Belgaum Techies working in the IT and ITeS fields have concurred the same thought as of this blog and in response to , they had their first meeting on Saturday 23rd May at Ajanta Café which went on in a informal but very assertive manner.
R K Patil of Vayavyalabs, Swapneel Patnekar from eTH1 Network Solutions, Aadil Bandukwala of Leading Minds, Ameet Patil of Spundhan, Harshad Joglekar a freelancer, Sandeep Tekriwal of Starnet computers, Sandeep Hegde & Manoj from DotCord, Vinod Chavan & Vishal Kulkarni from 3iGlobal were present for the first meet.
A formal round of introduction happened and all shared the idea of collaborating. They all thanked AllAboutBelgaum for talking this initiative and getting the It & ITeS related people closer in a group. Each one expressed their own problems and success stories and agreed to collaborate with each other. An e-Group has already been created for this and in some time a website will also be primed with all the details of the companies, Jobs etc.
A need was felt by all that as a group they should approach colleges and companies and promote themselves as well as Belgaum as a Brand. Reaching out to the clientele is the biggest challenge many said and this kind of a platform will enable and aid all of them to achieve their goals. As all are startups a need was felt to share the ideas and also share professional knowledge with each other on various topics which will include taxation, company formation and govt legalities.
AAB will continue to play its role in this and will try and bring forth talent as well as jobs openings in these companies for the benefit of Belgaum.
This is just a beginning and monthly meets will follow and the base of companies will also be added to the group so that all the It & ITeS companies based in Belgaum will come under a single banner for the benefit of Belgaum.