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IIT Delhi

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Do you have a brilliant idea and would like to develop a prototype, while getting it critically analysed by experienced mentors and judges?

Are you one of those nerdy coders and designers who can give visionary ideas the required aesthetic appeal?

Would you like to get involved in a 54 hour mission to build a start-up?

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (eDC) of IIT Delhi brings forward Startup Weekend, a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Be prepared to drown yourself in the perfect aura of awesomeness and creativity. Meet the best minds of city working and create the next revolution. How does it work? We aim to bring together enthusiasts like you to share ideas, form teams, build products, and, most importantly, launch startups.

• Friday: Attendees pitch their ideas and inspire others to join their teams. Teams are therefore created to work on the best ideas.

• Saturday and Sunday: This is where you debate, build, pitch. And build some more. Teams will focus on building a prototype of their idea/product. During this period teams will also focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup methodologies and building a minimum viable product.

• Sunday: In the evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Who can Participate? Think of a typical Startup Weekend session as a hackathon with a strong emphasis on business and design. Your prior educational qualifications or stream doesn’t matter at all. We are only looking for a passion to innovate. Typical crowd of Startup Weekend consists of

• Hackers and Nerds who can code with speed and skill.

• Domain experts and Business guys who know the market need on the tips of their fingers.

• Designers with a strong aesthetics and strong UI, UX skills.

• Hustlers who can drive the project and can pitch their idea with passion looking to build a fantastic team around their idea.

Teams at Startup Weekend are formed in such a way that they have a good mix of technology, design and business. Why should you join Delhi Startup Weekend ?

• Build a strong network of young aspiring entrepreneurs, well established CEO’s of Delhi and a network amazing angel investors.

• Think, conceive and deliver a product over a weekend. It’s just the energy in the Startup Weekend environment that makes you superproductive. Make your dreams a reality.

• Get one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community. Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges.

• Startup Weekend alumni span across several continents and scores of cities.

Whether entrepreneurs find companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

Current event is a general Startup Weekend Edition where participants are required to pitch their raw idea which could be in any vertical/theme like Technology, Education, Health, Disability, Environment, etc. and work on building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) thus propelling them to take their idea to the next stage.



Sep 19
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Sep 20
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Sep 21
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup & Dinner
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors

Rakesh Singh

Co-Founder, Room n House   |   LinkedIn

Chairman of Computer Society of India and Core Team Member of IEEE. Awarded Young Leadership Award 2014 at Maharashtra Economic Summit, Travel Excellence Award by Excellence India and has been ranked in Top 5 by Tata First Dot.

Sanjeeva Shivesh

Cofounder and CEO at The Entrepreneurship School   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech, IIT-Delhi and MBA, Cranfield School of Management. Serial Entrepreneur with experience in Private equity, Strategy Consulting, Finance, Procurement and Project Management.
Have worked in the area of infrastructure development - predominantly, logistics and transportation, real estate and education. Worked as Co-founder and CEO of ISEED and Managing Director of Smart Wave, Executive Director of Fire Capital and the list goes on.


Pranay Gupta

Partner, 91springboard   |   LinkedIn

PGP from IIM(A), B.Tech & M.Tech IIT Delhi, Worked with Lehman Bros & Nomura, Joint CEO at CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad, Estimated iAccelerator, Power of Ideas and MentorEdge, Involved with over 80+ startups, Led 40+ investments in startups across many domains.

Sudeep Singh

Delhi NCR Chapter Director at Startup Grind

Sudeep Singh started his career in Investment Banking and managed financial portfolios of many top businessman and head honchos of many Fortune 500 companies in India. After a 4 year stint in the Financial sector, in a pursuit to follow his true passion for IT, he went to U.S and worked as the Business Development head for an IT firm where he worked with many startups and developed their online businesses. Now based in Gurgaon India, he is working on his own incubator project for startups.

Anup Gupta

Managing Director at Nexus Venture Partners   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech, IIT-Kharagpur, 1993 Batch and MBA, IIM-Calcutta. He has worked as the Group Chief Operating Officer at WNS Global Services, Principal at eVentures (SoftBank – News Corp Venture Fund) and Consultant at Booz & Company.

