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BEMUG + OCC Generic Meet / Banashankari 3rd Stage
Bangalore Entrepreneurs
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:00 AM
#83, Ittamadu Main Road, 100 ft Ring Road (Landmark: Beside Sterling Terrace Flats),
Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore – 560085


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OCC Bangalore Meet – 25 June 2011 – EGL


Atrium (Ground Floor),
Microsoft Corporation India (Pvt.) Ltd.,
‘Signature’ Building.
Ground & 1st Floor
Block E,
Embassy Golf Links Business Park,
Off. Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur,
Bangalore – 560 071

Date and Time
Day: 25th June 2011, Saturday

Time: 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Register at:


Startup Stories With A Difference
Unique Yet Relevant!

A Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Two Bangalore based start-ups 3pundits.com (Rakesh Kalra) and Teacherji.in (Santosh Kevlani) joined hands to make a bigger, better and a broader platform, called ThinkVidya.com in the learning and education space. The new platform carries all the features that these two websites were offering but will cater to larger audience set. ThinkVidya.com has clear segmentation that covers learning needs for children, youngsters as well as adults.

How do you do a start-up in 4 days of which first life is just 20 – 30 days maximum?
Here is the live example: http://deghumake.com/ (Were those the most mad 4 days or the most intelligent, huh!) Raghu and Girish who are already progressing in their start-up http://recruiterbox.com/ took a dive and did a De Ghuma Ke. Wanna catch?

Startup Support
Girish Joshi (Emerging Business and Mobile Lead at Microsoft India) will share about how is Microsoft helping start-ups and innovation in India in very tangible steps. We are thankful to Microsoft for hosting this meet and few of our previous meets.

Learn more on App2Fame Developer Challenge 2011 from the txtWeb team. For publishers and developers, txtWeb is one of the fastest platforms to make content and services available to billions. Deploying existing content via a txtWeb site takes only 5 minutes. Creating and deploying an SMS-based app on txtWeb usually takes about 5 hours.

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Nominations for Lightning Pitches are now open for the new season of
Startup Saturdays in 2010.

Lightning Pitches as the name suggests are quick presentations of 2
minutes followed by a Q & A session with the audience. They can help
you in multiple ways by getting you a valuable audience to gain
feedback, suggestions, and ideas to move ahead in your business.

If you would like to present your startup or idea or service/product
in the January 2010 Startup Saturday, please email me these details:
a. Name of company
b. Core team
c. Idea/problem-solved
d. Current stage (Idea and Formation, Incubation, Serving first
customers, Scaling up, etc.)
e. Market
f.  Website Address
g. Your/presenter’s contact number

January SS will happen on the 9th.

It would be at IIM Bangalore.

Time : 09-01-2009.

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OCC Bangalore

Sunday July 26, 2009 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Ta`am Restaurants Private Limited

A Square, #565, 8th Main, 4th Block, Koramangala
Bangalore,  560034 Get Directions

We haven’t had an OCC meet in June & first half of July (09) and we are assembling again on this coming Sunday at Taam. Though we have had multiple plans but as there has been a bit of a gap and folks have been writing and wanting to share so we will start with a generic meet. And yup we will pick up more agenda as we go along. Prelude:

Meet Type: Generic (I, Me, Myself & Ask / Offer: HELP)
Date: 26 July 09
Day: Sunday
Time: 10 AM – 12 Noon
Cover Charge: INR 50 (to be adjusted against your bill at Ta’am).
Venue: Ta`am Restaurants Private Limited
A Square, #565, 8th Main, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034
Tel: +91-80-4116 9898, 4146 9595
Map & Directions: http://www.taamrestaurants.com
Another Map: http://www.smallguru.com/occ/gmap.html

Do mark this yahoo upcoming link for anything else give me a shout on 93431 71420 – Amarinder

Ticket Info: INR 50 (to be adjusted against your bill at Taam).

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OCC Bangalore
Sunday April 19, 2009 from 10:00am – 12:30pm


HSBC Bank, 3rd Floor, No. 7, M G Road, Bangalore.
Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 Get Directions

Topic: Basic Compliances and Taxation with reference to Start Up Ventures and Basics of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs).

Featured Guest: Mr Sreenivasan Ramakrishnan, ACA, Grad. CWA
Partner in Charge, Bangalore, Jacob and Balakrishnan Chartered Accountants.

You may learn more about the guest at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/7/864/55

Pranjal: 98861 23706 (Venue)
Sreeni: 98455 44601(Venue)
Amarinder: 93431 71420 (OCC Bangalore)

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Sunday April 5, 2009 from 10:00am – 12:30pm

The Ants Cafe

# 2023/B, 14th A Main, 1st Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560038 Get Directions

Dear Friends,

Hoping all of you had a nice time during Ugadi, and enjoyed the long weekend.

