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Pune Incubator body ISBA launches Rs. 55cr venture capital fund

The VC Circle blog has just posted information about a new venture capital fund launched by a Pune based association – Indian STEP and Business Incubators Association (ISBA). ISBA is an association of startup/business incubators, incubatee startups, and other people interested in this ecosystem. The fund will focus on sector-agnostic investments in companies with no […]

POCC MVP Startup Roadies: Meet Morpheus Venture Partners in Pune 21st Feb

What: POCC & MVP (Morpheus Venture Partners) bring Startup Roadies program to Pune When: Saturday, 21st Feb. Book a slot anytime between 10am to 7pm Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Model Colony. Map. Registration and Fees: Send an e-mail to nandini [at] morpheusventure [dot] com with a short (less than […]

Liveblogging CSI Pune’s Entrepreneurship Seminar

I’m at CSI Pune‘s Entrepreneurship Seminar. Please forgive the haphazardness and lack of flow/organization. I’m liveblogging. Hopefully, better structured articles will emerge after a few days. Arrived late and missed Anand Deshpande’s Keynote address. What do VCs look for Manik Arora, Founder and Managing Director of IDG Ventures India is talking about how to approach […]

Startups: Enter contests, make friends, win prizes

There is a spate of competitions for startups and wannabe startups that are all running currently. You should consider submitting an entry (or nominating yourself) since that doesn’t take up too much time, and can in some cases, get you some good publicity / visibility. And if you actually win, then that’s even better. SIBM’s […]

Nominate yourself for Innovations 2009 conference

Innovations is an yearly conference that tries to showcase the best innovations in any field in India. It is organized by the IIT Bombay Alumni Association of Pune and will be held on January 10 and 11, 2009 at Persistent Systems, Pune. The last date for submissions is 30th September, so if you have done […]

POCC Meetup – How to bootstrap your startup

What: Pune OpenCoffee Club get-together. Discussion on “How to bootstrap your startup”, followed by presentation / demo by ActiveCiti, and general networking When: Saturday, 13 September, 4pm – 7pm Where: SICSR, Model Colony. Here is the map. Registration and Fees: This event is free for everyone, but you must register at http://www.activeciti.com/public/display_event.aspx?id=150878bd-cc32-102b-a8dc-e4e2bf193de6 Details: Agenda: 4pm-5pm: Discussion: How to Bootstrap your startup 5pm-6pm: […]

SeedFund.in wants to meet Pune entrepreneurs

Anand Lunia, Executive Director & CFO, Seedfund is visiting Pune this week, and is interested in meeting Pune entrepreneurs in one-on-one meetings. If you fit that description, you can send him an email at anand AT NOSPAM seedfund dot in. Seedfund believes in investing small amounts (1 crore to 5 crore) in early stage startups […]

Business plan competition for students – funding up to Rs. 1 crore

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune, is running Endeavor 2008, a business plan competition (open only to students). So if you are a student with an interesting idea looking to get visibility, guidance, and possibly lots of money, hurry, because the last date to submit entries is 24th August. Details: “SIBM Endeavour 2008” provides […]

Inviting articles on Entrepreneurship for CSI Pune’s September Seminar

. CSI Pune is planning a half-day seminar on Entrepreneurship in September, and with it they will also publish their Desktalk newsletter, on the same topic. Anjali Gupta of Bookeazy, one of the driving forces behind the Pune OpenCoffee Club, is the guest editor of this issue of Desktalk. You are invited to submit articles […]

Azingo to raise Rs 200 cr for acquisitions in India

Image by mtlin via Flickr Azingo, a mobile platform development company, which provides a full Linux-based mobile stack, as well as services, (and which has a development center in Pune), is planning to raise Rs 200 cr in a Series-B funding from US-based private equity firm Garnett Helfrich Capital and a few other VCs. Azingo, […]