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Ashish Belagali's Discussions

Advice for Startups Looking for Technical Co-founders
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Srinivas Rapelli Apr 17.

What Are Your Plans for 2014?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Prasad Vidyadhar Kakade Jan 14.

Your Lightening Pitch in a POCC Event - Apply Now
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashish Belagali Jan 30.

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Ashish Belagali replied to Vivek Kakaria's discussion Should Bootstrapped Founders pay themselves Salary ?
"Vivek, Nothing wrong in drawing the salary. The money that the founder puts in may be treated as a loan to the company and can be repayed by the company. The salary is for the contribution he keeps making to the company. Regards, Ashish"
Aug 8
Ashish Belagali replied to Madhura Kulkarni's discussion How Important is Social Media for Start ups?
"Depends, Madhura. Here are a couple of high level thoughts: Social media can give you a wide reach, but the engagement could be thin. If you could beat that, then you may have some wins in terms of direct customers. Many people are not happy with…"
Jul 5
Ashish Belagali's discussion was featured

Pune Startups 2013 Yearbook

Time and again I come across startups who have their product/service to be showcased to the other startups of Pune. It certainly helps that we all use / give feedback / promote one another's products/services, or are at least are aware of them.Now here is a platform for the same.Pune Startups 2013 YearbookAdd your product / service entry here (Pune based startups only)…See More
Jul 1
Ashish Belagali replied to Mandar's discussion Looking for a readymade or opensource Hosting Solution like godaddy, net4 etc
"Hi, I know someone who has developed / configured own infrastructure in the hosting business. So, clearly, he has what you are looking for. I can introduce you with this person. However, it will help if you have clarity about these things. It is not…"
Jun 12
Srinivas Rapelli replied to Ashish Belagali's discussion Advice for Startups Looking for Technical Co-founders
"Nice Article Ashish :)"
Apr 17
Ashish Belagali posted a discussion

Advice for Startups Looking for Technical Co-founders

For startups seeking a technical cofounder, I wrote a blog article a little while ago. I feel that it will help the startup founders in some self-analysis and hence posting it here: course, YOUR particular startup case may be different; but it doesn't hurt keeping this viewpoint in mind.As usual, comments are welcome.See More
Apr 17
Ashish Belagali replied to Asifali Saiyed's discussion Looking for founding partner for the idea in the field of Music
"Interesting topic that seems to get together the music lover techies in this group. Let me add that I belong to the same genre. I have learnt classical music and been performing light music over the years  (old filmy / bhajans / bhavgeets /…"
Apr 16
Ashish Belagali is attending Santosh's event

Next Pune OpenCoffee Club: Panel Discussion "Starting Up" at ThoughtWorks Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd.

April 19, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm
Do join us in a panel discussion with stellar entrepreneurs and celebrate their journey. Our format is a casual fireside chat. Each panelist shares the evolution of his startup from idea to market, the challenges he faced and will answer questions from attendees. Discussion will be followed by snacks and networking.19 April Saturday; ThoughtWorks, Deepak Complex; 4pm onwards. Panelists:- Mangesh Panditrao, CEO…See More
Apr 15

Profile Information

Are you an Entrepreneur?
Yes - I have my own Startup
About Me:
I run Acism - - a software development firm.

Education: IIT Bombay - B. Tech. & M. Tech.

(1) Better communication management for corporates with measurable ROI

(2) Recruitment software that can be installed on a company's internet

We are into outsourced software product development using open source tools and technologies - specifically within the Java ecosystem.
Are you looking for co-founders to start with?
A business development partner.
What would you like from the OCC?
For OCC to help Pune-based entrepreneurs come together and develop a Silicon Valley ecosystem that could help everyone.
Focus Areas / Interests
technology, IT/ITES, advertising, recruiting, networking

Ashish Belagali's Blog

Rahul's Talk @ POCC Kothrud

We heard Rahul from BigBooks at POCC Kothrud meet last Saturday. His is an inspiring story that many entrepreneurs would want to know and emulate. Here is a very down-to-earth entrepreneur who is completely determined to do whatever it takes to succeed, and it was interesting to see how he has addressed the unique requirements of his niche in a unique way.

BigBooks is a library that gives internet-based booking of the books, doorstep delivery and pick-up -- all this for Rs 150 a…


Posted on August 3, 2011 at 1:51pm

Can HeadTracker sell during recession?

Let's see what are the odds:


(1) Difficult time for recruiters - many complaining about reduced or no business, some closed shop

(2) The brand is new to the industry


(1) A product which really addresses recruiters' needs - even during tough times (Our confidence has increased after comparing it with other products in the market)

(2) SaaS offering - zero installation, zero maintenance, very little payments as you… Continue

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 8:54pm

HeadTracker 3

HeadTracker 3 is our SaaS version. SaaS brings in quite a few benefits to the clients as well as for us. It brings down the entry cost for our clients, whereas for us it gives us better supportability, better upgradability and most importantly ensuring that our clients use the software.

