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Entrepreneurial Visions—A Startup Event by Ideaspring Capital, 8 Jan

Persistent Systems, and Ideaspring Capital invite Innovators and Entrepreneurs in the Technology space for a startup event on how best to ideate, innovate and implement.

AGENDA

  • 4:00PM | Registration
  • 4:30PM | Welcome Address by Dr. Anand Deshpande
  • 4:35PM | Why India is prime for product innovation (Talk + Q&A) by Sharad Sharma
  • 5:05PM | Ideaspring thesis by Naganand Doraswamy
  • 5:20PM | Panel discussion with Pravin Bhagwat, Arihant Patni, Vinay Nathan hosted by Dr. Anand Deshpande
  • 5:50PM | Q&A and closing comments by Arihant Patni, MD, Ideaspring Capital
  • 6:00PM | Refreshments

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems
  • Sharad Sharma, Co-founder and Governing Council, Member of iSPIRT
  • Arihant Patni, MD, Ideaspring Capital
  • Naganand Doraswamy, Serial Entrepreneur turned Investor
  • Pravin Bhagwat, Founder and CTO of MojoNetworks
  • Vinay Nathan, Co-founder and CEO of Altizon Systems

This event is free and open for all to attend. Register here.

Hands on overview of the Kotlin programming language

Presenting Hands on overview of Kotlin programming language by Dhananjay Nene. Brought to you by PuneTech, TechJam Pune, and SICSR. The event is free for anybody to attend, but registration is required

Agenda

  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm Networking
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm Introduction to Kotlin
  • 7:00 – 7:15 pm Q&A and Closure

We will start exactly on time, so please plan to reach a bit early.

Abstract of the Talk – Hands on overview of Kotlin programming language

This session will cover an introduction to the Kotlin programming language and lots of hands on examples of how Kotlin helps write concise, safe and expressive code. It will also refer to how naturally Kotlin interoperates with existing Java libraries and frameworks and how Java and Kotlin frameworks and libraries can work smoothly with each other. The session will focus on core programming rather than any specific areas such as Android or Web or other specialised types of programming.

The audience is presumed to be reasonably aware of Java programming.

About Kotlin

Kotlin is one of the hottest new programming languages in recent times. One of the fast growing languages of 2017, it has the potential to become the preferred language for Android app development, for backend development on the JVM, and even has to potential for use in the frontend (browser). It is a concise and modern language with many advanced features like null safety, extension functions, infix notation. It has full Java compatibility (so you can use all Java libraries without any significant impedence mismatch), good IDE support (Android Studio, and IntelliJ), improves code readability, reusability, and development speed.

Kotlin has been announced as an official Android Development language by Google, and it has been adopted by a number of high-profile companies like Amazon Web Services, Pinterest, Coursera, Netflix, Uber, Square, Trello, Basecamp, and others.

About the Speaker – Dhananjay Nene

Dhananjay is a Software Engineer with over 26 years of experience in programming. He has worked with Citicorp  and AT&T in the pre millennial times. After that as a consultant he has worked on providing solutions to a number of diverse problems including building interactive educational software for pre teen children, building administration suites for workflow authoring applications, creating applications that compute electromagnetic wave signal strengths, financial supply chain services and building frameworks and applications which process in excess of a million financial transactions per hour.

For the last year he has spent most of his time on GST and he wrote, and helps manage, Vayana GSP—one of India’s leading GSPs. GSPs are the licensed systems that allow ERPs and accounting softwares to interface with the GST Network. The Vayana GSP is written in Kotlin.

Apart from programming, he has been involved with the cloud for more than a decade including all aspects of operations management and operation automation. He has switched across a number of roles including those of a developer, chief architect, chief technology officer and head of product development. He continues to be passionate about programming and design and all that comes under the umbrella of software engineering.
Dhananjay has done his post graduation from IIM-Ahmedabad, and has been involved in Senior Management positions, and has managed team sizes in excess of 120 persons.

Specialties: Software Architecture, Technology Research, OO Modeling and Design, Programming

Fees, Registration, Logistics

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here.

