Delhi hosted first startup lunch yesterday. Almost 20+ Entrepreneurial bloods had their presence marked at the venue, however, it was a pretty tight situation with eight employers lobbying for one serious candidate. People were not left with an option but to celebrate when someone introduced himself as a potential candidate, with the introduction session coming to its close 🙂
While startups like RouteGuru, Tyroo, Zoomtra, Alabot, TenCube, OnDaMo, StudioSmile contributed 11 attendees. Media groups like Mint, it Magazine, IAMAI had their presence with 1 attendee each. Of course there was one serious startup joiner (who enjoyed most of the attention) and also a freelancer. With about 5 people who came over to get the hang of what is startup lunch all about.
Quite a few went back disappointed but in my opinion it was not all that disappointing because 1) turnaround of 20+ people with almost zero publicity is not bad 2) it gave us the learning as to how it has to go further.
Also three people, who hooked up after the meet and returned back home at almost 4.00 am today. Never had seen a lunch starting in the evening and ending up so early morning :).