Vijay Anand, an Indian entrepreneur, passionate and driven by technologies related to the Mobile, VoIP, and Emerging Internet space, with a wide range of interests from simple economics to biotechnology and genetics, with a biased corner for anything related to artificial intelligence and neuro-science.
He is quite passionate about the startup ecosystem and is involved heavily in the creation of vibrant communities here in India, much like the activities that went on in Canada during his stay (where he bootstrapped two businesses) when there were issues of connecting entrepreneurs with funding, lack of seedfunds and in the free exchange of ideas and networking.
Putting words into action, He is the Founder of Proto.in, the startup ecosystem body, and has been a driving force in being involved in community events such as Barcamp Chennai, Blogcamp, Wikicamp, Podworks, Open Coffee Club in Chennai and seeding such similar initiatives across the country.
Vijay currently works in the position of overseeing Technological and Business Development for a research/Business Incubation department in IIT Madras along with Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala in working with passionate and energetic entrepreneurs bootstrap their businesses, and is also involved with the Investment and Business Strategy group for the same. He is also onboard a few companies and teams, providing strategic advice and consulting on Product Management, Strategy and Business Operations.
Proto.in | Barcamp Chennai | Wikicamp | Blogcamp | Podworks | Mobile Monday (MoMo) Chennai | Open Coffee Club Chennai | I Fix Chennai | Startup Lunch