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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 21
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome and talks by guest speakers
  • Pitches Start. Do not forget to mention your skill-set and the type of people you would need in your team
  • Dinner, Networking and 'Lobbying' for votes
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills.
  • Inform the organizers about the final list of teams with their names and members.
  • Done for the day. Teams may continue working all night at a team member's house.


Sep 22
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams set up workspace for the weekend
  • Mentors start arriving
  • Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Mentors continue helping teams
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. Teams may continue working all night at a team member's house.


Sep 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams send in their final names, descriptions, website etc.
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Mentors arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Lunch
  • Judges Arrive
  • Judging, Awards and Thanks
  • Dinner and Networking
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors

Dev Khare

Principal at Lightspeed Venture Partners India   |   LinkedIn

Dev Khare is at Lightspeed Venture Partners in New Delhi and invests in Internet, mobile and software companies. He has served on the boards of, among others, Slideshare (acquired by LinkedIn), Appia (mobile app store) and Aha Mobile (acquired by Harman), as part of venture fund Venrock in Silicon Valley. Dev co-founded Covigo, a mobile application platform company, which was acquired by Symbol Technologies (now part of Motorola) in 2003. Dev has an MBA from Harvard Business School and tweets at @dkhare.

Topic of talk: Vision - connecting your startup to a big impact opportunity

Kavin Bharti Mittal

Head of Strategy/New Product Development at BSB   |  

Kavin graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a MEng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Management. While at Imperial College, Kavin interned at some of the world's leading institutions including McLaren Racing, Google & Goldman Sachs.
Kavin is an extreme tech enthusiast and has been actively involved in the internet start-up community. At the age of 20, Kavin founded AppSpark to explore the possibilities in the mobile apps space. Kavin's determination to build services with a great user experience and immense focus on design led AppSpark's flagship app Movies Now to be recognised by Apple as 'One of the 10 Essential Movie Goer Apps' for the iPhone. Kavin now heads Strategy and New Product Development at BSB.

Silver Sponsors

Sunil K. Goyal

CEO and Fund Manager at YourNest Angel Fund   |   LinkedIn

Sunil Kumar Goyal has led angel investments and focuses on building early stage businesses. SKG is an active member at the Indian Angel Network, Mumbai Angels, a member of The Indus Entrepreneur and on the advisory board of “Ideas Infinite”. SKG is currently nurturing angel investments in area of telecom, mobile, e-commerce, software, technology, and retail.

Dev Khare

Principal at Lightspeed Venture Partners India   |   LinkedIn

Dev Khare is at Lightspeed Venture Partners in New Delhi and invests in Internet, mobile and software companies. He has served on the boards of, among others, Slideshare (acquired by LinkedIn), Appia (mobile app store) and Aha Mobile (acquired by Harman), as part of venture fund Venrock in Silicon Valley. Dev co-founded Covigo, a mobile application platform company, which was acquired by Symbol Technologies (now part of Motorola) in 2003. Dev has an MBA from Harvard Business School and tweets at @dkhare.

Rajesh Sawhney

Founder of GSF Accelerator & GSF Superangels   |  

Rajesh is one of the leading angel investors in India. He has made with over a dozen investments in start-ups in India and abroad. Rajesh is now building the vital pieces of a nascent early stage startup ecosystem in India. This October, he is launching GSF Accelerator, India’s first multi-city Tech Accelerator with backing from 30 founders and 5 venture funds. Rajesh is the host of Global Superangels Forum (GSF) and the founder of GSF Superangels of India network. He is also the co-host and curator of Founders Forum India.

Contributing Sponsors

Daya Prakash

CIO at LG India   |   LinkedIn

Mr. Daya Prakash is currently Head - IT, LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd and has over 17 years of experience in IT industry, managing IT Applications & Infrastructure. He has an in-depth knowledge related to various aspects of business and has been at the forefront of LGEIL's IT operations and is responsible for implementation of latest technologies, business process innovation to enhance organizational competitiveness. He is armed with Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and a Masters in Computer Management (MCM) and pursuing PhD. He is a certified Project management Professional (PMP).

Girish Shivani

Director and Fund Manager, YourNest Capital Advisors   |   LinkedIn

Girish Shivani is a seasoned professional with more than 19 years of experience in diverse industries like Financial Services, Telecom, Media and IT Consulting. In his career in Financial Services, he has worked with leading firms in the Financial Services industry, in Mumbai and Delhi, in roles spanning from Equity Research, Funds Management, Private Equity and Deal Syndication. He was involved with raising Debt and Equity for Telecom companies like Bharti, Shyam and Essar in the late 90s.

Varun Khurana

Head, IDC at Location Labs and Member of IAN   |   LinkedIn

After graduating from IIT, Varun started his career as an engineer in Silicon Valley, California, moved on to leading engineering teams to deliver cutting edge products.

Subsequently, he led Wirkle (a mobile software development company) as its CEO from a zero revenue startup to a multi-million dollar profitable business. Wirkle was later acquired by Location Labs, and Varun currently heads the India Development Center of Location Labs. He is also a member of the Indian Angel Network.

Arvind Jha

Director & Co-founder, Movico Technologies   |   LinkedIn

Arvind Jha has over 25 years of software product development and business experience in senior management roles with leading Indian and US software companies. Over the years Arvind has built, managed and led significant engineering teams, has spearheaded business and technical development of multimedia brand products, and has been involved in all aspects of remote engineering from component delivery to full product engineering and solutions implementation.

Nishant Verman

Associate at Canaan Partners   |   LinkedIn

Nishant Verman has 8 years of operational, finance and entrepreneurial experience across Asia and the US. Prior to Canaan, Nishant was co-founder of Groovebug, a personalized music platform for the iPad. Nishant was part of team since inception and focused on multiple aspects including product development, venture funding and launch.

Nishant has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Olga Chepelianskaia

CEO, Erg Terra Expertise

After graduating from Sciences Po Paris with a Masters in Economics of International Development, Olga worked for the French government and the United Nations facilitating clean energy market formation in a number of countries in Asia and Europe. Subsequently, she has founded Erg Terra Expertise – a consulting company which provides advisory services and accompanies project implementation in government entities, NGOs and the private sector. She has international experience in facilitating public-private partnerships and setting up financial mechanisms for clean energy projects.

Raj Singh Bhandal

Raj is a Chartered Management Accountant with masters in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford, he co-­ founded ActiveMedia Technology in UK which got acquired by 2ergo in 2009. He was instrumental in the launch of Vodafone Tuesdays mobile loyalty promotion, is a recognised thought leader and has worked with Capital Markets Company, Credit Suisse First Boston, British Airways and Shell International. Raj has been one of the first few people to establish their VAS company and work on different mobile marketing solutions. Raj is involved with many telecom and internet startups and is an angel investor.

Rahul Saini

Founder & Head of Product at VideoPind   |   LinkedIn

12+ years in information design solutions, with the last 4 years with One97 Communications on user experience (UX) of software products. Currently heads the Design Team at One97 Communications and drives the consumer mobile strategy. Rahul is also the Founder & the Chief Curator of Videopind responsible for the User Experience Design / Interaction Design of Videopind app across all platforms and devices.

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