A place for startup entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
I sent out an email to all members asking some testimonials and you have been so very nice to send out so many testimonials. Below are a few that I have received in just one hour. In case you have not sent in your testimonial yet you can write your testimonail in reply to this post. Thanks so much for being a great community. You guys rock.
A special thanks to Santosh for founding this community. And thanks to all the volunteers for making this a great success everyday.
Here are the testimonials:
"The Mesh is a Coworking Space, based out of Pune. We also are happen to be Pune's First. We casually put up our services and offerings on POCC and have been getting in a lot of startups and entrepreneurs inquiring with us! We even have people who have joined our community! POCC is an awesome platform for entrepreneurs to connect on a more micro level. Its personalized and friendly. We recently participated in the recent Startup Futsal League and were delighted to find them as one of the Sponsors! Here is wishing them all the luck!"- Deepti Kasbekar
"I relocated to Pune from US about 1.5 years ago and was looking to grow my venture in India. I found a good advisor for my startup via POCC. This was helpful in expanding my India network, fundraising etc."- Sriram Subramanian
"POCC is an incredibly useful platform for Pune based entrepreneurs, especially those who are getting their feet wet in entrepreneurship. I was able to bounce ideas off others who have the experience of having done that before, for appropriateness of technology, appropriateness of business models, knowing trustworthy vendors when I needed services or just to know that there is a forum available if I ever need help is a great feeling to have. When I was building Khojpal, a local social media application, the help these members provided was invaluable." - Suhas Patil
"POCC is doing a great job in online business leading to interactions for businesses, startup communication, investor approach and also job opportunities which are really great. I love POCC, they are doing fabulous work"- Vikas Mantute
"The day I register (Feb 2016) in POCC, I got a Sales lead and on the next day I got a contact who is currently working on my project.
Also we got information on latest events, where we can sponsor/participate and build networking ties as well. POCC provides excellent platform to associate with like-minded entrepreneurs where doing business is fruitful. I would like to congratulate the founder members for initiating this concept."- Siddharth Kothari
"Its truly said a lot can happen over coffee , and its amazing how you meet new people doing different things in life . Such platforms are really good to connect with young open minded entrepreneurs ready to learn interact and help others to grow mutually." - Ankita shroff
"POCC Forum and Meetings have been very good for networking opportunities. The presentations have been insightful and provided guidance to hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs . Its true that some of the best things in life come free." - Sandeep Jain
When I moved to Pune, Navin Kabra invited me to the POCC meets. There was nothing to lose. When I attended, I could find very high quality discussions, straight from the heart, by founders for founders. That got me hooked and I became a regular. I am thankful to have an opportunity to lead POCC from the front in the later years. I try my best to help the members as much as I got helped myself. I am thankful for the friends I made through POCC, and the entrepreneurial energy that I could witness as a leader.
POCC is an amazing platform where one can get help in a matter of minutes. Also, being the largest community of entrepreneurs, the POCC events page happens to be the goto place where one can catch everything that's happening in Pune.
Ashish, we thank you for helping POCC where it is today. Thanks so much.
Here are few more testimonials:
"I have been active follower of POCC since my early days of entrepreneurial stint in 2011. POCC was and is the only consistent forum for Startups in Pune. You name the problem and POCC has it, if not the solution, for sure the concrete direction. This is the power of community well managed and driven by POCC folks. Hats off to them, a true contribution to the startup community." - Sudhir
I am Hemant Jain, a social media marketing professional & i regularly active on pocc. Its a good platform for startups in pune and it also helps in lead generation. I made many new friends in pune through pocc and we help each other to get leads, sales, new client. I got many new clients for SMM, Seo, Digital Marketing through pocc. Currently i got associated with Mike Robotics and they are building a messenger app using AI & NLP. I got the opportunity for online marketing with them.
Thanks Pocc Team for wonderful platform.
"I am very much benefited from POCC. I got different contacts eastablished, I came to know the requirements of start ups, got 3 contracts from It. It has everything- If you want CA, CS, Website Designing, Insurance, Legal, financial all types of professionals. Also articles published by some professionals are worth reading and motivatings."- Aarti Deshpande
Here's some more thank you words for POCC:
Thanks Keerthi for the mention. I'm just humbled by the sheer amount of responses and the love that the community is returning.
From the outset I've tried to back the idea that this community should be community-owned and for the benefit of startups. I'm glad that by having you, Nikhil and Nikhil at the head of the community, the core idea of being community-owned is served and elevated. In the same way, POCC has had many, many contributors throughout its journey. Including Ashish, Navin, SICSR, Jayesh, Amod, Mandar, Saurabh and so many more. As you can imagine not all of them can be mentioned by name.
Glad to have your leadership and looking forward to a strong year! Immensely proud to be a part of POCC.
Of course Santosh, there are so many people who have contributed to the success of this community. Proud to be a part of POCC.
Great to join POCC & my first meetup was at I2IT Hinjewadi conducted by Mr. Keerthi Kadam, it was a great event meeting with some of the startups, people with Vision to startup from different fields & knowing each other.
POCC is an excellent platform for startups/to meet with different people from various fields, share our business thoughts/ideas and expand each others business. This is a best place where we can get good speakers, solution to our business, good resources for our business & partners as well.
Some of the important things that i got from POCC are:
- Got connected and interacted with some technical/management people.
- Opportunity to attend some of the entrepreneur/startup business meetings.
- Opportunity to post our requirements & get expected resources.
- Opportunity to expand the business.
Great to see POCC connecting with different/no. of startups, sharing their details with all other members which is helping to grow everyone's business.
Hats Off to all the members of POCC for their initiative and great work towards bringing all the startups at one place & making them to grow together!!
Last but not least...I suggest to all new startups/people with ideas to startup, to connect with POCC, meet with different people and grow your business in a professional way...
Thanks & Regards,