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    The Real Entrepreneur

    I attended the NASSCOM Product Forum, Pune on 25th September, 2008, where they unveiled  ‘NASSCOM Software Product Study’.The Study was quite informative, but there was a concern that the companies profiled in the study were mostly existing since 3-5 years. For me, it did not exactly reflect the pain points faced by companies in their early months. Anyways, some people from the audience were voicing their opinion about the real issues faced by startups and small companies. It was a good discussion at the end of which Subash Menon, Founder and Chairman of Subex Technologies said (not exact words)  : “No matter what difficulties or problems you face, a real…

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    Light and Darkness

    As an entrepreneur, I need some inspiration from time to time. The source for this comes from non-fictional books (some fictional also) and blogs. Its interesting and comforting to read about people who have been in similar situations like yours during their journey and eventually found success. You could relate to them and their situations/circumstances. And then, at times you read blogs like these : Uber Heads to the DeadPool. (For the uninformed, Techcrunch maintains a list of blogs as DeadPool which are related to the demise of startups) Going through the DeadPool list is also interesting. Reading the absurd situations in which Startups had to shud down shop is…

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    Camped at PHPCamp Pune

    Pune was host to lot of  tech-events over the last weekend. Not only that, the participation at these events is also increasing, which is a good sign for the city. I have attended the last two BarCamps in Pune and as yet, the response has been satisfactory, not phenomenal. Until last week, on 20th September, 2008, when PHP Camp was hosted at Persistent Systems. The numbers were quite staggering for me. There were 1300 registrations for the Camp, with 400 registrations on the day before the event. According to Tarun, 700 campers attended the event. Thats a huge feat in its own. I guess it has been the biggest Camp…

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    Pune Open Coffee Club – Value Addition and Value Proposition

    Pune has its own Open Coffee Club which was started a few months back. You can join the club here.  Its ideally for startups from Pune, and wants to help them through informal meetings and discussions with fellow people having the same dream and aspirations.  It has gained traction over past few weeks, and last weekend, the club had an attendance of over 50 people, compared to 12 people attending the meeting 1 month back. Last weekend, on 13th September  2008, the agenda for the meeting was : Discussion : How to Bootstrap your startup Startup Spotlight: ThinkingSpace Technologies General Networking There were invited panelists for the Discussion : Tarun…