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VC or not VC

VC or not VC

It seems that this is a major question among the various members

There is no correct answer but am laying down some basic thumb rules which may guide you on what is right for you

a) You are very clear of the approach you want to use to convert your idea into something saleable and you really dont want to do it any other way

- VC is not a good idea. You may have to change your approach based on his thoughts or his ideas because his interest in your… Continue

Added by Vikas Kumar on September 14, 2008 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Two rich men, and about 40-50 seekers...

POCC meet - July 03, 2008.

Footprint ventures, and Google acquisition manager for India/Australia presented their views on what they look for in startups.

Footprint ventures are hard-core businessmen, looking for startups with good revenue model, and potential for profit. They have funded companies in all disciplines and orientation - finance/tech/DSP, big names like "Gartner Group", "Vertias", to name a few. It was a little disappointing that they did not talk much about… Continue

Added by Shweta Agrawal on July 4, 2008 at 2:03pm — 2 Comments

Invitation to join the Pune Startups Mailing List

I'd like to invite you to join It is an extension of the Pune OpenCoffee Club to engage the Pune Startup community in active discussions about everything Startups!

You can mail to join this list.
Alternatively, you can search through for PuneStartups.

This is an unmoderated list. Please avoid spamming or shameless plugs about your startup!

- Nick

Added by theoutlander on June 8, 2008 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

Another Success Story!!!

April 7th, 2007 (@BITS, Pilani):

Like many other distinguished people at the auditorium , A man walked onto the stage to congratulate me after I won an International Business Plan Competition there.

He says” Hi Nitish, I am Sarathbabu, an IIM A grad, having my own food king named venture. I am also an entrepreneur just like what you are going to become one day.””Congratulations on your success!!”

Me: “Thanks a lot!” And I move on accepting congratulations from… Continue

Added by Nitish Suri on April 30, 2008 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

My First Blog On Pune OpenCoffeeClub!!!

A warm Hello to all the fellow Entrepreneurs and the ones aspiring to be one....!!!!
Looking for a great journey ahead!!!
Santosh and Anjali , Thanks for the initiative..

Added by Nitish Suri on April 29, 2008 at 7:05pm — 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



Added by Ashish Belagali on April 7, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

WeBecome - a company that services the global recruitment marketplace

WeBecome was founded 8 years back, in the year 2000, when the first recessionary cycle came up after the dot-com bust. Besides just surviving those start-up years the company went on to acquire its first 3 customers in Singapore in 2000, and eventually more then 100 companies worldwide became customers by 2007

The company has a team of 25 search consultants and an APAC strength of 75 employees. MNC's and local companies in every market of presence, in India, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia,… Continue

Added by SANJEEV BHATIA on April 4, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

Added by Santosh on March 19, 2008 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

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