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Event: Understanding Israel’s startup ecosystem: Lessons for India —by Amit Paranjape

Venture Center and PuneTech.com present a talk by Amit Paranjape on what the India can learn from Israel’s startup ecosystem, on Saturday, 3rd March, at 3.45pm at Venture Center, NCL. The talk is free, but registration is compulsory

Abstract of the Talk

Amit recently visited Israel at the invitation of the Embassy of Israel in Delhi, to participate in a startup delegation. The goal of the delegation was improve startup to startup and ecosystem level contact between India and Israel.

Israel is a small country with many geographical and geopolitical challenges. It has made amazing strides in tech, core research and startups. Driven by excellent government support, a great entrepreneurial culture, and a good industry ecosystem, Israel has become a true ‘startup nation’.

This talk will be focused on understanding Israel’s startup ecosystem, some key reasons for its success, and important lessons that India can learn from it.

About the Speaker – Amit Paranjape

Amit is an entrepreneur and a technology professional based in Pune. He has been working in the Software/IT area for over 20 years. He completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay, and his M.S. in Manufacturing Systems from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Amit worked for over a decade in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Software at i2 Technologies in Dallas, in various leadership roles. He moved back to India a decade back and has been actively involved with startups in Pune. In addition to mentoring and advising early state startups, Amit is also involved in his own startup venture, ReliScore, in the skills assessment space.

Amit is a co-founder of PuneTech.com

Amit has a variety of interests including Technology, Science, healthcare, economics, history, geopolitics & strategic affairs. He is very active in blogging, social media and tweets regularly across a variety of topics at @aparanjape

Event Details

The event is on Saturday, 3 March 2018 from 3.45 pm to 5 pm. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Venture Center, 100 NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road.

The event is free, and open for anybody to attend. But registration is compulsory

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.


  • 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


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”.

POCC Meeting on 18th October

POCC will be meeting next on Saturday, 18th October at the SICSR, 7th floor.

Startup Speed Date will help you rapidly get to know other Pune OpenCoffee Club entrepreneurs, advisors, techies and everyone else.

For more details visit the forums,

Please RSVP by getting in touch with Unmesh at gmail dot com;

Startup Speed Dating, from WebYantra

“…….the principle is roughly the same as the SpeedDating concept. The startup founders are seated on one side and the candidates get to say hello and have a quick conversation to talk about what the background of the founder is, why he started the company and what sort of person he is looking for, while asking questions to the candidate about the reason to join a startup and what his/her passions are and a few minutes later the same process continues with the next founder. Within an hour, you would have met/spoken to most of the startups, and by the end of the day would know whom to get in touch with for your first/next startup/job….“.

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