Techstars Online Global Startup Weekend Unite to Fight Covid-19 India

    Friday, April 17 - 19, 2020

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Techstars Online Global Startup Weekend Unite to Fight Covid-19 India

Friday, April 17 - 19, 2020

Friday, April 17 - 19, 2020
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Bangalore, India

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Your idea in 54 hours

About Techstars Global Startup Weekend COVID-19 Edition: 

This series of online Techstars Startup Weekends are run at a country level, focused on developing solutions that directly tackle COVID-19-related challenges. They are 54-hour online events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs - you'll connect with amazing mentors, industry experts, founders, and partners who are ready to help you get started. 

Each country will bring together hundreds or even thousands of participants that will work on prototypes for three days. This event is not only about bringing together developers who can work on software-based solutions for the crisis. It’s an opportunity for everyone interested in the topic to inspire and be inspired and to work together on developing inclusive solutions. Here is the website for more details

Tickets to register your place for the event are completely free but you are able to make a donation, which will go to an NGO, selected by Techstars, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. If you wish to make a donation, simply add any amount you wish to donate to the ‘Donation’ ticket option or select a predefined amount. You don’t need to get a ‘free ticket’ in addition to your ‘donation ticket’ since making a donation will register you as a participant. 

**Please note: 
Have an idea for a pitch? Before the event starts, you’ll have an opportunity to submit your idea using this form ( The deadline for submitting ideas is on Wednesday at 11:00pm (in your local timezone). After all the ideas have been submitted, the mentors will review all submissions to choose the best ideas. On Thursday, the best ideas will then be published for all participants to see, giving participants 24 hours to form teams. 

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Wednesday April 15th

6:00 pm
Discord Onboarding
Everyone needs to join Discord.

Thursday April 16th

5:00 pm
Idea Submission Deadline
Submit your idea here:

7:00 pm
Share ideas & get to know fellow participants

Friday April 17th

11:00 am
Selected Ideas Announcement
All the selected ideas would be announced.

6:00 pm
Event Starts
Event kickoff with our amazing Facilitators on YouTube Live.

6:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce coaches, and community leaders

7:10 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:00 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 have the whole night to work!

8:15 pm
Pitch Presentation Workshop
Arun Phillips will be taking a Pitch Presentation Workshop on YouTube Live.

Saturday April 18th

10:00 am
Team Check-Ins
Morning Check-In, status reports, call for help

11:00 am
Mentoring Round 1
Coaches help teams one-on-one for 3 hours. They are here to help! Slots would be allotted to you by us.

3:00 pm
Mentoring Round 2
Coaches help teams one-on-one for 5 hours. They are here to help! Slots would be allotted to you by us.

8:00 pm
Facilitator Review
Facilitators will review your progress for the day (YouTube Live)

10:00 pm
Work, Work, Work!
Work for as long as you can!

Sunday April 19th

9:00 am
Final Mentoring Session
Finalize the business model, validate with customers, finish preparing presentations, have final piece of advice from mentors.

10:00 am
Morning Check-in with Facilitators
Tell where you have reached, how much you need help

1:00 pm
Pitch Deck Submission (Deadline)
Before 1:00 PM Sunday, Submit your Google Slides presentation URL, and Submit your max. 2-minute Pitch Video, in the Google Form we share with you tonight. Remember: In first round, you’ve to submit max. 2-minute pitch video. Make sure it’s accessible by everyone. Otherwise, you will be disqualified.

1:15 pm
Judging Starts!
Our team of super awesome judges will start reviewing your ideas.

4:30 pm
Top 10 Announcement
Judges will announce the Top 10 ideas.

5:30 pm
Final Pitching Starts!
1 Team Member each from the Top 10 Teams will be invited to pitch live on YouTube.

7:00 pm
Winners Announcement!
Top 3 Teams will be announced!

7:15 pm
Event Ends!
All good things must come to an end!

Coaches and Mentors

Dr. Kruti Patel
Director @ - She & WE - Women Entrepreneurship Foundation


Arijit Bhattacharyya
Founder & CEO at virtualinfocom


Sathvik Vishwanath
CEO @ Unocoin


Viswanadh Akella
CoFounder & CEO at SimplyFI SoftTech


Anoop Sankar
Director & Head of Engineering, India @ Truecaller


Soaib Grewal
Partner @ TVentures/Times Internet


Dr. Mani Madhukar
Program Manager @ IBM India Pvt. Ltd.


