Startup Weekend Madurai

    Friday, May 24 - 26, 2019

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Startup Weekend Madurai

Friday, May 24 - 26, 2019

Friday, May 24 - 26, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Elcot IT Park
Airport-Mattuthavani Ring Rd
Madurai, Tamilnadu 625020

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Startup Weekend Madurai

Here is your chance to change the world. No Talk, All Action !

We're in cITy ! Startup Weekend Madurai (24 May - 26 May) 2019

What is Startup Weekend Madurai?

The goal here is to build out a complete startup idea and examine its marketability and feasibility. Start the event with Friday night pitches and team creation, get down to business plan development on Saturday, and pitch your final prototype creation to the crowd and panel of experts on Sunday evening. Ideally you are ready to take your idea to the market right after Startup Weekend Madurai.

Who can participate?

Startup Weekend Madurai is for everyone who wishes to make a difference. Teams are formed around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. All teams are presented with the opportunity to hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, fun and learning.

As already mentioned, anyone and everyone is welcome! Typical crowd of Startup Weekend consists of:
 1.Developers and Hackers who can code with sublime tempo and expertise.
 2.Domain experts and Business people who are proficient on the market needs.
 3.Designers with impregnable aesthetics and strong UI & UX skills.
 4.Hustlers who can steer the project and can pitch their idea with ardor, looking to build a team around their idea. 

Why join Startup Weekend Madurai?

You get a chance to meet smart and passionate people from different backgrounds. Following the start of the event, you get your idea validated with the very best industry mentors and get to equip yourself with the right tools to help build your startup idea. You’ll find yourself working towards creating a business at the end, and connecting with the right people and resources to begin your entrepreneurial journey. All of these happen over the 54 hour Weekend!

Each participant will get:
  • An exclusive .co domain including the hosting for a year- FREE!
  • $3000 worth Google Cloud Platform credits to build mobile and web apps.
  • Exclusive Startup Weekend goodies and SWAGS.
  • A well designed community inspired T-shirt.
  • Official Startup Weekend Certificate!
  • Coffee, Snacks-available all day to power up your brain.
  • Unlimited gourmet buffet food over the course of the weekend (that's 7 meals!)
The Winner Teams get🏆🎁🎉
  • 'Startup Weekend Madurai' Title Winner
  • Free Co-working space
  • Mentorship program 
  • Investors Connect and Funding
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  • At Startup Weekend Madurai, we firmly believe that the most ground-breaking products are created at night, when the rest of the world is in deep slumber. Join us to experience what its like to work on ‘a single idea’ that could change your life forever.

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Friday May 24th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:15 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:45 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

8:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 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 25th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

12:45 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!

7:00 pm

7:20 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

9:30 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 26th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Vijay Anand S
The Startup Guy

Vijay is the Founder and Managing Partner at The Startup Centre and has been working in the Startup arena for more than 14 years. His Experience spans from his own ventures, to heading the Incubation Centre in IIT Madras, Founding - India's first launchpad for Startups and currently with The Startup Centre. He is also actively involved in Policy advocacy for Startups and Innovation both in the State and National Level. Vijay was one of the few chosen by the Israeli government as a Young Leader, and active is involved in building ties between the ecosystem in India and Israel. Areas of Expertise for Vijay are mostly in the B2B and B2G space, with a little bit of B2C Products and services.

Venkatesh C.R.
Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Venkatesh C.R. is the
Co-Founder of Magzter & Managing Director and CEO of Dot Com Infoway (, one of India’s premier IT services company.It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to head an IT company, but it takes an entrepreneurial mastermind to transform obstacles into opportunities in the software industry.When Venkatesh C.R. entered the web space in 1996, the Internet was still a distant new technology in India. It was a time when Google was just born, Microsoft was still crawling and Apple was learning to walk. Internet was unheard of in tier II cities like Madurai. But passion makes headway through any thick and thin, and Venkatesh’s interest in emerging web technologies made him pioneer the Internet revolution in Madurai. As President of Internet Users Community of India (Madurai Chapter) for four years from April 1996 to June 2000, Venkatesh C.R. was instrumental in bringing Internet access to Madurai.

Coaches and Mentors

Balaji Sundararajan

Have been part of, lead, managed, mentored and formed efficient software development teams for 19+ years. Building Life Sciences enterprise applications on Blockchain.
Expertise in Healthcare Systems, Internet Technologies, Mobile Technologies, User Experience, Digital Streaming, Analytics & Big data, Customer Support and Marketing Functions.

Vivek Kannan

Product Owner

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 

senthilkumar m

Founder of GeoMeo

Lakshmi Chandrakanth

CTO of SystimanX

venkatesh thayappan

Founder of AquaDrop

RamnathBabu TJ

CEO of BendFlex

Murali Selva

Founder of Visual media technologies.

Bala Krishna

Estreetz Technologies Pvt.Ltd

KarthiKeyan Ponniah
Serial Entrepreneur

KarthiKeyan is passionate about brainstorming ideas into reality. Transforming business logics into UI/UX and Tech implementation are his core strengths. Ideation of "Made in Madurai" logo, Winning in IBM Blockchain Hackathon, Seed investing in Startups founded by Tamilnadu founders are notable accomplishments along with his contribution in following organizations. 
Co-Founder & CEO of Blaze Web Services Pvt Ltd
Managing Partner of Blaze Ventures
Head of Blockchain Development in TokenMagic LLC
Director of Development in Impro Corp
Editor of

Paim Pozhil

Grossman Interactive Inc.

Hursh Praveen
Solutions Architect

A self-made Technopreneur & Mentor carved out of in-depth experience across all stages of startup lifecycle; starting from ideation, architecture, product roadmap, implementation, marketing, client acceptance and sales.
He also carries tremendous experience in worked with various world's number one firms from different domains, helping them in end to end software product development & delivery. 
He contributes his expertise in getting various startups build up their idea from scratch to full-fledged product for funded startups.

Sivakumar P

A Self-Initiating,Passionate towards Agri+Tech Innovation with value additions Soul from UPSouth & CEO of MABIF which is initative of of NABARD and TNAU to promote Agripreneurship

Manikandan S T
Head,Curriculum & Learning Design

Miyav Learning Pvt Ltd

Organizing Team

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

  • Anbarasan
  • Limton
  • Sivakumar
  • Poongkodi
  • Lakshmi

Event Staff

Radhika Raj
Design Expert

Event Volunteer With UI Skills

D jose
Event Evangelist

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