Startup Weekend IIT-Kanpur

    Friday, March 20 - 22, 2015

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  3. Coaches and Mentors
  4. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend IIT-Kanpur

Friday, March 20 - 22, 2015

Friday, March 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

IIT Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

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54 Hours of Entrepreneurship on Steroid

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1,000 past events in 110 countries around the world in 2011. More than 100,000 people across the globe are SW alumni!

Cloud Credits worth over ₹36,000 & a Premium Domain for each and every participating team. 
Also access to deals over $1,00,000 for teams who register their companies after the event and Exclusive Mentorship from Google Developer's Group IIT Kanpur.
Only 70 Seats available.So Hurry and Register Now.
Optional Accommodation available@ Rs. 1500 extra, if ticket is bought before 8th March for people coming from outside.Please mail- after buying the ticket for accomodation details. 


Friday March 20th

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 21st

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!

6:30 pm

7:30 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 22nd

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Amit Ranjan
Cofounder, SlideShare

Co Founder, SlideShare

Divya Sornaraja
Founder and CEO .

 Founder and CEO .

Anil Joshi
Funds and Finds Startups that need to be funded .

Head Mumbai Angels and Bangalore Angels . 

Sohil Shah
Associate at Intellecap Impact Investment Network

Associate at Intellecap Impact Investment Network Mumbai Area, India Investment Banking

Utkarsh Sinha
Venture Capital Investment Professional at BitChemy Ventures

Venture Capital Investment Professional at BitChemy Ventures

VIkram tiwari
MEAN Stack Developer

MEAN Stack Developer at SilverPush

adarsh jagannatha

Ex CTO . Arnium Technologies. HackMaster

Rabi Shankar
Developer ThoughtSpot

Developer at ThoughtSpot

Vikraman Chowdhury
Kick Ass Gentoo Developer

Kick Ass Gentoo Developer

Organizing Team

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

  • Bhanu Pratap
  • Ishita
  • Kanupriya
  • Goutham
  • Viswanadh


Vineet Khurana
Vice President - Chandigarh Angels Network

Entrepreneur | Lead Evangelist Chandigarh Angels Network

A venture capital facilitator, entrepreneur and Startup ecosystem enabler with a strong belief in Lean Startup methodology of building Startups. Currently building Chandigarh Angels Network (CAN) with an objective to invest in Startups working on to solve the real-life problems and have the potential to grow globally.

Within 3 years of Starting up, he has helped grow CAN to 40+ Angel Investors building a diverse portfolio of 15 interesting Startups from different parts of India.

In his efforts to place CAN at the Core of the whole Entrepreneurial ecosystem blooming in India, he has also interacted with and helped thousands of aspiring Entrepreneurs.

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