The Team that is Not

There are magicians out there and some very accomplished souls. But the OCC Bangalore team members are not mentors, gurus, start-up advisors/specialists, product strategists and so on. We don’t give gyan or want to have individual following. We are just good listeners and good at undertaking couple of steps that come out of that conversation with you. But most importantly we are learners just as you are.


vaibhavpandey-occbangalore Vaibhav Pandey (Co-Founder, Open Coffee Club Bangalore and First Life Media Ventures)

Vaibhav Pandey co-founded OCC Bangalore in August 2007, in an attempt to solve his own itch around finding the right minded entrepreneurial folks to connect with. OCC Bangalore has since then worked towards created a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bangalore, by connecting entrepreneurs, investors, students, wannapreneurs, media and other enthusiasts.

As part of his professional journey he has worked with companies like SAP, Akamai, atyati technologies (now part of Genpact), Infosys and InMobi under various roles. His career of 9+ years has spanned software development, delivery, account management, strategy, pre-sales and product marketing. He heads all technology effort for First Life Media Ventures, which also runs OCC Bangalore. Educationally, he holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering.

He has also alongwith Amarinder Singh, co-founded Mobility Ninja, which was an attempt to bring together mobile app development enthusiasts together. The project is currently being re-worked upon. Vaibhav also writes about his technical findings at

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amarinder Amarinder Singh (Co-Founder, Open Coffee Club Bangalore and First Life Media Ventures)

Amarinder firmly believes he has never been himself ever since he was born. This conclusion is based out of his quest that led him to a challenging, diverse, rich professional sketch that includes doing a next generation niche virtual B2B BPO startup in 2006 and couple of intrapreneurial roles for few Indian and UK based companies.
He has further contributed to his employers (Kale Consultants, CashTech, CoreObjects, PowerMAX) in varied roles such as Sales, Business Development, Account Management, Project & Program Management and some shades of Marketing for Technology and/or domain driven businesses with value offerings spanning from High End Consulting to IP embedded products to the entire value chain of Customized Projects & Services.
Amarinder is also a part of the lean team (along with Tapan Garg) that runs CIO Association of India (CAI). CAI is India’s largest non-profit, independent, member-driven organization serving the interests of CIOs in the country.
Amarinder had his education from Delhi Institute of Technology and Faculty of Management Studies. At present he resides in Bangalore along with his loving wife Sonia and naughty five year old daughter Savnoor.

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