Startup Weekend Education Hyderabad
Friday, February 6 - 8, 2015
Friday, February 6 - 8, 2015
Event starts at 7:00 pm
4th Floor, I Labs Center, Madhapur
A 100 creative problem solvers, innovators, idea generators, teachers and aspiring entrepreneurs passionate about solving challenges and problems in India's Education Sector will come together in Hyderabad now!
In Aug 2014, here is how Bangalore rocked at its first ever Startup Weekend Education! (Click to View)
Registrations are now open! You could be a school head, teacher, parent, college student, NGO worker or just a person passionate about education.... inside or outside classrooms!
If you are a teacher who wishes to participate in the event, please fill out our application form here.
Have you ever had an idea for improving education?
Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!
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!
Here’s some examples of startups that have come out of Startup Weekend EDU:
+ Qeyno is a career exploration game that helps inform students about possible STEM career options & offers guidance on how to achieve them.
+Kidfit Academy-A nonprofit running interactive physical & health education curriculum that empowers students to take control of their health & wellness with fun technology.
Friday February 6th
Saturday February 7th
Sunday February 8th
An accomplished Technologist, has over 20 years product engineering and R&D leadership experience. Regularly speaks at tech workshops and seminars in India. Recently co-authored a book on ‘SOA approach to Integration’. He's an Adjunct Faculty at IIIT-Hyderabad, and teaches courses on middleware technologies and distributed systems. He's the Chair of ACM Hyderabad Chapter since Jan 2012, Regional council member at Nasscom & Managing committee member at ITsAP & TiE. He's a part of the National program team for Nasscom Products conclave and ITsAP Hyderabad Software products showcase.
Anil Bhansali is the Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd and the General Manager of the Cloud and Enterprise engineering teams at MSIDC.
A 23-year veteran at Microsoft, Anil began his career with Microsoft in Redmond in 1991 as part of the Office division where he worked on MS Excel for multiple releases. He was the Partner Development Manager in the Office Shared Services Team that worked on SharePoint Team Services V1.0 and Windows SharePoint Service version 2.0.
Anil relocated to India in 2004 as Director of the Windows Live Platforms Services Group. He established and drove several engineering efforts at MSIDC before taking over the engineering leadership of the Windows feature engineering group within MSIDC in 2006. From 2011 onwards Anil is leading teams working on engineering features for the Cloud and Enterprise division.
Anil has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY, Stony Brook.
When not at work, Anil spends time with his children at home or travelling. He has a passion for street food, has trekked to the Everest Base camp and enjoys spreading the written word via social work at Pustakar. He is also a marathon runner and has completed several national and international marathons including the New York marathon.
Coaches and Mentors
Founder CEO of Uptec Idealabs Ltd
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Education 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Hyderabad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here