We redesigned our site in the first week of January. The new design looks better, at the same time it brings out the benefits of HeadTracker for the recruiters to the… Continue

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Launch of New site, New recruitment software

On the occasion of Gudhi Padwa, we have launched a completely new look of our website, simultaneously with release 2.0 of HeadTracker -- our software for recruiters.

Check out our site for:
- A different Web 2.0 design
- Information on recruitment software
- Opportunity to earn through freelancing



Posted on April 7, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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At 6:36pm on September 8, 2013, Praveen Thange said…


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You may visit our website

We are a team of passionate, dedicated individuals who love collaborating to make Good Quality, On Time Delivery
and Affordable Cost, exceptional digital products and platforms with our clients.

We love working with clients who love working with us. We want you to be part of our team, and work with us to deliver the best custom solution for you.

We have done projects in .NET, Oracle PL/SQL, Code Igniter (PHP), eCommerce, CMS in joomla and wordpress projects.

We have Inventory management system, billing system and Barcoding software products in the market.
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We have following expertise:
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2. Desktop Application Development(VB.Net, C# .NET, Qt c++, Java)
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4. VBA Automation and Customization
5. Android Application Development
6. iOS Application Development
7. Product development and consulting
8. Onsite/Offshore Model of working
9. Quality Assurance Service ( Web & Mobile )
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For more information and discussions please write to us at

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At 1:13am on June 26, 2013, Ashish Bhalgat said…

hi Ashish.. I am new to POCC. I was wondering how I can post a job at my start-up under the startup jobs section in the forum ? I tried posting it using the Add link on forum page however job posting is showing under "all discussions" and not under start-up jobs..

TIA for help. - Ash B.

At 11:42pm on May 15, 2013, Mrs. Priyanka Abhijit Ghanekar said…

Dear Sir,

Let me introduce our IT Solution & Consulting company based in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

You can go through the basic web page on

We are a start up company and your association will make a difference to both of us.

We are a team of dedicated members who will work hard to deliver a Good Quality, On time Delivery

and Affordable cost with Pro active Customer oriented services and solutions.

We have done projects in Code Igniter (PHP), Developed eCommerce , CMS in joomla and wordpress projects.

We have following expertise:

1. Web development ( PHP, Java, Dot Net )

2. Desktop Application Development ( C# .NET, Qt c++, Java )

3. VBA Automation and Customization

4. Android Application Development

5. iOS Application Development

6. Japanese - English - Japanese Translations

7. Bilingual Support

8. Product development and consulting.

9. Network and Infrastructure solutions.

10. Quality Assurance Services and much more.

For more information and discussions please write on

Mob No.: +91 8983729507 Mob No.: +91 8975002535 Email:

Looking forward to hear from you soon.

At 3:43pm on May 10, 2013, Shivanand said…

Dear Ashish,


Yes, I got the invetation from you and will attened


At 12:51pm on May 10, 2013, Sadanand Vasantrao Ranadey said…
Dear Ashish,
Welcome to Adnexa Education Pvt Ltd family. As a new POCC contacts group member, I hope to serve you in many ways. Your first step would be to go through our website Through it, you will start to become familiar with the people and educational activities and I am sure that will make your education field experience special. Be sure to check out the list of scheduled webinars on home page. To have our products’ demonstration online, please create your free account at and don’t forget to bookmark our website, where you will find information regarding complete online preparation for 9th ,10th ,11th &12th (Science) JEE(MAIN), NEET and Engineering Diploma and other programs and activities like free online timetable planner, college finder (Mobile App), online counseling etc. If you are a part of the Facebook online community, be sure to become a fan of ednexa
There are so many ways for you to get involved as a freelancer. Though we have an active online marketing team, all levels of expertise are welcome, from beginner to expert. In the past six months we are working on a number of possibilities to get associated people like you. I’m sure you would like to get more information about any of these possibilities. So please call me on +919665530682. Or Mr.Nikhil Bandiwadekar ,CEO, Adnexa Education.He would be happy to give you details on future plans on his cell # +919823146510.
I know that life gets busy, but I personally hope you will make time to go through our website
Thanks & Regards,
At 9:51pm on April 23, 2011, Mohit Bansal said…
Hey, was wondering if you know about Startup Garage, a weekend prototyping event. Please do have a look at the event page here:

Do let me know what you think of it.
At 11:27am on April 20, 2011, Amit Jayant Savargaonkar said…


At 1:43pm on October 11, 2010, Srijan Deshpande said…
Hi, thanks for your compliments about my work. Do you sing?

About the web hosts, I don't know any personally. I host my websites with hostgator and am quite happy with them.
At 4:23pm on August 6, 2010, Santosh said…
Hi Ashish, will you be able to make it to the OCC tomorrow?


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