Speakers


  • Rabi Gupta Rabi Gupta

    Topic: How to implement gamification for anything!

    Bio: Founder www.idubba.com (a Morpheus startup), Startup Enthusiast, Web design learner, Beta web marketer, Blogger, Painter and Pre Squash Player @rgupta29/@idubba


  • Mahesh Murthy Mahesh Murthy

    Topic: TBC

    Bio: Mahesh Murthy is a founding partner at Seedfund, and has over 26 years of marketing and communications experience, of which 15 years are in online marketing. After dropping out of college, Mahesh sold vacuum cleaners from door to door, worked with Grey in India and Ogilvy in Hong Kong, where he won notoriety and awards as a creative director on HP, The Economist, Pepsi and MTV – for whom he wrote and directed a spot voted “Asia’s best commercial of the decade”. He then moved to a Silicon Valley firm, CKS Partners (later, USWeb/CKS) as Creative Director, GM and Partner – where he helped launch the first commercial version of Yahoo in 1995 and the Earth’s Biggest Bookstore campaign for Amazon.com in 1997.

    After a successful NASDAQ IPO, Mahesh moved to head marketing at iCat, an e-commerce firm in Seattle subsequently acquired by Intel.
Mahesh then returned to India to run Channel V, a rival to MTV, till its sale to Newscorp in 2000 and then founded Passionfund to invest in and guide startups. Among his investments were Geodesic, a mobile software firm with a 2008 market cap of over $500m; EBS Direct, a multinational loyalty and marketing services firm; Compassbox (acquired by CareerLauncher) and WebDunia, India’s leading multilingual portal. While running search marketing campaigns for his favourite charity in 2003, Mahesh believed there was a need for a pay-for-performance digital brand management firm – and set up Pinstorm in Bombay. With over 120 people across 6 offices in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Europe and the US, Pinstorm is today among the world’s leading digital marketing firms. Mahesh has spoken at Internet World Chicago, CNET(LA), 140Conf and other net conferences and won the world’s top awards at Cannes and Promax. He penned a reasonably infamous column in Business Today and Businessworld, and played the Donald Trump-equivalent role in Business Baazigar, a game show involving entrepreneurs and business plans. Mahesh writes a column in The Wall Street Journal. Mahesh Murthy can be reached at mahesh@seedfund.in


  • Avinasha Shastry Avinasha Shastry

    Topic: How to implement gamification for anything!

    Bio: Entrepreneur, Avid Programmer, Rails Fanatic, Gamification Lover, Huge Harry Potter Fan. I have given a presentation on gamification at Barcamp Bangalore


  • Aakrit Vaish Aakrit Vaish

    Topic: The business of mobile applications: mobile analyt

    Bio: Director, Business Operations Flurry, Inc. - Managing Director of Flurry - India, overseeing all of the company\'s activities in the region - Prior to starting the India office in 2011, was based out of SF headquarters, employee # 20 - Manage day to day worldwide business operations of the advertising network - Primary responsibility is maximizing overall top line revenue


  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma Vijay Shekhar Sharma

    Topic: TBC

    Bio: He is the founder and promoter of One97 and has been on the board since our incorporation. He is currently responsible for the strategy and direction and leads the company in all areas relating to business expansion as well as product road map. Vijay has more than 10 years of experience in the telecom and new media industries, having founded his first venture XS Corps while he was at college, which he sold to Lotus Interworks LLC, New Jersey in 1999. Vijay founded One97 in 2000. Prior to this, he played key roles in a number of organisations such as Riverrun Software Services Group Limited, Inter Solutions Software Private Limited, Startec Global Communications Limited, focusing on the design and development of various products and applications for the technology, media and telecom industries. He holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.