Startup Weekend Creative Edition – Bangalore

Startup Weekend Creative Edition is happening in Bangalore this weekend, June 20 – 22, at Thoughtworks in Kormanagala! This is a first of it’s kind event in India and Jaaga Startup is excited to sponsor the winners of the Best User Design award with 3 months of silver membership at our penthouse on Richmond Road.  We look forward to seeing what comes out of that creativity & brain power this weekend!    

From the Jaaga Startup Lounge: thoughts on adressing timely customer payment

In a recent discussion with some of our startups at Jaaga a topic that came up was cash flow.  Specifically, how to ensure timely payment by clients. You put time and effort into pricing your services, understanding your expenses, detailing cash flow over the month, quarter, year.  But then you find that the inflows (customer payments) are somewhat out of your control.   So you starting following up, but not harassing (client relationships are critical after all) and next thing…

Arts Mgmt Wkshop + Meet the Artists: Roy Campbell-Moore & Ann Sholem | 3:30pm | 18.3.14

18Mar
The Natya & STEM Dance Kampni and Jaaga are proud to present an Arts Management Workshop with Ann Sholem, Founder, National Dance Company of Wales and a “Meet the Artist, See the Art’ presentation with Roy Campbell-Moore, Founder, National Dance Company of Wales tomorrow the 18th of March. PROGRAM: Ann Sholem will conduct a short Arts Management workshop from 3.30 pm till 5.30 pm delving into her 30 years of experience in managing a National Dance Company. After a short…

Data release: Time it takes to do Self-Paced Courses

At Jaaga Study, we have 16 students working on different courses on Web and Mobile development. This release aims at showing how different students, studying in the same environment, do these courses. This is probably the first work on documenting how much time it takes to do self-paced courses. Let’s start with Codeacademy’s Javascript track. Four students had taken this course. The time taken ranged between 7 to 14 days. On the HTML-CSS track, 5 students could cover the course…

Jagriti Yatra Day 15: The End in Ahmedabad

It was sunny in Ahdmedabad yesterday. The Yatris arrived in Gandhinagar and were shuttled in busses to the shady grove surrounding the house where Mahatma Gandhi lived. It was a simple house, as one would expect from the man who personified simplicity and goodness. With one last nationalistic push the Yatris gathered in front of the house for some good old meditation and patriotic songs. The afternoon was spent listening to a panel discuss amongst themselves Gandhi’s philosophy. Then the…

Jagriti Yatra Day 14: Barefoot College and Bunker Roy

“Don’t think that we are doing social work. We are doing political work. Anytime you are changing mindsets you are working in politics. If I go into a village and everyone is happy with what I’m doing, then I’m doing something wrong.” Bunker Roy wears black toms and a simple kurta. He spoke before the Yatris on Monday, their last role model of the journey. He spoke of courage, integrity and simple lifestyles. He quoted Mark Twain, telling the Yatris,…

Jagriti Yatra Day 13: Goonj in Delhi

Goonj is a fantastic company located in the capital city. Anshu, the founder of Goonj, first realized the importance of textiles after meeting a man who was begging not for food but for clothing. Why was clothing the most important thing this man needed? Because people die from the cold every year. And yet for some reason the basic human right of clothing is never given as much weight as food and shelter. Today Goonj collected discarded clothing from urban…