Mansi Matela

Senior Associate - Investments at Palaash Ventures   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech (Comp Sc.) IIT-D, MBA, cleared CFA-L3. She has worked at CRISIL, Nomura Securities & Lehman Brothers-Tokyo. Apart from business plans, she loves dance, music & event management.

Contributing Sponsors

Amit Rastogi

GM at Wipro BPO   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech, IIT-Delhi and PGDM, IIM Calcutta. Worked as Delivery Manager at Hewitt Associates, Manager-Quality at GECIS, Senior Manager at Apple Finance Limited and Associate Consultant at AF Ferguson. He brings understanding of customers, finance, process and technology and operations and improvement, building organization systems and is adept at identifying business strategy and trends with a domain experience of Outsourcing and Capital Markets. He has worked on identifying and supporting start-ups through his career.

Anirudh Gupta

Co-Founder at Tripoto - Crowdsourcing Travel Itineraries   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech from IIT Delhi and MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Worked as Entrepreneur in Residence for Rocket Internet GmbH, Co-founder & Head of Operations at Notion Ink, Senior Wireline Engineer at Schlumberger.

Sanjeeva Shivesh

Cofounder and CEO at The Entrepreneurship School   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech, IIT-Delhi and MBA, Cranfield School of Management. Serial Entrepreneur with experience in Private equity, Strategy Consulting, Finance, Procurement and Project Management.
Have worked in the area of infrastructure development - predominantly, logistics and transportation, real estate and education. Worked as Co-founder and CEO of ISEED and Managing Director of Smart Wave, Executive Director of Fire Capital and list goes on.

Neeraj Khurana

Managing Partner, InvestLogic Advisors   |   LinkedIn

M.S. in Computer Science, Certificate in Corporate Finance from UC Berkeley Extension & SCPM in Advanced Project Management, Stanford University. Member of the Research Group at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Pune, Senior Software Engineer at Hughes Software Systems, worked in various business and technological positions for Cisco Systems.

Prof. Priyank Narayan

Founder, PeopleDynamic and IndiaPreneurship   |   LinkedIn

MBA Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Worked as Director of Reach Potential Consultant and Compensation Partner at IBM India.

Brij Bhushan

VP at Nexus Venture Partners   |   LinkedIn

PGP IIM-Bangalore. Worked as VP, Category in, Case Team Leader in Bain & Company, Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd. And Newgen Software Technologies. 8+ years of experience in start-up, technology and consulting. Built and scaled teams, lived through the ups and downs of early stage start-up and advised leading corporate across consumer goods, technology, industrial and education sector.

Suchin Jain

Naval Architect with 21+ Years Experience in Design, QA and Production   |   LinkedIn

Experience of 21 Years with Indian Navy and 6 Years with start-ups. Worked as Manager (Planning - Nuke Sub Project) in Indian Navy, Joint Director Naval Design (ASW Corvette) in Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group). Extensive involvement in all aspects (design, development, promotion) of bringing up a real-estate portal. Brought up a social start-up at Centre for Innovation, Incubation & entrepreneurship at IIM-Ahmedabad. Start-up Experience in Real Estate Space, developed and launched pan India real estate website.

Dr. Puneet Goyal

Professor CSE and Coordinator, IPR and Digital Education, Graphic Era University, Dehradun   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech and M.Tech, CSE, IIT Delhi & Ph.D. ECE, School of ECE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Also worked as Sr. Member of Technical Staff at AT&T

Palak Dalal

Investment Professional at Nexus Venture Partners   |   LinkedIn

B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay. Worked as Co-founder at Doing Good Fellows, Software Development Engineer at Microsoft (USA). Honours and Awards include Google India Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship by Google, Honda Young Engineer and Scientist Award by Honda Foundation and the list goes on.

Sachidanand Swami

Interactive Digital Media Solution at Invoxel Technologoies   |   LinkedIn

Graduated from IIT-Delhi and Founder at Invoxel, working on Interactive Digital Multimedia Technologies and developing innovative solutions. Have major interest in Interactive surface, Interactive air, Interactive 3D, Augmented reality and next to imagination.

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