The event is in Room 707, on the 7th floor, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, on Saturday, 6 January, at SICSR, Model Colony. Note: This is Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, near Om Supermarket Circle. There are 2 or 3 different Symbiosis institutes on the same road, so read the signs carefully to ensure that you’re entering the correct one.

Event: TiECON Pune – Indian Startup Ecosystem Conference – 14/15 April

TiECON, one of the top startup conferences in the country, will be held in Pune again this year for the 5th time, on 14/15th April, 2017.

This edition of TiECON will feature such speakers as Dr. Velumania, CEO of Thyrocare, Nana Patekar, actor and philanthropist, LC Singh, founder of Nihilent Technologies, and many others. In addition, since TiECON is one of the most important startup events in India, it always has a number of high profile startup founders, venture capitalists, and other people from the startup ecosystem.

This time, in addition to the regular keynote speeches, panel discussions, and in-depth workshops, TiECON 2017 also features dedicated tracks for Women Entrepreneurs, and Tech in Manufacturing.

The event costs Rs. 2899 for TiE Pune members (early bird registration, on or before 15 March), and 4199 for non-members, and 3299 for “members of supporting organizations” (including PuneTech readers). Thus, if you’re not a member, you can use the “Members of Supporting Organizations” ticket, with the code “TiE-PuneTech”. See the registration page for more details about the various ticket options available.

See the event website for more details about the event itself.

Event: NASSCOM Product Conclave Pune, 18th March

The NASSCOM Product Conclave at Pune is a platform to bring together product companies, startups, angels, VCs and enterprise leaders under one roof. The key focus this time is emerging technologies, industry connect and investor meets.

NASSCOM invites companies developing trending products, enterprises seeking collaborative opportunities, investors looking for key segments to capitalize on new technologies developed in India for a day full of engaging sessions, workshops and knowledge sharing among peers.

Key Themes Planned:

  • Deep Learning: Build your product
  • Hum Bhi Kabhi Start-up the: No Exit Please
  • Reality of Virtual Reality
  • Industry connect: Retail , FinTech, EduTech, HealthCare
  • B2G: Business To Government
  • IoT: Smart Manufacturing and Automotive
  • Investor Connect: Raising funding in the winter chill
  • Global Marketing
  • Design Thinking
  • Cyber Security

Sponsorship Opportunities

Those interested in Sponsorship / Exhibition at the Conference, please fill in this request form or write to Sneha Sahasrabudhe at sneha@nasscom.in

Product Showcase

If you want to be under the spotlight, showcase & pitch your innovative products @NPCPune17. Please fill in this request form.

Registration and Details

The conference is on 18 March, at Westin Pune. Register here. You can get early bird registration prices until 31st January.

For more details, see the conference website.

Event: TiE Global Summit (Delhi; Dec 16/17)

Check out TiE Global Summit in Delhi December 16, 17 (Details below). Normally, we don’t publicize non-Pune events on PuneTech, but we’re making an exception in this case, partially because there is an interesting list of speakers and panelists (including Travis Kalanick co-founder of Uber), and partially because TiE Pune folks are part of the key organizing committee, and partially because PuneTech readers get a special discount (use promo code PT for discounted registration).

This promises to be a good learning and networking opportunity for startups. One of the shortcomings that Pune startup founders have been accused of is that as a group we’re too insular and dislike traveling out of Pune to look for networking or marketing or business opportunities. This is something founders from other cities do better than us, and hence they end up with more hype, in spite of the fact that we might be better than them.

TiE Global Summit

The TiE Global Summit is being organized on 16th & 17th December 2016 in New Delhi, India. In the coming year, TiE will complete 25 years of service to entrepreneurs and membership. Through the years, TiE has assisted thousands of startups, entrepreneurs and professionals, and kindled the fire of entrepreneurship in our youth. TiE Global Summit is the maiden global conference of the original entrepreneurial organisation that was seeded in the technology crucible of the world in 1992. Since then TiE has hosted scores of entrepreneurship conference via its 62 chapter across the globe. TiE’s flagship annual conference, TiEcon Silicon-Valley attracted 4,800+ attendees from 22+ countries.

