Startup Weekend New Delhi

    Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017

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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend New Delhi

Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017

Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

New Delhi, Delhi

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Friday September 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 September 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 September 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!


Sameer Somal

An internationally recognised educator, analyst and financial advisor with a vision for the future, Mr. Sameer Somal is passionate about educating and investing in young global leaders. A member of various world leading boards like Women Economic Forum, Mr. Sameer Somal has set the yardsticks for resource management and application pretty high. 

Event Judges

Amit Jain

One of the pioneering force in Money Transfer Business, Mr. Amit Jain has redefined the business with impeccable management skills and eye for the detail establishing various businesses along the way. With an invaluable experience of over a decade in RelianceCapital .Mr. Amit Jain has reated new benchmarks in growth and success.

Amit Chaudhary

The trait of the greatest ideas is its simplicity. Mr. Amit Chaudhary had a similar epiphany 8 years ago creating Lenskart, the online spectacles megastore. Mr. Amit with his vision , management and marketing skills has shepherd Lenskart to indisputable heights in the spectacle market. Known for his daunting work ethic and his passion for work combined with the ever smiling nature , he is a dedicated leader.

Aditya Dev

Mr. Aditya Dev Sood is the Chief Mentor and General Partner at the Startup Tunnel Accelerator in New Delhi. An expert in user-centered design, product development, growth hacking and B2B sales, Mr. Sood has also helped set up the Gates Foundation supported Bihar Innovation Lab focused on maternal and child health and the USAID-supported Read Alliance for early grade reading. An alumni of the University of Chicago, Mr. Sood is a former Fulbright Scholar, and an occasional gardener.

Coaches and Mentors

Sumit Arora

Mr.Sumit Arora is an ‎independent consultant and shareholder. He is an advisor to Startups in E-commerce and co-founder of Helius Capital; which provides cutting-edge software solutions.
With a background encompassing entrepreneurship, customer engagement, digital strategy, marketing strategy, customer experience, product management, analytics, E-commerce, digital marketing, business development, consumer behaviour etc. 
Ecell DTU is proud to announce Mr. Sumit Arora, Founder K2S Consulting and Co-founder Helius Capital, as a mentor for the Startup Weekend.

Gaurav Kachru

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership."
An entrepreneurial growth leader, Mr, Gaurav Kachru has led new technology & traditional businesses across countries & industries. He has led sales, strategy, investments & market entries across Asia as well as led over 19 transactions in inorganic growth space. His initiative, 5ideas Startup Superfuel, is a mentorship led seed stage fund helping promising early stage internet & mobile start-ups accelerate to commercial success. Being very passionate about building innovative & practical solutions for growing the digital eco-system in India,Mr. Kachru currently serves on the Board of Directors/Advisory Board of 6 technology companies and is the CEO of the internet & TV commerce ventures for the India Today Group.

sumeet kapur

An entrepreneur's biggest success is when his product is recognised and used by the masses. Mr. Sumeet Kapur is one such proud co-founder as nearbuy is sweeping across the nation and breaking records in the online marketplace platforms. A veteran finance expert , Mr. Sumeet Kapur has steered businesses like Edutopper and Groupcon to new heights.

Mudit Narain

Currently based at the Niti Ayog, managing the Atal innovation, Mr Mudit Narain is one of the pioneering forces in the country in infrastructure regulations, taking forward the nation by his highly dedicated and commendable work. 
Mr. Mudit Narain completed his MOS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is now the Vice President at the centre of incubation and entrepreneurship at IIM Ahmedabad. 

KC Jacob

A "Go to Market strategist" who excels at identifying untapped markets and business opportunities, Mr. KC Jacob is the President and Managing Consultant at Horton International. Vice-president at the Muthoot Group and a Mentor and Advisor at Indian School of Entrepreneurship, Mr. K.C. Jacob has an unparalleled leadership experience of over 3 decades in marketing and operations, business restructuring, strategic planning and corporate relations in multiple primary sectors.

