Startup Weekend Mumbai

    Friday, September 16 - 18, 2016


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
Buy Tickets

Event Alerts and Updates

Get the latest on Startup Weekend, Mumbai, and other local events through Startup Digest.

Oops! Double-check that email address.

Startup Weekend Mumbai

Friday, September 16 - 18, 2016



Friday, September 16 - 18, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

OF10 Coworking Space
Prudential Ground Floor
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Buy Tickets

Startup Weekend Mumbai - Build your own startup in 54 hours

Back in Mumbai after two years, Startup Weekend aims to, once again, gather budding entrepreneurs and the best startups, mentors and investors under one roof with an aim to educate and catalyze the ecosystem.

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs.  Participants are challenged with building functional startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

Who you’ll meet at Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekends attendees’ backgrounds are roughly
  • 50% technical (developers, coders, designers)
  • 50% business (marketing, finance, law).  

Why people come to Startup Weekend:
29% of Startup Weekend participants attend an event to network,
20% attend to develop/build a product
13% attend to learn how to create a new venture.  
After the conference is over, roughly 80% of attendees plan on continuing to work on their startup after the weekend.

What you’ll get out of the event:
  1. Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
  2. Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups.  Create relationships that last long past the weekend.
  3. Have fun: During the weekend working alongside awesome people who share your ideas. Startup Weekend is meant to be fun and entertaining so enjoy it.
  4. Solve local problems with your ideas. Do you think that one of your idea can change your town or have a positive impact in your group of people? Bring your idea notebook with you and start making a positive change in your local community.
  5. Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high quality, driven entrepreneurs- like you!
  6. Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.  With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.
  7. Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.  
  8. Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.
  9. Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed! Click here to learn more about some of the offers our Global Sponsors provide during the event.  
  10. Save Money: Startup Weekends are affordable (typically Rs 3000, only Rs 1500 for students). Your ticket includes seven meals, snacks, and all the coffee you can drink.
Join our community!

Startup Weekend has hosted events in countries all over the world.

Join us!


Related Events

Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend



See what it's all about

Learn More






EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 16th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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 September 17th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


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


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Ajeet Khurana
Angel Investor, Former CEO of IIT Bombay's Incubator

Ajeet Khurana wears many hats: author, angel investor, mentor, TEDx speaker, steering committee of the NASSCOM Start-Up Warehouse, Director of Founder Institute Mumbai, ex-advisor to Kalaari Capital, and former CEO of IIT Bombay’s business incubator, among others.Before all this, he was entrepreneurial twice in the field of education and web publishing. As a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, he taught ecommerce back in 1993, when the term "ecommerce" had not yet been coined. An undergrad in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, Ajeet is presently a leading name in the startup ecosystem.From starting two ventures as a solopreneur, to helping a large number of startups with their go-to-market, he has never shied from getting his hands dirty. At the same time he has helped dozens of startups raise investment. He truly believes that small business owners are driving change in the world, and need to be facilitated as much as possible. Innumerable small businesses have gained from his attitude, vast professional networks, financial acumen and digital mindset.


Miten Mehta
Angel Investor, Cofounder at Spintaccel.com

Mr. Miten is a silicon valley based, US Citizen, seasoned entrepreneur, angel investor, growth hacker and board member with over 20 years of experience, specializing in building and scaling technology led cross-border start-ups across US, Europe and India. He is also Co-Founder and Advisor to Spintaccel.com, a Silicon Valley based Global Dev Accelerator for OIAS (Outsourced Innovation As Service) for creating MLP (Minimum Lovable Product) with presence in DC, NY, Singapore, Bangkok, Bangalore and Mumbai. Spinta portfolio companies include – Move 10X, Peerbud, eecologix, Zankura and Totelist among others.  Miten also serves as non-executive director on board of 63 moons. He has co-founded three successful start-ups, including two in Silicon Valley, USA – KloudData, eComLive (InfoSpace) and MoConDi (MobileMedia) in London, UK. Miten has been an investor and advisor / mentor to iPsh (Omnicom), JP Mobile (Good) Cronus Ventures, PlaySpan (Visa), WaveMF, Hubilo, Gridle, Catapoolt and AngelLab among others.  


Anand Virani
Founder at Cutting Chai Technologies

Anand has 18 years of Industry experience with the Wireless Industry. and has worked in the US and India with high-end bluechip tech companies like Motorola, Juniper networks, Tata Tele and Qualcomm. He held both management and engineering roles with most recent experience being Business development, Product management and Product marketing. Currently he is working on his own product venture in the Mobility tech space, Cutting Chai Technologies, on products that reimagine how people globally network with each other, businesses and places.

