Startup Weekend Coimbatore

    Friday, August 10 - 12, 2018

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Startup Weekend Coimbatore

Friday, August 10 - 12, 2018

Friday, August 10 - 12, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

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Friday August 10th

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 August 11th

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 August 12th

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

Naveen Krishnamurthy
CTO &CO-founder LadderMinds

​​Naveen Krishnamurthy, is a Technologist. In the past decade, he has been building web applications and since 2014 he works with startups. He helps non tech startups bridge the information technology gap for their processes and operations. ​He and Vidya co-founded LadderMinds in 2014 where they focus on ​Technology Services doing Community building and ​establishing Product Labs.​ ​Naveen believes "Knowledge not shared is Knowledge wasted" and he has a flair for training / coaching and is a regular speaker at training events on Technology and Professional Skill Development.

Amith Kumar
CTO, Cofounder Servercake

Amith kumar is a young, dynamic, passionate, multifaceted entrepreneur. Instrumental for many startups in the industry. Currently, having its own Physio Clinic & Fitness Center to cater local people need. Co-founder and Business head of MyAgileVPS and StaunchDesign. He is the brain behind and CTO of ServerCake India.

Jithin VG
Founder CEO, Accubits

Jithin VG is the CEO and Cofounder of Accubits Technologies, a technology company that focuses  on AI and Blockchain. It is one of the world leaders in Blockchain and  ICO technology with operations in Middle East, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and USA. Accubits had the distinction of being featured in the Inc42’s Startup Watchlist as one of the top 13 Blockchain companies to watchout for the in 2018 thanks to its futuristic products. Some of the company’s most notable clients are NASA, USPS, Landmark group and Dubai Smart Government.

An enterprising businessperson, Jithin is a seed stage investor with more than 8 companies in his portfolio  even with have CoinFactory, Botzup, Roomy in the list o far with a focus on B2B AI and Blockchain products. In addition to that, he has also founded Accubits Invent, which is a first- of -its- kind AI and Blockchain research lab based in Trivandrum. Currently, he invests through Accubits Invent and few other NY & Singapore based blockchain focused funds. He is also a core member of an international Blockchain consulting group headquartered in DE.

Additionally, he is also a core member of an International Blockchain Consulting Group based out of DE.

Coaches and Mentors

Tharsha K Pillai
Director, Zewoke Business Solutions Pvt Ltd | Advisor, Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt Ltd

An electrical engineer by graduation and business person by profession. She has multiple expertise and a deep knowledge about start-up, NGO and MNC success. Her primary expertise is content creation and content promotion. She is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Zewoke Business Solutions Private Limited and Adicil Organics Private Limited, Strategy Advisor for ventures such as Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt Limited and Think Byte Advertisement Solutions, Senior Vice President at ReRise Foundation (UK), CoFounder of Rextalks (world’s first renewable energy conference), Founder of several social ventures such as The Third Wing, Tesla Science Hub and Circulareco.

Blessin Thomas
Digital Marketing Manager The company Films

Blessin Thomas is the Global Digital Marketing Manager of The Company Films, an International Video Production Company headquartered in Dubai, UAE with operations in South India's B-Hubs like Kochi, Bangalore, and Chennai. It focuses on different types of corporate films, ad films, animation films, and TV commercials with a full-fledged infrastructure to meet any kind of production assignments. They have been in the Film industry for more than one decades. Over the years, it has risen on top as the pioneer of modern day video advertising. Some of the company’s most notable clients are DP World, Dior, Dubai Tourism, RTA, Dubai Chamber, Gillette, UAE Exchange & Max Fashion.

In addition to that, He is the Co-Founder of HUBSTREW, is a startup based in Kochi, India focuses on digital marketing, mobile, web app development, and corporate branding services with the balance of creativity, innovation, technology, and digital strategy to define perfection.

Abishek Baskaran
Cofounder SlickPOS

SlickPOS is a cloud-based Point of Sale (POS) solution and technology platform for cafes, restaurants, fast food, and retail businesses.

The idea of SlickPOS was born out of a search for a POS that allowed brick-and-mortar stores to capture and leverage data like how e-commerce stores were able to do. The first SlickPOS prototype was launched in April 2017, and then the first release was made in July. In a short span of 6 months, more than 100 stores are actively running their business with SlickPOS.

As the co-founder and technology lead, he primarily focus on product development, architecture and product management.

and also  
Co-founder and technology lead of LogBase Technologies 

* LogBase - A SaaS log analysis solution (Apr 2014 - Dec 2014)
* IT services and consulting (Jan 2015 - Apr - 2017)
* Stick, - A SaaS product for local delivery management (Jan 2016 - present)
* SlickPOS, - A SaaS Point of Sale solution (Jan 2017 - present)

and Technology partner and instrumental in setting up CakeBee 's online portal, back office, and delivery management solutions

Haseeb AY
Founder CEO, Pictink

Founder & CEO at Pictink | Ex- InMobi 
An organizer, A problem solver, A photography enthusiast, A picture storyteller.

He is building an exclusive platform for Picturestories and a collaboration space for Picture based storytellers in its authentic form. With a vision of making more creative storytellers and helping people to experience the happiness of #beingcreative, Pictink aims to be a platform for matters Beyond selfies. We at Pictink believe that all of us can do something better with the pictures we take. Pictink's unique story builder maps the best storytelling structure for online publishing, thereby overcoming the basic hurdles of online storytelling. Currently working on building Pictink - A thought company 

Haseeb joined as one of the first Engineer in Production and Infrastructure Engineering team at Inmobi, my responsibilities spanned from building the first DataCenter to scaling the infrastructure to 4 physical DataCenters and 3 AWS regions that enables one of the worlds largest independent Ad network serving 2 trillion Ads per year, 250K requests/sec for 2+ billion mobile users, HDFS clusters of 6PB, ingesting 3 Trillion events/day. The core of my work involves working in tandem with various business and engineering stacks across Inmobi.

InMobi is a global mobile advertising platform that specializes in delivering the best ROI for mobile marketers. A mobile-first and mobile-only platform, InMobi has been pioneering the next generation of ad experiences, including video advertising, on the back of deep learning based optimization engines

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Coimbatore is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Ebin
    Ephrem Elavathingal
  • Arunkumar
  • Pradeep Raj


Ebin Ephrem Elavathingal
Startup Evangelist  

Mentor of Change for Atal Innovation Mission by NITI Aayog and give back to the nation.

Mentor of Change is strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students in thousands of Atal Tinkering Labs that Atal Innovation Mission has established / is in the process of establishing across India. 

Cofounded Tripjodi are two young adventurous souls from India bounded together in the name of arranged marriage. 
Our lives started off as strangers were made stronger with our common interest called travelling. 

Works with Karpagam Innovation centre,The center aims at fostering innovative research and Entrepreneurial activities in technology and engineering based areas. It provides a suitable platform to start up project for Entrepreneurs and top convert their innovative ideas into high quality student project works. 

There is a general perception that a lot of risk is attached with entrepreneurship. We want to change this by providing support with this initiative. As, Entrepreneurship in India is on the verge of explosive growth this also throws new opportunities for the eco-system to take shape.

Helping early stage startups in the process of validating assumptions and creating repeatable business models.

He volunteered for lot of initiatives to froster entrepreneurship in the ecosystem 

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