Techstars Startup Weekend Noida | In Partnership with Google for Startups

    Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019

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Techstars Startup Weekend Noida | In Partnership with Google for Startups

Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019

Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

myHQ Coregano
E-36, Second Floor, Sector 8
Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

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54 Hours No Talk all Action !

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Startup Weekend is a Global Startup Learning Program which helps you to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, Judges all in one weekend.

Date of Event
  Friday, 27th Sep 2019 6 PM to 9 PM | Saturday, 28th Sep 2019 9 AM to 9 PM |  Sunday, 29th Sep 2019 9 AM to 9 PM

What exactly will happen at this event?
-The participants have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional) 
-All the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas 
-Teams form around the ideas and work over the course of the weekend to develop prototypes, Conduct research and create pitches.
 -A community of experienced mentors (mentioned below) are available on Saturday and Sunday to assist the teams with their product development, marketing strategies, presentation and more.
-The weekend culminates with presentations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.    

What will each participant get?

 -An exclusive .co domain including the hosting for a year- FREE!
 -$3000 worth Google Cloud Platform credits to build mobile and web apps.
 -$1000 worth AWS Cloud Platform credits
-Free Co-working Space for 1 week
 -Exclusive Startup Weekend goodies and SWAGS.
 -Official Startup Weekend Certificate! -Free internet, Coffee, Snacks-available all day 
-Unlimited gourmet buffet food over the course of the weekend (that's 7 meals!)

Startup Weekend Noida Sep 19'  Winners gets:  

Free Co-working space for 3 MONTHS at myHQ Coregano
Investors Connect and Funding from various Angel & VC Firms
Special session with Venture Garage and Multiply Ventures on funding your Startup
Incubation of your startup from our incubation Partner    

Who can Attend
Anyone and everyone interested in jumping on the startup bandwagon, launching their own venture or joining a new venture team, and willing to network and form valuable connections.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

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Friday September 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

9:30 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 or go back home and start next day.

Saturday September 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

9:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm
Wrap-Up and dinner !

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Utkarsh Kawatra
Co-Founder & CEO at myHQ

Utkarsh is  co-founder and CEO at myHQ, a unique collaborative co-working space platform.

Before myHQ, Utkarsh co-founded - BloodConnect (, India's largest youth-run initiative in the field of blood donation present in 10+ cities, team of 200+. Prior to myHQ, Utkarsh was an investment analyst with Helion Ventures, where he evaluated B2C start ups for investments. Utkarsh did his under graduation from IIT Delhi in Mathematics and Computing.  

Event Judges

Amit Sinha
Advisor & Board Member Akshamaala | Business Head Paytm Insurance | Ex COO & CFO Paytm | Ex Vice President Business Planning One97 Communications Ltd.

Amit Co- Founded  Akshamaala in 2013, largest Agtech startups  creating a digital distribution network focused on Agri-inputs. He is integral part in building 2 large unicorns in India (Paytm and Paytm Mall). He is Insurance Business Head of Paytm and has been a CFO & COO of Paytm Mall, was there in One 97 Communications Ltd. for 9 years where he served as Vice President-Business Planning & People.

With his tremendous experience in digital technology, business, people management, brand development- he is mentoring to quite a few startups focused on utilizing the exploding digital reach in India. He is looking forward to engage with interesting early age startups.

Ashish Kumar
VC India | Technology Entrepreneur turned Investor |IIT Kanpur

Ashish is a Partner at Fundamentum Partnership - a $100 Million VC Fund. Prior to this, he was a serial technology entrepreneur and had started multiple technology / technology leveraged companies with successful exits including one to a publicly listed entity.

Ashish is a computer science graduate from IIT Kanpur with 18+ years of experience in the information technology and consumer internet industry. He has extensive work experience in varied sized companies, spanning three countries (USA, India and Singapore) and a multitude of industry segments.

Gyan Gupta
Founder & CEO of Chamko | Ex CEO Dainik Bhaskar Digital

Gyan is the Founder & CEO of Chamko,   India’s Largest Platform for Video content creators & Influencers.
Before starting Chamko, Gyan was CEO of Dainik Bhaskar Digital. He was there from 2008 to 2018 and established the digital business of DB Corp. From small digital presence Dainik Bhaskar became largest Hindi and Gujrati site with 100M users. 

He is an engineer by education and winner of 9 international awards and an active international speaker on AI, Personalization and language. 

