Startup Weekend Nagpur

    Friday, March 27 - 29, 2015

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Startup Weekend Nagpur

Friday, March 27 - 29, 2015

Friday, March 27 - 29, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

SEE-Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd.
11/5, letsconserve,MIDC Info Tech Park
South Ambazari Road
Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010

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Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend


Friday March 27th

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 28th

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 29th

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!

Event Judges

Shashikant Chaudhary
Angel Investor, Entrepreneur and Innovator

Shashikant Chaudhary was Managing Director, India for GlobalLogic. Managing more than 4000 engineers in India. GlobalLogic is one of the world leaders in the space of Outsourced Product development. GlobalLogic gives it services to more than 250 companies like Google, Linkedin, Intel, Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Samsung, Boing, Sandisk etc. Globallogic was recently acquired by APAX partners for valuation close to 450 million USD.

Shashi has over 29 years of experience in senior management and Academics. A serial entrepreneur, has cofounded 5 IT companies. He has been instrumental in bringing Nagpur on IT map of India. Recently Shashikant was awarded Global Nagpur Award Individual Professional ( IT ) In recognition of Individuals contribution towards Nagpur development and improvement towards becoming a global city. 

Passionate, lead from the front, ethical, firm believer in work life balance. Shashi cofounded Lambent Technologies a leading company in mobile Technologies , ADCC R&C, ADCC Infocad, Eforum Systems, Computer Media. He established and eventually headed Computer Technology Dept at YCCE. He was Board Member of GlobalLogic Inc USA . He was Member Governing Board of VNIT and member of Management Council YCMOU, academic institutions of National importance and repute. He is chairman of VNIT Nagpur Alumni Association.He is Governing/academic council member of various technical colleges. Shashi was cofounder of “One Foundation” a social initiative for Youth enrichment. He is chartered and GC member of TIe Nagpur. 

Specialties: In depth understanding of Mobile Business Landscape with special focus on Location Based Services, Product Engineering, Mergers and acquisitions. Angel Investing

Jay Chopde

Jay Chopde a serial entrepreneur from Nagpur who has build Info-spectrum, made a successful exit and now spends major part of his time in the US, mentoring and driving, Emergys Corporation - COO, go to the next level.Jay co-founded Info-spectrum, Inc. in 1993 and served as its Chief Executive Officer, later sold it off to Persistent, after the successful integration has moved in a new avatar of a Venture Catalyst. Jay is a Technology Professional with more than 19 years experience in Telecom industry. He worked for TCS and Thermax in India before spending over 6 years with Fortune-500 organizations in the US in various technical and leadership roles. He returned to Nagpur in 2005 after spending 18 years. Jay is a Founding Charter Member of TiE Nagpur and active mentor & investor. He is also an Angle Investor at India Angle Network Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. Jay holds an Engineering degree from BITS Pilani

Ramakrishnan R
Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer at a'XYKno Capital Services Ltd

Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (CA) & and an Associate Cost Accountant (ACMA), R. Ramakrishnan has +15 years of experience in Investment Banking, Cross Border M&A & Fund Raising, Policy Advocacy, Strategic Advisory for Scaling up Rama is also passionate about the entrepreneurship development and is currently President of TiE Nagpur which is working across the Central India Region. As a M & A team member, worked across sectors and has successfully concluded more than 20 M & A deals, focusing on both in-bound and out-bound.

Coaches and Mentors

Shashank Garg

Shashank is one of the co-founders of InfoCepts, an end to end Data Warehousing Services company focusing on the US market. He has about twelve years of experience in Business Intelligence, Consulting and Project Management. 

InfoCepts, under his leadership, has grown from being a 2 people startup 7 years ago, to a 300 people strong Business Intelligence company. InfoCepts is focussed on the Distributed Delivery model and it delivers exceptional value to it's clients using it's BI engineers based in India.

Prior to starting InfoCepts, Shashank worked as an independent consultant to several Fortune 500 companies. During this period, he gained extensive experience in all facets of Data Warehousing and Business intelligence including Data Warehouse Design, Extraction and Transformation of Data and Enterprise Reporting.

Specialties:Data warehousing solutions including requirements analysis, dimensional modeling, technical architecture, data integration, business intelligence application design and development, testing, on-site deployment and long-term support.

Rajesh Rathi
Entrepreneur & Mentor

Rajesh has varied experience in Managing businesses of Wood, Software, Metals, & chemicals.

Currently he is the CEO & Owner of KR Eximtrade, An International Trade company sourcing Wood and Industrial raw materials from various countries. 

He is  also the CEO of Omega Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd. An Offshore Software Development Company. Specializing in Product Development & SAAS applications for Providers in USA and Ireland.

Specialties: Managing Business, Organizing and making businesses run professionally, Designing and Executing Business Plans. Product Development. Mentoring.

Milind Chittawar
Owner, SEE-Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Mr. Milind Chittawar, is Chief Consultant & MD of See Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

He is first generation entrepreneur & founder of See Tech Solution.See tech Solutions are consultants & solution providers for industrial Safety Management, Energy Conservation and Environment Protection & Application Software. They have successfully completed over 150 assignments. Companies’ main focus is now on implementation of Energy Conservation Opportunities identified.
His  team consists of experts from System Analysis, Application Software, Industrial Safety & Disaster Management, Energy Conservation & Environment Protection; with multi-disciplinary background of Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Environment, Mechanical, Metallurgical engineering and Business Management. 

Mr. Milind Chittawar is VNIT Graduate with B.E. (Mechanical) & M.Tech (Metallurgy). He is Certified Energy Auditor.He is having 22 years of experience in Performance Contracting, Energy Conservation, Energy Audit, Water Audit, Environment Audit & related studies, Implementation of energy conservation measures in Industries & Commercial establishment. Development  of  innovative software  application  for Energy  Conservation; Plant Safety Studies.

Shreesh Vakil

Sachin Yete

Sachin Yete, is M.Sc.(Tech) in applied Engineering geology and  Masters in Business Management. V das associates is actively involved in promoting ecofriendly, energy saving products even before the words clean tech and Green buildings were coined. The Industrial Division of V das associates works in 1] Natural Ventilation2] Natural Lighting3] Heat resistant Coatings  They focus at few of the long standing needs of Industry improving  working conditions , workmen productivity and energy management. They have advised many national and international level companies such as Mahindra and Mahindra, Ispat, Haldiram, Ispat, Grindwell Norton etc. The building product division has always consciously focussed on Ecofriendly, energy saving products of Value. As a trendsetter V das Pioneered promotion of RCC door frames which have become a norm in Central India. Now it is focussing on cellulose fibre boards, again a green initiative with a plan to bring in Speciality Flyash bricks. Sachin is active member of ISHRAE nagpur chapter beside being a regular at Vidarbha management association. He is also a member of Saturday club global fostering entrepreneurship amongst people of Maharashtra. He is alumni of Shri Shivaji Science college. As a student leader SRC team [1989] has constituted a medal for the  topper of his college. It is being given for last 18 years. An Avid reader he believes in freedom of thought and Team work.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Nagpur is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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