Events at Bhau

“Business Model Canvas” Full day Session at Bhau Institute

Session name/topic: Build a Business Model Canvas

Speakers: Mr. Ajay Hiraskar

Date: Saturday, 23rd November           Time: 9AM-1PM

Toastmasters for Pune Entrepreneurs is a Toastmasters (TfPE) Club setup to foster Communication, Presentation skills & Leadership skills among Entrepreneurs. Our club welcomes Entrepreneurs, Small Business owners, Solopreneurs, Aspiring entrepreneurs or anyone with Entrepreneurial attitude. 
For the benefit of our Members & Entrepreneurial ecosystem at large, we have started a Workshop series called #Sandbox. The cadence of this workshop is once a month. The essence of #Sandbox to learn a new concept or technique by not just hearing about it but to apply that through an exercise and then take back that learning to their own business, enterprise. The workshop is conducted by a Facilitator who is an expert in that area.


Workshop Details:

Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements describing a firm’s or product’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. The Business Model Canvas was initially proposed by Alexander Osterwalder.

  • Fundamentals of BMC
  • Process for creating the BMC
  • Live creation of the BMC for a startup attending the workshop
  • Opportunity for other attending startups to create their own BMC’s

Who is this Workshop for?

Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Independent Professionals, what brings money in your startup, business or life.

Facilitator Profile – Ajay Hiraskar

Ajay has been involved with the startup ecosystem in Pune for the last 7 years mentoring & supporting hundreds of companies thru the critical phases of their success. He is the CEO of Success Alchemists and is a Scaling Up Coach, Mentor & Advisory Board member for startups in diverse areas who have grown significantly in terms of revenue & customers globally. He is also a Governing Council member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Pune chapter & an active member of the Toastmasters International community


Please get in touch with Roopesh Kohad (+91-9970010578) on phone or WhatsApp to get to know more about the workshop.

Session on AI by Stephen Forte in Megathon 2019

Session name/topic: AI is not coming for your job, yet!

Speakers: Stephen forte

Date: 15 November 2019

About the session: Artificial Intelligence is a powerful technology that will change the way we do business. Many predict a golden age for the human race, but many also predict a dystopia of no jobs and chaos. In this session we will explore how AI will evolve over the next 25 years and look at how at how AI will change jobs as well as society.



Toastmasters for Startup Entrepreneurs and their teams

Session name/topic: Toastmasters for Startup Entrepreneurs and their teams

SpeakersMr. Ajay Hiraskar

Date: 06th November 2019

About the session:

Introductory session about Toastmasters wherein TiE Charter member, Mr. Ajay Hiraskar will be giving details about the “Toastmasters for Startup Entrepreneurs and their teams”.


About Toastmasters:-

Toastmasters International is a global non-profit organisation whose sole purpose is to help individuals develop their leadership & communication. The organization was set-up in 1924 and now operates in 143 countries & 16,800+ clubs thru voluntary leaders who work on a pro-bono basis.

Entrepreneurs are normally technologically savvy & driven by a purpose, but often cannot articulate their thoughts in an effective way. This dampens their ability to pitch to customers, investors, partners & potential employees. This was the reason for combining the needs of entrepreneurs with the program created by Toastmasters by formation of a Toastmasters club which is specially focused on helping startup founders.

“Between the Lines” “Pune- Then and Now” – Initiative of Upohaan – Advait Kurlekar

Session name/topic: A panel discussion on Pune Now and Then

Speakers: Saurabh Gadgil, Neville Postwalla, Praful Talera, Dr Uday S. Kulkarni

Date: 17th October 2019          Time: 5:30pm-7pm

About the session: Once a punekar always a punekar. You can’t take away pune from a punekar wherever that person might be in the world! But which pune are we talking about? Hasn’t the city changed, perhaps drastically, perhaps irreversibly? For better or for worse?

Please join us in our between the lines for a lively discussion on ‘Pune: Then and Now’.

Workshop on cash flow management and business assessment

How to take the big leap and rocket your business to the next level!

Bhau Institute, Shrijan, Udyojak Milan and deAsra foundation present the entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn more about Cash Flow management and business assessment.

An evening for entrepreneurs to Learn, Share and Grow. 

As an entrepreneur, it is important to know and manage the cash flow of your business. This will enable you to plan your finances ahead of time and minimize the risk of loss.

Click on this link to register d14yaz 


      Date: 22nd August 2019

      Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

      Venue: S.L.Kirloskar Auditorium, Bhau Institute, COEP Pune

      NASSCOM Session on Blockchain Revolution shaping the future of industry

      NASSCOM Session on Blockchain Revolution shaping the future of industry

      From decentralized exchanges to privacy coins and use cases implemented in supply chain , fintech , healthcare and digital identity, Blockchain tech is promising . This session is being organized to understand how Blockchain is used to avoid frauds and theft as part of CyberSecurity and the different protocols . Also there will be some interesting case studies in Fintech to understand Blockchain adoption in building an adaptable ecosystem that could be used to support the deployment of decentralized applications.


        Agenda :
        3:00 PM – 3: 30 PM Registrations

        3:30 PM – 4: 00 PM Blockchain Protocol & Security by Nihilent
        Discussion on Major Blockchain protocols and how data security is ensured for transactions .
        Security in Financial Market and Preventing Frauds using BlockchainPoW & PoSZero Knowledge proof : Data privacyPreventing Fraud and data theft and DDos AttackBlockchain based data accessDecentralized PKINamecoin : Distributed DNSPriyank Jani , Blockchain Consultant , Nihilent Technologies

        4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Blockchain Case Study
        Fintech by HSBCSpeaker : TBC

        5:00 PM – 5:20 PM Report Presentation : NASSCOM Avasant India
        Blockchain Report 2019
        Global blockchain tractionGlobal blockchain investment surgeShift from experiment-centric to business-case-centric adoptionCritical need for reskilling and upskilling to address demandNeed for regulatory certainty

        5:20 PM Networking over Hi- Tea

          Date: 31st July 2019

          Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

          Venue: S.L.Kirloskar Auditorium, Bhau Institute, COEP Pune

          BHAU Institute the Ecosystem Partner for 7th Edition of the Next BIG Idea contest

          Zone Startups India in partnership with BHAU Institute is all geared up to launch the 7th edition of Next BIG Idea contest in Pune! We are excited to invite you for the launch of the 2019 edition of the program taking place at BHAU Institute on Tuesday, 30th July 2019. 

          The Next BIG Idea contest seeks to discover India’s most high-potential and innovative technology companies who are looking to leverage a soft-landing opportunity in Canada as a gateway to North America. The selected startups get access to an all expense paid bespoke market access program comprising of mentorship, industry connects, investor meetings and a great international exposure.

          Register for the launch event here – 


          Be a part of the launch event in Pune to get a chance to witness the benefits of scaling your business internationally through the lens of expert speakers along with networking with corporates, investors, government representatives and more.

          Date: Tuesday, 30th July 2019

          Time: 4:00 pm onward

          Venue: BHAU Institute –  Beside COEP Boat Club, College of Engineering, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005


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