Event Details

Aundh-POCC

Time: April 10, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Hotel Mahableshwar
Street: Near Symantec Building
City/Town: Baner Road
Phone: 9923399213
Event Type: bouncing board
Organized By: Mohit Bansal
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2011

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Event Description

Pune has an amazing startup ecosystem. Lots of startups. So many event to soak the gyaan. Amazingly helpful people. But there is something I see many still crave for. 

 

A place to bounce of their problems / issues / ideas. 

 

So this time at POCC (Aundh) we are offering just that. In this edition we would focus on finding solutions to issues faced by founders. 8 founders (Founders in Focus / FiFs) will be allocated 15 minutes to go through their agenda item (Issues / Ideas) and have a thorough discussion to find some possible solutions. 

 

Focus Area: Web / mobile / tech

How does it work?

  • 8 founders (Founders in Focus / FiFs) would be allocated slots to go through their agenda item (Problem / Issues).
  • FiF would use all attendees as a Bouncing board to brainstorm the problem and find possible solutions.
  • Each FiF would get 15 minutes for the complete exercise.
  • The next speaker (FiF) ensures that the time limit is adhered to. If he doesn't, it consumes his own time.
To register as a FiF, leave a comment here
What is an agenda item?
  • It is not a therapy session, the point is to have collective lateral based group thinking.
  • Give a very specific and detailed problem definition including a definition of what you want out of your agenda item
    • Good example:  My business is facing problem x. I have already tried the following actions, q, p, r.  The result of which is a, b, c.  In my 15 minutes I would like the group to help me with y.
    • Bad example:  How do you do x?
    • Bad example:  Let's discuss this general topic z for the next 15 minutes.
Expectations from FiFs
  • You have clear goals of what you want out of this group, it is not a networking session or a chat session
Expectation from Everyone (Including FiFs)
  • You have skills/assets/experience/knowledge to contribute to the group. Every passionate founder has. Are you willing to share?

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Comment by Sandeep Narayan Shelke on April 10, 2011 at 7:05pm
Could not attend due to family emergency. Apologize for delayed update.
Comment by Swapnil Kale on April 10, 2011 at 10:43am
I think its a great initiative. We must congratulate Mohit for organising this event.

We need more people to join..so guys..come on..baner is not far..anyway whats the most productive thing you can do on sunday evening--better than this event.

Do not loose the golden opportunity...wake up my sleeping giants..catch up with you all in the evening..

Awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship from within..

3 cheers to Mohit and his team..hip hip hurray..

The time for Indian Entrepreneurs has come..and its now.
Comment by Mohit Bansal on April 8, 2011 at 12:56pm
@Suvikas Confirmed
Comment by Suvikas on April 8, 2011 at 12:10pm

Hi Mohit

As discussed, please mark me for a slot.

Thanks

Suvikas

Comment by Mohit Bansal on April 7, 2011 at 9:14pm

We are just experimenting something new.

Thanks a lot for getting in touch. Would call you on Saturday.

Comment by Ajit Kamath on April 7, 2011 at 9:08pm

Hey Mohit,

I am a Founder Member of Indian Facilitators Network (part of a global body) base being Bangalore.  I personally reside in Pune.

What usually happens with such sessions is that after 2/3 speakers the energy of the audience starts waning and thus the contribution of attendees may not be fruitful....

However if these sessions are facilitated with facilitation tools then the energy levels are high and the right brain is active, e.g. there are various ways a brainstorming session can be facilitated; the least powerful being  asking for ideas verbatim.

I could help facilitate a few sessions (voluntarily :-) as my contribution to entrepreneurship). Let me know if this is interesting? Call me on 9820358330 / 9850985833 (tomorrow I am in a training program in Gurgaon therefore either tonite or on Saturday)

Comment by Mohit Bansal on April 6, 2011 at 3:09pm
@Shweta Though the focus is on discussing specific issues of Founders, but considering the availability of slots, your slot is also confirmed.
Comment by Mohit Bansal on April 6, 2011 at 3:01pm

@Dr. Lavanian Slot confirmed

@Sandeep Slot confirmed

Comment by Shweta Shalini on April 6, 2011 at 12:28pm
Hi,would love to get ten mins. ..on the topic of."Using user experience as a market diffrentiator"
Comment by Sandeep Narayan Shelke on April 6, 2011 at 12:17pm
We are into employability and talent management for startups. I would like to be the FiF.

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