Get Funding For Your Startup In Bangalore

SLP Bangalore ( is offering 3 startups the opportunity to participate in the SLP Venture Capital Competition (VCC)- an intense yet fun experience where you present your startup pitch to entrepreneurs and senior Venture Capitalists and get valuable feedback.

VCC engages three different groups — entrepreneurs (you), SLP Fellows, and Venture Capitalists. During the first half of the day, the 3 startup teams will present their pitches to team of SLP Fellows. In the second half, startups and SLP Fellows will present these investment terms to investment committees (constituted of real VCs).

SLP would value the involvement of your startup in their competition. You will get exposed to local VCs, get a chance to practice pitching to real VCs, and hopefully pick up new ideas, due diligence questions and feedback for your own fundraising process. Note that you have to be willing to spend a day with them on the 10th of March, 2012.

Please note that they are looking for early stage startups that are already doing business (not “ideation” stage), and have some kind of market validation behind them. To take part in this excellent opportunity please fill the form here. Based on the information provided as asked in the form, only 3 startups would be selected for the VC competition.

Preparation: Investor quality pitch (template will be provided)

Date: 10th March 2012

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Near M G Road (more details later)

Contact Persons:

Soumya Das (

Amit Sharma (

Shivoo Koteshwar (

If you are not from Bangalore, but have an idea which you believe in, then head here to get some funding / feedback.

Blocking A Lost Mobile Device With The Help Of IMEI Number

Blocking A Lost Mobile Device With The Help Of IMEI Number

IMEI is a standard used by all mobile service providers. It is an Acronym for international mobile equipment identification. Every single handset is allotted a specific IMEI number which is unique. IMEI number of any two different mobile devices can share this as it is unique to its handset.

One can retrieve its IMEI by pressing *#06# on the mobile. Stolen or lost mobile set can be located easily with the help of this number because of its uniqueness. One has to save this number for future use. This number is also printed on the mobile cover.

Steps to take to block a stolen or lost mobile device using this unique IMEI Number:

When a mobile device is switched on, the SIM present in the device connects with the surrounding network. A connection is established between a mobile device and its closest network tower. Information such as IMEI Number, version, Mobile Model etc are then transmitted to the mobile operator. A record is maintained by your operator every time your device is switched on and the services are utilized.

If a mobile device is stolen or lost, then a person should contact their network service provider so that our IMEI Number is blocked. A police FIR should be filed first and then a copy of the same should be provided to the operator. These service providers share the hosting services so that IMEI Numbers can be blocked. For example if Airtel service provider is asked to block a mobile device, the same will be stopped by other service providers like reliance, Vodafone, idea cellular.

If a thief switches the stolen mobile, then all the service providers will automatically block every single connection from the device. Even if a thief changes the SIM, he cannot use the services as the blocked IMEI handset with new SIM will automatically be ignored.

You can procure the new SIM number from the service provider for your stolen mobile device by tracking the IMEI number. There are many mobile no. tracker services which will track the stolen mobile.

All the information about a mobile device can be retrieved with the help of an IMEI number. IMEI number analysis will provide more details about the handset, manufacturing date, model and many more internal data freely.

Share, Discuss Support Ideas To Improve Companies

The user of ‘Do The Right Thing’, is the king himself, with the sole authority to vote on stories that portray the good, bad, and the ugly of companies (those companies which you use on a daily basis, it may be Starbucks or Target).

This site was created with the purpose causing a stir in the corporate behavior by forcing investors and consumers to vote with their pocketbooks in the same manner.

“This is the right place to get any kind of adulterated information regarding the impact companies make on people and make it worth while to do the right thing,” is what the founders of ‘Do The Right Thing’ feel. Its increasing popularity, comes because it is an easy online form of global activism, and is greatly appreciated by the youth market.

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Should I Throw Away The Old Components After I Upgraded My Computer

You don’t upgrade your computer often. And once you do, you normally don’t feel the need to keep the old components, and you’ll think about disposing them – errr.. via Ebay for few $$.

Before you dispose your old components make sure you don’t need it in the future. There may be some products, which may be of no use now, but may be they’ll come handy if the new component starts malfunctioning.

Let’s suppose you install a new component and its malfunctioning, you have no idea if it is a technical glitch or some installation problem. In such scenarios, you can replace the new component with your old component ( which you are sure it’s working ), and then check if it works fine. If it does, you can be sure that it’s a technical glitch with your new component, else it most likely will be something to do with the installation problem!

Starting With A New Category – Troubleshooting

I’ve noticed one thing in common. Troubleshooting computers is not an easy task, especially for those who use computer for general purposes and nothing too geeky.

For some it’s as easy as swallowing a piece of cake, but there are lot out there for who it is like, looking for a needle in a haystack.

I thought about adressing this issue and hence starting with a new category “Troubleshooting computers“, where I’ll put things I have an idea about, discuss and help readers with their problems. Not that this will be the ultimate place where you’ll find solution for all your problems, but with some help you’ll be able to swing things your way and make things work better and meanwhile it’ll be a learning experience for me as well.

Here, I’ll discuss things that you should consider before wetting your feet with silicon chips and circuits.