Some of the keynote speakers of TiE Global Summit 2016 include Travis Kalanick-CoFounder-Uber, Sanjay Mehrotra (Founder of SanDisk), Uday Kotak, Celebrity Speaker Katrina Kaif, and more. TGS is host to practically all leading tech investors like Sequioia Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, NEA, Kalaari Capital et al. The agenda is designed to address and cover cutting edge tech and its applications sessions include: Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality, IoT, FinTech, E-Commerce and more.

With an expected delegate strength of about 3000, the delegate cut is projected to consists of almost 65 to 70% tech founders and CEOs.

For more information, kindly visit http://www.tieglobalsummit.org. Register with promo code PT to avail discount to conference.

IIMA-CIIE Pune & SAP’s PitchPune: Investor Pitch Event for Startups

PitchPune is a regional platform for startups to pitch to the investor community, on 15th December, in Pune. This event is organised by IIM Ahmedabad’s technology business incubator – Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) in partnership with SAP. It is a platform that helps startups avail existing opportunities, including raising capital from local investors and providing startups an effective chance to connect with mentors and investors. The event is scheduled for December 15, 2016. Last date to apply is 20th November.

Organized in partnership with SAP, the #PitchTown initiative aims to strengthen local ecosystems in emerging startup hubs across the country, by fostering stronger connections between the local entrepreneurial and investor communities. To test out this approach, CIIE first organised #PitchAhmedabad in 2015, where 8 Gujarat based startups pitched to 50+ investors from the Gujarat ecosystem. Of these, 5 startups raised a cumulative total of over INR 7.5 cr post-event.

Based on the success of PitchAhmedabad 2015, CIIE is organising PitchTown series in partnership with SAP in 3 cities (Ahmedabad, Jaipur & Pune). In September 2016 the second edition of #PitchAhmedabad received 130+ Applications. After multiple rounds of shortlisting and interviews, a cohort of 8 startups was chosen to pitch on final day. Nearly 30+ investors attended this event and funding discussions with the startups are on-going.

The highlight of the PitchTown event is a select cohort of 8 innovative and early stage startups from different domains presenting their businesses. The mission is to facilitate the connect between high potential entrepreneurs and the investors.

How to Apply

The event will be from 16:00 to 19:30 on Thursday, 15th December, at ICC Trade Towers, MCCIA, SB Road. It is a closed door event.

Startups can apply using this link. The last date to apply is 20th November.

For more information, check the website http://pitchtown.ciie.co.

PuneConnect 2016: Pune’s Largest Startup Showcase Event 19 Nov: Register Today

PuneConnect, one of Pune’s most important events for startups, is now in its 6th year. The mega event allows selected early-stage startups from Pune to showcase their products and services to the world at large, specifically to larger companies in Pune, VCs and angel investors from all over the country, and others from the ecosystem.

Register today to be a part of this show.

25 of Pune’s most promising startups have been selected from a huge pool of applicants, and they will be joining some of Pune’s established startups and companies in showcasing their products at the Westin, on 19th November from 9:00am to 5pm.

This is an ideal event to connect with the who’s who of the Pune Startup ecosystem. You will find lots of startup founders, successful senior entrepreneurs, potential recruits, angels and investors from all over, potential customers, mentors, business partners, affiliates, and investors from all parts of Pune’e startup and technology ecosystem – including SEAP, PuneTech, TiE Pune, PoCC, MCCIA, IPMA, HIA, IIMA’s CIIE, and SME Joinup.

