Startup Weekend Patna

    Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Patna

Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018

Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Work Studio
A/3 P.C. Colony
Patna, Bihar 800020

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StartUp Weekend Patna

Startup Weekend: no talk, all action. Work to launch your startup in just 54 hours. Startup Weekend is a to help entrepreneurial enthusiasts turn their ideas into reality. A non-profit, grassroots organization based out of Seattle, it has an alumnus of 45,000 across 478 cities of the world. It’s an event that provides a hands-on opportunity for building your dreams with the support of experienced professionals. You will also have the opportunity to get valuable feedback from entrepreneurial experts who will validate your ideas and help you develop go-to-market strategies and viable business plans. The end goal of the event is for participants to set the stage to launch their business, all this in a 54-hour long weekend!

How does it work?
We aim to bring together enthusiasts like you to share ideas, form teams, build products, and, most importantly, launch startups.
  • Friday: Attendees pitch their ideas and inspire others to join their teams. Teams are therefore created to work on the best ideas.
  • Saturday and Sunday: This is where you build, build, build. And build some more. As this is a Maker Edition, teams will focus on building a prototype of their idea/product. During this period teams will also focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimum viable product.
  • Sunday: In the evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
  • Why should you register?
    • Build your network
    Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
    • Actually, launch a business
    Over 36% of Startup Weekends are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
    • Get face time with thought leaders
    Get one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community. Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges.
    • Join a global community
    Startup Weekend alumni span several continents and scores of cities.
    • Learn
    Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go.

    See what it's all about

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    Friday February 16th

    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 February 17th

    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 February 18th

    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

    Bhavesh Kothari
    Investor | Navi Mumbai Angel Network, CBO | Tapaswi Group Ventures

    Mr. Bhavesh Kothari 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 two Decades 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 start-ups, mid-sized and large
    companies, Indian as well as MNCs.
    He actively mentors start-ups in various areas of their business such as strategy, business management, Sales & marketing, funding, etc. Mentored start-ups in the domains of Healthcare, IoT,
    Adtech, Gaming, E Commerce, FoodTech, and Education to name a few.
    He is regularly invited as a speaker / Jury at forums / seminars on Entrepreneurship & SMEs 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. He is the FORMER CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF MENTOR, THEMENTORPRENEURS, Former Director – Alliances &
    Partnerships, Conference Asia, Former General Manager – Entrepreneur India. He has played an
    instrumental role in highlighting the importance of a mentor and why mentors play a crucial role in the journey of Start-ups.

    Coaches and Mentors

    Abhinandan Singh
    CEO - EntranceZone.Com, Edtechsurge.Com, Tedx Organiser

    Abhinandan is Interested in the intangibles of the world, He is passionate about building strategies,
    organizations & impact. He learned the ropes of running an enterprise at the age of 20 while leading design consultancy firm. Alumni of Birla school, Pilani and learned Architecture at ASA, Rajasthan Technical University Kota.
    He is founder and CEO of web portal) and
    Technology & Enabler for Quality Education) and being Ex Google Education Trainer & Microsoft
    Innovative Education Trainer, He played a key role in numerous enterprise deployment and training's
    in India. His expertise and ability to deliver technical and non- technical training's during on-site and
    virtual sessions especially in Google education apps, He has a genuine passion for mentoring and that’s what makes him a thorough and passionate Facilitator and consultant of ICT in education.
    His session has been one of the most useful for educational institutes in the past and adds a lot of value to both GAFE and non-GAFE schools. He has been invited as speaker & trainer by many GAFE Summits in the region for his session owing to his experience of working with the Google Educators Group, Design Thinking in Education and Research Network besides schools and colleges across India.
    Abhinandan is proud to bring the magic of TED Talks to the Education community. He is TEDx Licensee for TEDx@Youth & TEDxWomen.
    Abhinandan also served as a Unit Chief at Sthapna Incubation and innovation center, Hisar, Haryana
    while working as OSD/ Director of Technology at Prannath Parnami Universe, assisting interested
    students, academics, and alumni to build sustainable, scalable, technology and social-based ventures. Heading Learning management System, ERP, Google Education Apps. He also worked as consultant for Whole Brain Schools at South African Creativity Foundation

    Ruchi Jha
    CEO | iMithila

    Ruchi Jha is an investment banker who decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge and founded iMithila Handicrafts & handloom Private Ltd. She holds an MBA degree in Finance from K J Somaiya and is an Engineer in Electronics & Telecommunication. Ruchi has a rich corporate experience of close to 6 years with reputed organizations like HDFC Bank and TCS. Started in the year 2016, iMithila has become a recognized brand which specializes in bringing world's oldest known art form, Mithila Painting into contemporary home decor and fashion products. In a very short span of time, iMithila has become a part of the Government initiated Startup India program and is associated with Startup Bihar program as well. It is also a part of the launchpad program by Amazon and has been awarded a SuperStartup by the prestigious SuperBrand for the current year. iMithila was selected to be a part of the International Trade Fair 2017 under the Startup India Pavilion. Also, Ruchi Jha was among the chosen few to be a part of the prestigious GES2017. Her love for the art form and passion for helping create an environment of entrepreneurship and modernization in Class B and C cities of Bihar, has made her win many awards and accolades. Her efforts have been published by YourStory and National Hindi Daily Hindustan.

