idea, Scalability of the product and Level of product completion, 6 teams were awarded with prizes. The students of ACE Engineering college, trained by Collab House, have secured winning positions for their prototypes.
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Centralised Hackathon on IoT.

Collab House partners with Startup Saturday

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Collab House supports most of the start-up activities in the city. Collaborative approach that we adopt enables our ecosystem to do more with the existing resources. Collab House hence collaborates with Startup Saturday as a community partner to provide outreach and word across communities.

Startup Saturday Hyderabad is an initiative by Headstart network to provide entrepreneurs in each city with a monthly community driven forum that is structured in agenda but open in discussions. Startup Saturday Hyderabad provides a forum for entrepreneurs to discuss, present, network and learn from peers, prospective customers, adopters, partners and investors.

The April edition of Startup Saturday was organised on 9th of this month with a great line of speakers and an amazing group of people for panel discussion.

Speakers:

Mr. Narayana Peesapaty, founder of Edible cutlery from Bakeys Foods pvt ltd.

Mr. Sharath Chandra, Chai Bisket

Mr. Sri Charan Lakkaraju, Founder and CEO of stuMagz

Mr. Jeevan Chowday, Shopper’s Express.

Panel Members:

Vishala Reddy, Identicity and Rahgiri days.

Sreekar Reddy, PR sutra.

Moderated by Mr. Ramesh Loganathan, MD, Progress Software.

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Every speaker had an inspiring story of their journey which they shared with the attendees. Narayana Peesapaty explained how social media has taken over the print and digital media. His project of edible cutlery couldn’t reach to the expected number of people though he was featured by most prominent News channels and New papers nationally, but a single video on Youtube has created a viral outreach. Which eventually created a multi-folded contributions than promised while crowdfunding campaigns in kickstarter and Ketto.

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Sai Charan has created clear understanding on the potential of student community in the city with his target offline marketing strategies. In his words he says ‘If we have hair then we could make any hair style’ addressing the huge potential of student communities in the city. Followed by tales of Sharath chandra and Jeevan Chowdary.

The panel moderated by Ramesh Loganathan has created a great impact on the ideologies of the attendees. They spoke about the various challenges in their startup journeys and ways to overcome the obstacles that one encounter while running a start-up.

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Collab House partners with Startup Saturday

Get in the Ring, Impact chapter.

The team of ‘Get in the Ring‘ organised a session at Collab House in order to make our community aware about the global startup competition. It was a simple event with 12 attendees in the hall, and a team of 3 delegates have represented ‘Get in the Ring’ at Collab House. Collab House is one of the most prominent entrepreneur hub in the city and houses 10 active start-ups, and hence the chosen venue for this kind of an event.

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About ‘Get in the Ring’

The concept behind Get in the Ring was born in 2012. The first edition was organised in 12 countries. Main partner in setting up the event was the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, who later also became the official host of Get in the Ring The Netherlands. Between 2012 and 2014, the concept of Get in the Ring spread rapidly around the world. After 3 editions Get in the Ring was organised in 64 countries and over 3,000 startups joined the competition.

The rapid growth of Get in the Ring made us even more ambitious. In the upcoming years we want to connect 100K startups from around the world to 100M fans that can support startups with capital, talent and expertise.

 

About the Speaker:

Bernice Robbertse spearheaded the Get In The Ring Startup Competition in the South Africa to bridge the gap for South African startups and the international market.

Get in the Ring is a global startup competition hosted in 80+ countries, connecting startups to their fans. Bernice helped set up a Dutch – South African soft-landing programme with the North-West University and the Dutch Embassy of South Africa, which enables Dutch startup founders to set up their business in South Africa. She’s currently setting up Tech Hubs in Lesvos, Greece within the refugee communities.