Anupama Panchal
CTO @ Gridle


Ravikiran Annaswamy
CEO @ Numocity Technologies


Muralidhar Teppala
Founder & CEO @ Shenzyn


Umesh Uttamchandani
Co-Founder, Strategic Partnerships & Alliances @ Dev Accelerator


Pankaj Diwan
CEO @ Idealabs FutureTech Ventures


Anay Mashruwala
Director @ M/s. Venus Engineering Works


Priyadeep Sinha
Vice President @ Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship


Neeraja Ganesh
Director - Relationships @ National Education Society of Karnataka


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


Rajeev Roy
Professor, Entrepreneurship @ XLRI Jamshedpur


Ramesh Loganathan
Professor @ IIITH


Dr. Sudeendra Koushik
Chief Innovator & Co-Founder @ PRASU


Sanjay Enishetty
MD & CEO @ 50K Ventures


Rahul Ramesh
CTO @ Entri


Aniket Jagtap
Investment & Corporate Innovation @ The CoWrks Foundry


Shashi Bhushan
Founder & CEO @ HealthMacro Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


Karan Shah
Head - Partnership & Engagement @ Civitas Sustainability Foundation


Dr. Gopichand Katragadda
Founder and CEO @ Myelin Foundry Pvt. Ltd.


Mathivanan Selvaraj
Healthcare-Strategist & Onco-activist


Shashikiran Rao
Co-Founder @ Draper Startup House


Rajeev Kumar
Founder & CEO @ LRV Capital Advisors


Gautham .
Director @


Vikram Patel
Co-Founder & CEO @ DocVita, Inc


Swarandeep Singh Kambo
Fund Associate & Community Manager @ UNLEASH


Daxeel Soni
Co-Founder @ DataThinker.AI


KC Ayyagari
Specialist Customer Engineer, Infrastructure Modernization @ Google


Shashank Kumar
Co-founder & CEO @ DeHaat


Organizing Team

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

  • Arun
  • Jatin
  • Anurag
  • Ebin
  • Nasif
  • Aditya
  • Sarthak
  • Tanvi
  • Aayush
  • Amrit
  • Drashti
  • Kaushik
  • Pankhudi
  • Dhruvil
  • Jagrat
  • Aalap
  • Nisha
  • Aditya
  • Viraj
  • Aisha Nazia
    Nasir Mayin
  • Manaswini


Anurag Maloo
Head of Partnerships (Asia), Seedstars

Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup community architect, and currently works with Seedstars to build right partnerships to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Previously, as a Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend for 5.5 years, he was responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives) and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan). He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, grassroots leadership, and building strong collaborative startup communities. He has been involved in various startup initiatives, community empowerment and leadership development programs, and bringing innovation into the corporate world. He has done impact trips to nearly 58+ countries across 6 continents working with startup founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders, investors, and governments to develop their entrepreneurship ecosystems. With his proven track record of experience cultivating key influencers within diverse geopolitical regions, Anurag has succeeded in creating inclusive startup communities in turbulent and struggling, yet developing ecosystems and emerging economies of Asia. His interests range from entrepreneurship to education, startups to sustainability, social impact to grassroots innovations, and peace building communities. Being a storyteller, teacher and life explorer, he can be found having engaging in authentic conversations with friends and random people, sharing life stories, radiating positive joyous happy energies, enriching audiences with his traveling experiences and narrating inspirational humane stories around the world from the hot deserts of Rajasthan to the cold and polar deserts of Antarctica, from travelling along the ancient trade cities on Silk Road to the vast, wild grasslands and virgin landscapes of nomadic Mongolia, and to trekking to the Base of the World's highest mountain, Mt. Everest Basecamp. 

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria 
Serial & GloCal Entrepreneur | Strategist | Trainer | Thinker | Connector | Mentor | ChangeMaker | Inventor | Facilitator

Jatin Kataria is known as Serial & gloCal entrepreneur who represented India 10+ times, worked with people from 33+ countries, having a network in 100+ countries and was amongst 100 South Asian youth leaders. He received many awards including 4 UN-related awards & featured into 40+ print & digital media platforms globally. 

After Mechanical Engineering & MBA (Oil & Gas), he worked with PSU into corporate planning & project management. He also did 20+ online/offline certification programs.

He is CEO of We Group which is into Strategic Business Management consulting, Startup Mentoring, Trainings, Social Project Management, EcoSystem empowerment. 

CoFounder of GloCal CoWorking Space & early stage ventures like GrowR, Alumni Achievers, Screwing Your StartUps, Smart Failures, Early adopters etc. He is actively involved in global startup ecosystem since 10+ years, locally since 6+ years and 1st customer of 86 ventures.

Youth advisory board member of Challenge Future, Global facilitator with Techstars Startup Weekend powered by Google for startups.

Screening committee members for Startup India funds under Nodal Institutions, SSIP, Nidhi Prayas scheme(s) etc. Mentor at Google Solve for India, incubation centers like IIC Pdpu - iCreate – RKU etc, iKoVerk, GCS, Entrepreneurs Face, GrowR, Mentors’ & Founders’ Intern, 180 DC SRCC, Voice of slums & many startups in India & abroad. Jury of OpenGovDataHack, Startup Pad, Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit etc.

Licence of TEDxKotechaChowk, Director of Startup Grind Rajkot, Advisor to Google business group, Executive council of RMA, Advisor of kids TEDed etc.

He was program manager of multi-country Youth in Action project & solutions generator with Strategic initiative of European Union etc. He was global VP for Challenge Future Chapters network, award-winning President of CF India.

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