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Persistent Systems joins Qualcomm, Accel, One97 in QPrize 2014 – seed investment competition

For many years now, Qualcomm has an been running a startup seed investment competition called QPrize in many different countries, including India, and as part of this series, QPrize 2014 India in which Indian startups can win upto US$250k of … Continue reading

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Pune’s First Energy offers a biofuel thats 30% cheaper than LPG

The Business Standard has an article about Pune-based company First Energy, whose product, a stove that called “Oorja” that uses biomass based fuel, is marketed to restaurants as an alternative to LPG that is more environmentally friendly and is claimed … Continue reading

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Entries invited for TiE Pune Business Plan Competition

TiE Pune (the Pune chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs) has announced a business plan competition for management colleges, reports Sakaal Times to be held in December. Excerpts: The winners and runners-up of this competition will participate in the Asia level … Continue reading

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Pitch your startup/product at Startup Saturday Pune

Mohit Bansal from Startup Saturday Pune writes: If you are interested to present your startup to the event audience for a brief 2-4 slot min called the Lightning Pitches, please mail with details to mohit {at} Lpad {dot} in. We … Continue reading

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Getting a loan for your startup – SMSBlocker’s experience

Most startup founders are not aware that you can get a bank loan of up to a crore under the CGTMSE scheme, without requiring any collateral, just on the basis of the business plan. And those who have heard about … Continue reading

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Pune Startup QualitiaSoft featured at Startup Event Unpluggd

Twitter user @sudhir_sgp points out that Qualitia, a Pune-based startup, was one of the startups featured at startup event UnPluggd (in addition to Next Leap which we talked about earlier). Qualitia has a software product to help you improve your … Continue reading

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Pune entrepreneur develops cap with solar-powered fan to keep you cool

A Pune entrepreneur, Vivek Bhatia, has successfully started manufacturing a solar-powered mini-fan attached to a cap that can keep people cool on hot summer days, reports DNA India. The fan with plastic blades is fitted on the cap’s bill. A … Continue reading

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Mobile video site Vuclip (by ex-Punekar Nickhil Jakatdar) get $8M funding

Vuclip, a browser based videos-on-the-fly service targeting mobile devices, has received $8 million in funding from NEA and Jafco Ventures. Vuclip is the 4th startup of successful serial entrepreneur Nickhil Jakatdar. Nickhil is a COEP alumnus, an angel investor who … Continue reading

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Pune Startup SheepStop covered by YourStory.in

Pune’s SheepStop, a crowdsourcing T-shirt design company, has been covered by YourStory.in. There is a nice interview with Bhagyashri, the co-founder of SheepStop which gives a number of interesting tidbits of information about SheepStop, including: SheepStop is an eco-friendly company. … 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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