    Ravi Ranjan
    Founder | Starting up with Ravi Ranjan

    Ravi is Founder of “Starting up with Ravi Ranjan” a high growth Advisory Firm to support Startups, Founding Team, Government and Academia. An Alumni of The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a premier professional exchange program by U.S. Govt. Department of States, Ravi has been working closely with Indian Startup Ecosystem for over 8 Years and have established himself as a Startup Expert, Entrepreneurship Evangelist and Ecosystem Enabler.
    Coming from a small village in Jharkhand, his humble background helped him witness Multiple Geopolitical challenges first hand which inspired him to study Journalism and Communication.
    Ravi started his career as a Journalist & went on to join the Indian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem to help Start-ups solve problems. His expertise lies across sectors such as Entrepreneurship, Angel Investment, Venture Capital, Early stage ventures, Government Relations, Global Startup Ecosystem, Business Incubator, Operations, Events and Media. He is a regular Speaker at Top Technology and Management Institutes in India such as IIT, IIM, NIT and others and also a regular Speaker and Expert at Startup
    Events across India. A connector, mentor and keen observer of the ever shifting and metamorphosing Startup Ecosystem, Society, Business and Government space, Ravi has spotted social disruptions and changes while evaluating risks and economic rewards for enterprises. Ravi in his previous role was working with NASSCOM 10000 Startups which is one of the largest program in the world to promote Entrepreneurship.
    Ravi is also a Digital Nomad and runs a Travel and Food Blog “One Meal Per Mile” to Inspire people to explore the world while building their Enterprise.

    Akshay Goyal
    Director of design & innovation at Architon Group

    Akshay Goyal is an architect & designer working at the intersection of art, technology and urban futures. He is Director of design & innovation at Architon Group. He has around 10 years of experience working with organizations in the US, UK and India. His work has focused on reimagining the future of the built environment and cities (Xprize Foundation, Harvard University, TheVeryMany, MIT) as well as design innovation for sustainable habitat in South Asia (Indian Institute of Technology/HUDCO, Development Alternatives). Akshay's work has won a number of international honors including awards from Indian Institute of Interior Designers, SEED Public Interest Design, Harvard Arts First, ArchiDesign Awards and has been exhibited internationally at forums such as UIA World Architecture Congress, London Design Festival, ACADIA among others. Akshay is a TATA scholar and alumnus of Harvard University, USA and Architectural Association, UK. He has taught courses & workshops at Harvard University, MIT, Shih Chein University amongst other places.

    Niti Shree
    Co-Founder and COO of Offrd

    Niti is the Co-Founder and COO of Offrd. She has been in marketing, PR, and Growth and has worked with Startups from India, Europe, and the US. Having been active to build and nurture the ecosystem, she has quite some wisdom to share if you are looking to build a brand from grounds up.

    Previously she was working with LetsVenture as Communications Consultant & Content Associate in Amazon. She is an Alumni of Draper University.

    Want to know how to create brilliant strategies around Marketing? Talk to her!

    Prashant Sharma
    Founder and CEO of Offrd

    Prashant is the Founder and CEO of Offrd a platform that aims to bring in sanity to non-tech hiring. Prior to that, he led Product and Growth at YourStory and Udacity, India respectively. In his earlier avatar as an entrepreneur, he was the Founder and CEO of ShotPitch- a one-touch pitching app for startups to investors. Having been involved in the ecosystem for over five years now, he loves working at the intersection of product, community, and marketing.

    Want to know how to make the impossible happen? Talk to him!

    Event Sponsors, and Partners

    The Startup Weekend Patna 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.



    Organizing Team

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

    • Ishan
    • Sonu
    • Osama
    • Prakhyat
    • Alok
    • Rahul


    Arun Philips
    Applications Developer, Blockchain Services

    Developing cutting edge ERP solutions for Oracle, a multinational computer technology corporation, specializing in Cloud Architecture and Data Analytics.

    Blockchain Community - Avid cryptocurrency investor with experience in Bitcoin, Ethereum and  many other tokens. Currently looking into the scope of altcoins in India and propagating its everyday use in India. Associated with few international ICOs.

    Lead organizer of numerous Startup Weekends throughout Asia as a Global Facilitator.

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