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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 — 8 Comments

ProtonDreams Closing down...product along with code available at reasonable price

Hello All,

After about eight months of struggle to sustain the market, we have decided to close down my current startup, ProtonDreams. I am trying to find a suitable buyer for the product along with source code & possibly IP as well. Or there can be some other arrangement that will mutually benefit both organizations. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions to me. You can send me emails on I can also arrange a hosted demo, if anyone is interested. The… Continue

Added by Vinay Bhide on November 25, 2008 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments


After the successful launch of a business plan competition, SIBM is proud to present Pitch Perfect 480 contest. This event seeks to provide an opportunity for the working professionals/start ups to gather momentum through Seed Funding.

The structure of the event is:

Registration opens and Invite Business Pitch Presentations

10 September 2008 to 5nd October 2008

Short listing of best 12 Business Pitch Presentations

22 October 2008

480… Continue

Added by Sorabh on September 18, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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

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