Agenda

  • 09:00 am – Registration
  • 09:30 am – Welcome Note by SEAP President
  • 10:00 am – “Session on entrepreneurship and investing in an Idea” Mr. Kuntal Shah Partner, SageOne Investment advisors LLP
  • 10:45 am – Panel Discussion on “Scaling Up” with:
    • Shachin Bharadwaj, CEO, Sminq (earlier Founder of TastyKhana)
    • Shridhar Shukla, MD, kPoint
    • Ajit Patil, Co-founder, SmartCloud Infotech
    • Monish Darda, CoFounder and CTO ICERTIS
    • Moderated by Gaurav Mehra, Partner, Kaizen Private Equity
  • 11:45 am – Key Note- Technology and Start- ups Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, CTO Tata Sons
  • 12:30 pm – Startup Stall Visits | Networking
  • 01:30 pm – Lunch Break
  • 03:15 pm – Startup Shootout
  • 04:15 pm – Awards Ceremony- Chief Guest of the Award Ceremony, Hon. Shri. P.P. Chaudhary, Minister of State Law and Justice & Electronic and IT (Govt. of India) and Guest of Honour of the Award Ceremony, Dr. Omkar Rai Director General STPI

In addition, an “IAN Pitch Session”, by Indian Angels Network, will run in parallel, for invited startups – from 10am to 1pm. Please get in touch with Nidhi Saraf, nidhi@indianangelnetwork.com if you’re interested.

Background

PuneConnect started in 2011 and is held in late October/early November every year. In 2011 we showcased 12 startups, and had attendance of about 250. In 2012, we showcased 21 startups, and had to close delegate registrations at 600 because of space limitations. Since 2013, we have been showcasing about 30 startups out of approximately 150 applicants each year. See PuneConnect website for more information about past PuneConnects.

PuneConnect is a joint initiative of Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP), TiE Pune, PuneStartups.org (POCC), PuneTech, and NASSCOM, SME Joinup, CIIE Ahmedabad, and MCCIA Pune, IPMA, Hinjewadi Industries Association, and IIM Ahmedabad’s CIIE (which will soon have an Pune presence) – basically all the important players in Pune’s startup ecosystem. PuneConnect represents a one-of-its-kind activity that bridges the gap between the new companies and the established ones.

Entries to other prestigious events: Companies featured in PuneConnect have been selected to be on TV (e.g. an episode ETNow Channel’s Starting Up show), or in national-level conferences (e.g. one organized by Zinnov), where they got to demo their products to companies from all over India, or for mentorship programs (like the TiE Pune Nurture Initiative), or even got funding (e.g. AppSurfer, a company from the first PuneConnect that got Rs. 1 crore in funding on the SuperAngels show) – all as a result of being featured on PuneConnect.

Fees and Registration

This event costs Rs. 1200 if you want to be part of the lunch, Rs. 600 if you want to just attend the event, Rs. 300 for students (full day) and is free for students (half-day).

The event is from 9:00am to 5pm at the Westin, Pune.

Register here.

Event: Exec Briefing by Microsoft on its Solutions for DevOps/Application Delivery Lifecycle

Microsoft is hosting a half-day exec. briefing on DevOps/Application Delivery Lifecycle on Friday, 11th November, at The O Hotel, Koregaon Park.

As Software engineering practices become more dynamic, the need of the hour for businesses is to have a more efficient and agile IT setup. Microsoft’s DevOps solution enables organizations to shorten cycle times while improving software quality by streamlining the entire development workflow, right from the backlog, through build and test, to all the way into production.

In this event, you’ll get an overview of:

  • People, processes and tools involved with Microsoft DevOps Solutions
  • How Microsoft Solutions can integrate, leverage and support your existing solutions
  • How Microsoft DevOps practices can help you deliver high quality software on a shorter timeline and with better compliance

You’ll learn how to:

  • Shorten cycle times: and increase the traceability of each release by empowering development and operations teams with collaboration and automation tools.
  • Improve quality and availability by using tools to capture rich telemetry on application performance and usage so that you can make better decisions on future investments—all while understanding and anticipating issues in production before they impact your service.
  • Save time and money: Azure integrates with on-premises Microsoft technologies, so you can take full advantage of your existing Microsoft investments, skills, and knowledge—and use a common development and test infrastructure that spans data center to cloud.

Agenda

  • 10:00-10:30: Registration
  • 10:30-10:45: Keynote
  • 10:45-11:30: DevOps and Demo
  • 11:30-12:15: DevOps from Customer Perspective: Overview of issues
  • 12:15-1:00: DevOps Capabilities: Overview of Cloud Cover’s DevOps capabilities and partnership with Microsoft.
  • 1:00-2:00: Lunch

Date-Time-Venue

The event is from 10am to 2pm, on Friday, 11th Nov 2016 at The O Hotel, Koregaon Park.