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At 24 years old, Bernice has nailed her fair share of successful endeavors. During her studies she sparked an entrepreneurial initiative for students at her university called YEBO! which means yes! in South Africa and stands for the Young Entrepreneur Business Organisation. With YEBO she has successfully set up a student exchange programme with YES! Delft Students and the North-West University’s bhive Enterprise Development Centre where top entrepreneurial students travel to the Netherlands every year to learn more about the global startup ecosystem.

 

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The session had a unique structure. Start-up people present in the hall were chosen in pairs and a pitching battle was set up against each other. It was a ring with 2 boxers(startups) with 4 battling bouts of 30 seconds each. Both the boxers representing their respective startup gets 30 seconds each to answer the questions posed by Bernice Robbertse on his/her start-up. The questions included, Startup Idea, Business model, Team, resources, etc. One among the 2 would be declared as winners in every bout and a final winner after based on their performance in all the bouts. Collab House has hosted a number of Startup pitching events but ‘Get in the Ring’ had an off the mark strategy to make it interesting as well as engaging.

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Get in the Ring, Impact chapter.

Design Summit – 2016

Collab House is the most innovative hub in Hyderabad and we strive to stand as the best startup community in the city. A diverse set of initiatives and collaborations has enabled us to aim high, plan big and do more. People say, success is not a destination, it is a mere journey with millions of mile stones, and yeah we are travelling in a roller coaster, crossing every mile stone with more excitement and energy.

Collab House has partnered with Design Summit to make it  a huge success. The startup community at Collab House, our very close associates, and Collab House as a whole played  crucial role in implementing the event in an elegant way.

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About Design Summit:

Celebrating design in any of its form is the main idea of Design Summit. It brings Designers, Creators, Entrepreneurs and Friends together to build momentum and opportunity around their unique entrepreneurial identity. By celebrating the achievements of the design community in India, Design Summit is less of a conference and more of a festival.

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The exhibition stalls had start-ups, demonstrating their product/service to every other delegate. Exchanging business cards and shaking hands is the most common activity that one can see in the hall. Artificial Intelligence, Medical nano technology, Wireless Charging, Junk Art, Online pharmacy, every startup had their own/unique problem solving recipe. Makers, designers, coders, hackers, developers, artists and many other professionals are here at HICC, Novotel to participate in biggest festival for Design.

 

Mean while the other half of the venue is reverberating with talks by renowned speakers from various backgrounds.

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With a great line of speakers and unconference sessions, it was a feast for people who are obsessed with design. This Video explains more about the speakers.

This video gives you more information about the value of design and makers at Design Summit.

What? Design Summit 2016

Where? HICC Convention centre

When? 31st March 2016

 

 

Design Summit – 2016

Collab House ‘SURGE’s in global start-up gathering

 

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Collab House has always been an active participant in events and conferences revolving around Start-ups and Technology. Housing around 11 start-ups and more than 30 communities working from Collab House, we are the most active hub for making, hacking and starting-up. We have made our inevitable presence at SURGE-2016, first conference of Web Summit in India, largest of its kind so far in the country.

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Web Summit is called “the best technology conference on the planet” and it has made it’s way to India as SURGE and in Bangalore. Web Summit, was founded by Paddy Cosgrave, an Irish entrepreneur who is listed as one of the most influential people from Europe in the field of technology. Co-founded by Daire Hickey and David Kelly, within a short time span of five years, managed to raise the event to global standards with an influential and rising attendee list.

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The two-day has been an energetic, exciting and unique in the sectors of Technology and Entrepreneurship.  SURGE 2016 on 23rd and 24th February has had more than 5,000 attendees including 500 startups, 250 investors, 200 media partners and other influencers from various countries. Hosted a series of discussions, round table sessions, tech and entrepreneurial speeches, startup pitches, product demonstrations, exhibition stalls, product launches, investor office hours, mentor hours and many more. This event has also has a predominant importance to elevate the ratio of women in Technology and entrepreneurship.

