Techstars Startup Weekend Madurai 2020

    Friday, January 17 - 19, 2020

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Techstars Startup Weekend Madurai 2020

Friday, January 17 - 19, 2020

Friday, January 17 - 19, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Dot Com Infoway Limited
Plot No 3, Vaigai Colony I Floor, Anna Nagar,
Landmark: Opposite to Ambiga Cinemas
Madurai, Tamilnadu 625020

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Techstars Startup Weekend Madurai 2020

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

We're in cITy ! Startup Weekend Madurai (17 Jan - 19 Jan) 2020

What is Techstars 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 Techstars 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.
  • $5000 Worth AWS Credits for each teams go live with in a month
  • 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 By
  • Cyber security support for Product By ServWing
  • Mentors Connect 
  • Investors Connect 
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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 January 17th

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 January 18th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 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 January 19th

8:00 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

9:15 pm

9:30 pm

10:30 pm
Go Home!


Sethuraman Sathappan

Chief Operating Officer- India at ‎Emirates NBD بنك الإمارات دبي الوطني

Event Judges

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.

Kumaran Muthusamy
Managing Director

Serial Entrepreneur

Venkatesh Chandrasekaran

“Go for it” - these are the three words that ,VC- Founder trustee, Schools for India, offers as his message to wannabe entrepreneurs. Just go for it, he says. “Do not worry about what you will gain from it. Rather, pursue it till you can’t go any further. Then, stop; and, then, again, start going forward; so, there is no other way except just pursuing whatever you want to do. Thus, I think, the simple thing is, just go for it, whatever you believe in.”
VC, A student of Avichi High School, and the Institution of Engineers (1984-1989), Venkatesh worked as Manager in Megatech Control P Ltd (1989-1996); Manager Automation in SRA Systems Ltd (1996-1998); Managing Director of CVIAC (1998-1999); Manager in Cimac (2000-2001); and Head R&D Automotive in Satyam Computer Services Ltd (2001-2012). Venkatesh is Founder Trustee of Schools for India Trust, started in December 2004. After serving as Co Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s Chennai Aero Park Committee (2009-2010), he is currently Co-Chairman of TN Manufacturing and Services Task Force.

Coaches and Mentors

David Edwin

senthilkumar m

Founder of GeoMeo

Dhinesh Pandian

Co-Founder GeoMeo

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
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Paim Pozhil

Grossman Interactive Inc.

Ram Kumar
Regional Lead at NASSCOM 10000 Startups

Regional Lead @ NASSCOM 10000 Startups

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Madurai 2020 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Kishor Kumar
  • jai
  • Poornima
  • Keerthana
  • Lakshmi
  • Sivakumar
  • ashwin

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