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Trends in Food: Pop-up Restaurants

From the article:--For one night a town pizza restaurant will transform and offer guests a taste of African food and culture.On Monday, Renaldo’s Pizza will host a “pop-up” African restaurant with three different dishes and a drumming circle.Pop-up restaurants, a nationwide trend, are a chance for prospective restaurant owners to test…See More
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Santosh replied to Chirag Rankja's discussion Need Helping hand in Kitchen
"Hi Chirag, Do share details of what it is that your doing, why its unique. Photos will help too. Best regards, Santosh. (temporary admin) "
Santosh replied to sidchilling's discussion Finding your tech co-founder
"Hi Sid,  You've touched on something of relevance to me as well. I am currently looking for a cofounder material person. Needless to say, it has been an uphill climb with a few results. What has worked, in my experience: - Have shared…"
sidchilling replied to Santosh's discussion The Mentoring Thread!
"I am a first-time entrepreneur at the early-stage. We have released our app ( and have gotten a few signups but want to grow fast. Yes, I am looking for mentorship. I think mentorship for first-time entrepreneurs is crucial. The…"
Anand Shah replied to Santosh's discussion The Mentoring Thread!
"Santosh, Mentoring sounds like something valuable but the term is amorphous and your questions are helping put some structure on it. In my mind, mentoring takes a range of activities from 'sounding board' to 'indepth understanding and…"
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The Mentoring Thread!

Dear All,Someone other day wrote to me saying that he isn't able to get the mentoring resources that he needs on this platform.Mentoring is very important in the early days (although it isn't a deal-breaker entirely). I have a special interest in this topic as I am being myself helped by at least three different mentors.If you are an entrepreneur in seed or early-stage,ie. you are putting together a team, or your team has an idea, business plan and is attempting to reach out to your…See More
Santosh replied to Anavattva's discussion Purpose of this site: Am I missing something here?
"Hi Bugs, Mentoring. Oh boy! This is a pretty important topic for me. I'm currently getting started up again and I know that the right mentoring can make a huge difference. But before I even attempt to answer your question - please tell me what…"
Ganesh Bachhao replied to Santosh's discussion Community Evangelist (Website) - Call for Volunteers
"Hello santosh, I am interested,  - Ganesh"

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However, every once in a while, I come across someone who consistently corrects other people's mistakes. Someone who seems to get it. And who am I to complain if that someone happens to be a giant robot dinosaur named FAKEGRIMLOCK? As it turns out,…


Posted on December 16, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

POCC at a Glance - April 19th

Pune OpenCoffee Club at a Glance - April 19th


Exclusive - Startup In Focus:

The startup in focus this week is Pineapple Innovative Solutions – a venture that takes care of the IT and…


Posted on April 18, 2011 at 9:30pm

What makes a Great Advisor?

I've written a blog post on my experiences with good Advisors and Mentors. The post could be useful to Startups and Entrepreneurs that are looking to get Advisors and additional help at the top.

Click on the link to read the post -

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 3:43pm

Nurturing the Pune Startup Eco-System Through Communities

I’ve been helping the Pune OpenCoffee Club bootstrap itself here in Pune. The community is designed to help Tech. Startup enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, developers, advisor's, Investors and everyone else create a central place for networking.

Pune also hosts a number of other organizations aimed at Entrepreneurs - CSI-Pune, SEAP, TiE, NASSCOM to name a few. How is this different? To begin with, the OpenCoffee Club is an informal format. In other words, anyone could announce and arrange… Continue

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

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At 10:15am on March 13, 2014, mketans said…

Hey Santosh,

Its been a long time since I met you at persistent a couple of years ago. Can we have a separate page or  focused group for non IT/ITES startups/businesses? I know IT/ITES is the opportunity that most people look for, but there are a few who are purposefully looking for opportunities and guidance in areas other than those. For them, this forum is a challenge looking out for the kind of discussions they are looking for. Its like trying to find a needle in a haystack of IT/ITES related discussions and posts. Can we try having a separate focus group/page for a few days at-least and see the response to it. If it doesn't add value we can revert back to how we have right now.

At 6:20pm on January 30, 2014, k.retu said…

hi santosh

this is retu.i want some information .could please tell me .

At 1:04pm on March 11, 2013, Harshal Gupta said…

Hi Santosh,

Would like to meet and discuss few things with you in regard to promote entrepreneurship through social media in other states of India.

Please mail me on



At 1:24pm on February 24, 2013, Chandana Bhowmick said…

Dear Santosh,

This is a great idea, Yoga is for everybody and I am always eager to teach. Let me know how I can help.


Chandana Bhowmick

At 11:21pm on December 14, 2012, aniruddha.lakhkar said…

Hello Santosh, you have done an amazing work by creating such website for startups. i am just graduated with dream of entrepreneurship and glad to let you know already i am gettn gud results of site.

Thanks a a lot.




At 5:06pm on October 5, 2012, Roshan Desarda said…

Hi Santosh,

Thanks for starting punestartups. It is really helping startups from Pune just like what and does for PAN India. Yes, we definitely can have a talk over phone or discuss over email.


Roshan Desarfa

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Twitter : roshya

At 1:03pm on October 4, 2012, Anand Vardhan said…

Thanks Santosh for the friend request.

look forward to meet you all on 6th.

At 3:53pm on August 9, 2012, Kapil Bhutkar said…

hi Santosh, 

excellent efforts !!! 

At 5:01pm on August 5, 2012, Mitesh Bohra said…

Hi Santosh, I had prior commitments hence couldn't come. Hopefully we will meet in the next one.




At 12:15pm on July 24, 2012, Aditya Rao said…

Hi Santosh!

Thanks for this - looks really interesting! Definitely going to try and make it.



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