Sandip chhettri
COO at

With over 18 years of experience under his belt, Sandip Chhettri, COO of (India's Largest B2B Marketplace) has been instrumental in growing the organization from 5K to 5 million users in a very short span of time. Besides creating a high-performing team of 2000+ people and vibrant work culture, he has immensely contributed in building an eco-system to help over 5 million SMEs connect with each other leading to rapid growth opportunities. His strategical approach and innovation driven thought process has revolutionized every aspect of B2B commerce. He is mentoring quite a few startups and looking forward to engage with interesting early age startups.

Coaches and Mentors

Aashish Pahwa
Founder & Chief Editor at

Aashish is an infopreneur, founder of Feedough one of the top grossing business websites in the world. Ranked as the #18th best startup and entrepreneurial website. 

Aditi Syal
Founder Vocaberry | Columnist Speaking Tree |Consulting EODB

Aditi is founder at Vocabberry, a columnist at Speaking Tree and Consulting EODB with Innovation in EV, Cleantech & Education. With regards to her expertise in the space of content, media and editing, she not only holds a post grad degree in Journalism but  is also a guest faculty at top Business Schools of the country.   
Before starting an Industry agnostic content and creative agency, Vocabberry in 2015 at the age of 23, she holds a vast work experience with various industries. HT Media Ltd, India's first toy and plastic moulding company, Ok Play, and Digital Media MNC to name a few.   

Anuj Mohan Sherry
Head M-Commerce (Mobile Wallet) Ericsson India

Anuj  is working with Ericsson India Global Services Private Ltd. ,  a Sweden Based Telecommunication Company, as “Head of M Commerce (SDU India) ”.  He has 20 years’ experience in scaling and optimizing IT service operations for various clients in the area of Telecom and IT. 

Anuj’s passion is to drive financial inclusion in global societies where banking has limited reach. He is realising his passion by delivering intuitive FinTech products and services. Embarking on his technical skills, strategic & leadership combined with partnership of his high performing teams, Anuj has been part of journey to enable 22+ million unbanked people of 17 countries to enjoy financial freedom they never thought of.He has experience of working with companies like Ericsson, Infosys & Capgemini Consulting and has also serving as a mentor to several tech startups.

Evan Luthra
CEO at, | Founder | Founder & CEO EL Group International | Entrepreneur & Investor | Honorary Ph.D in Blockchain | 500,000 followers on Social Media

Evan is founder at EL Group International, a software company which Evan  founded when he was just 15 years old.  El Group provides digital solutions to major Fortune 500 companies. Before starting his first official company in 2010 he developed 30 + Apps which was used by millions of people across the world. 

Evan is an accredited Angel Investor and invest in a variety of products and businesses. An early investor in the fastest growing on Demand company in the world  - . Most recently an early Investor and CEO in Wheelys India - A Top 15 company to watch out in 2017 by INC magazine.

Evan is also a featured speaker at different universities and conferences around the globe for topic such as Technology, CryptoCurrencies and Blockchain .Previously a speaker at the United Nations, TEDx, Google, Crypto Investor Show, Blockshow and more. He is a well known influencer with over 500,000 followers on Social Media and have been featured on multiple TV shows and press sites

Maneet Gohil
CEO at Lal10 | Forbes 30 Under 30 | GSBI Fellow | AFI Fellow | Westerwelle Fellow | TedX Speaker

Maneet Gohil is a co-founder and CEO of Lal10, based in Delhi India. Lal10 is a technology enabled B2B marketplace of artisans and global SMEs. Lal10 started in 2014 from a hostel room with the mission to provide a livelihood to rural artisans who make handicrafts products. Today, They provide sustainable income and skill development to 1200 artisans across 8 Indian States every day of the year. Lal10 have 400+ global buyers across 18 countries.
Maneet is a Forbes 30 U 30, Action for India Fellow and SOCAP Scholorship receipient 2017 and 2018. LAl10 was in GSBI Accelerator and is backed by VCs such as Villgro, Intellecap and angel investors.  

Punit Pandey
Founder & CEO - & Ojas VR Studios

Punit is founder & CEO of AstroSage, India’s No.1 Astrology destination online (with 60 million hits per month). Founder of Ojas VR Studios- Virtual Reality game platform established in 2016. He started programming at the age of 10, a first-generation entrepreneur and tech lover with 25+ years of IT industry experience. Punit has penchant for Startup and technology.
Before founding AstroSage in year 2008, worked as tech director in IT services MNC where he opened and worked with accounts like US Army, Boeing, LMCO, and EADS. He was also on Sun Microsystem (now Oracle) expert group that creates Java Technologies and defined Java Portlet specification (JSR 286). Punit surrendered Green Card and returned back to India to start AstroSage in year 2008.

