Startup Weekend Bengaluru

    Friday, July 8 - 10, 2016

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
  7. Blog
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Startup Weekend Bengaluru

Friday, July 8 - 10, 2016

Friday, July 8 - 10, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

NUMA Bengaluru

Bangalore, Karnataka

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Friday July 8th

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 July 9th

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 July 10th

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!


Hatim Baheranwala
Co-Founder at Truss

Hatim is passionate about building companies from the ground up and enjoys leading from the front. On the day to day,he tends to focus to keeping things moving and making sure everybody is on board. He also loves analyzing new opportunities for growth and strategizing on the best way forward.

Event Judges

Santosh Panda
Founder & CEO at - The Event Platform - Ticketing for Events, Activities & Experiences

After an initial attempt to study medical and being unsuccessful, I did an engineering in Industrial & Production. Always willing to do something different and think differently, picked up a career in software engineering soon after completing Industrial engineering degree. The dot-com boom gave a flying start to the career and later on, I got opportunity to develop/lead mostly B2B products for FTSE 100 companies and startup in London, Helsinki, Los Angeles and Bangalore. 

Abhay Tandon
Sr. Manager - Innovation and New Capabilities at Anheuser-Busch InBev

Abhay is a startup enthusiast, growth consultant, and evangelist. He is currently working with Tracxn, as the Head for Events and Partnerships. Abhay has closely worked with various startups and funds in India and understands the key issues that startups and various ecosystem players face. He is an upcoming author and is a regular columnist for ‘business growth and strategy’ and ‘Small & Medium Enterprises’ section in a few digital publications. His expertise lies in Investment Consulting, Strategic Growth, Fund Raising, and Strategic Alliances.

Varun George
Co-Founder at Truss

Varun worked as a marketing consultant with brands like RedBull, Budweiser and MasterCard. Then progressed into a 'growth hacker' consultant and helped startups like BookMyShow, MeraEvents, Insider and many more. He met his co-founder on a consulting gig and they realized that they should work together on Truss to help with 'cofounder discovery'

Harshil Mathur
CEO at Razorpay

Harshil Mathur is the Co-founder and CEO of Razorpay. Before starting Razorpay, Harshil worked with Schlumberger as a Field Engineer.
Harshil was inspired to start Razorpay after discovering the dismal state of online payments in India. Harshil along with Co-founder Shashank Kumar started building on a payment software prototype in 2014 alongside their full time jobs which has now evolved to multi-million dollar company. 

Coaches and Mentors

Ryan Valles
EIR at Accel Partners. Ex-CEO and co-founder of DealsandYou

Ryan was the CEO at and a 2 time entrepreneur with advertising interests at the Terminal3 Airport in Delhi. He has over 10 years of experience in consulting and Private-equity, across the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and India and have advised very large global as well as domestic start-up businesses in strategic, commercial, operational and deal structuring issues. He is adept at growth hacking, building businesses, solving complex business problems, developing and fine tuning business models and building teams consisting of highly talented individuals. He is a digital enthusiast who thoroughly enjoys working in early stage environments as well as investing in/helping entrepreneurs.

Prithvi Ramadhyani
Investment Banker

Prithvi has worked in the Private wealth industry. He brings a strong background in finance and the ability to form strong client relationships. He is a mechanical engineer from PESIT, Bangalore & has completed all three levels of the CFA program from the CFA institute USA. Prithvi has a passion for business and enjoys researching & evaluating new business ideas. He also follows football leagues across the world and enjoys discussing league tables!

Rohith Veerajappa
Founding Member, Lean Startup Machine Bangalore | Co-founder, Wow Labz

Rohith, runs a technology services startup called Wow Labz at Bengaluru and is also the Country Manager of Lean Startup Machine, India. He is a staunch believer of the Lean Startup principles and actively engages himself in evangelising and teaching Lean. In his free time he also volunteers at organisations such as iSPIRT, Headstart Network and House of Genius

Veena Kumar
CEO, Konektup

Veena has 20+ years of total experience of which 14 + years of corporate experience with leading MNC’s like Broadcom, Open-silicon, SiRF Technology , AMD & 6 years as an Entrepreneur. She was responsible for building/managing global teams and managed complete business operations. She started her Entrepreneurial journey with Ionia Consulting a boutique firm which handled end to end business set-up for start-ups. Successfully merged with Transcendix – an HR Solutioning Company. As a Business Head she bagged several marquee clients and also set up an international office in Dubai. As a principal consultant, Veena has executed several consulting assignments predominantly with start-ups and emerging SME segments. 

Organizing Team

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

  • Sumukh
  • NUMA
  • Brigit
  • Indu
  • Arun
  • Ramesh


Sumukh Shetty

Anurag Maloo
Regional Manager APAC (South & Central Asia), Techstars

Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect. As a Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend, he is 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. With his proven track records 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 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 deserts of Antarctica.

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