Startup Weekend Imphal

    Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017


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Startup Weekend Imphal

Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017



Friday, May 26 - 28, 2017
Event starts at 2:30 pm

Nibiaa Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
4th Floor L.I Shopping Complex
Singjamei, Near Singjamei Super-Market
Imphal, Manipur 795008

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Build a company in just 54 Hours !!!


- Do you have a brilliant idea and would like to develop a prototype while getting it critically analysed by experienced mentors and judges?
- Are you one of those nerdy coders and designers who can give visionary ideas the required aesthetic appeal?
- Would you like to get involved in a 54 hour mission to build a start-up?

You are at the right place!!

1.  What is Startup Weekend?
     - Startup Weekend is a non-profit global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs, based in Seattle, Washington who 
organizes 54-hour events across the globe on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities to share ideas, form teams and launch startups. Currently , we have the following stats :- 
23k+Teams Formed
193k+ Alumni Community Members
150Countries (That's more than Starbucks!)
2.9k+ Events to Date

2.  What is Startup Weekend Imphal Chapter?
     - Startup Weekend Imphal is a general edition of a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch a raw idea, 
which could be in any vertical/theme like Technology, Education, Healthcare, Environment,Telecommunications, Petrochemicals Pharmaceuticals, Tourism, etc. and work on building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) thus propelling them to take their ideas to the next stage of launching a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas/hypothesis, meet potential co-founders, build a powerful community in Imphal and launch your next startup! This weekend will be a priceless opportunity to pitch the ideas in front of local entrepreneurial leaders and evolve them with their critical feedback and aids from coaches. 

3.  How does it works?
     -  26th May, 2017  Friday: Come pitch your ideas, convince other participants to join your team and take forth your ideas
     -  27th May, 2017  Saturday: Debate, build, pitch! Take critical feedback and aid from highly experienced coaches and embark on a journey to build prototype of your idea/product. Test your hypothesis with specific focus on product development, customer-eccentric approach, LEAN Startup methodologies and in building a minimum viable product (MVP)
     -  28th May, 2017 Sunday: Finally, demonstrate your prototype and enroll business plan in front of a panel of industry experts

4.  Who can participate? 
     - Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. You want to be the boss of your company or stand in the the queue like the masses? Your call!!

5.  Any stringent educational qualification(s)?
     - Your prior educational qualifications or stream doesn't matter at all. Do you have a passion to innovate? You are at the right place!! 
     - Typical crowd of Startup Weekend consists of
         • Hustlers who can drive the project and can pitch their ideas with passion looking to build a fantastic team around their idea
         • Domain experts and business guys who understand the market need on the tips of their fingers
         • Designers with a strong aesthetics and UI, UX skills
         • Hackers and Nerds with an energy to code with speed and skill
         • Founders looking for Investments and Consultation

6.  Why should you join Imphal Startup Weekend?
     - Build a strong network of young aspiring entrepreneurs, well established CEO’s of Manipur and a network amazing angel investors
     - Launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekends are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on  continuing working with their team or startup prototype after the weekend
     - Get one-on-one time with the movers and shakers of your community
     - Join a global alumni community that span across several continents and scores of cities
     - Think, conceive & deliver a product. It’s the energy in the Startup Weekend environment that makes you super productive

Come to find new entrepreneurs, companies, co-founders or extend your professional network or learn a new skill far outside the usual 9-to-5 job. We guarantee everyone will leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups!!

-  There will be highly skilled coaches and mentors for each day and judges/investors on the last day
-  Top 3 ideas and best presentations will be awarded an attractive PRIZE
-  If you are looking for co-founders, investors or any business incubator, business accelerator, you are at the right place! 

Let's build !!


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 26th


2:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


2:45 pm
Tea and Snacks
Tea and Snacks will be provided before the start of the event


3:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


3:45 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


4:45 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


5:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


5:30 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 27th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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!


7:30 pm
Check-In
check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day.

Sunday May 28th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Final Presentations


6:30 pm
Judging & Awards


7:00 pm
Wrap-Up



Speakers


Ragesh Keisham
Chairman & Managing Director

Ragesh Keisham is one of the renowned entrepreneur from NE Part of India. He is a Mentor and Entrepreneur builder and A pioneer in the field of green revolution, The SuiGeneris Inc. currently owns and manages a pristine 250-acre plantation of Cymbopogon citratus in Imphal. It has acquired an additional 500 acres for cultivation and is expanding production to meet the ever growing demand for CC Tea.
Ragesh Keisham’s vision and leadership have paved the way for a unique model of development and he is heralding a socio-economic revolution in Manipur. Under his able leadership, The SuiGeneris Inc. has grown from 2 to 2000 workers and is actively empowering thousands of families across Manipur. The company’s first product line CC Tea is approved by FICCI and is garnering curiosity from global traders across Europe, US and UAE


