Startup Weekend Noida

    Friday, March 17 - 19, 2017

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Noida

Friday, March 17 - 19, 2017

Friday, March 17 - 19, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Unboxed Coworking
C 15, Sector 65
Noida , Uttar Prdesh 201301

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Friday March 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 March 18th

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 19th

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!


Saurabh Singh
Entrepreneur | Investor ► CEO @ Gullak ► Ex-CEO & Founder @ AppStudioz

Neha Arora
Founder @Planet Abled, Ex- Adobe

Event Judges

Manvi Mahana
Standford University '14 | Founding Team Member, InnerChef

Manvi did her post graduation right in the heart of Silicon Valley, at Stanford University, the mecca of entrepreneurship. She is one of the founding team members of India's fastest growing food-tech startups InnerChef. She heads PnL Management and Product Management for some of the most important business verticals. She is a Computer Science engineering undergrad from COEP and has worked in some amazing tech companies such as Microsoft and D E Shaw (the famous wall street hedge fund). 

Manvi is a startup enthusiast and has worked with early to mid stage startups in Germany, USA and India. Her domain interests and expertise are : tech, F&B, marketplaces, fintech, agriculture, and social impact. Her short but vast startup experience is global and diverse in the true sense.
Manvi is a huge follower of Lean Startups and Design Thinking principles, 2 terms that were born and evolved at her own alma mater Stanford.

She is passionate about solo traveling and has traveled 25+ countries (solo!) across Europe, Asia and USA!

Shivam Ahuja
Founder & Head Of Investment @Delhi Angels

Founder & Head Of Investment at Delhi Angels. Community Head at Network

Mohul Ghosh
Social Media Wizard, Startup Advisor and Content Strategist

Saurabh Singh
Entrepreneur | Investor ► CEO @ Gullak ► Ex-CEO & Founder @ AppStudioz

Coaches and Mentors

Onkar Khullar
Founder, I Impact India

Mr. Onkar Kishan Khullar popularly known as "OK" or "Gareebo Ka Steve Jobs" started his first company, I Impact India Partners at the age of 21, creating a niche for himself as the youngest Consultant in the Cause Branding & Marketing Industry Internationally.After 3 years he founded a presentation solutions firm called Presentation Ink. He is on the board advisors for various non-profits in India and is the Consulting Director of the UK Based Innovation FirmChakraviyuh. After researching on 500 Non-profits and Businesses, he developed an industry game changing process called Impact Thinking to help out non-profits around the world for which he recieved Pride of India Award 2015 .He is well renowned for introducing  a new way of life called 5 year Old Philosophy through his book 5 year old Billionaire.

Adwait Vikram Singh
Campaign Manager, UP Govt

Adwait Vikram Singh, LL.M, Harvard Law School has worked as the Deputy Campaign Director for the Akhilesh Yadav's 2017 campaign Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He has also worked as an advisor to many startups and helped them comply with legal compliance to optimise their strategic goals. Adwait has also led a delegation of investors to Poland to foster bilateral economic relations between India and Eastern Europe. He has been involved with student politics and worked on various developmental projects with the Central Government and various reputed NGOs.

Dinesh Singh
Co founder, Sunstone Business School

Dinesh Singh is the co founder of Sunstone Business School. He is also consulting a lot of successful startups for their strategic growth. He is an IIT-K graduate and a MBA from Cornell University.  He worked at Mckinsey and Company as a consultant and advised fortune 500 companies on go-to-market strategies, corporate strategy, and operational effectiveness in Education, Telecom and sourcing domains.

Rahul Pandey
Product Manager, GE - Steam Power Systems

Started career as a GET in SKN & Bentex group with some of the fundamental engineering ground work and quality documentation as per ISO directives. With CSEB attained expertise in power plant O&M along with certification for proficient in boiler operation & maintenance (BOE). Served General Electric (GE) with contribution in thermal & mechanical design for steam turbine for fossil application. Mr Pandey is Certified Six Sigma Green Belt & Certified Project manager. Served GE with contribution to Product/Platform Management for Steam Power Systems Organization, leading marketing operation in the current role for SPS-India organization for GE 
Mr Pandey has been a consistent public speaker throughout his career; he is currently official representative for GE in all power industry and customer forums including POWER-GEN organized by PennWell Corporation.
Public & Social Initiatives – Besides the professional and academic life, he is also an inspired and committed social worker and is associated with Many NGOs and social welfare initiatives. Speaker is one of the founding members of Kautilya Shiksha Samiti. Rahul is also an authorized representative & Area Coordinator with The Art of Living. Inspired by vision of stress and violence free society, he led many social and youth empowerment initiative, VFaBI (volunteer for a better India) & YES+ workshops for urban youth are few to mention.

