A very interesting perspective- Pankaj, a native Newyorker who came to India in 2007 and started by banging his head against the BRIC wall, when he started as an entrepreneur. He realized there was no support ecosystem for entrepreneurs, created it through the startupweekend and has now expanded the scope thro' TLabs- his way of giving back to the community.
Pankaj Jain is the Lead Organizer of startupweekend in India. At TLabs, Pankaj looks for promising Internet and Mobile geeks around India to accelerate at the our startup accelerator. Most of his days are spent providing mentorship to these startups in areas ranging from technology, customer validation, online marketplaces to social media analytics and more. He is also a Co-Founder of HeadStart Network Foundation and was lead Organizer of Startup Saturday Delhi from December 2008 till April 2010. Previously he has worked extensively in the financial services from 1992 to 2004 (mostly in hedge fund technology and operations).
TLabs, a Times Internet Ltd. initiative, aims at nurturing and supporting the ideas and projects of Internet and Mobile entrepreneurs.Key words behind TLabs are – Innovation, Incubation & Investment. At TLabs, they act on the belief that an innovative idea with potential should be nourished at the right time so that it can reach its true potential.