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Archive for November, 2011.

Pune’s 2011-2012 Budget Analysis by Janwani and Parisar

Pune is one of the few cities in the country that regularly and promptly publishes its annual budget on its website. Pune NGOs Janwani and Parisar have analysed the budget and published the analysis so that everybody can get a better idea of where our tax money is being spent. You can download Janwani’s PMC […]

Win 3 free passes to ClubHack via Online Capture-The-Flag Hacking Contest

ClubHack is one of India’s foremost conferences on Security, and this weekend Pune will play host to the 5th ClubHack conference. Richard Stiennon is the keynote speaker, and look here for the complete agenda. ClubHack has now announced an online “Capture-the-Flag” hacking contest, and the first three contestants to capture the flag get a free […]

Very high-powered India/US education conference in Pune – Dec 5-7

From 5 to 8 December, Pune will play host to a very high powered conference on education, featuring some of the top names in education from India and US. And by top names, I really mean the top: everyone’s listed as speakers and panelists, from ministers (Sharad Pawar, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushilkumar Shinde, and others), Governors, […]

IPMA Event: Leveraging Social Media for Market Research – 3 Dec

The next meetup of the Indian Product Managers Association (IPMA), Pune, will feature a talk on Leveraging Social Media as a Market Research Tool (as opposed to outbound marketing), by Pinkesh Shah, Founder and CEO at Adaptive Marketing. The event is on Saturday, 3rd December. About the Speaker – Pinkesh Shah Pinkesh Shah, is a […]

Java Knowledge Contest to win free tickets to IndicThreads Java Conference

PuneTech is pleased to announce a Java Knowledge Contest which will give the winner a free ticket to the IndicThreads Java Conference. The 6th Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Java will be held on 2nd & 3rd December 2011 here in Pune. Sessions at the conference discuss topics like JavaEE 7 & the Cloud, Java EE […]

Will Pubmatic be Pune’s First Software Product Company IPO?

Online ad optimization platform maker, PubMatic, which is developed wholly out of Pune, has just hired Steve Pantelick, a CFO who specializes in preparing companies for an IPO, reports VC Circle. Earlier, Business Insider ran a story claiming that Pubmatic had gotten an offer of $300 million from Amazon, but turned it down in favor […]

Profile: Renu Electronics & Ajay Bhagwat

(This article is a based on a broad and free-wheeling interview of Ajay Bhagwat, founder of Renu Electronics, by Navin Kabra and Amit Paranjape) To a large extent, the computer technology in India is synonymous with software technology. So, when we found that Renu Electronics manufactures all its own hardware for all the products it […]

2 Cleantech Companies With Pune Links Make Us Proud

(This is an email that Anil Paranjape sent to the PuneStartups. It is reproduced here with permission.) Two emerging cleantech companies with very strong links to Pune have made us proud recently. Pune based ‘First Energy’, one of the pioneers in the clean burning stoves business, was recently chosen as one of the ‘Technology Pioneers […]

InnoVidya meeting: Changing Higher Education – 26 Nov

The gap between what our engineering colleges produce and what our industry would like to consume is widening, and will become an increasingly severe problem for the health of the software industry in India. Everybody realizes there is a problem, and there are lots of people working on this issue from various angles. Entrepreneurs are […]

Code Retreat Pune – Day Long Programming Event

Pune is participating in the Global Code Retreat day 2011. It’s a day-long programming event based on principles of good design. Its on Dec 3, from 9am to 6pm at Thoughtworks, Pune. The event is free but has a Rs. 200 deposit which will be refunded if you actually attend the event (to prevent people […]