Startup Weekend Emerging Tech Hyderabad

    Friday, May 25 - 27, 2018

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Emerging Tech Hyderabad

Friday, May 25 - 27, 2018

Friday, May 25 - 27, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Microsoft Development Centre
Microsoft Garage
Hyderabad, Telangana 500032

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About Startup Weekend Hyderabad Emerging Tech

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 35,00 past events in 150+ countries around the world. More than 200,000 people across the globe are SW alumni! TechStars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurial. The weekend is centred around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Focus Areas for Emerging Tech
  • BlockChain 
  • AgriTech 
  • Robotics
  • UAV's / Drones. 
  • Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality
  • Crypto 
  • Artificial Intellegence / Machine learning

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Friday May 25th

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 May 26th

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 May 27th

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

Murali Talasila
Partner Innovation Leader at PwC

Innovator with Cyber Risk & Technology expertise, expert in (re)building teams from scratch and reinvigorating enterprise programs.

Specialties: Innovation in Information security, Risk Management, Technology, Analytics, Cross Border Teams,

Reena Dayal
Innovation Management , Leading Technical Teams, Author, Certified Corporate Director

Member of SNIA Board; Strategy, General Management ,Alignment of Technology Solutions to Business, Alliance Management, Pre Sales Solution 
Governance and Risk Management, Innovation Management, Change Management and Integration , Technologist, Program Management, Culture of Innovation ; Ecosystems and Communities of Knowledge; 
Digital Transformations, Cloud Computing, Mobility, Internet of Things, Big Data, Storage Ecosystem, Storage Solutions

Coaches and Mentors

SubbaRaju Pericherla
Entrepreneur and Startup Evangelist

19+ years of building & transitioning businesses across the Globe. Has elite recognition in business circles as trustworthy and accomplished businessman backed up by various awards. A start-up evangelist and a thought provoking leader and consensus builder having a knack of getting things done.
As a passion he actively engages with Startup Communities, Industry, Business Forums and Educational Institutions. He believes in Human Empowerment and on the mission of helping younger generation towards Entrepreneurship and Employability. Apart from his core responsibilities, he is SLP Fellow and Charter Member of TIE, an active member of HMA and NHRD and is an active participant of Non-Profit Organizations like LetsVote (Member – Core Committee), Freemasons and Rotary Club International Member).

Hasan Ali Khan
Co-Founder and CTO, Merxius

Merxius is India's most awarded startup working on Augmented & Virtual Reality. We are leveraging our expertise to develop products using these technologies. 

Lead all the technological development at the company. Also identify the latest technologies and how they can be adopted to fit the company’s offerings.

Vijay Bawra
Regional Head - NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Initiative in Andhra & Telangana Region

Startup Evangelist with 10 years of experience which includes Engineering, business development, and Starting up. He enjoy working on open innovation, startup incubation and getting my hands dirty on real execution. I am a go-getter and a firm believer in changing the status quo for good reasons.  

Specialties: Open Innovation, Startup Incubation, Startup Evangelism, Business Development, Strategic Planning,

Raj Neravati
CEO at Hug Innovations Corp.

Technology Entrepreneur and accomplished leader with experience in growing and managing business operations.

Building next generation product that can address a lot of gaps in today’s world to make a difference in B2C and B2M markets.

Specialties: Innovation & Entrepreneurship • Strategy & Leadership • Business Modeling • Product Management • Software Engineering • Business Transformation

Domains: Financial Services • Insurance • Airline Industry • Health Care

Roles Served: Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President – Delivery, VP – Sales & Account Management, AVP – Solutions & Client Services

Umesh Thota
Founder, Authbase

From writing code to designing rockets, life so far has been fun and quite interesting, i now follow mylifelong passion running a cyber security firm focused on securing startups in India.

Rahul Kanuganti
Co-founder & CEO Flytta

Rahul Kanuganti is Co-founder & CEO Flytta. Flytta is India's first one stop relocation shop for professionals and corporates. 

Discovering a house to rent, mobilising packers and movers, settling in services like DTH, Telecom, Gas, Maid, Schooling and other home services are just a click away when you are looking to relocate. 

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Emerging Tech Hyderabad team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

Technology Partner

Growth Consulting Partner

Co-Working Partner

Creative & Branding Partner

Cyber Security Partner

Digital Campus Partner

Ecosystem Partner

Organizing Team

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

  • Ankur
  • Parth
  • Vineet
  • Aditya Ranjan


Ankur Mehta
Sr. Analyst Corporate Innovation at T-hub

Started my Journey with a Forex Trading Firm the trading platforms which based in Cyprus & London based companies. I am Certified Six Sigma by British Standard of Institution & ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Certified by Bureau of Indian Standards.

More than 3+ years in Hyderabad Startup Ecosystem being a part of TechStars -Startup Weekend, Founder Institute and CIE IIIT-H Incubator & now T-Hub Foundation which is a unique partnership with Govt. of Telangana. India’s Biggest Incubator & Catalysing In Innovation, Scale & Deal Flow. I am passionate about enabling startups to make positive differences and adding value to the startup ecosystem in the workplace and the economy at large; I believe Playing rock paper scissors not only limited to the company as well as for an individual growth i.e. think B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow).

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