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The American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New 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.

This is our first themed event focusing on health in India! We need your help, so please spread the word and buy your ticket soon (please hurry before it’s too late / sold out!)

We believe in the fact that entrepreneurs (you) can change the healthcare system. We’re doing our part by creating an environment where business people, designers, doctors, nurses and awesome developers can come together and change the way we help and provide the needed care people need across India!

It is a first in India, but it’s also going to be one of the most amazing Startup Weekend that you have participated in till now.

The way we manage health is changing, will you be part of it?




Dec 7
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Submit team member details and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.
  • Wrap up Day1


Dec 8
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams settle and find a workspace for the weekend
  • Coaches Start arriving
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Dinner
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
  • Done for the Day


Dec 9
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Mock Pitching
  • Final Presentations Start
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup Followed by Dinner
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors

Chavvi Gupta

Cofounder, YoPharma

Chhavi is Cofounder of, an online medicine and healthcare portals. He has one and half decade experience in healthcare, mobile and telecom domain in International and domestic markets. In his last assignment as Vice President, MapmyIndia, he helped telecom operators, mobile manufacturers and enterprises implementing location based services. He has been involved and led efforts for wider adaptation of Linux in mobile phones.

Pankaj Sharma

CoFounder, LeadInvent   |   LinkedIn

Pankaj has a graduate degree in biotechnologist and holds masters in computer science. Before starting up LeadInvent he worked at the IIT Delhi’s supercomputing facility for five years as scientist in computational biology. He authored multiple scientific papers and created several molecule simulation packages currently used by scientific community worldwide. During the same time he headed various Industry academia initiatives between IIT Delhi and life science community. He cofounded LeadInvent in 2007 which became the first life science spinoff company from IIT Delhi
incubation unit. Under Mr. Sharma’s leadership LeadInvent has made consistent progress over last five years and was adjudicated as the Asia Pacific Upcoming company of the Year 2011 by
Biospectrum Singapore. LeadInvent focus is on cancer drug discovery.

Silver Sponsors

Subinder Khurana

Mentor, NASSCOM Emerge Forum

Subinder is currently working on a new venture, after a track record of two strategic exits. He started marketRx India, and helped grow it to one of the largest analytics service providers in the world, before it was acquired by Cognizant in a $135MM transaction in 2007. He served as VP at Cognizant for 4 years.

Prior to marketRx, he was managing investments for India’s first early stage fund – Infinity, which generated a 100% return to investors (even during the dot-com crash), and created companies like IndiaBulls, India Games and Avendus.

Before joining the VC industry, he was the founder and CTO of EZPower systems, a Philadelphia based software-products company. EZPower was acquired in 1998 by Docucorp International (now a part of Oracle).

Subinder has a B.Tech from IIT, Delhi.

Maninder Singh Grewal

Managing Director, Religare Technologies   |   LinkedIn

Maninder has over 25 years of experience in the information technology sector and has been intimately involved in the growth of the industry.

He joined Religare/Fortis Group in 2006 and an early challenge was to deliver a full technology refresh in a highly regulated and compliant environment with over 150 engineers covering the full scope of IT including global SAP, Messaging, UC with pharma specific apps.

With Maninder as MD, the vertical kickstarted with acquisitions in India and Australia .Religare Technova Ltd is now Dion Global Solutions delivering critical IT risk, compliance and operations products to the BSFI industry.

Nikhil Arora

Vice President & MD-India, Intuit   |   LinkedInGoogle+

NIkhil implements Intuit’s in-country business strategy, strengthening partnerships and capitalizing on social, mobile and global market trends.

Nikhil brings a deep understanding of the Emerging Markets (BRICs) and the challenges confronting businesses in India.

Before joining Intuit, he served as the Vice President and Head of Operations
at Laureate Education, a $2 billion education company with a network of innovative higher education institutions in 28 countries. In this role, he drove the operations and strategic growth initiatives in India.

