Nov 15, 2007

Entrepreneurship bug biting more NITCians



This is about a venture started by two of my seniors ( Jeswin & Hemchand ) of NITC( erstwhile CREC ) - 02 batch. The venture is http://www.skillda.com . Its a professional networking site like Linked In.. However,I think they'll have to progress much to be anywhere near Linked In. If this attains a good critical mass, I guess they can think of selling this to Naukri/Monster etc ( just a personal opinion ) .. Anyway, worth a look right now..They have done the web-interface reasonably well and its pretty fast...Though don't expect much on the job/career front from that now.. But definitely worth a look :-)

Another venture owned by my immediate senior Zerin, an IIML passout is http://www.indigoedge.com/ ..This has been there for a while.

Interesting Times !!!!

Ajith

3 comments:

Deepak said...

Social/professional networking is trite now, and nobody can reach anywhere in this field without any path breaking concept.
Facebook scored because they opened up their API to developers to develop "Facebook applications", a first. I don't think any other SNS has reached near Orkut, whose popularity decline of late has let them think about opening up their APIs too. (I am one of the lucky few who have access to Orkut's sandbox now.)

LinkedIn is good with professionals because of its "Just business" attitude. I won't even bother signing up for skillda, if they don't highlight some "wow" feature in their tour.

Deepak said...

I'll add that I'm no entrepreneur, and I'm no management buff, but I know that if something has to click with users, it needs novelty.

attitudenine said...

Nice to know about this emerging trend!