Startup Weekend SHE Bangalore
Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015
Friday, May 29 - 31, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Halasuru Metro Station, Old Madars Road
Gupta Layout, Halasuru
SHE - An event for all the talented, entrepreneurial women of Bangalore to get inspired and explore starting their own ventures!
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Startup Weekend SHE Bangalore
Gear up, Women of Bangalore! Workbench Projects is partnering with HenIndia (HerEntrepreneurialNetwork), BHiVE Workspace, Printo, Intel Software, YourStory, eMyPA, Uber The August Fest and IBM Bluemix and jumping head on into our city’s famed startup scene by organizing a Startup Weekend focusing on women entrepreneurs on the 29th, 30th and 31st of May!
Startup Weekend brings together active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is a gathering of passionate people who come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Join us for SHE, a special women’s edition of Startup Weekend where we are assembling a host of the most talented, enterprising women of Bangalore. In this day and age where there is an upraise of women empowerment in every discipline and field, we believe that an adequate opportunity should be given to these women to group together, brainstorm and join hands to create something meaningful for our society. WE provide the working space, food, new friends, mentors and inspiring speakers and judges while YOU supply the energy and innovation to build something big over the weekend. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a student, a housewife or even a CEO of a company, if you have the drive and passion to build something exciting and see it graduate from a simple idea to working product, we guarantee this event is a perfect chance for you to exercise your entrepreneurial faculties to the fullest. So get ready to put on your thinking caps and register for SHE, the best (and most productive) weekend of your lives!
Read about what drives us here: https://medium.com/@swathiparasuraman/she-bangalore-e2b08e18448b
So sign up now, get your tickets and see you on 29th May!
P.S We have also have a special Early Bird 20% Discount on the tickets open till the 10th May! Just go here, scroll down and click on "Have a discount coupon?". Enter the following code: SWSHE.
Hurry up, last day is 10th May to avail this discount! The early bird gets the worm!
Are men allowed to attend Women’s Startup Weekend?
YES… but there’s a catch! If you are a man who wishes to attend, you can if and only if you find a woman participant to bring you along. Since Startup Weekend SHE Bangalore is about connecting entrepreneurial women through the process of building exciting companies, we want to connect them to the best resources and people out there – that includes both men and women. That said, to ensure that we maintain a high percentage of female participants, the number of tickets we issue to men will be limited (there will be a wait list). If you’re a man who wants to attend, find a female participant to bring you along, and do so quickly! (Note: Each female participant can only bring one male participant.)
What are the categories under which the participants can pitch ideas?
Friday May 29th
Saturday May 30th
Sunday May 31st
Paul completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University during which he spent one year living in Florence, Italy.
Coaches and Mentors
Outside of work, Lalana enjoys playing the piano and writing fiction (nothing published yet). She is overall an extremely cool person who you can have a good laugh with!
Sreeranjini is definitely the go-to person to learn how to set up a business where you turn your dreams into reality!
Community Head of Random Hacks of Kindness and The Bachchao Project, Founder of Saakshin technologies
When she is taking a break from building YoungCurrent, she plays with makey makey and the hulahoop.
Praneet has a BTech in Information and Communication Technology and Certifications in Usability Analysis from Human Factors International and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Business School.
He is at his best when discussing disruptive ideas and happy working on building them. Curating creative, open community spaces and learning experiences for the entrepreneurial seeker is his current passion.
Senior Business Executive
Recently, as a commercial and milk procurement head of a unit of a Rs. 1500 crore dairy, he led a team of 160+ employees to increase milk procurement by 3 folds in 20 months.
Previously, he has mentored the Business Owners of a number of MSMEs in Real Estate, QSR, & Services sector. During this he played a role of a turnaround advisor for a Pizza Outlet Master Franchiser and led them to profitability. Earlier, as a founder and business head of a procurement outsourcing business, within 4 years, he built a portfolio of Rs. 100 crores per annum of raw material spend of clients in Infrastructure Sector across India. Also helped deliver upto 23% savings on spend on raw materials, due to better vendor management, logistics, negotiations, business intelligence, and demand aggregation.
Currently, he is assisting a business consulting firm that specialises in Business Intelligence and Strategy Consulting and empanelled with another firm that specialises in People & Change Consulting.
Some of his interests include Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, Dance, Music & Reading.
Aarti has several years of experience in creating knowledge and platforms in the areas of social innovation and urban sustainability.
Aarti holds a B.E(Hons) in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, is a graduate of the IIM-B's Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs (MPWE 2010) and a Goldmann Sachs-ISB fellow. Aarti is passionate about classical dance and marathon running.
Triphase, a young generation company is based out of Mysore with its Research and Development wing , and marketing and sales offices in Bangalore, and recently CANADA in the area of Probiotics pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals . Dr. Desiraju has been involved in the strategic planning and implementation of growth plan for the current organisation. Under the leadership of Dr. Desiraju a team of 10 + Scientific Professional (R&D team) of cross functional specialities and Sales team of 20 + professionals have launched successfully two prescription drugs in paediatric and gynec segment since 2009. Last year Triphase was awarded India Small Giant award by Mr.Kalraj Mishra Minister of MSME.
Prior to Starting Triphase Dr. Desiraju served as Business development Associate and Senior Scientist at NAEJA PHARMACEUTICAL Inc. – Edmonton – CANADA . She holds a PhD degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the Vikram University Ujjain (M.P.) ,Post doctoral from IISC , Bangalore and has a MBA degree in Technology Commercialisation from University of ALBERTA - CANADA . She has a strong publication record in both scientific and business publications and is recipient of several international awards.
She has an MBA in Social Innovation and Impact from the New York University - Stern School of Business. She's lived in 6 countries, and brings a global perspective and sensitivity to her work.
Mayanka is Masters in Organisational and Social Psychology from London
School of Economics. She is an avid reader, solo traveler, occasional blogger and social media enthusiast.
Madhurima is an alumnae of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and pursued a course in "Entrepreneurship Development" from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend SHE Bangalore 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.
Food And Beverage Sponsor
Techstars Startup Weekend Bangalore is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here