Startup Weekend Mumbai

    Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018

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Startup Weekend Mumbai

Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018

Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

IIDE Campus
1st Floor, Andheri Girls' Education Society, Swami Vivekananda Road
Andheri Station Road, Near, GK Gokhale Bridge, Andheri West
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066

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Friday October 5th

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 October 6th

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 October 7th

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

Farooq Oomerbhoy
Managing Partner FAO Ventures

Farooq is a managing partner at FAO Ventures LLP. He also serves on the Mentor Board of  IVYCap Ventures. He advises some of the premier Indian & Global Family Offices for their venture
investments in the Indian Landscape. He was one of the early stage investor in Ola, making him a desirable mentor for anyone looking to raise a round.

Nibhrant Shah
Founder and CEO Isprava

Nibhrant is the sole founder of Isprava and Themis Consult, a leader in high end luxury holiday homes, an a consulting business for MNCs for functional efficiency. He is also an angel investor with a diverse investment profile. Should definitely be approached for an investor's perspective into your business idea.

Rohan Mehta

Rohan is a Digital Entrepreneur and the CEO of Social Kinnect, which is one of India’s largest digital media agencies. Social Kinnect’s has an enormous lineup of 100+ clients, and almost all of them are household brands. Rohan is an ideal coach for any startup following the agency model.

Yash Kotak
Co-Founder and Director

Co-Founder of Bombay Hemp Company.  He is a socially-woke entrepreneur and marketer who is currently changing the face of the hemp industry India. No wonder Ratan Tata invested in his venture. He will be an ideal mentor for anyone looking to find a niche

Ranjeet Walunj

This is a rockstar individual with 2 decades of experience in the tech industry, building and globally scaling high-technology enterprise-grade products. He is currently the CTO at Servify. He is a recognised expert on the strategic application of technology for businesses. He will be the perfect person to approach for SAAS and enterprise product/service related startups.

Dinesh Tejwani

Dinesh Tejwani is our most experienced industry veteran with 30 years of experience building 15 enterprises in the process! Mr. Tejwani has build practical software products for businesses for various industries, owing to his financial and legal expertise as a CA. His is an advocate for bootstrapped businesses, and is the ideal mentor for anyone wanting to make a digital product.

Kunal Mehta

Kunal is a serial entrepreneur. He founded multiple companies such as InLoyal, SalenOffers, BookmyDeal, Wookart and Boomer. This long list of ventures makes him an ideal mentor for our hustlers struggling with choosing an idea out their neverending list of ideas.

Urvi Mehta

Experienced Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the Retail Technology industry.Skilled in Operations, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Team Management, BusinessDevelopment with Strategy and growth being my core strength. Passionate about travel and start-ups.

Ashish Chanchalani

Ashish Chanchlani is a popular YouTube sensation, viner and actor. He has amassed over 7 million subscribers there for his original comedic vignettes and parodies, as well as his own personal vlogs. Ashish comes in as a brand coach, guiding startups that have a high potential for sales with video marketing.

Ronak Rajani

Ronak Rajani is the founder of Mumbai Foodie and Blowfish Digital. He is forever in love with Asian Food and Dim sums. Prior to this, he was associated with Coffee by Di Bella.  His experience as a digital entrepreneur as well as a social media influencer brings a lot to the table you don’t want to miss.

Aditi Shrivastava

Yatish Suvarna
Managing Editor

Yatish is the Managing Editor at Mashable India. Has an experience of 18 years as a journalist in planning, editing content, team management and brand communication. He also has some experience in hosting TV shows and speaking on Radio. He comes in as a brand coach for the event. His presence is extremely relevant for business ideas that need the medium of blogging and content to grow.

Omkar Pandharkame
Associate Director

Omkar is a first generation entrepreneur pioneering in the space of social learning and collaborative consumption. He was an integral contributor to the success of the Desi Hangover Shoe Brand, owing to his marketing prowess. He has since started 2 more ventures of his own, namely SkillStreet and GoCollab. He is the head faculty of entrepreneurship at ISME, and comes in as a Brand Coach for the event.

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta is the co-founder of ZEUX Innovation

Chandni Shah

Chandni Shah is the co-founder and COO of Social Kinnect,  one of India’s largest digital media agencies. Social Kinnect’s has an enormous lineup of 100+ clients, and almost all of them are household brands. Chandni comes in as a brand coach, with the intent to help you leverage the power of social media.

Organizing Team

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

  • Jasprit
  • Vir
  • Karan
  • Parth


Anurag Maloo
Regional Manager APAC (South & Central Asia), Techstars

Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect. As a Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend, he is responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives) and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan). He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, grassroots leadership, and building strong collaborative startup communities. He has been involved in various startup initiatives, community empowerment and leadership development programs, and bringing innovation into the corporate world. With his proven track records of experience cultivating key influencers within diverse geopolitical regions, Anurag has succeeded in creating inclusive startup communities in turbulent and struggling, yet developing ecosystems and emerging economies of Asia. His interests range from entrepreneurship to education, startups to sustainability, social impact to grassroots innovations, and peace building communities. Being a storyteller, teacher and life explorer, he can be found having engaging conversations with friends and random people, sharing life stories, radiating positive joyous happy energies, enriching audiences with his traveling experiences and narrating inspirational humane stories around the world from the hot deserts of Rajasthan to the cold deserts of Antarctica.

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