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COEP FOSSMeet’19 is College of Engineering, Pune’s own Free and Open Source Software event. It is jointly organised by Computer and IT department, COEP, COEP’s Free Software Users Group (COFSUG) and COEP’s - Information and Cyber Security Research Group (COEP - ICSRG).

With a vision to promote the culture of openness, innovation, and freedom, the meet intends to bring together FOSS developers, academicians, researchers, students and all those who love the FOSS movement and provide an opportunity to all technophiles out there to participate in the FOSS development and adoption process through hands-on sessions, discussions and lectures.

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Gautam Rege


Confessions of an FOSS Entrepreneur

Submitted Feb 14, 2019

I started Josh Software, a core-technology services company 11 years ago. Though it was one of the best decisions of my life, it has had it’s huge ups & downs. Our entire 11 years have been built on the foundation of Free and Open Source Sofware and this talk is about how we have stood on the shoulders of the open-source community and how you too can “make it happen”.

For all those students, who wish to be a entrepreneurs, here is a talk that’s all about the mistakes (confessions) that you can learn from and start up right, contribute back to the community and build the eco-system for future entrepreneurs!

By the end of the talk, I hope to leave you inspired by this story!


What participants may learn:

  • When to startup?
  • How to startup? What do you need?
  • Focus on Product or Service?
  • Choosing customers wisely
  • Financial pitfalls
  • Grooming the future leaders
  • Contributing back to Open-source
  • Building the eco-system
  • ... and much more!

I have given this talk earlier and have received an awesome response .. this is the motivation for future entrepreneurs!

Speaker bio

Gautam is the co-founder of Josh Software, an 11 years old services company that specilizes in New & Emerging Open Source Technologies like Ruby and Go. Gautam is an author of 2 books, a speaker at various national and international conferences! He plays Squash, Football and Basketball (one sport a day!) and loves to talk about entreprenuership over a beer!


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