Sanket Agarwal
Founder & CEO GlobalKart | Partner & Paytm Mall | Ex Club Factory (India) | CA

Sanket is a Mentor, Consultant, a serial entrepreneur. He has over 10 years of experience in the IT and Cross border E-commerce industry. He introduced cross border e-commerce Company in India which made 100 crores within a span of one year in 2018. Running his own successful companies now, today he has a team of 200 plus people working in 10 different cities in India.

He is a Chartered Accountant by education and winner of India Excellence Award- best startup of the year from ASSOCHAM and Emerging entrepreneur of the year from Entrepreneur India 2019. Sanket is looking forward to invest in early age tech startups.

Saksham Kukreja
Internationally Acclaimed Keynote Speaker | Blockchain and Cognitive Technologist

Saksham is Co-Founder of GlobalKart, an emerging revolution in the domain of Cross-Border E-commerce. Working in the field of technology since he was just 14 years old, Saksham has emerged as a leading technologist with regular speaking engagements at international conferences like Digital Media Asia, World Data Science Forum and World Blockchain Summit. As a parallel entrepreneur, he puts these technologies into practical use cases - devising strategic business models and executing strategies to meet well defined milestones.

With two published papers,Saksham is also extensively involved in research. Currently leading the committee at Hong Kong University for an international industrial grant undertaken for the Digital Transformation Agency in Australia, he has worked with world leading universities like the University of Tokyo and Columbia University across multiple domains. He has also worked with IBM for consultations in the Hyperledger project.

In addition to his entrepreneurial and research pursuits, Saksham is an advisor to bitgrit Inc. - a Japanese company working towards the democratisation of A.I. He has also been associated with companies like Microsoft and Tech Mahindra, working at close quarters with leaders of Indian technical ecosystem like Mr. C.P. Gurnani and Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik. Having experienced the contrasting domains of industry and academia, startups and corporates, he can guide well on the continued dilemma faced en route the entrepreneurial dream.

Saurabh Agrawal
Co-founder & CTO GlobalKart | Ex-Ericsson/Huawei/Nokia| M-Commerce| Building Future of e-commerce

Saurabh is a Co-founder and CTO at GlobalKart, India's premier Cross-Border Novelty Worldshop. Saurbh is a NIT alum with 14 years of expertise in development & m-commerce, He has worked with Huawei, Alcatel-lucent, Reliance and Ericsson in past.  

Saurabh strongly believes that a great execution makes an idea greater, well balanced team is most important factor for a successful project or startup. As a CTO of GlobalKart he knows what works and what doesn't work for any startup in the ecosystem of creating and executing business. He can be a true guide for early age startups because of the continuous struggle, challenges faced while GlobalKart grew as a most promising cross border e-commerce portal in India.  

Siddhartha Ahluwalia
Founder & Host 100x Entrepreneur podcast | Co-founder & Head of Partnerships SHEROES

Siddhartha is founder &  Host of 100x Entrepreneur podcast, Co-founder, Head of Partnerships at SHEROES, a platform centric model that helps connect businesses to women professionals.

Before being a co-founder at sheroes, Siddhartha was CEO of Babygogo- a mom & baby healthcare platform (acquired by Sheroes in Sep 17), CEO of AddoDoc- a Mobile based EMR for Paediatricians.

Passionate about building scalable ventures, Siddhartha is in a mission to impact 1 Billion people by helping them grow and reach their maximum potential.

Vikas Garg
Co-Founder Shipway | Ex Software engineer Shopclues

Vikas is co-founder of Shipway Technolgy Private Limited, a shipment tracking tool. He has antecedently worked with major companies like ShopClues, ONjection Solutions, Miracle Studios.

Engineer by education, Vikas has an overall experience of 9 years in his domain of technology and e-commerce. He has introduced several solutions that help startups to roll out their technical platform faster. 

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Started my Journey with a Forex Trading Firm the trading platforms which based in Cyprus & London based companies. I am Certified Six Sigma by British Standard of Institution & ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Certified by Bureau of Indian Standards.

More than 3+ years in Hyderabad Startup Ecosystem being a part of TechStars -Startup Weekend, Founder Institute and CIE IIIT-H Incubator & now T-Hub Foundation which is a unique partnership with Govt. of Telangana. India’s Biggest Incubator & Catalysing In Innovation, Scale & Deal Flow. I am passionate about enabling startups to make positive differences and adding value to the startup ecosystem in the workplace and the economy at large; I believe Playing rock paper scissors not only limited to the company as well as for an individual growth i.e. think B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow).

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