A place for startup entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
Dear Pune Startups,
Please do save this e-mail to read as it will help you leverage punestartups.org effectively.
Q: How do I get my profile featured on the front page of the website?
A: This is very easy, all you need to do is meet the following criteria:
1. You are an active entrepreneur
2. You have a profile picture (of yourself)
3. You are an active member of the group
At this time, Navin Kabra and I are managing these activities - so to get yourself noticed I recommend that you contact us so that we can know you wish to be featured.
Q: Can the website help me meet with Investors?
A: Yes, there are several investors who have registered themselves on punestartups.org, including Sequoia Capital, Battery Ventures, Indian Angel Network and Canaan Partners. However, before you attempt to "friend" them on the network - I strongly recommend you meet with them at the events.
Q: How do I follow Event announcements?
A: I send an e-mail to the entire group once a month with Event announcements. You can directly follow the events as well.
Q: What have we done to make the website more professional-friendly?
A: Over the last one year we have taken several steps to ensure that the network is useful for your business activities.
- The website is now actively blocking spammers before they even reach the network
- Moderators are taking a more active role in discouraging spammers
- We have also started a LinkedIn group for those who wish to stay within the professional-friendly environment of LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=73451 you have all been pre-approved to join the LinkedIn group.
Q: Am I allowed to make use of the Discussion Boards for commercial posts?
A: A Big Yes! You may make commercial posts for Hiring, Buying, Selling and advertising your product as long as it is relevant to startups.
Q: Do we have a regular meetup venue?
A: Yes, the Symbiosis Institute for Computer Studies in Model Colony is our regular meetup venue.
Q: How do I post and market an event on Punestartups.org?
A: This post should help you post and market your event.
If I missed out any points unintentionally, please do bring them up again by adding them to the discussion here. We are doing our best within our limited constraints to make the website valuable to all.
The goal behind punestartups.org is to encourage entrepreneurs to get started with their ventures and bring the community closer together. We have made rapid progress on these goals in the last few months and thank all of you for your participation.
Q: What is the Pune Startups Business Directory?
A: Here is a simple way to promote your startup and business on the Pune OpenCoffee Club. Simply fill out the form and click on Submit to enter your business details. I will be making the form visible to the rest of
the community with all the details.
* Search the directory here
* Click here to enter your startup.
Q: What are the moderation policies? How do I know that I have crossed the line?
Are there any ways I can get involved?