Monthly Archives: April 2011

Re-cap of Sramana Mitra’s startup pitches session in Pune

Startup adviser Sramana Mitra was in Pune last week and a bunch of startups got a chance to pitch to her and get feedback from her. She has written up a re-cap of this event. The startups who pitched were: … Continue reading

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POCC Meet on Rohan Dighe’s story (SocialWebFactory / DealTadka) – May 7

Santosh Dawara writes: Rohan is an entrepreneur and Founder, CEO at Social Web Factory for over 3 years now. I met Rohan first in 2007 when he had just turned 22 years of age. It was impossible to miss the … Continue reading

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Exciting Science Group is a group of NCL (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India) scientists who wish to share the excitement of science with school children. Their goal is not to “teach” science but to “excite” children. They hope that these … Continue reading

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Persistent’s Anand Deshpande to give workshop on “Crossing the 50cr Chasm” in Chennai

Persistent’s CEO, Anand Deshpande, will conduct a workshop in Chennai on how to cross the Rs. 50 crore chasm. There’s something about Scalability. Especially when one is hovering around 5-20 Crores(INR) of annual turnover and aspiring to cross the magical … Continue reading

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Tier-1 Automotive Major Dana Corp investing in $20M Tech Center at Hinjewadi

Sakal times writes: Ohio-based supplier of driveline products for auto manufactures, Dana Holding Corporation, broke ground on Sunday for a $20 million technical centre at Hinjewadi. The new facility will enhance the company’s engineering capabilities in India by providing design, … Continue reading

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Two students of VIT Pune win Aero Design competition in Texas, USA

The Economic Times reports: Two engineering students from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT) bagged awards at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) International’s prestigious ‘Aero Design West 2011’ competition held in Texas , US, recently. Varun Garg , who … Continue reading

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NGO that helps widows/girls needs tech volunteers (via @TechnoProfits)

Savitribai Phule Pratishthan is a Pune NGO that was founded in 2000 and got registered in 2001. To start with they introduced courses for 9th/10th dropout students and widows. In the last 10 years they have trained more than 500 … Continue reading

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@SheepStop giving away free “United Against Corruption” badges (pay for shipping)

Pune startup @SheepStop which is essentially an online design community for T-shirts and other apparel is giving away “United Against Corruption” badges, free. You need to pay for shipping, though. There are only 191 coupons left, and each coupon entitles … Continue reading

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Talk by Prof. Anil Gupta, IIMA: Grassroots Innovation

This is a talk by Prof. Anil Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad, on 13 April, 11:45 am, in 2nd Floor, Lecture Hall, HR4, IISER Main Campus. How to ensure global as well as local space for grassroots innovators? India is a … Continue reading

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Startup Garage – create a new startup in one weekend

Mohit Bansal of is organizing a Startup Garage in Pune in the last week of April. Full details are at At Rs. 2000 per person, this becomes a “paid event” and hence not eligible for the PuneTech main … Continue reading

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