One97 founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma on five mistakes startups make & how to avoid them at Techcircle Startup 2012

27 Nov, 2012

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and promoter of One97 Communications, is one of our key speakers at Techcircle Startup 2012, to be held on Dec 11 in Delhi. He will deliver a special address on Five Mistakes Startups Make & How To Avoid Them.

Sharma founded One97 Communications in 2001 after starting another small internet-based business while in college and later selling it to Lotus Interworks. One97 is a pioneer in mobile internet services for Indian consumers, and has the widest and the biggest deployment of telecom apps on the cloud platform. The company delivers mobile content, advertising and commerce services to millions of mobile consumers.

Sharma closely studies various technology segments in India, and finds solutions and businesses to address the gaps wherever he finds those. He has also started One97 Mobility Fund with a vision to help mobile ecosystem entrepreneurs and provide meaningful access to capital, mentorship and industry relationships. So far, the fund has invested in TheMobileGamer, Leapsky, Paytm, Ciqual, RainingCloud Technologies, Dexetra SS, Plivo Inc., IIMJobs, MobiSwipe Technologies and others.

During his address, Sharma will also answer queries from Techcircle readers and the conference participants. Please click here to post your question.

Techcircle Startup 2012, hosted by your favourite tech startup news website Techcircle.in, is going to be an annual event for startups, by startups, with several successful startup founders sharing their journey and learning. It is going to be a one-day MBA in starting up, team building, pivoting, capital raising and finally, building a sustainable business.

At the forum, we are also introducing a brand initiative – a live funding programme for unfunded startups that can make a live pitch to India's most prominent investors and receive instant funding commitment. Click here for more details.

Besides live funding, the event also features a co-founder dating programme. If you are thinking of starting up and looking for co-founders, we can probably help you find other like-minded individuals at Techcircle Startup 2012. Fill your details here.

For more information regarding the forum, please contact Sandeep at 0120-4171111 or write to us at register@vccircle.com or visit us at events.vccircle.com.