Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time to nominate and support our Ecosystem Evangelisers, go OCC BLR -- Go ...

According to Silicon India "There are over 800 startups only in Bangalore and several others across India". India's promise as the software hub and IT capital of the World is largely due to these multitude of startups that exist here and those coming up everyday. Built around these startups is a vast ecosystem that assists and nurtures these startups in their various phases. A prime example of this is the Open Coffee Club (OCC) Bangalore with whom we co-hosted the business meet centered around Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) on 8th May, 2010.

A brief history of OCC Bangalore and the driving force behind it

Essentially Open Coffee Club is a global cult for people who love startups to hang out and meet. OCC Bangalore is a strong grassroots community of aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship enthusiasts.

OCC B’lore is an inclusive community platform for everyone: aspiring / wannabe entrepreneurs; budding / early stage entrepreneurs; early stage companies; established / mature entrepreneurs; funds & investors; professionals & technologists; freelancers & consultants; designers, media folks, students and service providers to the ecosystem.

OCC B'lore is a place to meet & share with your peers; mutually solve problems & share joy; learn from those you look up-to (and with others in the ecosystem); especially with whom you are not able to reach & connect for whatever reasons such as lack of access, time, awareness, etc. OCC B'lore is also the right forum when successful entrepreneurs and such others want to give back to society and nurture the aspiring entrepreneurs of immediate tomorrow.

Vaibhav, the founder of OCC Bangalore, later joined by Amarinder, Chief Involvement Officer has created and nurtured a grass root community for entrepreneurship enthusiasts to meet and share ideas. At OCC they have created an environment for early stage entrepreneurs to validate ideas, seek co-founders, meet right service providers, build their initial teams and solve business problems along with many other opportunities.Besides creating a community of over 2000 entrepreneurship enthusiasts, Vaibhav and Amarinder has helped other cities like Kolkata, Vellore, BITS Goa and some others to start their OCC.

In an attempt to contribute to this ecosystem, WOLF has nominated OCC Bangalore for the
NASSCOM EMERGE Eco-System Evangeliser Awards 2010 - an award focussed towards identifying these type of evangelisers, who are creating a significant impact on the eco-system and award them for their contribution and innovation.

We invite you join us in supporting and cheering for Vaibhav Pandey and Amarinder Singh of OCC Bangalore for this prestigious award and for driving what is turning out to be the best decade for entrepreneurs in our country...

Best Regards,
Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist
WOLF Frameworks

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