Techstars Startup Weekend coimbatore

    Friday, August 16 - 18, 2019

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Techstars Startup Weekend coimbatore

Friday, August 16 - 18, 2019

Friday, August 16 - 18, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

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Techstars Startup Weekend Coimbatore
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Friday August 16th

5:30 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 17th

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 18th

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

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

7:00 pm

7:15 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Harilal Bhaskar

Harilal is an IIM Alumnus and currently working  as CEO of AIC-IIITKottyam ,a Sec 8 Company. He is  a seasoned Management Executive with an outstanding leadership expertise as a corporate planning, Management consulting, Marketing  Operations, and Finance . He has been able to keep a sharp focus on the Top and Bottom Line requirements. Further he has excelled in Business Development in numerous countries; in, US, EU,APAC by consistent and Strategic analysis of the market, customer preferences, competitor activities and Presale in a dynamic environment.
His confidence, courage and strength of character, tempered with a brilliant academic record, have enabled his companies to scale ever-greater heights. He is persistent yet patient and his persuasive communication skills compel and motivate a listener to find common goal with him and align with his vision. A strong believer in results, his track record bears testimony to the fact that he is a man who can be counted on to bring about an invigorating change in any organization. 

Widely traveled, Harilal imbibes within him the spirit of a learner who welcomes and values the input and contribution of others and learns as much as he teaches

Specialties: Management Consulting, Operations Management, Sales and marketing, Business Planning, Strategy, Operations, Finance, & IT

Satish Kumar Viswanathan
Office Principal at ThoughtWorks Coimbatore

Office Principal at ThoughtWorks Coimbatore

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.

Coaches and Mentors

Kousik Rajendran
Co-Founder at Healtho5, a Patient Relationship Management Company

Experienced techpreneur ventured into healthcare sector. Seasoned leader responsible for all aspects of a business, including building teams, technology, operations, strategy, sales, and business development

Specialties: Enterprise Architecture, Entrepreneurial, Startups, Operations, Cloud, Healthcare, Mobile, Sales.

Andrew SamRaja Pandian
Founder & CEO at SimpliCity

He love to build and scale businesses and disrupt industries. He have worked in many industries and created many startups along the way. From yellow pages to News companies, data outsourcing to online advertising, hyperlocal selling to international business development, creating stellar ad campaigns to creating a multifaceted media platform to starting up an online video streaming services (in 2003), I have hands-on experience in working or starting up many ventures.

Armed with over a decade of experience in handling major ITES operations, business development, client acquisitions, working in the creative industry and floating many startups along the way, He set out to start off Simple Solutions in 2007 for providing simple solutions to complex business processes. Today they work with 25 top law firms and other businesses in the US providing legal, medico-legal and financial services.

In 2009, He started Simple Advertising providing creative services to brands in Coimbatore and Chennai. Starting up with one client, they became a leading agency in the retail category and in 2013, they received the Best TV Ad - Retail award from Ad Club of Chennai.

In late 2015, He had this strong thought that news was coming to us in the wrong priority with City news getting very little focus. They sought to set this straight and they launched SimpliCity - a realtime hyperlocal news, information & services platform in July 7, 2016. Today they are the largest news platform in our City with over 1.8 million weekly readers and over half a million daily viewers. They are also the largest news team in Coimbatore ( It has disrupted the news industry as they knew it in Coimbatore.


Raju Kandaswamy
Lead Consultant, Thoughtworks

Raju Kandaswamy - Innovator, In the past, built 2 tech startups on AR/VR and Industrial Robotics. Solutions built by his startup where deployed and used in Tesla, Volkswagen Factories and Clientele in Germany. Currently working with Thoughtworks Coimbatore as Lead Consultant.

Specialities: Entrepreneurship, MVP, Prototyping, Idea to Product, Startup

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 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.


Enriched my skills in Industrial automation for 3 years in Research & Development
division of Automotive Manufacturing industry. Acquired industry skills lead myself to
pursue my passion in most valued & looked forward Internet of Things sector. Mostly
passionate to work in open innovation driven by open source technologies. Holding
Electrical engineering degree fits me into electronics cluster but with self acquired
software knowledge opens my domain to connected devices, data analytics, cloud
storage and industrial sensor integration. With right skills at right time helped me
venture my own company- CINDAN TECHNOLOGIES (Since 2017) in Industrial
Internet of Things domain envisioned to provide affordable high end data analytics
solution to Indian industries to enhance their business and digitally magnify their
conversion cost & keep machines error free.

Timple Luloo
Managing Director in Fugle Pharma Founder of Acu-Neuro Clinic

Managing Director in Fugle Pharma Founder of Acu-Neuro Clinic

Deepa Muthukumarasamy
Founder CEO Some more Foods

Founder CEO - Some More Foods

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Ebin Ephrem
Startup Evangelist

Senior Manager, Atal Incubation Center RAISE, Coimbatore. 
India's 1st Startup Incubation Center focusing on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Atal Incubation Centre Supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog

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. 

City Lead for Coimbatore, Headstart Network Foundation, Headstart is one of India's oldest and largest startup ecosystem development organizations with the vision 'changing the world with entrepreneurship'

Previously worked 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. 

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 

One who believes entrepreneurs are new-age freedom fighters. Startup evangelist who wanted to help aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage startups working on sustainable development goals, yes its obviously lobbying for the future generation. A common man concerned about climatic change and life on the planet. One who cares about 'network' than 'net-worth' . 

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