Techstars Startup Weekend Ahmedabad

    Friday, March 1 - 3, 2019

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Ahmedabad

Friday, March 1 - 3, 2019

Friday, March 1 - 3, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Ignite- Incubators & Co-working Space
6th Floor, Block-D, Silver Oak Campus
Opp. Bhagwat Vidhyapith, Gota, S.G.Highway
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382481

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Friday March 1st

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Welcome and Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food and know each other.

8:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:15 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:30 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 March 2nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
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

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

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

Sunday March 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Pitching in front of Jury

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards
Winners announce

8:30 pm
After Party!

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Anupam Lavania

Anupam Lavania has been deeply engaged with multiple hi tech startups since last couple of years in terms of mentoring and guiding them. He works with passionate technology entrepreneurs who are building products and services to change the world for better.He has held various leadership positions over of span of more than 12 years of diverse professional experience, the most recent being head of technology business incubator at iCreate where he evaluated and mentored now successful startups like Hubilo, Almashines and Bioscan Research.Anupam brings with him a rich international experience. He has travelled to more than 50 countries and worked for a decade in US and Singapore. Before moving back to India, he was leading a team of 17 nations of South Asian continent with Brunswick Group for acquiring and managing the hi-tech defense boat vertical. Anupam, qualified as a Marine Engineer and worked as an Engineering officer before landing in MICA Ahmedabad to study management. He has been founder of multiple startups, across various technology domains.Apart from being a startup guy, Anupam is an avid biker, blogger and author. 

Anay Mashruwala
Head Marketing & Quality Control at M/s. Venus Engineering Works

Anay is Partner in M/s Venus Engineering Work.
He is a graduate from C U Shah Law College.
With a goal in mind of taking his organisation to a level of unmatched professional excellence in industrial values and also to share his knowledge gained while pursuing the same.

Jatin Chaudhary

Coaches and Mentors

Yash Shah

Yash did his Mechanical Engineering from NIT-S where he also became a Kairos fellow and an MITx Bootcamper. He later worked as an investment banker with a nationalized bank and founded Gridle, a productivity suite for enterprises where he today serves as its chief executive officer. He currently sits on mentor board of NIT-Surat, VGEC and Silver Oak College of Engineering and Technology. He blogs at and is a guest author at Yourstory & The Tech Panda

Yash Saxena

Shrijay Sheth

Shrijay manages a LegalTech company,, where they help startups and SMEs with company registration, intellectual property protection, and legal compliance matters. LegalWiz has more than 3,000 clients with virtual presence across India through a state-of art online portal.  

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Pankaj Bhimani

Kalp Bhatt
Incubation Head

Incubation head at IGNITE- incubators and co-working space.

Amit Panchal

Nirav Shah
Area manager at ERBE medical

Co-Founder at Low Level Laser Therapy,Expertise in imaging and energy devices

Dhruv gupta
ThinkTank of ProfiledSkin

Dhruv Gupta is a researcher turned entrepreneur. He is a computer scientist by certificate, mathematician by hobby, a design thinker by training and strong believer of empathy driven approach.

He is a highly motivated scholar working in area of Machine Intelligence. He is team-oriented with the ability to develop and execute ideas and initiatives. Challenges and problems are something which excites him. Passionate to his dreams he is a sanely insane person who had a wide horizon of thinking and is always ready to learn new things. With development capability of modelling solutions to the problems, he developed himself as a researcher and now into an entrepreneur.

Influenced by technologies like Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Inference Systems, Digital Image processing, Computer Vision and Digital Data Hiding, he has been developing Soft Computing techniques for various applications in various domains including digital data hiding, computer vision, behavioral sciences and inference making. His love towards mathematics has always encouraged him to go for the solutions of open ended problems, and he has worked towards an enhanced set theory for quite some time. He is also enthusiastically working to gain a hold on Web3.0 and while developing a memory optimized BlockChain architecture.

Dhruv’s interpersonal skills had made him gain a huge network of people and organizations whom he always try to help by any way possible with his belief in concept of CoRise. With all the learnings and experiences he had gained with his successes and failures, Dhruv is currently building up his next venture, UNWAY Research , to bring a change in the world through innovative products

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Ahmedabad team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Darshil
  • kashish
  • Jagrat
  • Harshita
  • Aalap
  • Dhruv
  • Soham
  • Akshay
  • jhanvi
  • jeel
  • Jimesh
  • Moksha
  • Pradeep
  • Jaimin


Ankur Mehta
Head Community Partnership & Alliances

Started my Journey with a Forex Trading Firm the trading platforms which based in Cyprus & London based companies. I am Certified Six Sigma by British Standard of Institution & ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Certified by Bureau of Indian Standards.

More than 3+ years in Hyderabad Startup Ecosystem being a part of TechStars -Startup Weekend, Founder Institute and CIE IIIT-H Incubator & now T-Hub Foundation which is a unique partnership with Govt. of Telangana. India’s Biggest Incubator & Catalysing In Innovation, Scale & Deal Flow. I am passionate about enabling startups to make positive differences and adding value to the startup ecosystem in the workplace and the economy at large; I believe Playing rock paper scissors not only limited to the company as well as for an individual growth i.e. think B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow).

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