As most of you know, we just finished the meet today on “VC/Entrepreneur: Two sides of a coin”. The number of new faces in this meet was overwhelming, and undoubtedly encouraging. It’s always nice to meet enthusiasts from different walks of life working on his/her big idea. The phenomenal turn-out in the theme/interactive meet prompted us to put together another meet to network, and to get to know each other better. The last three OCC meets have been theme meets – “Play safe with Real Estate Laws”, “Discoverability, Distribution and Monetization of Online Videos” and “VC/Entrepreneur:Two sides of a coin”; and the time is right for a generic meet. So, here I’m, announcing the next OCC Bangalore meet on 5th April.

Yup, we are meeting next week. The reasons –
– As I mentioned, we saw many new faces today. Here’s a chance for those introductions and to know the OCC fraternity well
– We’ve not talked about ourselves for a while
– It’s New Year for many the following week – rescheduling for some breathing space in between
– We have a great new venue which we would like to explore!

Date: 5th Apr 09

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Type of Meet: Generic Meet / Open discussion

– We talk about ourselves and our progress on our ideas/ventures
– Introduction of new faces and sharing of their ideas/ventures
– Exploring help/collaboration on any challenges that you have been facing

Venue: The Ants Cafe, Location : Indiranagar, Address: No 2023/B, Near New Horizon School, Abv Ants Store, 14 A Mn, Off 100 feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008

Phone : 080-41521742

Cover Charge: INR 50 (to be adjusted against beverages and/or snacks that you may like to order).

The Ants Café has worked out delicious combo menu just for OCC guests at Rs.75. So, you can grab your breakfast as well during the meet – this place is famous for its breakfast.

Directions: Get on to 14th Main from 100ft Road, Indiranagar. 14th Main in the lane between New Horizon School and the Limelite Salon. The Café is on the first right as soon as you enter the 14th Main from 100ft Road. The Café is on top of the Ants – the store.
It’s a good idea to park your car on the 100 ft road – there is parking space near new Horizon School.

Any confusion, call Kakoli at 9902005823.

Action Item: Please do mark your confirmations on this event

Please feel free to contact me on email/phone (+91 990 200 5823) for directions/any other information. Looking forward to seeing you at the meet and getting to know more about you.

– Kakoli

OCC B’lore Blog: http://bangaloreocc.blogspot.com
OCC B’lore Twitter: http://twitter.com/occbangalore

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Sunday March 29, 2009 from 10:00am – 12:00pm


No 3790, Opp Dr.Ambedkar College, 7th main Road, Off 100 feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar
Bangalore, Karnataka 560038 Get Directions


Its time to announce the next OCC meet and, as the subject line implies, the coming meet is an attempt at the view from both sides of the coin – VC as well as an entrepreneur.
Here are the details about the meet:

Meet Type: Theme Meet / Interactive Guest Meet
Agenda: Two sides of a coin: VC/Entrepreneur. Our guest speaker will demystify VCs from his experience as a VC as well entrepreneur.

Guest Speaker: K.Ganapathy Subramanian.
Ganapathy has been part of the innovation industry as a classical VC since 1992. He was the Group Manager of Private Equity Investments (Information Technology) at ICICI Venture, India’s leading venture capital firm. He was the founding partner of Jumpstartup: an India-US early stage venture fund formed in 2000.His area of focus has been investments in young and high growth companies in the software and services industries. At Jumpstartup, Ganapathy has led investments (and exits) and held active board member in several technology companies. In 2006, he founded MyDunia Networks – a web based service platform for mobile consumer and consumer interactive businesses for Beyond Voice services. Currently, he is back to the VC industry as CEO of India Innovation Fund. He has been a speaker in various events, including the WAT Blog session in Proto.in. So those who missed him in January, here’s a chance to catch up with him.
His LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gansub

Date: 29th March 2009, Sunday

Timings: 10AM – 12PM.
Venue: Name Of Restaurant: ZOE, Location: Indiranagar, Address: No 3790, Opp Dr.Ambedkar College, 7th main Road, Off 100 feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038,

Phone : 080-42115257 / 080-42044101

Cover Charge: INR 50 (to be adjusted against beverages and/or snacks that you order).
Additionally, ZOE has worked out a delicious deal – a sandwich/coffee combo for Rs.75/- especially for OCC guests.
Action Item: Please mark your confirmations at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2166371

Best Regards
Kakoli Das
Mobile: +91 990 200 5823

OCC B’lore Blog: http://bangaloreocc.blogspot.com
OCC B’lore Twitter: http://twitter.com/occbangalore

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