Romikanta Pheiroijam
Managing Director , Iland Nissan Manipur


Event Judges


Ragesh Keisham
Chairman & Managing Director

Ragesh Keisham is one of the renowned entrepreneur from NE Part of India. He is a Mentor and Entrepreneur builder and A pioneer in the field of green revolution, The SuiGeneris Inc. currently owns and manages a pristine 250-acre plantation of Cymbopogon citratus in Imphal. It has acquired an additional 500 acres for cultivation and is expanding production to meet the ever growing demand for CC Tea.
Ragesh Keisham’s vision and leadership have paved the way for a unique model of development and he is heralding a socio-economic revolution in Manipur. Under his able leadership, The SuiGeneris Inc. has grown from 2 to 2000 workers and is actively empowering thousands of families across Manipur. The company’s first product line CC Tea is approved by FICCI and is garnering curiosity from global traders across Europe, US and UAE


R.K. Dev Singh
Former Director Retail at dENiZEN from Levi's

Dev Singh is a Retail business leader with 15+ years of superior quality Retail experience (international + domestic), spanning ‘Scientific Buying and Merchandising’ and Financials, P&L Accountability, Business Development, International Franchisee Management, Retail Management, Marketing and Customer Care involving both start-ups and growth organizations. 

Highly accomplished, innovative, visionary business leader with demonstrated success in increasing revenues, market shares, and earnings, achieving cost reductions as well as high client satisfaction in customer-facing operations in large and diverse organizations. Progressive and diverse functional expertise with a tenacious commitment to driving sales, profit and market-share growth.
He too is very keen in developing a startup Ecosystem in Manipur.


Sam Khumanthem
Managing Partner and Co-founder at The Olive Group

Sam Khumanthem is the Managing Partner and Co-founder at The Olive Group. The Olive Group manages a one-of-a-kind school at Hyderabad called Olive Learning Center. 
Sam has had a long career in Advertising and Public Affairs working in Mumbai handling some major corporations such as Bank of America, Warburg Pincus, Providence Equity Partners, Morgan Stanley, Mercedes Benz etc., Sam’s key profiles includes working with senior executives and the Country Heads of these companies building expertise in corporate communications and reputation building notably with capital markets, investors, government, business and consumers.
Sam’s last stint was with HSBC Technology and Services as Manager, Corporate Communications, and handled key stakeholder management, employee engagement programs and initiatives.
Sam lives in Hyderabad with his wife, Rebecca and their two girls.



Ibohal Meitei
Professor (Strategic Management), MIMS, Manipur University

Dr. Ch.Ibohal Meitei, Professor, Manipur Institute of Management
Studies, Manipur University ( A Central University) is having more than 23 years of industry and
academic experiences. At present, he is the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill
Development, School of Social Sciences, Manipur University.He had also completed successfully a
term for the directorship of Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University (2008-11).
He earned his MBA from Aligarh Muslim University in 1992. Further, he had completed FDPM from
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad (1999) and PhD in Management from Manipur
University (2001). He had eight PhD research scholars completed under his supervision and also
guided quite a good number of MBA dissertations. He had more than 30 publications in various
journals of repute and also he had presented papers in International and National conferences and
Seminars held at various institutions like IIT Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad and XLRI, Jamsedpur etc.


Coaches and Mentors


Fisher Laishram
CEO & Co-Founder at Swerve



Prasenjit Laikangbam

A serial entrepreneur himself he has worked multiple years in Bangalore and worked in companies such as HP and co founder of Mobimp , one of the fastest growing Startup in Manipur.He is also very keen in developing a startup Ecosystem in Manipur. 


Ailan Maibam
Co-Founder & Director , WareFerro

Ailan Maibam has been with the IT industry for more than 17+ years and have worked in Oracle and Microsoft.  For the last 4 years, he has been actively working with various startups to bring life to their ideas. He has long association with the internet and multi-media industry in Manipur and have cofounded multiple companies.


Bikendrajit Akoijam
Managing Director of YVU Financial Services Private Limited

He is the Managing Director of YVU Financial Services Private Limited. It is the only company in Manipur which has received NBFC-MFI (Non Banking Financial Company - Micro Finance Institution) certificate from the Reserve Bank of India. He hold the post of General Secretary of Micro Finance Association of Manipur (MiFAM). He is an executive member of North East Micro Finance Association (NEMFA)

He is also a Director in the following companies:
1. Swel Finvest Private Limited (a Non Banking Financial Company)
2. YVU Milk Producer Company Limited
3. Leichal Media & Entertainment Private Limited.

Regarding his education background, he completed MBA from Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi. He also studied Master of Professional Accounting at La Trobe University, Melbourne.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Imphal is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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    Nameirakpam
  • Nickson
    Sharma
  • Ningthem
    Ningombam
  • Rojen
    Leimapokpam

Facilitators


Sumukh Shetty


Event Staff


Bony Yumnam
Student at Bachelor of Bussiness Administration (BBA)



shitaljit Rajkumar
Student at ICM



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