[BangPypers] [OT] Introducing myself

Hrishikesh Kulkarni rishi at turtleyogi.com
Wed Jan 9 05:41:11 CET 2013


We welcome your decision to move to Bangalore. This place is buzzing
with ideas and entrepreneurs. More global cerebral and cultural mix
would make it more exciting.

Sharing a bit of my experience. I looked around for a shared working
space for my startup in South Bangalore. Many suffer from basic
infrastructure issues like lack of power back up or decent internet
connection. We are incubated at IIM-B. As an engineer I can understand
the allergy to MBA speak but the entrepreneur in me would like to give
one best shot at taking the product to the market. IIM-B incubator is
extremely startup friendly and provides access to a large community of
educational institutions, government organizations, NGO's,
small/medium/large businesses along with an awesome infrastructure
(24/7 power back up, Leased line internet connection, Compute
infrastructure, Food joints, Library..). There is always more
excitement in and around good universities (IIMB or IISC are no

HSR is another happening place in South Bangalore with a couple of
shared working space and lots of startups. You could get more
information on such places if you join Open Coffee Club Bangalore (
bangaloreocc at googlegroups.com ).

regards and good luck,
Founder - TurtleYogi.

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM, Jonathan Toomim <jtoomim at jtoomim.org> wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the advice and offers of assistance.
> When I looked at the website of CIS a few weeks ago, it appeared to me to be
> more of a think tank/news organization than a hackerspace. It sounds like
> that impression was false. Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
> If I have the time, I wouldn't mind holding a workshop or two. Svaksha, are
> you mostly interested in learning how to do the electrical engineering
> stuff, or did you want a workshop on the uses of HEG itself?
> As for equipment, the most important thing for me to find will be an
> oscilloscope. Soldering irons are cheap; microscopes are very helpful for
> SMD soldering work, but not necessary, and can be replaced with a good
> magnifying glass; and I haven't actually needed a laser cutter for a while.
> I guess I'll have to look around for a cheap used scope after I arrive, and
> maybe donate it to Jaaga or CIS.
> Pradeep, would use of IISc's incubation center be available to me (or,
> eventually, my employees) as a foreigner? As for IIM, I must admit my
> prejudice: I'm somewhat psychologically allergic to management/business
> types; being questioned too long about my value proposition and how I intend
> to leverage social capital to achieve priority objectives has a tendency to
> result in inflammation of my amygdala.
> Jonathan
> On 1/8/2013 1:05 AM, Sidu Ponnappa wrote:
>> Jonathan, you're always welcome to drop by the C42 Engineering office
>> and chat us up. One of my colleagues, like you, has moved here from
>> Canada, so maybe a conversation with him would be helpful.
>> I'm personally not a big fan of shared workspaces in Bangalore, but
>> I'll defer to the others on the list as it's been a few years since I
>> last hung out at one of these places and lots has changed. I'm not
>> sure about laser cutters, though. :)
>> Cheers,
>> Sidu.
>> http://twitter.com/ponnappa
>> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM, स्वक्ष <svaksha at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 5:40 AM, Kiran Jonnalagadda <jace at pobox.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Monday, 7 January 2013 at 11:20 PM, स्वक्ष wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM, Jonathan Toomim <jtoomim at jtoomim.org
>>>>> (mailto:jtoomim at jtoomim.org)> wrote:
>>>>>> In particular, I'll be looking for a place to do work. In California,
>>>>>> I
>>>>>> spend a lot of time at hackerspaces, especially Noisebridge
>>>>>> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge>, Crash Space
>>>>>> <http://blog.crashspace.org/>, and Nullspace <http://032.la/>. I like
>>>>>> working there because (a) I'm more motivated and productive than if I
>>>>>> stay
>>>>>> at home, and (b) much of my work requires or is facilitated by having
>>>>>> easy
>>>>>> access to soldering irons, oscilloscopes, dissection microscopes,
>>>>>> laser
>>>>>> cutters, and the like. I was hoping to find someplace similar in
>>>>>> Bangalore.
>>>>> CIS <http://cis-india.org/> would be the closest match for a free
>>>>> hackerspace, though not exactly equipped with the equipment you
>>>>> require - just so you know what to expect, these may be a little hard
>>>>> to come by outside of the local Engg schools and/or research labs.
>>>> CIS is the closest there is to Jon's requirements. It has a hardware lab
>>>> and Sunil has been asking for a list of equipment that people need that the
>>>> lab doesn't already have.
>>> Wow, didnt know CIS had soldering irons, oscilloscopes, dissection
>>> microscopes, laser cutters ... Its been ages since I've visited.
>>> --
>>> Regards,
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