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Tag: Pune

How we continue to flourish?

by Santosh

The Pune OpenCoffee Club

… for startup founders put down roots in 2008. The group started out with the idea of meeting up at a regular time, place to exchange notes and to help each other out. Over time, our identity has changed.

Today, the group is an open platform for events in entrepreneurial education, building ties with the rest of the startup eco-system and encouraging networking. As a community co-founder, I’ve watched our identity morph to better reflect the needs of the community, and my own needs as well. In October of 2012, with a little reflection on how things had worked out so far, we realized our organization needed leadership and succession. Summarized here is the journey and lessons learned in organization building and community engagement. Read the rest of this entry »


Understand your Audience

by Santosh

This weekend, the Pune OpenCoffee Club meets to discuss Marketing for Web Startups. We are incredibly lucky to have Alok Kejriwal, Games2Win and Anuj Khurana, PurpleTrail talk to the community.

If you look at how India-centric Social Networks are shaping up, the importance of today’s talk is amplified. In fact, traffic & engagement is every thing to the Social Networking arena.

Back in 7/2007, BigAdda launched with a multi-crore marketing campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Bazaar's Saste Din, Saste in name only

by Santosh

Big Bazaar Pune

Big Bazaar and the culture of always low prices has finally arrived here in India. The question is – does Big Bazaar match consumer expectations, or are they just making empty promises.

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No time to go for the 6th International Pune Festival?

by Anjali Gupta

PIFF films

Aneesh and Badal bring you all the action on BookEazy’s blog





From what I hear, the short student films by Whistling Woods are a great catch!