Startup Weekend Bangalore General Edition

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Bangalore General Edition

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

TechHub Bangalore
UKIBC, #9, Prestige Bluechip Tech Park,
Opp. Christ University, Dairy Circle, Hosur Road,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560029

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54 hours. It's not about the talk. Give in to action.

An initiative created by Startup Weekend, Global Startup Battle aims to generate a stronger global community of entrepreneurs through the largest startup competition in the world. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend and other UP Global programs are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. Global Startup Battle enriches the global entrepreneurial community by creating a sense of inclusion between startup teams around the world.
This time, we've chosen to bring the house down at TechHub Bangalore and host the initial Startup Battle at the newest co-working space in town. Registrations are open and we'd love to see you started on your entrepreneurial successes.

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Friday November 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 November 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 November 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

Manoj Chandrappa

With an experience of over 20 years in Delivery, Competency Building and Operations- Manoj established the TCL India unit in August 2008 at Bangalore, India. TCL has been subsequently acquired by the Qualitest Group (October 2012) and now operates as its wholly owned subsidiary. 
Manoj currently heads the Qualitest India unit as the Chief Executive Officer. He has taken active leadership in developing and enhancing the processes towards achieving the company’s Goals and Vision. 
Manoj is currently the Co-Founder of Techhub Bangalore.

Maulik Doshi
Head of Strategic Accounts at Extentor Tquila

Maulik comes with a richly diverse and varied experience of over 8 years. Before joining Extentor Tquila, Maulik has been involved with the retail, distribution, web and creative agency spaces in multiple capacities. He also served 3.5 years of articleship training with a practicing Chartered Accountant as mandated for the Chartered Accountancy degree. Maulik is actively involved with many entrepreneurial and startup organisations. He has also won awards across the country at strongly contested business competitions. Maulik brings a strong understanding of the technical and business areas of an organisation and can clearly map the two to arrive at optimum client focussed solutions with the right mix of creativity and experience.

Coaches and Mentors

stewart noakes

Stewart has been an IT consultant since 1998 and joined QualiTest in October2012 as the CEO for the UK and India divisions. 

Stewart has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the University of Exeter and also a Masters Degree in Optics. He is a regular conference speaker and visiting lecturer at universities in the UK on the Strategic Value of Software Testing, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Company Values. 

Karthik Shankar

Karthik heads technology at Pratham Books, an innovative not-for-profit organization that publishes quality books for children in multiple Indian languages.He is a people's person when not introverted and somewhat multifaceted. On the personal front, he is married to Archana, a fellow dog-lover. No surprise then that they have 4 pet dogs. As a father to a 5 year old and 1 year old, he gets his quota of bheja-fry and spit-up! And he loves to write.

Prasad Naik

Prasad is head of Tesco Innovation Labs, India where they work to deliver amazing experiences to customers and generate growth for Business.

Prasad completed his Masters in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay

Niranjan Salimath
Founder, Haggle

Niranjan is the co-founder and CTO of Haggle Inc. ( , and a partner of a venture fund called Latticeworks ( Hoping to realise a dream of making Bangalore the next entrepreneurial hub of the world, Niranjan's team have started a creative community called BeaglesLoft ( Prior to all of this Niranjan worked at a startup which got bought over by BMC software and consulted for Boston Consulting Group. He holds a master's degree from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and spends his free time obsessing over Beethoven's piano sonatas.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Bangalore General Edition team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Signature Sponsors

Our location sponsors and the food folks for this event, TechHub is a London based co-working space that has just moved to Bangalore, is young, energetic and sizzling with startup energy. See you here soon!

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Organizing Team

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

  • Marcel
  • Ayesha
  • Srishti
  • Shevika


John Beadle
Director of Startup Weekend

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