Monthly Archives: July 2011

SMCPune interviews @TastyKhana – business use of Social Media

SMCPune has an [interview](thelink] of TastyKhana Pune’s online ordering and restaurant booking site. The main thrust of the interview is to find out how TastyKhana leverages social media for their business. Excerpts: We are like “JustDial” for food delivery orders! … Continue reading

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SMEStory Interview: Devendra Deshmukh (@devendradesh) of e-Zest Solutions

SMEStory has an interview of Devendra Deshmukh of e-Zest a company that does enterprise software / application development services. Excerpts: One of the recent turning points would be us acquiring the Pune-based Maestro Mobile Services to strengthen our mobile development … Continue reading

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3 NCL Pune Scientists win CSIR’s 2011 Young Scientist Awards

Three scientists from the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune have been awarded the Young Scientist Awards by CSIR (Council for Industrial and Scientific Research), reports DNA Dr. Amol Kulkarni works in the area of total syntheses of bio-active natural products. … Continue reading

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Pune’s Titash Neogi (@tneogi of @bibkosh) wins British Council’s YCE award

Pune based Titash Neogi, co-founder of Bibkosh, has just won the Young Interactive Entrepreneur award by the British Council. The eligibility and selection criteria of this award are here. Here is the write-up of Titash that goes with the award: … Continue reading

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Praj Invites Nominations for Maha-Intrapreneur Awards 2011

According to a press release from Pune-based Praj Industries: Praj Industries, global biofuels technology and process engineering company invites nominations/applications for ‘Maha-Intrapreneur Awards 2011’ in association with Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune), Pune. The awards, now the 3rd … Continue reading

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SMEStory: Renu Electronics – Providing products for factory floor automation

SMEStory has covered the journey of Ajay Bhagwat who started Renu Electronics in 1991, and today it has 160+ employees. Renu Electronics builds various products for automation in manufacturing units. More information about their products is on their website. Excerpts … Continue reading

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SMEStory interviews Vishwas Mahajan CEO of CompuLink

SMEStory has an interview of Vishwas Mahajan, founder and CEO Compulink, a Pune-based product company that has a couple of interesting SaaS products. Vishwas is also quite active in the tech and startup community in Pune, being a charter member … Continue reading

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Univ-of-Pune to lose dynamic new VC R.K. Shevgaonkar to IIT-D

Earlier this year, Dr. R.K. Shevgaonkar took over as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Pune. Generally, Dr. Shevgaonkar’s appointment had been received very favorably by people in the industry. Dr. Shevgaonkar was previously a professor in IIT-Bombay, and … Continue reading

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Round 3 of Venture Center Seed Fund now accepting funding applications

Pune-based Venture Center is an autonomous government body whose mission is to helps startups, entrepreneurs and inventors in various ways. One of their initiatives is a seed fund that invests anything from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 25 lakhs in … Continue reading

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Call for Speakers – BAConf Pune (Business Analyst Conference) Aug 2011

BA Conf is an informal meeting for business analysts to exchange ideas and learning. It is held periodically at ThoughtWorks offices in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Gurgaon. You get to connect with like-minded peers and gain insight from industry practitioners. … Continue reading

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