BarCamp Season 3

Just signed up for Camp Icarus, a university level BarCamp in Mumbai next Saturday. The objective of the camp is to connect students with working professionals. Browsed through the presentation topics lined up so far and (hmm…) I do hope that the students have more to look forward to by the time the camp rolls in. Most of the university level BarCamps I’ve been to in Mumbai have been in the smaller engineering colleges (usually as part of the annual college fest) and offer interesting insights into student minds outside the IIT circuit.

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Kolkata Gets an OCC

Kolkata joined the startup unconferencing bandwagon last month with its first OpenCoffee Club at the landmark Oxford Bookstore on Park Street. Here’s welcoming the newest kid on the block.

By Mitesh Ashar

Kolkata is now the eighth city in India to have hosted an OpenCoffee Club (OCC). After Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and Noida, the city hosted its first OCC on Sunday, July 27th, at Oxford Bookstore on Park Street. Seven enthusiastic entrepreneurs turned up for the meet and discussed a variety of topics including major barriers that are faced in Kolkata in starting up, Google’s ethics, search engined optimization, funding, bootstrapping and much more over four and a half hours.

“I was a part of OCC Bangalore when I lived there. It was really great to so easily meet so many diverse

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