Last week, as the curtains were being raised at another new edition of the NASSCOM Product Conclave (North) at The Leela, Gurgaon, I was overwhelmed to see how a single event can offer such an exciting platform to start-ups and emerging companies to access the support available in the ecosystem.
The NPC Delhi conference was attended by thought leaders from the entire product industry, including VCs, practicing entrepreneurs, and consultants, who shared their views on the evolving product and start-ups landscape.
"Never miss an opportunity to showcase yourself as it takes you closer to the ladder of success" - someone told me when I was young. While managing the NASSCOM Product Showcase session at the event, I experienced this reality.
The NASSCOM Product Showcase provided a great opportunity to nine shortlisted product companies to showcase their products in front of a Jury Panel comprising of thought leaders from the Indian IT Industry. The enthusiasm and impulse within the companies to showcase their product was commendable.
Every company was given a ~15 minute time slot for the presentation followed by a Q&A session with Jury members. All the evaluations were compiled and normalized carefully to come up with top 5 scorers. The key considerations for the evaluation included several parameters like:
- Depth of understanding of the industry/ customer/ territory of focus
- Reasoning for growth and scalability potential
- Competitive differentiation, value proposition & innovation
- Management Team Pedigree & Experience
Based on the scores and internal discussions among Jury members, 5 product companies were shortlisted and given an opportunity to make a product pitch at NPC-North main stage during the product showcase session. The top 5 companies in alphabetical order are (1) Azilen technologies, (2) Cardback, (3) DrishtiSoft, (4) FarEye and (5) Lepton Software
Heartiest Congratulations to all the 5 companies on behalf of NASSCOM! All these companies will get a direct entry to JURY round of NASSCOM Emerge 50 2014 awards.
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