Day: January 16, 2014

5 things a networking event taught me

Recently I attended a business idea incubation event organized in Mumbai, called in50Hrs. It is a wonderful platform to convert your ideas into a prototype over a weekend, technically in 50 Hours! No, I was not a participant but I attended the demo day as a volunteer. When i decided to attend the event, what I did not have was – a plan about what I will do there; connection with any of the attendees. But what I did have was – an open mind and the belief that I will come back a penny wise. After a power packed day, this is what I took back from the event: 1. Don’t judge a book by its cover: Lot of us are scared to get introduced to strangers or people who we feel have accomplished greater successes in their life. I held similar views for few entrepreneurs who were attending the event. To my surprise they were extremely humble and helpful. Do you hear that word “helpful”? Yes, that’s what they were. They introduced me …