IdeaPad, a co-working space at CIIE, hosted it first open house on Saturday. The main agenda being orienting the co-workers and the IdeaPad community with each other and with CIIE, so that they can start being more collaborative, create new projects together or help each other in their personal project.
The event started with registrations of visiting members and distributing I-cards to both co-working and visiting members. Once that was settled, Ashwin Joshi, VP Ecosystem-CIIE, then introduced IdeaPad and the cool things one can do while they are there. He suggested an idea of organizing workshops at IdeaPad for both co-working and visiting members. The idea was to ask the members present at the event to volunteer to host the workshops every weekend, according to their skill-set. So, the volunteers for various workshops to be held are:
- Business Development by Bhavin Bhagat
- Software by Hemal Desai
- Social Media by Radhika Mohta
- Legal by Ravi Raja
- Interaction by Franky Upadhyay
Presentations by co-working members
After the introduction, it was time for co-working members to talk about their awesome projects, their ideas and what they need going forward – whether it is introduction to clients, advice on UI / UX or a piece of tech puzzle that’s got them stumped. Following co-workers presented their startup/idea:
1) Sushil Meena
2) Open Window by Ashka and Shweta
3) Sickle Studio by Nitin Gupta
4) Locator by Ritam and team
5) Twamplify by Tanmay and Keyur
6) Sikchi and Thakkar CA by Anuj
7) Craft Canvas by Nisha
8) eChai by Jatin
9) Mech Mocha by Mohit and team
10) Yash by Open Fuel project team
11) Storyline by Sanchit and Anish
All the presentations were followed by Q&A’s with the audience which involved getting a detailed understanding about the project, the problems the individual is facing, possible solutions & opportunities available.
Face Off Game
After the project presentations, it was time for Face-Off. A game we designed for visiting members which involved a team of two competing against each other on what makes their project awesome and how is it different from others. We had four teams participating, and out of each team we picked out one winner based on audience poll who later formed part of another team of two to compete against each other. The final had two individuals against each other fighting about what makes them more awesome than the other.
A small prize distribution ceremony was held, where the best presentation from the co-workers won the title of ‘Wolf of the IdeaPad’ and the visiting member won the title of ‘The Nicolas Cage Award’.
Informal networking at Cafe Turquoise over tea followed suit.