Registration and Fees

This event is free for anyone to attend. You must register by sending mail to a-shjuya@microsoft.com with subject “Registration for DevOps Pune – 11th Nov”.

Event: Expert Talks 2016 – Day-Long Software/Tech Conference (Paid)

Expert Talks 2016, Pune, on 5th November, at Westin, Koregaon Park is a day-long software/tech conference featuring speakers from all over the world, talking about topics ranging from DevOps, Traits in Java (and Go), Agile Transformation, Bug-Fixing Best Practices, Algebra and Property based testing and more.

To get an idea of the type and quality of talks, you can check out the YouTube channel of Expert-Talks where they have uploaded videos of talks from last year’s conferences.

Details of the talks scheduled for this year are here and biographies of speakers are here.

The event will be from 8:30am to 6pm on Saturday, 5th November, at Westin, Pune. The cost is Rs. 1150 if you register before 31st Oct, and Rs. 1950 after that. Register here.

PuneConnect 2016: Startup Showcase Event for Pune’s Startups: Apply Now

PuneConnect, Pune’s startup show case event, is now in its 6th year, and is one of Pune’s most important events for startups. This is an event for startups to showcase their products and services to larger companies in Pune, VCs and angel investors from all over the country, and others from the ecosystem. PuneConnect 2016 is on 19th November 2016, at Westin, Pune. It is a half-day event where selected startups in Pune can find customers, mentors, business partners, affiliates, and investors amongst Pune’s established companies, successful senior entrepreneurs, and angels and investors from all over.

This event is free for startups selected by PuneConnect. If you are unsure of whether this event is appropriate for you or not, please go ahead and apply, and our selection committee will figure out whether you’re a good fit or not. Please apply right away. The last date to apply is 8th October.

Any startup company that has a product that they would like to demo, should submit a proposal at http://db.puneconnect.com/pc/combo-form/. (The product must be ready before 19th November.) A panel of selectors drawn from experts in the industry will select the most promising startups who will be allowed to set up a demo at PuneConnect, in Westin, Pune, on 19th November 2015.

There will be a special quota for students – i.e. startups whose founders are still students will be given special consideration, so if you know someone in this category, please forward this info to them.

Benefits to selected startups include:

  • Exposure to Pune’s top companies, potential customers and potential mentors
  • Exposure to Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors who are being
    invited to the event
  • Press and media coverage before and after the event
  • Winners of the event get automatic entries to other country-level events (e.g. those organized by NASSCOM)

PuneConnect started in 2011 and is held in late October/early November every year. For the last few years, we’ve been selecting 30+ startups for demos out of 150+ registrations that we receive. Click here for more information about past PuneConnect events.

Media Coverage: In past PuneConnects, Economic Times, Indian Express, The Financial Express, the Financial Chronicle, Business Standard, and the top Marathi newspapers Sakal and Maharashtra Times all have carried detailed articles about PuneConnect and the companies.

PuneConnect is a joint initiative of Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP), TiE Pune, PuneStartups.org (POCC), PuneTech, and NASSCOM, SME Joinup, CIIE Ahmedabad, and MCCIA Pune – basically all the important players in Pune’s startup ecosystem. PuneConnect represents a one-of-its-kind activity that bridges the gap between the new companies and the established ones.

Entries to other prestigious events: Companies featured in PuneConnect have been selected to be on TV (e.g. an episode ETNow Channel’s Starting Up show), or in national-level conferences (e.g. one organized by Zinnov), where they got to demo their products to companies from all over India, or for mentorship programs (like the TiE Pune Nurture Initiative), or even got funding (e.g. AppSurfer, a company from the first PuneConnect that got Rs. 1 crore in funding on the SuperAngels show) – all as a result of being featured on PuneConnect.

Apply now. It costs nothing. Please apply right away. The last date to apply is 8th October.