Startup Weekend Ahmedabad 2017

    Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017


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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Ahmedabad 2017

Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017



Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

GUSEC - Gujarat University Startup And Entrepreneurship Council
Near Department of Botany,
University School of Sciences,Gujarat University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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INNOVATE BUILDUP AND START-UP

Are you someone who likes to come up with new innovative ideas that shape into business in the future? This is an event for you. We would love to have you at Startup Weekend Ahmedabad.

 Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 26th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
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

Saturday May 27th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


11:00 am
Coach Meetings
Mentoring session starts


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 28th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Celebration


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Nadeem Jafri
Founder & Chief Mentor of Hearty Mart

Nadeem is the founder & Chief Mentor of Hearty Mart, which is a chain of supermarkets in rural Gujarat. He is a management graduate who worked in advertising and media industry before turning entrepreneur in 2004. Since then he is actively involved as a mentor to his own company and to other startups.Hearty Mart business model is a part of case study in prominent B-Schools like IIMA and MICA and research institutes like SPIESR. It became a global case study when the research paper which Nadeem co-authored with a professor friend, got published by ECCH. He is invited by B-Schools like IIMA, EDI, Nirma to deliver an interactive ‘My Story’ sessions with their students and aspiring entrepreneurs on a regular basis.His entrepreneurial success story has been featured in leading business and general magazines and television channels like Forbes India, Fortune India, Open Magazine, NDTV, ANI News, CNBC Young Turks etc.


Kartik S Iyer



Jatin Chaudhari



Coaches and Mentors


Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria is known as the Serial & GloCal entrepreneur who represented India 11 times, worked with people from more than 33 countries, having a network in 100+ countries, received many awards including 4 United Nations related awards & featured into 35+ print & digital media platforms globally.
After completing his Engineering & MBA, he did corporate planning & project management in PSU. He completed 16 online certification programs on Startup Valuation, Design thinking, Business innovation, Blended learning, Financing new ventures etc.
He is Advisor to global Think-Do-Tank “Challenge: Future, KIDS TED-Ed Club, Google Business Group Rajkot, Executive committee member of Rajkot management association (RMA) & Screening Committee member of a nodal institution for the Startup India scheme.
He is Founder of WE Group – Volcano of GloCal Solutions which is into Strategic business & management Consulting, Startup mentoring, Training, Social project management, Community development & ecosystem creation. He is CoFounder of 1st ever CoWorking Space of Saurashtra-Kutch region i.e. GloCal CoWorking Space (GCS), Rajkot. He is CoLead of peer-to-peer mentorship project benefiting people from 50+ countries in its alpha version. He is also the founder of early stage ventures like Smart Failures, Screwing Your Startup etc.
He was Global VP of Strategy for Challenge Future Chapters network, award-winning President of CF India chapter. He was program manager of multi-country Youth in Action initiative. He worked as solutions generator with Ministry of Slovenia during a Strategic initiative of EU. 
He shared his Entrepreneurial, strategic & managerial expertise and experience with 100,000+ people across the world as a trainer, speaker, panel member, and/or judge. More than 20 of his articles are published globally and he is writing 2 books i.e. Does the world really understand youth? & Innovation in corruption.www.linkedin.com/in/jatinkataria
www.jatinkataria.com


Sohil Patel
CTO at Oziom

Sohil is an international speaker, author and technology evangelist.

He has given more than 10 talks around different cities in the world, conducted 100 workshops all over India and has 5 patents to his name.

At a young age of 21, Sohil Patel had already published his first book on computer vision. He opened the first hackerspace in Gujarat and followed that by organizing India's leading maker festival MakerFest.

This impressive feat was followed by founding Circuitricks(www.circuitricks.com) which manufactures low cost educational electronic kits and has empowered 10,000 students since inception. Sohil played an instrumental role in setting up a special technology & innovation based museum in the President of India house in New Delhi, India. Quite recently he has created an IoT environment tracking kit and also educated 500+ working professionals about it.

Currently he is involved in creating an ecosystem across India for monitoring air pollution with his latest enterprise - Oizom. It works on creating IoT products to monitor natural resources like air, water and soil. Oizom made www.airpollution.online an open platform to gether air quality data across globe.


Ramesh Sinha
Founder - Shark Identity Pvt. Ltd.