Event Judges


Miten Mehta
Angel Investor, Cofounder at Spintaccel.com

Mr. Miten is a silicon valley based, US Citizen, seasoned entrepreneur, angel investor, growth hacker and board member with over 20 years of experience, specializing in building and scaling technology led cross-border start-ups across US, Europe and India. He is also Co-Founder and Advisor to Spintaccel.com, a Silicon Valley based Global Dev Accelerator for OIAS (Outsourced Innovation As Service) for creating MLP (Minimum Lovable Product) with presence in DC, NY, Singapore, Bangkok, Bangalore and Mumbai. Spinta portfolio companies include – Move 10X, Peerbud, eecologix, Zankura and Totelist among others.  Miten also serves as non-executive director on board of 63 moons. He has co-founded three successful start-ups, including two in Silicon Valley, USA – KloudData, eComLive (InfoSpace) and MoConDi (MobileMedia) in London, UK. Miten has been an investor and advisor / mentor to iPsh (Omnicom), JP Mobile (Good) Cronus Ventures, PlaySpan (Visa), WaveMF, Hubilo, Gridle, Catapoolt and AngelLab among others.  


Shriti Chhajed
Founder at Bookeventz.com

Shriti is the founder of BookEventz.com, which is India's first banquet marketplace with its presence in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore and a total of 11 cities. She is an expert in Markenting and Technology with an experience of more than 5 years. She is passionate about FnB industry and startups in general.


Shraddha Patil
Co-Founder & Chief Mentor at TheMentorpreneurs

A Master's in Business Administration, she has more than 12 years of experience in various business lifecycle functions like Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Training and Business Consultancy. Realizing the importance and growth of social media marketing and content development, she has diversified her firm "The Success Route"  towards content writing, content marketing and social media marketing much earlier than social media marketing gained importance. She has hands on experience in training, learning and development and has successfully conducted many seminars and workshops. Shraddha is a voracious reader and likes to introduce new and radical concepts in
social media marketing, content development, training and business consultancy. She is actively involved in mentoring some of the start-ups & mid-sized organizations helping them strategize their growth plans to expand their business. Shraddha has to her credit "Saturday Biz" - a weekly series in Learning and Development Forum, Articles like - 3 I's – Identify,Interact and Invest, Re-Think to E Think & Data Collectors to Data Scientists, to name a few. She has also been a speaker and panellist at various events Pan Idea (The August Fest, Headstart SS100, IBG , Aarush and many more).


Nilesh Shahji
Founder at StartupCFOs.in

Nilesh Shahji is techy by heart and Investment Analyst by Mind. He has worked with several domestic & international credit rating companies, Banks & Asset management firms. Many of us don't know what we are good at, so do he, but one thing he was passionate about was understanding business and revenue model of successful & failure companies. This passion eventually turn to business in 2015 and gave birth to Startupcfos.in - A business architecture and a Valuation advisory firm. His leisure time is spent reading books exploring new places and watching Bollywood masala movies.


Coaches and Mentors


Shrutin Shetty
Founder, Growth Partner at A-Team Business Consulting

Shrutin is a Design Strategy Consultant, helping innovative young companies understand their customers better, and building implementable growth and customer strategy around them.
In 2012, he started A-Team Business Consulting (A-Team), a Design Strategy Consulting service, via which, he and a small team of external consultants and senior advisors bring to clients, over 197 years of collective experience spanning industries and specializations. To date, the A-Team has had the privilege of serving over 30 enterprising companies in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Oman and Abu Dhabi.


Manish Jain
Cofounder at MProfit

Manish is an entrepreneur and passionate car enthusiast. Since 2005, he has been based in India to focus on technology driven ventures. Currently, he is the co-founder of MProfit, a portfolio management software company. In addition, he advises startups on their technology vision and strategy - startups such as MotorExpert, MyGlamm, Pureblu, Refreshed and several others. He has been a pioneer in the consumer internet space when he founded the matrimonial portal shaadi.com in 1996 and exited in 2000. Manish gained his in-depth technical skills while working with companies such as Accenture and Cisco Systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Indiana University located in Bloomington, Indiana.


