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Monday, April 20, 2009

Garage days of Innoz

Its now over a year since we took that ambitious and risky leap, the leap to be different, the leap to be Entrepreneurs. The first step of that never ending leap was the Interview at Park Centre,Technopark on April the 8th 2008 for getting the incubation which we four will never forget.

Its been a zigzag journey since then mixed with success and failure,more of the first than the second. We cant say the journey has been easy, it was not. But it was fun all the way, we were doing what we liked best turning our laps (laptops) into labs, sleeping at 4 in the night or rather morning (whichever way you see it), train journeys with confirmed and unconfirmed tickets, board meeting inside hostel rooms,rented rooms and whereever we found some room. In short it has been some hard but delightfull "Garage days of Innoz".

If you ask us what our biggest success has been, we are happy to say that it is certainly more than one.
+ One of the biggest achievement was obviously the launch of our first product SmsGyan in its beta version (its still in beta),

Some other achievements being --

+ the 62nd position we managed in the TATA NEN Hottest Startup Awards,

+ Official launch of SmsGyan by Hon.Home Minister of Kerala,Sri.Kodiyeri Balakrishnan,

+ a wide media coverage of all these helped us to keep our loved ones at home and out happy,

+ Smsgyan got nominated for Economic Times-Power of Ideas & successfully entered into the Elevator Pitch and is likely to find a stable investor soon.

And very recently we managed one big break through in the form of iAccelerator incubation program at IIM-Ahmedabad. We are one of the 6 startups selected from all over India. iAccelerator is the Indian version of the now very famous Silicon valley based Ycombinator. Innoz will have to move to IIM-Ahmedabad and stay there for 4 months starting May-1. And that means IIM-A campus will be Innoz' standby garage in the coming days ;)

The "Garage days of Innoz" continues......


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crazy evening... Crazier friends.

It was yet another trip to bekal fort, the best tourist destination in the world (Seriously! Every kasaragodian feels so very rightly and very proudly :P).

But wheres the fort, i cant see any ??

Ya you are right, we actually forgot that we went to see the fort and ended up fighting in front of the camera.

This pic i think is the craziest of em all. Menaz' smile sums up all the fun we had. (click pic 2 enlarge)

And this pic was at the very end of the evening, and probably the calmest pic of all.

What transpired in between the first and second pic is for everyone to guess.
If i had to define that in one word, it would be -- FUN.

Loads of fun. :D

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