Owns e-Procurement Technologies Ltd, a company that offers end to end eProcurement & eAuction solutions via platforms like TenderTiger.com, AuctionTiger.net, ProcureTiger.com, etc. ETL employees more than 650 People, enables 100,000 procurement & auction Transactions/Year worth Billions of Dollars. It's 11 years old company & is based at Ahmedabad. ETL helps government & private companies & buying & selling anything using it's procurement suite.

Own SharkID - The smart phonebook app. The idea is to make biz cards a thing of past. SharkID is a phonebook that auto updates itself, merges duplicates, removes dead entries, & much more. We all are carrying multiple identities i.e. Mobile, Phone, Fax, Address, Email, URL, Social Handles, etc. User can share all the contact coordinates personal & professional by sharing their 6 characters SharkID. For individuals, their name becomes their SharkID or whatever 6 characters word they fancy. For corporate, their brand is their SharkID. So next time you want to order pizza, just dial ~Dominoes. Sirf naam hi kaafi hai.

Ramesh Sinha is avid Cyclist, Biker & Bonsai artist. He is also founder of Cyclone Cycling Club & Indian Bonsai Group. He has plans to green the earth by throwing seed laddus across the world. He believes money has outlived it purpose & money in all forms will become obsolete by 2050 as Technological singularity/AI  & robotics become main stream.



Prateek Diwan

Prateek joined CIIE in January 2017. Working as a Startup Consultant for Startups in the Startup Consulting and Incubation vertical in the organization, he is responsible for a range of activities including Ecosystem Development, Business and Financial Modeling, Go-to Market strategy, Valuation Analysis. He has earned an MBA in Marketing and MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from University of Texas at Dallas has 2+ years of experience, ranging from incubation processes and Angel Fund investments.


Pankaj Bhimani



Ravi Rahul

Ravi joined CIIE in September 2015. Co-managing IT Operations and is responsible for building a data-driven technology backbone that serves as a unified platform for seamless real-time collaboration in pipeline deal management and project management. He leads Social Media and Outreach. He has 2 years of experience, ranging from Project Management, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Building a Brand, Targeted Advertising, Engagement Strategy. He is an expert in quick workarounds and Workflow Automation using Third-Party Integrations. He is a fervent follower of the Bots, Blockchain, Crypto-Currencies and Sentient AI. He has earned a Computer Science and Engineering degree from Anna University, Chennai.


Jayson Ganatra



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Ahmedabad 2017 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Ahmedabad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Shivang
    Bavda
  • Aditya
    Dave
  • Saloni
    Sureka
  • Avani
    Shitole
  • Bhakti
    Patel
  • Shikha
    Shah
  • Nihar
    Patel
  • Dishant
    Kavathia
  • Yash
    Lad
  • Ishan
    Lakhwani
  • Muskan
    Porwal
  • Anish
    Jain

Facilitators


Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria is known as the Serial & GloCal entrepreneur who represented India 11 times, worked with people from more than 33 countries, having a network in 100+ countries, received many awards including 4 United Nations related awards & featured into 35+ print & digital media platforms globally.
After completing his Engineering & MBA, he did corporate planning & project management in PSU. He completed 16 online certification programs on Startup Valuation, Design thinking, Business innovation, Blended learning, Financing new ventures etc.
He is Advisor to global Think-Do-Tank “Challenge: Future, KIDS TED-Ed Club, Google Business Group Rajkot, Executive committee member of Rajkot management association (RMA) & Screening Committee member of a nodal institution for the Startup India scheme.
He is Founder of WE Group – Volcano of GloCal Solutions which is into Strategic business & management Consulting, Startup mentoring, Training, Social project management, Community development & ecosystem creation. He is CoFounder of 1st ever CoWorking Space of Saurashtra-Kutch region i.e. GloCal CoWorking Space (GCS), Rajkot. He is CoLead of peer-to-peer mentorship project benefiting people from 50+ countries in its alpha version. He is also the founder of early stage ventures like Smart Failures, Screwing Your Startup etc.
He was Global VP of Strategy for Challenge Future Chapters network, award-winning President of CF India chapter. He was program manager of multi-country Youth in Action initiative. He worked as solutions generator with Ministry of Slovenia during a Strategic initiative of EU. 
He shared his Entrepreneurial, strategic & managerial expertise and experience with 100,000+ people across the world as a trainer, speaker, panel member, and/or judge. More than 20 of his articles are published globally and he is writing 2 books i.e. Does the world really understand youth? & Innovation in corruption.www.linkedin.com/in/jatinkataria
www.jatinkataria.com


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