Startup Weekend Women- Chandigarh

    Friday, March 20 - 22, 2015

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Startup Weekend Women- Chandigarh

Friday, March 20 - 22, 2015

Friday, March 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 3:00 pm

Sebiz Square
Sector- 67
Mohali, Punjab

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Great Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs and Wanna be Entrepreneurs

We at SACC India are extremely Happy and Enthusiastic to announce Startup Weekend Women in Chandigarh where the Women Entrepreneurs & wanna be entrepreneurs from the region shall participate and pitch their ideas and prove what they are worth to the world when given an opportunity. One opportunity is what everyone is seeking and it is that once in a while opportunity. So, don't hesitate and bring it out to the world.

The Main 3 days event of Startup Weekend Women in Chandigarh is happening from Friday, 20th March 2015 to Sunday, 22nd March 2015. So whether you are already an Entrepreneur or thinking about becoming one, we invite you to be a part of this life changing experience in Chandigarh tricity region.

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Friday March 20th

3:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

3:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

4:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

5:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

6:00 pm
Form Teams
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. Teams start forming and discussing ideas. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

6:30 pm
Early Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

Saturday March 21st

8:30 am
Power Yoga Session
Relieve all your stress with a 30 minutes power Yoga session headed by experts.

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

11:00 am
Coach Meetings Start
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

1:30 pm

5:00 pm
Check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 pm
Early Dinner & Wrap up

Sunday March 22nd

8:30 am
Surprise Activity

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

1:30 pm

2:00 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
Final Presentations

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:30 pm
Early Dinner & Wrap-Up

Coaches and Mentors

Manipal Dhariwal
SACC India President | Serial Entrepreneur | Angel Investor at CAN

Navdeep Kalsi
Founder at Animates Studioz

Navdeep Singh Kalsi with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and Masters in Animation has a unique
amalgamation of art and technology. This special fusion enabled him to incept an!mate studioz, a branding 
and software development one stop solution.

Maninder Bajwa
Founder Espranza

Maninder, finished his Software Engineering degree from Monash University, Melbourne Australia after which he commenced his journey as an Entrepreneur. After being in IT Service Industry, he decided to move into Product space and education was the field the entire team wanted to be involved in. His recent product iScuela was the overall winner in the Education for All category at UN WSYA 2013 and also won an award at World Education Congress 2013

Vikram Singh
Founder & CEO Antier Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Sangram Singh
Co Founder at Able Partners

CJ Singh
Founder- Core PR Chandigarh, India

C.J. Singh is a strategic communication expert with over 30 years of experience in journalism, corporate communication, broadcasting, and executive coaching. A creative genius and a self made entrepreneur, C.J. has a gifted eye that crafts perfect branding and advertising solutions.

Atul Maleri
Investment Banker, Startup Consultant

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Chandigarh is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Nitika
  • Babit Batra
    Consultant | SACC Women Team
  • Mahek Singh
    Organizer | SACC India Women Team
  • Ambika Patyal
    Head Trainings & Placements SFS | SACC Women Team
  • Kiran Joshi
    SACC- India women Team
  • Sukhmani
  • Garima
  • Sumeer
  • Vineet
  • Rajpal Ghai
  • Navdeep
  • Divanshu Arora
  • Himanshu
  • Chaitanya
  • Amandeep
  • Amit


Priyanka Khanna
Entrepreneur & Facilitator

Priyanka is an Independent Business Consultant helping businesses explore new markets.  She has been focused on growth strategies, building potential markets, expansion planning  and fund raising. She’s currently working on scaling ‘ayzh Inc’, a sustainable women’s health enterprise, into APAC and East Africa through strategic partnerships, online distribution and creative business models. Her varied experiences in the fields of Education, Healthcare, eCommerce and Media while in different geographical locations spanning over APAC, UK and Africa provides her an edge in understanding global business. With a Master’s in Business from Oxford University, she has been exposed to the best practices in a global environment, which she is leveraging to support businesses addressing environment and social challenges. Priyanka is in the process of setting up her new venture ‘Leave-No-Footprint-Behind’, Helping  individuals to corporations travel sustainably by measuring and reducing their carbon footprint.

She is also an 
Organiser of Startup Weekend Delhi Women & a Startup Weekend Facilitator

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