Jaaga, based in Bangalore, India, seeks to nurture innovative endeavors by providing space, core infrastructure, and a diverse social environment to artists, designers, geeks and activists.
Jaaga provides space for tech groups, artists & social organizations to meet and share their work. Starting in April 2013 we will ask these groups to have a Jaaga member liason who can take responsibility for the event and coordinate with the Jaaga core team. Apply to host an event at Jaaga.
We support people learning online by organizing: study groups around online classes, space and internet access online learners can use to study, screenings of educational videos, meetups for people interested in a subject, coaching for online learners and a party to recognize the achievements of people in our community.
Jaaga is supported by its members. The basic entry into our startup ecosystem is as a co-worker at only 500 rps a month. It gets you unlimited access to our space, use the internet, and it goes a long way towards helping Jaaga become sustainable. We also host dedicated startup focused events and provide mentorship to select startups that join our program for a year.
We focus on art and culture that use digital technology in new ways - from cross-continental real-time poetry readings to installations seeking to manifest the coming Internet consciousness. We work with local governments and national governments on issues as diverse but yet interconnected as urban re-habilitation, heritage awareness and preservation. Our projects support international cooperation
Jaaga is an example of a rack supported building. It is built primarily from heavy duty warehouse shelving components called pallet racks. Meant for supporting pallets of heavy material at multiple levels in a warehouse the pallet rack uprights support loads of 4 tons each and the beams support loads of 1.5 tons per pair. Pallet racks are readily available all over the planet. They can be assembled and modified easily with out the need of cranes or any other special equipment. In the Jaaga designs the buildings are free standing and do not require a significant foundation. See pictures, download a sketchup model of Jaaga and see some of the costs