He has worked with Microsoft’s business solutions group in product and finance strategy. At Delphi Group

Contributing Sponsors

Paul Singh

Partner, 500 Startups   |   LinkedIn

Paul is an entrepreneur and investor and is currently based in San Francisco and Washington, DC.

He is a Partner at 500 Startups — a “super angel” fund headquartered in Mountain View, CA and founded in July 2010. To date, 500 has invested in 400+ companies in nearly 20 countries.

He is also serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and DHS/USCIS.

Maniraj Singh Juneja

Co-founder of (acquired by HealthKart)   |   LinkedIn

Maniraj is an entrepreneur based in New Delhi. His most recent venture was a health e-commerce startup - that got acquired by Healthkart in 2012. He then led the business strategy team at until recently, and is now working on another startup.

Maniraj has prior experience in retail and POS advertising, outdoor advertising, and manufacture of POS display, signage and large format printing.

He has a great interest and exposure to renewable energy (esp solar PV). He is a GRIHA certified evaluator for green buildings.

Maniraj holds a B.Tech. degree from IIT Delhi and a M.S. from MIT, USA and has consulted for various organizations such as Morgan Stanley, NY and General Mills, MN in the past.

Zachary Jones

CEO of Portea Medical   |   LinkedIn

Mr. Jones is the CEO of Portea Medical. Previously, he was an Associate Director and Head of Investment Research at Copal Partners, a financial services outsourcing firm in Gurgaon, India. At Copal Partners, he led the company's investment research unit and supervised a team of 35 employees based in India and Argentina. Before Copal Partners, Mr. Jones worked on the #1 Institutional Investor-ranked Oil & Gas and the #1-ranked IT Services equity research teams at Sanford Bernstein Equity Research in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in New York.

Manish Gupta

Technocrat, Healthpreneur & Mentor. Worked as technology leader with Kaiser in US, Fortis and many other healthcare providers in India. Former HIMSS India Board member. Director in Asclepius Consulting. Educated at IIT Delhi and FMS Delhi. Also worked in multinationals like Pricewaterhouse, Nestle and Whirlpool.

Chhavi Gupta

Cofounder YoPharma

Chhavi is Cofounder of, an online medicine and healthcare portals. He has one and half decade experience in healthcare, mobile and telecom domain in International and domestic markets. In his last assignment as Vice President, MapmyIndia, he helped telecom operators, mobile manufacturers and enterprises implementing location based services. He has been involved and led efforts for wider adaptation of Linux in mobile phones.

Pearl Uppal


13 years of building startups and high growth businesses in the Internet Industry across media and commerce. Leadership in high growth ventures across Internet platform companies ( led Yahoo!'s advertising business in India) and Startups. In her last avatar she kickstarted fashion and lifestyle ecommerce in India

Gaurav Kachru


Gaurav has spent over 15 years building young businesses across sectors. Over the past three years, he has been focused on building businesses in the digital space and has helped build and Gaurav was the CEO & Co-Founder of (india's second largest daily deals business) and oversaw the incubation of new businesses at the Smile Group. Over the past decade, he has been part of over 10 successful transactions and has helped raise over USD 70 Million dollars for businesses in the internet sector. Prior to this, Gaurav was an Asia Pacific Director for the Global Accounts Business for Manpower Inc. across 14 countries in AP and set up their Enterprise Sales Model in Asia driving over USD 200 Million of revenue. Gaurav spent a decade with GE in India, across businesses as a key member of teams that built GE in India.

Anoop Sharma

Director (Women Health Care), Wyeth/Pfizer

Anoop has 40 years of business and marketing experience in pharmaceuticals giants. He joined as GM sales with Cynanamid India. He has worked as GM International Marketing with Mesco India. He joined Wyeth India as Director Sales and marketing. In 2005 he was a part of Global Launch New Product with Wyeth Pharmaceuiticals USA. In 2007 he was the whole time Director on Board for Wyeth India. At present he is the Business Unit Director (Women Health Care) with Wyeth/Pfizer. With his experience and knowledge in health care and pharmaceuticals industry, he is looking forward to develop and invest into potential business models in this sector.

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