Startup Weekend Delhi November 2014
Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014
Friday, November 7 - 9, 2014
Event starts at 5:00 pm
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
Startup Weekend Delhi General Edition
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
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 1,000 past events in 110 countries around the world since 2011. More than 100,000 people across the globe are SW alumni!
Startup Weekend is proud to be associated with North East Festival 2014 to organise a Startup Weekend at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Dr Rajendra Prasad Rd, Rajpath Road Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi.
This is an effort aimed towards empowering youth through entrepreneurship by giving them the opportunity to bring ideas at an event which will have the presence of the CMs of all 8 North Eastern State along with some senior dignitaries including Cabinet Ministers in Government of India. The Event is being organised from 7th - 9th November 2014.
Current event is a GENERAL Startup Weekend Edition where participants can pitch their raw idea which could be in any vertical/theme like Technology, Education, Health, Disability, Environment, etc. and work on building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) thus propelling them to take their idea to the next stage.
Format of the Event:
Friday night:60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Educators validate ideas, then all attendees vote. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!
Saturday and Sunday:Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!
Sunday evening:Teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Winning teams take home a grab bag of great tools to help launch their company!
Over 200 startups have been launched through Startup Weekends in India and over 9000 startups have been launched globally in over 500 cities across the world. Are you ready to start? Come join Startup Weekend Delhi.
Friday November 7th
Saturday November 8th
Sunday November 9th
Founder & Chairman - HarVa
MD & CEO, Growx Ventures
Prior to growx, Sheetal helped set up the Everest Research Institute in India, and was an analyst on the outsourcing industry. Before Everest, Sheetal spent many years in management consulting with Andersen Consulting/ Accenture, working on strategy, business process reengineering, and cost reduction. Sheetal started his career with ICICI, where he was part of the founding team of the credit cards business and managed the entire technology front.
Sheetal holds a B.Tech. in Elec. Engineering from IIT Bombay.
Sr. Consultant, TheAppLabb
Vice President, LightSpeed Venture Partners
Prior to Lightpseed, Maninder was an Associate at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Maninder worked on several growth strategy and implementation engagements across various sectors including financial services, organized retail, digital music, data centers and building security/automation.
Before McKinsey, Maninder co-founded a voice based life-streaming platform – lifeinlines.com, which allowed users to create a digital diary of their life. Prior to this entrepreneurial venture, Maninder worked at ITC Limited, India’s largest FMCG company. At ITC, Maninder was a part of the core team that launched ITC’s personal care business and he spearheaded key organization transformation initiatives such as Six-sigma for the tobacco business.
Maninder graduated with a Dual degree (B.Tech and M.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, where he held key leadership positions including that of Head of ‘The Entrepreneurship Cell’. He holds an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, where he was a part of the Dean and Merit list.
Over 16 years of professional experience in the tech. sector, with focus on the Web, Mobile, Software Products and interactive marketing space.
An evangelist for Made-In-India Software Products and contribute actively in building towards a healthy ecosystem. Loves new technology and new business ideas in various domains. Interacting and working with people in implementing these ideas and technologies is his passion.
Enjoys spending time with startups.
Kuldeep’s experience revolves around SaaS, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Product Development, Financial, Tech, & IT Services. He has been instrumental in driving technology roadmaps, solution architecture and business change, and application platforms across different functional areas- capital markets, valuation and risk, asset management and payments.
Coaches and Mentors
Ashish spearheads the Investment Management division of the Group. He also looks at long term strategic business initiatives for all verticals. .
Prior to joining Perfect Group, Ashish has worked in research roles at Morgan Stanley India, Religare Securities, and Goldman Sachs. During his stint with these leading investment banks, Ashish has done extensive research on listed Indian companies across various industries.
Ashish is hailed amongst the leading value investors in India & he speaks regularly at various business schools like MDI Gurgaon and investor forums like October Quest, IIF, ISG, NIRC (ICAI), Flame Investment Lab-Alumni Meets, Perfect Research etc. He is also a regular participant at leading share market conferences such as ValueX. He has also contributed articles for newspapers like Business Standard and magazines like Money Today.
He also takes active interest in the social initiatives of the Group, and is currently the Vice President of All India Marwari Yuva Manch.
Ashish is also a startup enthusiast he actively mentors people on challenges faced in scaling up an organisation be it fund raising, hiring, business strategy etc. He actively speaks on entrepreneurship and networking in various B-Schools like MDI Gurgaon, College of Business Studies, EMPI Business School etc.
Perfect Group has also made angel funding in Oasis Insulation and they actively seek such opportunities.
Prukalpa also sits on the jury of the World Summit Youth Award & writes extensively. She has previously worked in Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil. She studied Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is currently based out of New Delhi, India.
Managing Partner at DataCulture
Karthik graduated from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi and is Managing Partner at DataCulture Analytics Company and Partner at BOLD Advisors
Director, Products at Makemytrip
He works with start-ups and small businesses as an advisor, CFO or investor; helping them with their corporate & financial strategy, accounting systems & processes, budgeting, financial projections and valuation models.
He also works with companies looking to establish business presence in USA; and handles their accounting & tax matters.
Principal, Asha Impact
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Delhi November 2014 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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