Startup Weekend Hyderabad Construction Edition

    Friday, March 13 - 15, 2015

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Startup Weekend Hyderabad Construction Edition

Friday, March 13 - 15, 2015

Friday, March 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

91 Springboard
3rd floor, DHFLVC Silicon Towers, Kondapur,
Hyderabad, Telengana

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Platform for Construction Entrepreneurship-PCE: 13-15 March 2015 in NICMAR,Hyderabad.

A 100 creative problem solvers, innovators, idea generators, teachers and aspiring entrepreneurs passionate about solving challenges and problems in India's Construction and Real Estate Sector will come together in Hyderabad now!

Registrations are now open! You could be a Site Engineer,Project Head, college student,or just a person passionate about Construction field and Real Estate sector.... !! 

Have you ever had an idea for improving India's Construction Industry and Real Estate Sector? 

Here’s your opportunity to transform your ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion to build a product in one weekend. Design your plans, Reinforce your structure, receive coaching from experienced engineers & 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 concepts related to Construction and real estate sector. 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 construction background and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!

Sunday evening: Teams demo their products related to construction industry 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!

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Friday March 13th

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 March 14th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 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!

8:00 pm

8:30 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 March 15th

8:00 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!


S. Ramachandran

Mr. S. Ramachandran, PGDBA serves as the Managing Director of BOT Projects IVRCL Assets & Holdings Ltd. Mr. Ramachandran serves as the President of Business Development & Corporate Strategy of IVRCL Limited and served as its Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy, has been with it since June 30, 1999. He has 31 years of experience. He worked at TEXUNA CHEMICALS INC. He has been an Additional Director of IVRCL Assets & Holdings Ltd since April 14, 2010. He serves as a Director of IVRCL Steel Constructions & Services Limited and Alkor Petroo Ltd. Mr. Ramachandran holds a PGDBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Coaches and Mentors

V B Gadgil

Mr. V.B. Gadgil currently serves as Chief Executive & Managing Director of L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd. Prior to this role, Mr. Gadgil served as a Senior Vice President and Head of Electrical and Gulf Projects Operating Company, one of the four Independent companies of L&T.   

Joined as a Site Engineer, Mr. Gadgil with his sharp managerial and administrative skills, and realistic attitude ascended to the senior position in the company after serving effectively in various career levels such as up to Sr. Vice President.

Eminent as a classic task master and shrewd business leader, Mr. Gadgil, apart from being an athlete, swimmer and mountaineer, also possesses an interest in photography. He was graduated in civil engineering from the then Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1971, having notched University First Position (Gold Medal).

Govinda Rajan

Wing Commander with the Indian Air Force retired from active duties in 2003. Govinda, WingCo to his associates, has end-to-end airfield management experience of about 21 years. Govinda has been providing Facility Management services for the last 12 years and has been managing large commercial complexes, research laboratories, industrial clusters and office spaces. Some of the sites he has managed in the past include General Electric, Honeywell, Albany Molecular Research and tolled roads of National Highway Authority of India.   A Graduate in Geography from Delhi University, WingCo is a certified disaster management expert for aviation. WingCo is an avid golfer and steals time for a good round of the game. When away from work and golf, WingCo likes to spend a quiet evening with family and friends.

Jaya Chandaran

K. Jayachandran, Managing Director is a Mechanical Engineer, Postgraduate in Public Administration and Human Resource Management. He is also a Law Graduate and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (I).   He has over 35 years of enriched experience as a HR Manager, Deputy General Manager (HRD), Dean, Head - HR & Member, Board of Management in organizations like Defense, Banking, Mutual Funds, Engineering, Education & Training Institutions, Infrastructure Company etc. He is an accomplished and highly valued Corporate Trainer, Leader & Motivator. He has a strong passion to share his knowledge and experience with many individuals and organizations in his specialized area of Human Resource Management.

Rajeshwara Rao

Ramana Gogula

Ramana Gogula is a serial entrepreneur who  founded companies in areas of eLearning, Entertainment and Clean Energy. He has over two decades of international experience in sales, product marketing  technical support & product design in the Information Technology space. Having worked as MD of Sybase - South East Asia and as Founder/CEO of an eLearning Company called Liqwid Krystal,  he is currently the CEO and founder of Earthen Glow, a Clean Energy StartUp that focuses on developing Indoor & Outdoor Lighting Architectures for OFFGRID villages in India & Africa.

Besides focusing on Earthen Glow, he is also part of the Investing  & Operating team at Unitus Seed Fund, managing the Incubator Acceleration Program. Unitus Seed Fund is a US $20 million seed fund investment company that invests in start-ups innovating for low-income, undeserved masses. 

During his sabbatical from the Corporate world, he has composed music for 25 films in Telugu, Tamil & Kannada. During his stay in the USA he has produced numerous world music albums with musicians from the Bay Area, California.

As a serial entrepreneur he, has focused on leading teams to success through employee empowerment interlinked with organizational vision, and extreme customer satisfaction. 

Gogula received his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University, his first MS in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and his second MS in Computer Science from Louisiana State University.

Raja Karthikeyan

R.Karthikeyan has 20 years of experience in Construction & Cost Consultancy and Procurement functions. Karthik set up cost consultancy division of CBRE in 2013 and division has grown more than 70staff in two years time. Karthikeyan expertise in cost planning, procurement, cost management / administration, capital allowances and possess sound engineering & commercial skills. He has multi-industry experience in handling office, retail, hotels, hospitals, entertainment studios, air & road transportation, residential, industrial and institutional projects.

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