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Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit says, “Web Summit is now the biggest and most influential startup gathering in the world. In recent years, we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of Indian startups attending our global conferences. India is increasingly producing globally competitive startups that have disrupted markets and the way we live. Bangalore is a significant part of the global startup ecosystem and we think it is the ideal venue for SURGE 2016. They have been telling us for some time that Web Summit should come to India and we have been blown away by their creativity and innovation. India has arguably the most important and accessible startup ecosystem in the world right now and we want to support it by giving them a world-class event where they can gather, network and grow.”

The weighted list of speakers and investors attending the conference is pretty amazing.Sachin Bansal, Co-Founder & CEO of Flipkart ,Dave McClure, Founding Partner of 500 startupsNicolas Brusson, Co-Founder & COO of BlaBlaCar, Rohit Bansal, Co Founder & COO of SnapdealSubrata Mitra, Partner at Accel PartnersMada Segheta, Founder of Branchmerics and many more inspirational and influential speakers whose stories would push you more towards your  goal.

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Team Collab House with Flipkart at SURGE

Some of the points that are discussed at the summit are how data can give you a business edge over your competitors, how mobile wallets are going to get the edge off transactions, how startups can sustainably scale their businesses, what would be the major trends that could change the facets of enterprises as well as how can businesses better align their strategies across sales, marketing and customer service.

 

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The judgement panel for PITCH event

The PITCH event, has seen many energetic entrepreneurs giving a pitch about their idea, technology or service with judging panel including Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal, 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, FuturePerfect Ventures’ Jalak Jobanputra and Google’s Sunil Rao. Out of the 40 selected submissions, Arcatron Mobility took the Google prize valued at $100,000 as the PITCH winner. Runners up were Locus.sh and SME Corner who both took home SME Corner $20,000 worth of credit for Google Cloud Platform products.

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Winners of the pitch event

 

Our team of 4 includes Harsha Vardhan, Community manager at Collab House; Sai Kiran, CEO and founder of Ride on Cab; Sreerag Nambiar, Community Manager at EngineersHub; Srushtika Neelakantam, Firefox Student ambassador at Mozilla has represented Collab House at SURGE 2016.We as a team have gathered surplus number of stories, hundreds of Business cards, healthy connections with attendees and tremendous energy which eventually gives a laser like focus with rocket boost to our work and productivity.

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Collab House has witnessed and congratulated Ather Energy on account of the launch of ‘S340’ a ‘smart’ electric scooter which comes with a touch screen dashboard. It has a top speed of 72kmph and charges up to 80% with in an hour. Ather energy was founded by IIT-Madras alumni Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jaina and is backed by the Founders of Flipkart.

 

We at Collab House focus on the cutting edge maker technologies which are out to disrupt the main stream functionality of present technologies, making the world simpler and better place to live. SURGE had a dedicated exhibition slot for IoT, hardware, Virtual reality, Big data and End to end solution providing startups and they named it as ‘Builders’, yes we are builders of the coming generation.

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Builders segment at SURGE

 

Some snaps of the products and prototypes of various startups at the ‘builders’ slot of SURGE.

 

 

Sai Kiran, meets Sachin Bansal, Co-Founder and CEO of Flipkart; Dave McClure, 500 startups; Samar Singla, Jugnoo auto. Discussing our initiatives with these amazing leaders has been much inspiring. Harsha and Sreerag meets Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of Web Summit / SURGE ; Mada Segheta, Founder of Branchmerics and discussed about the trends in technology and startups making our presence more worthwhile at SURGE.

 

 

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Harsha and Sreerag with the team of Cheetah Mobiles, developer of CM Security, Clean Master, Battery Doctor etc

 

 

What? Team Collab House has attended India’s largest conference for Start-ups and Technology, SURGE

Why? To make connections in global start-up community and also to get updated with current technology trends.

When? 23rd and 24th February 2016

Where? Menpho Convention centre, Bangalore

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Collab House ‘SURGE’s in global start-up gathering