Thursday, May 31, 2007

Komli Mixer roundup

The Komli Pune Mixer event was attended by close to 50 people from various startup companies in Pune. It was a get together where folks from the founder and CEO/CTO community met engineers and hackers from a number of startups. Check out the attendance demographics.

We had people coming from very different technology and business areas – from Avaya to Zmanda. We had participation from 42 companies in Pune. Some of the notable company representations were from, EverGrid,,, PANTA Systems, Persistent Systems, Sakaal Papers, SunGard, Symantec, Symphony Services, Xite etc.

Some people are doing really interesting stuff. Like Xite etc who are developing some very cool technology for video restoration, and think that their technology can reduce the costs of video-restoration by up to 90%., that does trip-plan aggregation. that makes CRM software. Etc.

This is probably for the first time that we had such a get together in Pune, where we had people from Pune startup community meet; I feel we had a very unique combination of CEOs, founders and engineers in this event. See chart to see the attendance demographics.

Most people that I met were young, energetic, “entrepreneur type” people, it was very cool to meet such people. We had good beer and tikka served from Sarjaa. A good number of people that I met thought that this was a very useful event, and we should organize more such events.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a great time. The energy at the event and the level of entrepreneurship and innovation going on in Pune was quite refreshing! Mukul, please do these more!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mukul, the mixer went off really well! Thanks for organizing it. Look forward to the next one.
- Anjali

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mukul, it was a memorable evening.
Would love hear more from you!!

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do think it was a good event and we should have more such events!

And Thanks a lot for arranging this!


6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for organizing such a nice event J


6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mukul,

Yes, was the Pune mixer was definitely worth it & yes we should have similar meetings.



6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mukul,

The event was a real 'mixer' and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Rarely do you get an opportunity to meet and interact so informally with such a diverse group (in terms of age/experience, technology area, companies etc.)
And as you rightly mentioned the environment where there are so many highly motivated individuals is in itself quite inspiring..

So, here's to many more such events!


6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mukul,

It was a great idea and nicely arranged party or I should call it a "mixer event". Gathering so many different people must have been a tough task. Keep doing this more ... ;)


6:24 PM  
Anonymous Prashant said...

Hi Mukul,

Yes, it was a good mixer. Met several people, who I would not have met otherwise. Wishing you a successful start for your Pune operations.



10:58 AM  
Blogger Curious MInd said...

Hi Mukul ;

I am going through your blog learn about Komli Pune Mixer .As you know that indina entreprenuial ecosystem is not developed yet and event like help us to develop a vibrant,supportive and inspiring culture.I would like you to be little more vocal about such event.There are lot many people who are following start-ups and entreprnuers India.Just a simple mail about your event will attract lots of aspiring entrepreneurs.

blogs like webyantra,venturewood,thoughtprevail are doing gud job in doing free Pr for start-up.

I hope you will keep us informed about next mixer.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mukul,

Whats your email id/tel number. Would like to get in touch.



5:35 PM  

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