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Reminder: This month’s OCC is on 13th July at Kaafiya (near Centre Stage Mall), Atta Market, Noida.

Published in: on July 9, 2008 at 8:29 am  Leave a Comment  

Second Meet – Open Coffee Club, Noida

Building on the momentum ignited at the first meet, OCC Noida will be meeting up for the second time as per the schedule mentioned below. In the spirit of Open Coffee Club, we have decided to meet at a coffee cafe this time.

All entrepreneurs, investors and enthusiasts are invited for a chat over coffee.

Web and Mobile Technologies” will be the focus area of the discussion. You are requested to register here (This is not compulsory but will help us in planning the event as we have space only for 30-35 attendees).

Where and when is it?

Date & Time: 11 May 2008 Sunday. 10 am – 12 pm

Barista Coffee Cafe,
Ground Floor, Center Stage Mall,
Sector – 18, Noida

How can you help?

As OCC Noida is a young fold group and we don’t have large database of people, we request you to promote the event (through Blogs, ActivityFeeds, Status Messages, etc.) and invite your friends.

How to get in touch?

Join the Google group

Call Nilesh Trivedi (+91-9717-353-059), Varun Gupta (+91-9350-433-553)

Published in: on May 8, 2008 at 5:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

OCC Noida First Meet Roundup

Participants at first meet of OCC-Noida have decided to meet regularly on second Sunday of every month.

For seeding, germination and thriving of Startups, a conducive ecosystem is essential. On April 13, 2008, the Noida chapter of Open Coffee Club met for the first time at Adobe Campus.

It was interesting to see that the unconference dug into some philosophical issues in addition to the much more predictable technology and business questions. Founders of tenCube, Diesis, ReviewGist and Mobicules discussed their core ideologies, experiences and ways that they envision for their ventures.

Some of the main issues addressed during the session:

* Effect of Location of Startups on their performance
Although in modern times of connectivity and accessibility, it is deeply perceived that Startups can locate their operations at low-cost regions. But it was discussed and a sense was evolved that proximity with the target markets can brighten the chances of Startups taking better decisions and building better business.

* IP issues in building applications around someone else’s data/content
Traditionally Content creators have been very conservative regarding the usage of their content by other businesses and we have read a lot about battles over copyright issues. During the meet, some of the participating startups discussed the strategies they are employing to model their businesses around third party content and attracting content creators to allow them the usage and that too without any costs.

* Desired Number of Co-founders
Aah ! has this ever figured as an issue or query on discussion table !!
Apart from discussing the the stuff like who can be good co-founders, etc., the group worked out on a ‘good’ number of co-founders and derived the following scheme: 2 is best and ideal | 3 is good | 4 is doable
But one threshold at which all were unanimous was: “One should not go solo“.

It was felt that this rendezvous got all participants excited and we hope that in the coming months we’ll have more curious, bigger and better community.

Published in: on May 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm  Comments (1)  

Welcome to OCC Noida

The Open Coffee Club phenomenon has already proven to be a big hit in Bangalore and other cities world wide. According to the official website,

The Open Coffee Club was started to encourage entrepreneurs, developers and investors to organise real-world informal meetups to chat, network and grow.

What is it?

This is an attempt to establish recognized, open and regular meeting places where entrepreneurs can meet with investors and candidates (and anyone else who fancies coming along) in a totally informal setting.

Who is invited?

Anyone. This is not about meeting any particular group of people or about making presentations, hopefully it’s about giving people focussed times and places where they can hang out and connect with others — not locked inside an office or at a private members club. Going forward, we would like to have a regular place and time fixed for having OCCs, and maybe make it a weekly or bi-monthly event.

We have kept “Web & Mobile” as the broad focus area of this first OCC. You can register here (not compulsory but helps us in planning the event).

Where and when is it?

Date & Time: 13 April 2008 Sunday. 10 am – 12 am

Venue: Adobe Systems Campus, Sector – 25A, Noida

Register here

Bring a business card or some sort of identification for security check purposes.

How can you help?

Just show up. 🙂 This being the first event, we would like the format to evolve with the audience.

And spread the word.

How to get in touch?

Join the Google group

Call Nilesh at +91-9717-353-059

Published in: on April 9, 2008 at 8:42 am  Leave a Comment