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Archive for May, 2014.

Uber (mobile based p2p cab company) Launches in Pune (offer: 2 rides free)

Uber, the mobile app based taxi cab / ride sharing company, which allows you to get cheap car rides using your smartphone, and which is extremely popular in the US, has just launched in Pune yesterday, according to their blog. So, here’s the breathless launch announcement: From the bustling streets of Koregaon Park to the […]

Pune’s CSIR-URDIP Starts India’s first ever course on PatInformatics (Patent Informatics)

CSIR-URDIP, which is CSIR‘s Pune based Unit for Research and Development of Information Products. has launched India’s first ever Post Graduate Diploma Course on PatInformatics (i.e. Patent Informatics). What is PatInformatics? The participants will be introduced to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the importance of patent information in research and business. The course will basically […]

Tech Events this Week: Linux Kernel; Google Dev Hackathon; Java 8; Practical Go; & various startup events

Here is a list of technology events happening in Pune over the next few days. To be informed of these events in advance, you should subscribe to get the PuneTech calendar event announcements by email. Click here to subscribe. [Tue] TiE Pune: Unitus Seed Fund Mixer for Startups [Wed] Geeks of Pune Seminar: Linux System […]

Protoprint Pune – allows waste-pickers to convert waste plastic to 3D printing filaments

Protoprint is a Pune based “social enterprise”, founded by an alumnus of MIT (USA), which has figured out how to take waste plastic from the waste that is picked by the waste pickers in Pune, and convert that into the raw material that is needed by 3D printers, and which can then be used to […]

Tech Events this Week: Beer & Startups; Product Mgmt; Agile; CloudStack; TiEPune

Here is a list of technology events happening in Pune over the next few days. To be informed of these events in advance, you should subscribe to get the PuneTech calendar event announcements by email. Click here to subscribe. [Thu] Beer & Business for first-time Founders of Startups [Fri] (Paid) NASSCOM Event: A Workshop on […]

Pune’s @PersistentSys, @Zensar, Kirloskars, KPIT start I4C, a non-profit to mentor product innovators

Top Executives from Pune’s Persistent Systems, Intel Ventures India, Zensar, Deloitte, Kirloskars, KPIT, and a bunch of other companies have come together to create I4C (Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center), a non-profit public-private-people-media partnership organization that aims to strengthen the product innovation market in India. Excerpts: The primary objective of i4C is to scout, showcase and […]

Pune’s Swipe Telecom gets further funding from Kalaari Capital (30cr)

(Sorry, this news is being posted here a little late; I was on vacation when this news broke, and decided that a late update is better than no update at all.) Pune based Swipe Telecom, which has been selling low-priced tablets in the Indian market for the last 2 years has received Rs. 30 crore […]

Pune-based Sci/Math Learning Platform @FunctionSpace get funding from @NexusVP

(Sorry, this news is being posted here a little late; I was on vacation when this news broke, and decided that a late update is better than no update at all.) Pune-based Function Space, an online “social” platform for learning science and maths has recently raised seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners. Function Space is […]

MasterCard acquires Pune-based Electra Card Services

Credit Card company Mastercard has acquires Pune-based Electra Card Services, (owned by Pune’s Opus Software Solutions), reports the Times of India. Excerpt: ECS […] provides software products and processing services for electronic payments. Its customer base includes financial institutions, retailers and telcos in over 25 countries. ECS’ suite of products enables customers to issue and […]

Pune based @Clogeny Technologies acquired by US based MSys Technologies

(Sorry, this news is being posted here a little late; I was on vacation when this news broke, and decided that a late update is better than no update at all.) According to a press release: MSys Technologies, a Georgia, US-based company that provides technology and product engineering services in storage, cloud computing, embedded systems, […]