Shailendra Ahuja

Mr. Shailendra K. Ahuja , alumni DCE and a veteran investor and visionary who has taken the family business to new heights. He has unparalled expertise in International Trade. Mr. Shailendra K. Ahuja actively mentors start-ups helping startups raise seed, angel and series A funding from high networth individuals and venture capital funds

Sana Sood

Mrs. Sana Sood grew up in the US and holds a Masters degree from the George Washington University in International Affairs. She has previously worked at PwC and gategroup, leading teams in international risk. Mrs. Sana has strong operations and management experience, as well as a creative streak, being a published author and leads all the content generation, marketing, PR and communication efforts at Happy Shappy.

Nitin Sood

Mr. Nitin Sood has a Masters in Computer Science from The George Washington University, and more than 10 years of professional experience in highly technical roles. He was previously working with the US Government and then with The World Bank in Washington DC, before taking the Indian Wedding market by storm by Happy Shappy. Armed with technical expertise in enterprise architecture, big data and artificial intelligence, Nitin leads the Technology, Sales and Operations of Happy Shappy.

onkar k.

Popularly known as "Gareebo Ka Steve Jobs" or "Digital Gandhi", Mr. Onkar Kishan Khullar started his first company, I Impact India Partners at the age of 21, creating a niche for himself as the youngest Consultant in the Cause Branding & Marketing Industry internationally. With his expertise in social entrepreneurship, Mr. Khullar is the co-founder of JAR, Jewellery His wish to change the world led him to become the Consulting Director of Sarvam Foundation (NGO). He developed an industry game changing process called Impact Thinking to help out non-profits around the world for which he received Pride of India Award 2015.

Erik Azulay

Erik Azulay is a technology commercialization expert and serial entrepreneur specializing in small business startups and international market strategies. He has worked as a technology analyst for numerous organizations, including the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, the United States Industry Coalition, as well as the governments of Kazakhstan, India, South Korea and Colombia.  Mr. Azulay has served as a commercial reviewer on numerous Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) panels for the National Science Foundation.  He also launched and sold a transportation and logistics company based in the Russian Far East port of Vladivostok. Mr. Azulay was the director for the World Bank Innovation Program in Kazakhstan, where for two years he oversaw the creation and running of the National Technology Commercialization Center.  Under his leadership, the Center created a new multi-million dollar small business commercialization grant program and incubated Kazakh start-ups to bring their innovations to market, resulting in several hundred thousand dollars in sustainable revenue.  He now serves as the Chairman of the International Science and Commercialization Board, which oversees the entire $110 million second phase of the World Bank Innovation Program in Kazakhstan. He currently runs the Nexus Innovation Hub and Incubator in New Delhi, India.  Nexus is a collaboration between the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas and the U.S. State Department to support the startup ecosystem in New Delhi and India.   Mr. Azulay received his BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas.  He has worked on commercialization and incubation projects in over 12 countries around the world and speaks Russian and Spanish.  He serves on the board of IVeH, a nonprofit organization focusing on international telemedicine, the Alliance for Commercialization and Innovation Research, and as an advisor to the Polish venture firm Leonarto.  

Organizing Team

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

  • Mayank
  • Simran
  • Suraj


Anurag Maloo
Head of Partnerships (Asia), Seedstars

Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup community architect, and currently works with Seedstars to build right partnerships to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Previously, as a Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend for 5.5 years, he was 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. He has done impact trips to nearly 58+ countries across 6 continents working with startup founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders, investors, and governments to develop their entrepreneurship ecosystems. With his proven track record 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 in authentic 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 and polar deserts of Antarctica, from travelling along the ancient trade cities on Silk Road to the vast, wild grasslands and virgin landscapes of nomadic Mongolia, and to trekking to the Base of the World's highest mountain, Mt. Everest Basecamp. 

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