Chetan Vashistth

Entrepreneur, Mathematics lover, AI enthusiast, and researcher. Working on various projects since past 10 years. Some worked and turned in research publications/products, some failed, some modified and some are still running. Living with a dream of having one of the biggest R&D Lab in India, where young minds can explore and fail without any pressure. 
Working to build next generation products to make human life easier by using AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning.

Ashish Gupta
Intellectual Property Lawyer

Ashish “Aash” Gupta is a technology law and intellectual property valuation expert.
He is a Berkeley Law alumnus, and has extensive experience working with Silicon
Valley companies.
He was a Director at IP advisory subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation, an IP
investment and management firm in the Bay area, USA, where he helped with
valuation projects, and crucial patent portfolio transactions. Ashish has also spoken
at top US and Indian institutes and is a course leader for an IP valuation course.
Mr. Gupta has also held senior positions in top Indian Law firms before qualifying
for Berkeley law, LL.M. and later clearing United States Patent bar examination
conducted by USPTO (the organization that grants patents in USA).

He helps companies and individual inventors shape their intellectual property
Patents, trademark, Copyright, trade secrets, keeping in view the global IP market.
Being an electronics and telecommunication engineer he frequently advises tech
companies in efficiently dealing with technology law issues, such as domain name,
antitrust (competition law), broadcast and telecommunication, and cyber security law.

He is listed as patent facilitator under Government of India Startup initiative and has
guided various companies in their Startup recognition process under department of
industrial policy and promotion. Some of the notable ones have received
international funding and special recognition under government of India.
He has been invited as an expert at Google to help Youtube content creators with
frequent copyright/legal issues.

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek is an Alumnus of IBS Hyderabad & also first generation entrepreneur, he started his professional journey as a risk management expert in general insurance domain and after a reasonable stay at ICICI Lombard & Reliance general. Abhishek decided to start his entrepreneurship journey & founded CABonCLICK .As a founder managed it from scratch & lead it to be a strong single city operations taxi aggregator until its acquisition by " in year 2014. Currently Abhishek Heads – Affinity function at Zopper and has been instrumental in setting up a strong business vertical for the Start-up.He can be reached at

Sachin Jain
Entrepreneur, Working for Skill India, Founder EFOS Skills, Interested in Higher Education Policy, New Businesses

Sachin is IIT R Alumni and is a dynamic business personality. Calm and composed mind with lot of creativity involved. 

Siddharth Kirtikar

Siddharth Kirtikar holds over 9 years of experience, a B-tech from IIT Kanpur and a couple of MS degrees from University of Michigan, USA. He has published numerous research papers, worked with NASA, Cisco and also co-founded three ventures, all of them in different industries - Gyanbhavan (Education Tech), June Energy (Solar Energy) & 73 Records (Music) in San Francisco.He recently headed Analytics and Data Sciences at Zopper, the fastest growing Indian E- Commerce company in the hyperlocal category.

Organizing Team

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

  • Gurpreet
  • Ankit
  • Sanjana


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.

Event Staff

Shubhi Singhal
Self Employed

Shubhi is a freelancer and works for various startups in content planning and design, freelancer bidding, Wordpress site development, Android app development.

Navneet Mani
BD Manager, Webtiger Technologies

Navneet is a dynamic guy with inclination towards business aspect of a startup. He has More than 2 years of experience in vendor management, operations, product resourcing, Sales, business strategy. 

Harshvardha Vashishtha

Harsh is a Social Media marketer and an engineering student too. He works for various companies as a freelancer. 

Atul Bhushan
Management Executive @ Rivigo

Atul is a NIT Hamirpur Graduate and is very hardworking guy. Currently he is working for Rivigo (B2B Logistic Startup). He is an active volunteer for Startup Weekend Noida.

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