Techstars Startup Weekend Love Ahmedabad

    Friday, February 14 - 16, 2020

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Techstars Startup Weekend Love Ahmedabad

Friday, February 14 - 16, 2020

Friday, February 14 - 16, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat
Pragna Puram Campus, Opposite PRL, Between Govt. Girls Polytechnic and L.D College of Engineering, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

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Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday February 14th

6:30 pm
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
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 February 15th

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 February 16th

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

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Anay Mashruwala
Director @ M/s. Venus Engineering Works


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.

Coaches and Mentors

Nikita Maheshwari
Co-founder & CEO @ Tatkalorry Pvt. Ltd.


Nikunj Thakkar
Founder & CEO, DataOne Innovation Labs

Mr. Nikunj Thakkar is the Founder & CEO of DataOne Innovation Labs, a business solutions company started in 2016, with a strong focus in analytical solutions, product development, and IoT implementations. He holds a degree for Master of Science in Information and Technology from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and communication technology (DA-IICT). Nikunj is also the Lead at the Gujarat Chapter of Headstart Network Foundation where he leads initiatives like Startup Saturday and the Mentor program, while managing the teams in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat and arranging city wide entrepreneurship events.

Daxeel Soni
Co-Founder @ DataThinker.AI


Shailendra Singh Rao
Founder - & Envarrior

Shailendra is a Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Two Successful start ups in domains as Renewable Energy consulting ( Envarrior Consulting Services ) & On demand Hyperlocal Laundry Services (an ecommerce start up, with he sold later and made a profitable exit) Awarded as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2016’ by The Entrepreneur Magazine & Franchise India Group, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’ by APS Media Group and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’ by Times Media and Bharti Airtel. Made it to 100 notable under 40 Entrepreneurs in India. 
An out-of-the-box thinker with a proven track record of increasing revenues, profitability, streamlining workflow and creating and managing a teamwork environment to enhance outputs innovatively for the organization. 

Parth Kansara
CTO & Agile Consultant - ITMusketeers

A Software Engineer, Agile Consultant & Tech lead with 7+ years of working experience with Microsoft and Java Technologies.

Shani Pandya
Co-founder & Executive - IIC, PDPU

Shani Pandya is a Entrepreneurship and Innovation ecosystem enabler based out in Gandhinagar, India. He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, strong communities and Innovations. He has a deep love for creative minds, adventure, coffee and travel. He is currently Cofounder and Executive of Innovation and Incubation Centre at PDPU - where he works with amazing leaders, Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Coaches, Innovators and Investors to strengthen and empower local startup ecosystem and make the client startup companies successful. He has been involved in various startup initiatives, community empowerment and leadership development programs, and bringing innovation and energy into the Startup ecosystem.

Hunny Bhagchandani
Founder - Torchit

Hunny Bhagchandani, Founder of TorchIt, social innovator with a keen sense to bring change to the society by empowering the differently abled community with the Power of Independence. Growing up in a modern Sindhi business family in Ahmedabad, Hunny acquired the traits of being compassionate while also bringing economics to everything where if a thing is not effective and sustainable, it wouldn’t survive the test of time. Pursuing his Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India with an internship at a social organisation brought him to the idea of Torchit, Social Tech startup, empowering differently abled community by providing Innovative and Affordable assistive solutions. Through constant support from professors, mentors and fellow entrepreneurs he developed and implemented the idea to a way of touching millions of lives. He is Leadership Innovation fellow at Royal Academy of Engineering, UK; also, fellow at Enabling Toys, MIT Media Lab, US. The idea behind TorchIt remains to bring innovative products for Differently Abled community, so they can lead their lives independently.

Riya Shah
Founder - Easypuja

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. Skilled in MicrosoftWord, Entrepreneurship, Market Research, Management, and Teamwork. Strong business developmentprofessional with a MBA focused in Business entrepreneurship from EDII.

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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Organizing Team

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

  • Aditya
  • Pankhudi
  • Kaushik
  • Forum
  • Divya
  • Priyanka


Aditya Dave
Founder & CEO

Aditya is a Entrepreneur, Maker, Innovator who believes in taking technical innovations to the emerging landscapes through entrepreneurship. His startup ECOLABS thriving to achieve the same with a great user base currently. He currently works closely with the Startup Ecosystem of the City as Community Leader,Techstars , Founding Campus Director,Hult Prize. He is also founder of FermeTester, a social enterprise working with a goal of "for good,for profit".While his startup have made it to top100 in Hult Prize Competiton, Aditya is a design thinking whiz. His core competency is working closely with IOT and Hardware based early stage startups to get them to prototype and product stages in the quick time. He has taken more than 50 workshops across the state in the emerging field of IOT and Electronics based products.

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