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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.

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Schedule

Friday

Aug 30
  • 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.

Saturday

Aug 31
  • 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.

Sunday

Sep 1
  • 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
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging, Awards and Thanks
  • Dinner and Networking
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

Namrata Mehta

Director – Innovation at CKS   |  

Namrata Mehta is a Director – Innovation at the Center for Knowledge Societies, New Delhi. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Delhi University, and a postgraduate diploma in Experimental Media Arts, from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. At CKS, she works closely on technology and infrastructure projects related to ‘mobilities’ in both urban and rural contexts. These range from mobile as well as telecommunication technologies, portable diagnostic devices and transport solutions. Prior to CKS, Namrata has developed games as a research tool for policy makers in the agricultural and urban infrastructure sector.

Silver Sponsors
Judges

Mohit Bhatnagar

Managing Director at Sequoia Capital

Mohit is a Managing Director with Sequoia Capital and serves on the board of Prizm Payments, Comviva, Ujjivan Microfinance, IMI Mobile, Ideacts, Knowlarity Communications, Micromax Mobile, One Assist and Citrus Pay. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Mohit served as the Senior Vice President at BhartiAirtel where he helped scale the business from a few states operation into a leading national wireless carrier. Earlier, Mohit co-founded Bright pod, a wireless start-up in the US, by orchestrating a spin off from Ericsson Mobile Systems.

Rahul Razdan

President - ibibo Games & Mobile, and Head of WeChat India

Creating new business opportunities from scratch and bringing them to scale in the mobile apps, gaming, media, & internet space.

16+ years of diverse experience across various media comprising television, documentary films, interactive media, internet, social media, online gaming and mobile.

Head of India's biggest home-grown social media & social gaming business -- ibibo Games

Shailesh Vikram Singh

Executive Director - SeedFund Advisors   |   LinkedIn

Shailesh is at present heading Seed Fund Delhi office and is responsible for SeedFun Investments in Northern India. Prior to SeedFund, Shailesh was MD with 2i Capital ( A mid market Private Equity Growth Fund) and has earlier worked with Unit Trust of India ( the largest investment manager in India) and Gujarat Venture Finance Limited ( investors include CDC and World Bank) and was involved with investments in logistics, technology, telecommunications, media, and internet companies. Prior to his MBA, Shailesh had worked for four years in manufacturing (Heavy Engineering and Machining) with Tata Motors and ATV.

Shailesh is a B.Tech in Production Engineering from G.B. Pant University, Nainital, and holds an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He is on the advisory board of MICA’s (Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad) Com-Cubator program.

Contributing Sponsors
Mentors

Bipin Preet Singh

Founder and CEO at MobiKwik   |   LinkedIn

Bipin has been running the show at MobiKwik since it launched in Q3 2009. From coding to site operations to customer support to business development to marketing to hiring Bipin has done it all at MobiKwik. His current focus is new product ideas, market differentiation and building strong revenue streams for the company. Bipin’s prior career experiences were in the consumer hardware space as a Platform Architect at Intel & Nvidia at Bangalore and then Freescale Semiconductors at Noida. Bipin has dabbled in advertising as a Partner with Star Auto and in civic advocacy as a volunteer with Janagraaha. Bipin has a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Chiragh Kirpalani

Head of Mobile at Times City   |   LinkedIn

Currently Head of Mobile at TimesCity. Prior to this, he founded Gawbl – a mobile application that suggests restaurants to users based on mood in just a click. Recently got acquired by TimesCity (part of india’s largest digital product company, Times Internet). Chiragh was also part of successful pivoted e-commerce giant, Fab.com as Sr. Product Design Manager for more than two years. Have consulted for half-a-dozen indian start-ups and takes keen interest in 'user-experience'. He also mentors at a leading indian design institute in Pune.

Dushyant Arora

Director – User Experience at MakeMyTrip.com

Dushyant Arora is Director – User Experience at MakeMyTrip.com. He is a seasoned, energetic & result–oriented UX practitioner with 14+ yrs of proven track record of delivering innovative experiential B2C, B2B & B2E sites, online products & Apps for Desktop & Mobile for fortune 500 companies and startups. Managing User Experience & Design for high transactional/traffic volume e-commerce site MakeMyTrip.com & Mobile offering, by supporting design & development to fine tuning product/feature experience for conversion impact, customer retention, profitability & sustainable business growth.

Active member/chapter lead of leading UX Communities across PAN India/International locations (IxDA, WUD, USID, DesignHuddle etc.) sharing best practices speaking at forums/events/conferences for maximum outreach and UX community cultivation.

Acknowledged through numerous awards & recognitions for offering innovative solutions throughout the career and like contributing innovative ideas with passion working on experience, strategy & design of online product/projects.

Poornima Vardhan

Founder & CEO, 335th   |  

Poornima is the founder of 335th, a premium fashion innovation that creates shapewear clothing and accessories to redefine fit combined with modern execution. Prior to 335th, Poornima was the Brand Head of India’s first and largest luxury brand, Satya Paul, heading the accessories division, brand strategy and retail planning. Poornima switched from finance to fashion to pursue her entrepreneurial venture. Previously, she was an investment banker with UBS in New York advising mega cap industrial companies globally on M&A and financial restructuring of their balance sheets. She has also worked with Ernst & Young and a startup aviation consulting firm in India.

Poornima has an expertise in brand strategy, financial structuring of businesses and management and is an active mentor and advisor to many startups globally. Poornima holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School (Joseph Wharton Scholar), Master’s in Operational Research from London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Stephen’s college, Delhi University.

Saket Modi

CEO and Co-Founder of Lucideus Tech

Saket Modi, CEO and Co-Founder of Lucideus Tech, is a well known name in the field of the field of Cyber Security and over last 5 years, he along with his team have been conducting training and consultancy sessions across the globe. He has been invited to most of the elite Institutions of India including IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Guwahati etc for conducting seminars or workshops on Ethical Hacking. At a young age, he has already trained more than 5000 individuals across 75 plus Colleges, Corporates, Government Departments etc. Some of the organisations include IBM, Wipro, TCS, HCL, Intelligence Agencies, Special Task Forces, Criminal Investigation Departments etc. Saket is also an advisor to reputed organisations, banks and e-commerce companies on web space penetration testing and in designing safe cyber architecture for their webs servers and networks.

Pratik Kumar

Co-founder & Director - BizzyB   |   LinkedIn

Entrepreneur @ BizzyB since Aug 2009. BizzyB aims to be a leading consumer umbrella brand focused on servicing busy people, with products and services which can facilitate their needs and aspirations in the most convenient way possible

Vishal Chandra

Co-Founder, VirtualWire

10+ years of building hardware, web and mobile startups. Co-founded and bootstrapped his first startup VirtualWire Technologies in the wireless hardware domain straight out of IIT. Has closely worked with or mentored other startups and entrepreneurs in diverse verticals like Education, Healthcare, Telecom, Enterprise Software and Clean Tech.

Vinay Pahlajani

Co-Founder, Hexolabs   |   LinkedIn

An entrepreneur and a design enthusiast, Vinay has vast experience in cross-functional business environments. He is currently working on a new mobile technology Venture and has a proven track record as an entrepreneur and innovation leader.

Previously, Vinay was involved with a multi national firm as an innovation consultant and was a founding member of several business initiatives. He was also heading a game design unit called “Punflay” and has a very strong portfolio in field of mobile education, gaming and application development.

In 2007, he co-founded, “Hexolabs”, which soon became a leading mobile VAS company in India with its outstanding work in speech recognition technology. He led the product development team at hexolabs to receive several awards in mobile entertainment and social innovation.

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