A place for startups and entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
Many startups claim humble beginnings, but our story really did begin in one of the most humble ways imaginable. My colleague Shridhar and I met for a friendly chat at a Cafe Coffee Day. For one reason or another our conversation turned into a trend in mobile workforce management that we’d both begun to notice. We both agreed that…
Added by Amol Pomane on July 19, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments
I assume all startups gather here , right ?
Every entrepreneur has a unique need & that's Finance. There is One organization providing Finance to entrepreneurs , that is BYST.
Bharatiya Yuwa Shakti…Continue
Added by Soumitra Ghotikar on July 18, 2014 at 6:12pm — No Comments
Pondering new start-up and new business of your own , may be you are tired of your job / boss. They say , people dont quit bad companies , they quit bad bosses. Hence very few % of start-ups are formed out of desperation or doing something of your own , or your friend made fortune out it , so lets give a shot. My take on this is ,one need niche , niche and niche.. Dont re-invent wheel , rather join other start-up ( Hope you find like minded people and partners) Or wait till you really…Continue
Added by Manoj Sharma on July 15, 2014 at 12:15am — No Comments
Life is about what you like.
4 Hobbyist Entrepreneurs from Pune shared their passionate story of pursuing their dreams and creating a business around their hobbies. Sparkpluggers Innovation Lab hosted a stellar chai-pe-charcha with Hobby Entrepreneurs from Pune. The entrepreneurs shared their story of pursuing their hobbies, the challenges they faced and the story of convincing people around them to pursue their dreams. The discussion was hosted at MuziClub Baner, an apt…Continue
Added by Rohit Lalwani on July 12, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I know I am talking about a different subject than typical subjects like startups, trainings etc.
But ultimately why everyone is here for, business , right ?
Whether you call it a profit making venture or an NGO , ultimately everyone has some goals and want some means to…Continue
Added by Soumitra Ghotikar on July 12, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments
1. Bad hiring and poor shareholders agreement between co-founders >It was always challenging to get best talent attracted to start-ups , hence we land up making quick calls on getting resources from MNCs and top companies without checking their knowledge background , technical tests , references. Good side note; don’t hire your best friend for your start-up :). Always ensure you have solid shareholder agreement between co-founders, ensure exit scenarios and ensure what-if,…Continue
Most startups start with the founder wearing wearing every hat in the company. If it needs done, you are the one who does it.
But as your business grows from a one-person outfit to 5 to 10 to 20, then adds turnover, it becomes impossible for one person to oversee everything. That is especially true when it comes to your money. Hiring a finance professional allows you to delegate the management of your finances to a qualified expert so that you can focus on…Continue
Added by Sujit Jadhav on July 4, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments
I have had two extreme experiences of ‘value of time’ recently. In one of the start-up community, I have offered one hour of introductory consulting meeting time for free. One entrepreneur took my appointment for this free session. I went at the meeting venue as always before time. The entrepreneur didn’t show up on time, hence I made a phone call. The entrepreneur told me that he was busy in the meeting and just finished his meeting. I…Continue
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on July 1, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments
courtesy - Jerry Maguire ( Tristar Pictures)…Continue
I never thought of this question of whether a marketing budget or a marketing plan comes first. I thought the answer is simple; the marketing plan is prepared first and then based on that the marketing budget is prepared. Recent two interactions with prospective clients opened my eyes that entrepreneurs think marketing budget can be prepared before preparing the marketing plan!…Continue
Entrepreneurship is necessary to initiate the process of economic development in any country. The total percentage of female population in India is 48.27% however very small part of this number comprises of high growth women Entrepreneurs. Now this is a very surprising factor especially when the fact is that women are natural entrepreneurs. The skills that entrepreneurs require are inbuilt in Women’s DNA and they need not study business management for the same. Let us look at some of…Continue
Added by Akanksha Agrawal on June 16, 2014 at 11:05pm — No Comments
Pune is a unique city that has the best ecosystem for building startups. The city has the most numbers of students, its an industrial hub giving a best B2B perspective to the startups and making it easy to reach out to the…Continue
Do you think of updating your website some day but you haven’t made that update till now? Are you hoping that you will get some business through your website? Do you think you can get more and more requirements through website but still you are not doing anything about it? If your answer to these questions is ‘yes’ you are not alone! Majority of the entrepreneurs are wishful thinkers in terms of ‘marketing’. Entrepreneurs are…Continue
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on June 7, 2014 at 7:29pm — No Comments
Pune OpenCoffee Club (POCC) had organized a session on ‘Marketing planning for start-ups’ where I was a speaker. We conducted a quick survey about the entrepreneurial marketing planning efforts. Twenty seven entrepreneurs in Pune participated in the survey.…Continue
Added by Dr. Sachin Mohan Bhide on June 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
What to do after qualification? Job or Practice?
This is been always burning a question for every student who is pursuing professional course like CA, CS, CWA (Now “Cost Accountants”) what to choose after cracking final examination? Whether to jump into own practice or to enjoy and adopt corporate culture by getting into the employment! Most of the times almost all the students complete their articleship at practising professionals and they get very limited exposure to work in…Continue
Added by Ishan Prasad Kulkarni on April 25, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments
After the implementation of new Companies Act, 2013, the concept of "One Person Company" has become buzz word. Corporate industry recognizes only one type i.w. "Limited Company:. Nowadays Limited Liability Partnership vehicle is getting best response because its own advantages. I was studying new rules and regulations of OPCs and found interesting stuff in this. Less complex structure, less legal formlities, easy conversion option into Private / Public Limited Company and less…Continue
Added by Ishan Prasad Kulkarni on April 25, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments