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Joning OCC

I was little demoralised in state of recession where there were no takers for my ideas. While working for people outside country I really dont have much contacts here in Pune. While googling I found OCC and really thought this is the best platform to get new contacts who have similar thinking. This is my first post here so I am very excited about joining OCC and I am sure I will get some great advice and opportunities from here.

I feel bad that why I have not found OCC earlier but as… Continue

Added by Upendra Kolte on May 28, 2009 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Long Tail, Viral Marketing and the Internet!

Reading a very interesting book called "The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson. Anderson is a former editor of Wired magazine and talks about a new economic concept of the "Long Tail" due to the internet. What exactly is the long tail, in layman terms its the revenue from niche choices that reduces the dependency of a business on generating revenue from a select few considered as popular choices. It also means more consumer freedom as he/she is not restricted in terms to accept popular… Continue

Added by Lakshminarasimhan Sundararajan on May 24, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Startus are crazy !

I have worked for 3 startups and for 3 large companies.

Startus are crazy as the environment is informal, the top boss is around, everyone know everything, there is no politics, we all work long hours in office, home and markets.

Its like home for people who really love to work, explore, learn, grow and one day become big.

The best time to join a startup is at its birth. But its never too late to join a startup.

I have enjoyed working for a startup… Continue

Added by Sandeep Saxena on May 22, 2009 at 6:07pm — 5 Comments

‘TZen:Test Management Tool – Our first success’

Today is celebration mood at our office as first of many 'Ideas' from PlanetAikon released its… Continue

Added by Archana Gaikwad on May 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

came across this - Just How Much Money Can Free iPhone Apps Make? Quite A Bit -

Added by Sunil Kulkarni on May 6, 2009 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

Entrepreneurship in India: IT and ITES Industry

IT industry has seen so many start -ups turned into giants in very small time span for example Microsoft, Google and Yahoo…but these are few compare to those who have failed to make it.. Entrepreneurship is often a difficult undertaking, as a vast majority of new businesses fail.There are very few professionals who think innovative and try to do something different from their 9 to 5 work responsibilities…at least in India.

Many start-ups die in their early days , reason is… Continue

Added by Archana Gaikwad on April 30, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Retail Management Programs Short Term & MBA now in Pune, with Retail Guru Asia

Dear All,

I am a Career Consultant, and tillnow headed many organizations right from Media, Retail , Real Estate and Education.

Being Pune is growing at all the borders by leaps and bounds , and thousands of students from across the globe are landing up in the city every year, as Pune is known as Oxford Of The East, but is it really ?

The University Syllabus is not modified or updated since last 25-30 yrs, professors who teach, are either not from the corporate… Continue

Added by Niraj Jawanjal on April 19, 2009 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

News papers or Enews papers on branding

Dear all,

I want to subscribe to the news papers on branding & advertising and any enews papers on branding and advertising.


Sunil Joshi
Beeta Consulting

Added by Sunil Joshi on April 19, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


Just joined Pune Coffee Club, though I am not exactly a Puneite.
I am a social media consultant from Mumbai. Currently working for startups Inkfruit and DeskAway, from Mumbai.

This group seems pretty interactive, in fact was surprised to come across coffee clubs on Ning! I am quite new to Ning actually :)

Added by Priyanka D on April 7, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Improving the way our country learns

Added by Ravi Shankar Mishra on April 5, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

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 -

Added by Santosh on April 1, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Rent out an office set up

We are shifting to a new office space and are looking for someone who would be interested in our existing Plug N Play setup The office is well furnished and is in a commercial complex and is ideal for an IT company. It’s an approx 1500 sq ft. area and the setup has a seating capacity for 30 people including AC’s and LAN connection and has 2 cabins and one meeting room.

Please let me know if someone is interested. You can reach me at 020 – 64000203

Added by Dhanashree Sheth on March 26, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

When is the next all members Meeting?

Hi All,

I am a new member to this group.

Pls let me know when is the next all members meet in Pune.

Added by Rajshri Gole on March 19, 2009 at 1:28pm — 2 Comments

Cafe Aroma

guys cafe aroma is just three months old baby ...........need to grow wanna take it to many places..........So guys do visit and let me know the strenghts and weekness take care of it .

Added by amit on March 15, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

When and where to meet

Hi All,

I have heard abt it and so decided to join it, but want to know where and when you all meet in pune?

Added by Sunil Joshi on February 12, 2009 at 3:12pm — 3 Comments

A new Era of corporate training.

As training being the important aspect of every recruitment procedure ,it is very important to put a greater emphasis on the part of corporate governance.At This recessionary period the focus of every employee should be in increasing their efficiency and realisation of their goals at workplace.There might be some instances where the corporates may suffer a major set back due to some of the inadequecies that probably would have been neglected at the very initial phase.At this time specially… Continue

Added by supriya gaikwad on February 6, 2009 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

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

Added by Ashish Belagali on February 3, 2009 at 8:54pm — No Comments

I Need Money / Partner to Invest

I had written about starting a business, online & off line related to marital counseling & i have made good, very good progress, (ready to talk) I feel with absolutely no cash, the whole thing might just die, hoping that people with some money can join me, at their own perusal, I just want to make this happen, Don't want to kill the Golden Goose or let any one have it for pittance,
just wanna do it

Added by Sabir Khan on February 2, 2009 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

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

Added by Ashish Belagali on January 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Planning to start a food retail chain, need angel investors, health food specialist (dietician, nutritionist) and retail professional

I'm planning to start a food retail chain in Pune which will have tag line related to health. I'd love to get connected with like minded people. At this point of time I cannot share the idea on this forum but feel free to send me an email so that we get connected and then can discuss the idea in detail.

Added by RKS on January 15, 2009 at 8:02pm — 9 Comments

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