Vipin Khandelwal
Founder at Unovest Financial Services

Vipin Khandelwal is a Fintech expert with an experience of more than a dozen years in business and financial analysis, financial planning and education. In 2012 he started his own online venture "Learning Infinite", with a focus to enable executives and students to add critical career skills. He also founded Unovest Financial Services, which is a SEBI registered investement adviser and an online mutual fund investment platform 


Amit Bhartiya
Co-founder at Doseat.com

DoSeat.com is India’s premiere marketplace for two wheelers with a focus on certified used bikes! Founded by Amit Bhartiya and Kalam Shah, DoSeat has the edge of their combined experience in IT, retail, marketing and technology. Amit is a rank holding Chartered Accountant with over a decade’s experience in working on building brands. As a co-founder of LocalBanya and eBay Motors, he has the knowledge and skills to power brands from scratch. Amit has also co-authored a patent that’s India’s first used car and bike pricing index. 


Sandeep Laxman
Startup Evangelist at AWS

Sandeep is an entrepreneur, educator and a startup evangelist. He founded BOOKstreet.in an e-learning platform to solve a student pain point that he discovered as a teacher. Launched in May 2014, BOOKstreet provides digital study guides for undergraduate students. Students can study from their phones, tablets or laptops. Through partnerships with top university professors and coaching classes they created study guides for over 15 disciplines of engineering in addition to commerce. He was responsible for developing the technology platform (front end and back end) as well as growth and marketing.  BOOKstreet was showcased in CNBC Awaaz Entrepreneur show. In 2015, BOOKstreet was shortlisted for Red Herring's Asia Top 100 Award.



Bhavesh Kothari
Co-Founder & Chief Mentor at TheMentorpreneurs

He is a Science Graduate with Chemistry Majors, a Post Graduate Degree in Event Management, a Diploma in International Trade & an MBA in International Business. Has more than a Decade & a Half years of Rich & Diverse experience at middle and senior management positions across industry verticals such as Pharma & FMCG, Corporate Event Management, Business Information, Business Consulting Services, Cross Border Advisory & Media industry, having worked with startups, mid-sized and large companies, Indian as well as MNC's. He actively mentors startups in various areas of their business such as strategy, business management, sales & marketing, funding, etc. He is regularly invited as a speaker / Jury at forums / seminars on Entrepreneurship & SME's across the country. He has authored more than 100 articles for various magazines on a varied topics ranging from "Succession Planning", "Entrepreneurship Journey", to name a few.


Anand Virani
Founder at Cutting Chai Technologies

Anand has 18 years of Industry experience with the Wireless Industry. and has worked in the US and India with high-end bluechip tech companies like Motorola, Juniper networks, Tata Tele and Qualcomm. He held both management and engineering roles with most recent experience being Business development, Product management and Product marketing. Currently he is working on his own product venture in the Mobility tech space, Cutting Chai Technologies, on products that reimagine how people globally network with each other, businesses and places.


Pradeep Rathi
Director, Arogyagram Pvt Ltd

Pradeep is an extremely motivated self-starter having 33+ years successful experience of mentoring & providing management, financial and fund raising expertise in Social Sector Enterprises, IT Industry, Bio Tech Industry, Realty Industry and Marketing Networks. He specializes in development of new ventures and start-ups. He started his career by selling specialized machines, machine tools and technologies; established computer hardware marketing and computer software companies; worked as a buying house for a German Catalogue Company; ideated and conceived an agro farm and horticultural produce door to door retailing project; worked on iTV (Interactive Television) project using Set Top Boxes; mentored dot-com and software companies; consulted in M&A and fund raising assignments. He also launched a social sector enterprise to enable companies, individuals & social organizations fulfill their philanthropic endeavors and companies achieve their 2% spend on CSR. Also offering comprehensive philanthropic and CSR services including consulting, grantmaking, philanthropic and CSR program management. 


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Mumbai team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Signature Sponsors

Platinum

Silver


Organizing Team

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

  • Anurag
    Maloo
  • Upahar
    Sood
  • Bhargav
    Aparoksham
  • Hars
    Saraf
  • Abhijeet
    Khandagale
  • Shivam
    Vahia
  • Omar
    Bali

Facilitators


Abhishek Bhardwaj

Abhishek Bhardwaj is a seasoned startup weekend organiser and facilitator. He established the foundations of Startup Weekend Chennai Chapter and has been holding the fort since. He loves startups and also advises young startups in his free time 

Abhishek is also an environmentalist and has represented India at UNEP USA in 2004 and did few projects for Volvo. Abhishek has been invited by WebSummit Ireland (the biggest tech and startup conference) in 2015 for his active role in startup community. Abhishek also represented India at Global Young Leader Academy Jordan in 2016, South Asian Youth Conference Sri Lanka in 2015.


Event Blog

See Full Blog


We haven't written any posts yet. Stay tuned!


×