Startup Weekend Cuttack

    Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Cuttack

Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017

Friday, March 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 4:00 pm

National Law University, Odisha
Kathajodi Campus,
CDA Sector 13
Cuttack, Odisha 753015

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Launch a Company in 54 Hours!

Considering we are one of the few law schools in India to have our own exclusive entrepreneurship cell, the Cuttack edition of Startup Weekend gives you a unique chance to network with law students and legal entrepreneurs across different law schools in India and with dynamic Entrepreneurs who'll act as Judges, Speakers, Mentors over the weekend. Personally interact with them and get your Idea validated! 

Application Developers and Business students will also be attending to facilitate a mixture of entrepreneurs having different skill-sets. Together, Startup Weekend and LexTech - Center for Law Entrepreneurship & Innovation aims to support tomorrow’s forward thinking leaders in the startup community for the overall economic growth of India and its Startup Ecosystem.

The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend Cuttack, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. 

Learn, Network, Startup

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

What is Startup Weekend?

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 1,800 events in 150 countries around the world. More than 190,000 people across the globe are SW alumni!

Startup Weekend is part of TechStars, the global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs, and has raised over $2 billion and accelerated over 750 companies. 

Why should you register?

Build your network
Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Actually launch a business
As a participant of this event and the presenter of your idea, you can join this community to actually work upon your idea and build your business under the guidance and support of global, national and local supporters and collaborators. 

Get face time with thought leaders
Get one-on-one time with experienced startup community leaders and mentors. Meet and get valuable feedback from a panel of judges and startup coaches.

Join a global community
Startup Weekend alumni span across all the continents and scores of cities.

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go

Get involved
A startup requires a team that has a multi-disciplinary skill-set. It takes people with financial/business/marketing skills, designers and coders/engineers to create something that solves a real world problem. It's your chance to meet collaborators and team-mates to make your vision real. 

Do you have an existing team? You can still come to Startup Weekend and build your MVP. 

Prizes: Participants who complete the full weekend will be eligible to special offers from our sponsors. More details at the event. 

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Friday March 24th

4:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Opening Ceremony
Welcome note by Vice Chancellor, Coordinator & Facilitator

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

8:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Network with participants and keep sharing ideas!

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 pm
Judging & Voting
Judges & Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:45 pm
Form Teams
Team formation & Idea sharing

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 March 25th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

11:00 am
Special video conference with Mentors & Coaches

12:30 pm

2:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help! (Tech)

3:30 pm
Tea/Coffee and Snacks

4:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one on one. (Management & Consultancy)

6:00 pm
Field Work

8:30 pm

9:00 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 March 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:30 pm

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to 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
Final Presentations

5:00 pm
Tea/Coffee & Snacks

6:00 pm
Judging & Awards

7:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Ashwini Rath
CEO, Batoi Systems Pvt Ltd | Entrepreneur | IT and Data Analytics Consultant | Author

Ashwini Rath is attending Startup Weekend Cuttack as a representative from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). He is currently heading a group of companies catering to Indian market and overseas, He is involved in IT consulting, software product development, conceptualizing new products, technology direction, guiding the growth path for his companies. Apart from entrepreneurial venture, his current research interests include cloud based application development, Internet of Things, and mathematical sciences. He is a strong believer of knowledge-based socio-economic development. 

KC Mishra
Founder and Director -Ekutir Social Business

A social innovator & Ashoka fellow, KC has 30 years of leadership exposure to Rural Banking, Microfinance, Agriculture Development & Education, Technology Services at national, regional & local levels. An alumnus of Delhi University (DU), KC is certified in “Innovative Organizational Model of Farmers” from Graduate Institute of Co-operative Leadership (GICL), University of Missouri. KC is an honorary trustee to GKPF & an Advisor to BoP Hub.

Winner of Facebook Innovation Challenge Award ( Category : Farmers )

Coaches and Mentors

Aurobinda Panda
Founder, Lex Protector

Aurobinda has worked hard to provide a platform to the firm to develop upon.
Before the incorporation of the Firm, Aurobinda had been working individually and felt the necessity of a corporate organisation in order to provide services more professionally. This is how Lex Protector started to get its shape.
He has been continuously stratigizing and planning the growth model of the firm

Debasis Sahoo
Founder, Playbook Consultancy, Loyalty & Sales & Marketing Consultant to Start Ups

Debasis Sahoo is the Founder and Managing Director of Playbook Consultancy Private Limited. He is an Marketer by profession with varied and rich experience across Loyalty & CRM, Retail Marketing, Sales Process, Channel Management & Co-Branded Financial Instruments. 

Before starting on his Entrepreneurial journey, Debasis has conceptualised, constructed and managed loyalty and CRM programs for the manufacturing, retail, financial and services sectors. He brings expertise in managing and cultivating relationship & engagement programs for partners, distribution channels and end consumers. 

C Chandrasekhar
Managing Director, Catalyst IT Solutions

At Catalyst IT Solutions (CITSPL), their repository of knowledge on the various aspects of management, and an in-depth understanding of the communication and management needs of small, medium and large organizations helps teams of committed IT professionals with highly specialized skills create innovative, economic and efficient web and software applications that create value and generate visible savings for their clients.

Barada Prasad Panigrahy
Professor & Researcher of Agribusiness & Entrepreneurship at Sri Sri University

He is a professor in Agribusiness Management and has created many Agripreneurs. 
He also has a corporate experience of more than a decade.

Rakesh Gupta
Chartered Accountant, STRG & Associates

Sanmaya Kumar Dhal
Founder & CEO, SlickAccount Pvt. Ltd.

Entrepreneur & researcher for life, Sanamaya is a mentor to hundreds of new startups worldwide. He is also on the hiring board at a few companies. 

He believe life is a test to improve yourself and people or things around you. He is currently working on scaling up the company and brands they own.  

Basanta Moharana
Organiser at GDG Bhubaneswar | Brand Designer at VenturePact

UX Designer having 7 years of experience with Web and Mobile app designing. Aim to Develop IT and Open source community in local city with the help of Google. Make awareness towards Google technology throughout the startup community help startup develop a great product. 

Organizing Team

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

  • Akash
  • Abhishek
  • Yash
  • Antim


Amlan Patnaik

Startup Weekend New Delhi-2013 Winner .Startup ecosystem Enthusiast and a community builder. And,when I am not building something awesome,I am found cycling around Bhubaneswar!

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