Startup Weekend Rajkot (Youth Kids)
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Event starts at 4:00 pm
GloCal CoWorking Space
3rd floor, Dwarkadhish complex,
No Talk, All Action
Friday July 28th
Saturday July 29th
Sunday July 30th
Managing Partner, Universal Designovation lab LLP. & Director at Empathic Design Research Private Limited Rajkot
Coaches and Mentors
Ms. Bijal Damani is an educator based in India. She is a passionate educator who is determined to turn around the education - believes in Project Based Learning and integrating technology effectively in her classroom. She is the most decorated educator having the most prestigious awards in field of education in her hat.* Microsoft Expert Educator & Winner at Microsoft Global Forum 2014,* Google Certified Innovator from Mountain View* Outstanding Young Educator Award 2009 by ASCD ,* Outstanding Teacher Award 2011 by ISTE,*HP EdTech Innovator Award 2010 winner, *Butler and Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award winner,*Bammy Educators Voice Award Winner 2013,*National Award Winner for ICT in Education,*National Award for Teachers* Wharton Reimagine Education,* Part of Top 50 cohort of 1 Million Dollar Global Teacher Prize,*GESS Award* tGELF Harnessing Creativity Award* Derozio Award for Education and Humanity* Forbes Philanthropy AwardShe is also a global presenter who has presented at ASCD, Google, Edmodo, UNESCO , Singapore MOE Conferences and Microsoft Forums.
She is a teacher teaching the subject of Business/Commerce/ Management to Grade 11-12 students in SN Kansagra School (part of The Galaxy Education System) at Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Project Based Learning and Integrating ICT in curiculum are her specializations. She is the winner of Outstanding Young Educator Award 2009 by ASCD, Outstanding Teacher Award 2011 by ISTE, HP EdTech Innovators Award 2010, Butler and Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award 2011 and Microsoft Partners In Learning Country winner 2011, Microsoft Expert Educator Award 2013, National ICT using Teacher of the year 2012, 21st Century Learning Teacher of the year Finalistm Microsoft Expert Educator, Google Certified Teacher.........:) In short, she is a Passionate Educator. :)
Stories of teachers transforming unruly classrooms into model groups are the stuff of legendary movies. And Rajkot’s Bijal Damani has starred in her own version of it.
An entrepreneur with a vision to enrich life long learning the experience of students and adults through different methods.
Raj Shah is also the facilitator and club leader at K.I.D.S TED-Ed Club, one of the first TED-Ed platforms in Saurashtra region.
He was selected to be a part of Jagriti Yatra 2016, which is 8000Kms in train around India.
He has also conducted training and ideation session for Intel Tech Challenge Semi-finals, an initiative of Intel Foundation.
K.I.D.S was selected by Google Business Groups as one of the top 24 start-ups globally.
Raj Shah also has a wide range of professional experience in various fields like branding, event management, and strategic business development.
Currently involved with three projects
1. The Startup Hub India (http://thestartuphub.in): A platform for entrepreneurs connect, collaborate, share and learn about the nuances of the business from Mentors, Incubators, Accelerators, VCs etc. The goal behind The Startup Hub India is to create a wide knowledge and resource network that can be helpful to entrepreneurs.
2. Gormetius Foods Pvt Ltd: (http://gourmetdelicacy.in): It is a Gourmet Food Products Company based in India that makes Nut Butters, Sauces, Dips, Marinades, Spice Rubs, Fruit Preserves and Marmalade. The company has two business verticals - Retail Segment and HoReCa Segment and has been a major support provider to upcoming chain restaurants in India.
3. PureJoy - Juicery & Eatery: A healthy food and beverage QSR Chain in India with focus on expanding to national scale by 2022. It is a first company in India to launch a QSR format that focuses on health prospect of its consumers. The product involves Cold Pressed Blended Juices, Smoothies, Subs, Wraps, Sandwiches, Salads and Meals. Many of these products are also offered under subscription model that makes it very sustainable.
Specialties: Decision Making, Project Management, Business Expertise, Branding.
# To help Entrepreneur's and startup companies to get Acceleration and assist in building a successful business.
# Learn, Gain experience and offer services in Environmental and Renewable Energy Projects.
# To work on Developing Sustainable Resources in Water, Agriculture and Energy Sector.
On Personal side he love working on advance technologies,travelling and making-meeting friends. He is passionate working with industries & academic institutions for bridging the skill gaps, mentoring young engineers for deciding career directions. In his last initiative this summer, he launched “ Raja ni Maja” - Young kids fun learn summer camp, providing motivating platform as Wings to Fly with stress free fun-learn activities. Ask him about advance technologies and building skills in youth, he has lot to share .....
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After completing his Engineering & MBA, he did corporate planning & project management in PSU. He completed 16 online certification programs on Startup Valuation, Design thinking, Business innovation, Blended learning, Financing new ventures etc.
He is Advisor to global Think-Do-Tank “Challenge: Future, KIDS TED-Ed Club, Google Business Group Rajkot, Executive committee member of Rajkot management association (RMA) & Screening Committee member of a nodal institution for the Startup India scheme.
He is Founder of WE Group – Volcano of GloCal Solutions which is into Strategic business & management Consulting, Startup mentoring, Training, Social project management, Community development & ecosystem creation.
He is CoFounder of 1st ever CoWorking Space of Saurashtra-Kutch region i.e. GloCal CoWorking Space (GCS), Rajkot. He is CoLead of peer-to-peer mentorship project benefiting people from 50+ countries in its alpha version. He is also the founder of early stage ventures like Smart Failures, Screwing Your Startup etc.
He was Global VP of Strategy for Challenge Future Chapters network, award-winning President of CF India chapter. He was program manager of multi-country Youth in Action initiative. He worked as solutions generator with Ministry of Slovenia during a Strategic initiative of EU.
He shared his Entrepreneurial, strategic & managerial expertise and experience with 100,000+ people across the world as a trainer, speaker, panel member, and/or judge. More than 20 of his articles are published globally and he is writing 2 books i.e. Does the world really understand youth? & Innovation in corruption.
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