Startup Weekend Press Release

11/01/2014 | By Jeevan Reddy G

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


The Event 

Startup Weekend is back. Once again as part of the Global Startup Battle,http://www.globalstartupbattle.co/. We are gonna have a lot more fun this time as this event is also part of a push by the Hyderabad community(hyderabadhackers.in) to take startups mainstream

Around 100 aspiring entrepreneurs(70 non-student and 30 students)  are expected to take part in the 54 hour startup marathon. Startup Weekend is an adrenalin rush of epic levels from the first pitch through to the last presentation. Coming in alone with an idea on Friday night and leaving on Sunday evening with a startup company, and a bag full of new network contacts is a unique experience only found at a Startup Weekend.

The weekend is being hosted at Amazon office, Hyderabad. We would like to thank Amazon for hosting SW. We expect in the region of 100 entrepreneurs turning up for the weekend. With these attendance levels, we anticipate between 10-15 “mini startup companies” being formed with the statistic of 1/3 managing to survive after 6 months.

A fun, intense, risk‐free way to get a startup off the ground

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event starting on a Friday evening with anyone pitching a startup idea. The crowd of 100 or so attendees (a mix of hackers, creative and business people) then vote on the best pitches. About 15 teams are formed around the best ideas which then work through to Sunday evening. The best startups are awarded prizes ranging from cash to in‐kind support from companies.The event is open to anyone interested in the local entrepreneurial community, and it puts them in a setting where anything is possible.

In the past 3 years, 500+ startups have started & 15,000+ entrepreneurs have been inspired. Teams have even started to generate revenue during the 54hr event, and others have even gone on to raise funds from Business Angels or Venture Capitalists. None of these numbers take into account the networking, on‐going professional relationships, and amazing

experience that take place at every event. Startup Weekend’s motto: Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk. All Action.

Startup Weekend in India

Startup Weekend is currently established in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon. We have held more than 10 events in India in all since SW was established in India. 7 Startups have come out Startup Weekend in India and 2 Startups have received angel funding. To name a few of the start ups

UberLabs has received funding and you can read more on angel list

Kinesis is on themorpheus gang

Social shout – a bootstrapped startup

Past companies across the world 

Here is a snapshot of some companies that have come out of various Startup Weekends

around the globe:

http://www.foodspotting.com/

http://twitpay.com/

http://mugasha.com/

http://gpsassassins.com/

http://www.friendmosaic.com

http://playgowar.com/

Practical information

Date: 17:00 Friday Nov 21st– 20:00 Sunday Nov 23rd 2014

Venue: Amazon, Hyderabad

Event Details :http://hyderabad.up.co/events/5134

Agenda : http://www.up.co/communities/india/hyderabad/startup-weekend/5134#event-schedule

Event hours: Friday 17:00 to 24:00

Saturday 08:30 to 24:00

Sunday 08:30 to 21:00

(come by anytime)

Registration: :http://hyderabad.up.co/events/5134

Attendees: We expect approx. 100 attendees

Any Queries: Email us at hyderabad@startupweekend. org040-30512888

Food: 7 meals and drinks are provided throughout the weekend

Prizes: You will of course receive lots of prizes from local sponsors. Additionally, as part of the Global Startup Battle, you can expect some out of the world prizes. Do you want to ring the Nasdaq bell? Check. Do you want a booth at the CES? Check

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