Startup Weekend Imphal

    Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018

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Startup Weekend Imphal

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 2:30 pm

NIT, Manipur
Langol Campus
Imphal, Manipur 795004

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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?
     -  16th November, 2018  Friday:  Come pitch your ideas, convince other participants to join your team and take forth your ideas
     -  17th November, 2018  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)
     -  18th November,2018   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! 

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Friday November 16th

2:30 pm
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
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 November 17th

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!

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day.

Sunday November 18th

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
Final Presentations

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

7:00 pm

Organizing Team

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

  • Dr. Sunil
  • Dr. Chandi Charan
  • Aeroshil
  • Dr. Benjamin A
  • Dr. Herojit
  • Dr. Surendra
  • Chingkheinganba
  • Bishwanath
  • Laishram Bobycha


Ebin Ephrem Elavathingal
Startup Evangelist  

Mentor of Change for Atal Innovation Mission by NITI Aayog and give back to the nation.

Mentor of Change is strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students in thousands of Atal Tinkering Labs that Atal Innovation Mission has established / is in the process of establishing across India. 

Cofounded Tripjodi are two young adventurous souls from India bounded together in the name of arranged marriage. 
Our lives started off as strangers were made stronger with our common interest called travelling. 

Works with Karpagam Innovation centre,The center aims at fostering innovative research and Entrepreneurial activities in technology and engineering based areas. It provides a suitable platform to start up project for Entrepreneurs and top convert their innovative ideas into high quality student project works. 

There is a general perception that a lot of risk is attached with entrepreneurship. We want to change this by providing support with this initiative. As, Entrepreneurship in India is on the verge of explosive growth this also throws new opportunities for the eco-system to take shape.

Helping early stage startups in the process of validating assumptions and creating repeatable business models.

He volunteered for lot of initiatives to froster entrepreneurship in the ecosystem 

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