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PokéVCs, Spy Thrillers, Curious Cobos, Bookelphia, Apimints, Rants & TRHOH Countdown! [July 16-22, 2016]

My Dear PokéRodinhooder,

I got bitten by the PokéBug. Just the thought of it; not playing it. But since everyone is, here’s my PokéNewsletter dedicated to you!! 


The countdown has begun to the most happening startup event next Saturday!! I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have been constantly pinging to help organize the show! We have loads of volunteers (and love!) and are expecting a full house at TRH OPEN HOUSE IN BANGALORE ON JULY 30 at Yahoo! (2-6pm). Big shout-out to team Yahoo! our awesome Venue Partner!!

If you still haven’t RSVPed – pls do so NOW!

 Image credit: Sumesh our Art Knight!!

We have many exciting sessions lined up for you! There is one LAUNCH spot open. And two spots in the PRESERVATION session. Last date for submitting ppts istomorrowPls check the agenda and download the ppt templates and ship them ASAP for a chance to set the stage on PokéFire!

The Agenda at a glance!

2:00 – 2:15 pm: Welcome + Intro of agenda  

2:15 – 2:30pm: Launch 

2:30 – 3:00pm:  Preservation in the Financial Meltdown  

3:00 – 3:30pm: 10 Learnings from 20 Years: Bidisha Nagaraj (Coffee Day) in a special session + keychat with Alok 

3:30 – 3:40 pm: Freshly Baked! UserExperior

3:40 – 4:00pm: Team Dell India Presentation

4:00 – 4:45pm: PokéVC (VC Panel Discussion): Prashanth Prakash (Accel) & Suresh Shanmugham (Saama Capital) with PokéModerator Alok

4:45 – 5:00pm: 5 Life Lessons by Ujwal Tickoo

5:00 – 5:30pm: Let’s solve a problem! 

5:30 – 5:50pm:  Group Photo & AOY 

5:50pm onwards: Networking over Tea & Coffee 


The fun has just begun! YOU CAN ASK THE VCs ANYTHING YOU WANT! PokéVC is not just for the folks who will be at the Open House, but also for each one of you. So go ahead and ASK the VCs a question –we’ll ask it on your behalf!


Writing is much harder than you think. Kritika shares her “rant” 🙂

7 off page activities that can harm your search rankings

Prashant lists 10 reasons to join SLP!



Apimint – a tool for designing & building APIs. Rodinhooder Rijul is looking for beta users as well!

Bookelphia – a crowd-sourced book reading platform!!

Curious Cobo – creative learning activity boxes for kids


Get a Dell Quote! If you have any business IT requirements – this is an awesome opportunity to get a special quote from Dell India!


Evading the Shadows – A spy thriller (book) set during the Mahabharata

Whistle Fly – a whistle sound controlled game!

Watch Indian Cricket – Birth of a Religion in the ‘Know About India’ series

4 entrepreneurship lessons from a cabbie!


More work coming at you! Kriti’s new comic.

How much do we raise? Vishwesh shares his comics as well!!


THIS IS BRILLIANT AND SO VERY RODINHOOD! Rodinhooder Prateek needed some SEO-related help – check out the responses (you never know when you might need some insights!). And yes, his problem got resolved!

Dedicated server in India vs. dedicated server in the US?



How being a UX designer made Anirudh a better person…

The Star-ship & the Enterprise

Bhai the way, Nevher ghive up!



Did you read Kamal’s ‘5 reasons why India is unable to produce the next Google, Facebook or Alibaba?’ #RodinStar hai – do read!

And in case you were too busy chasing some Pokémons – here’s last time’s newsletter for you!


And that was PokéFriday for you! See you next week Bengaluru (get ready to play some games with us!)érodinhood.

fondly, on the go,

asha chaudhry
co-founder & editor 
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