Startup Weekend Tiruchirappalli

    Friday, September 15 - 17, 2017

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Tiruchirappalli

Friday, September 15 - 17, 2017

Friday, September 15 - 17, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Lecture Hall Complex - 09
LH road, NIT Trichy,
Trichy, Tamil Nadu 620015

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Ever wondered how to kick start your Million$ company?

A key part of every Startup Weekend is the valuable advice and assistance provided by the event’s Speakers and Coaches. In the spirit of “No Talk, All Action” we try to keep talks short and sweet, focusing on practical issues (ie “best approaches to customer validation”) that can actually help you and your team better achieve your weekend goals. Mentors - community experts in various fields ranging from entrepreneurship, software development, marketing, finance, law, and more - dedicate their time to providing advice and actually rolling up their sleeves and working with teams.In addition to the most valuable resources at the weekend (the people), we’ve also put together a list of some of the most useful resources in all startup-related fields, for both before, during, and after the weekend. Check out for more info. So what are you waiting for, go ahead and book your tickets to kick-start your most fantabulous idea into your dream business.

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 across 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.

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Friday September 15th

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 September 16th

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 September 17th

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

Vikas Malpani

Vikas Malpani is the Co-Founder of and heads CommonFloor Groups, the Apartment Management offering of that provides apartment residents with hassle-free community living. Vikas completed his degree in Computer Science Engineering from JSS Academy of Technical Education (JSSATE) Bangalore in 2006 and then started working with SAP labs, where he was a part of the NetWeaver mobile Team. During the course of the journey, Vikas has been part of several crucial aspects of establishing the company, right from initial sales to campaign management, campaign execution to product road map and product management.   Vikas is a recipient of prestigious MIT-TR35 “Young Innovator of the year” award. Business World has recognized him as one of the “Hottest young entrepreneurs”, besides these he has received many other accolades.   Vikas believes in striking a good work-life balance by staying in touch with friends. Spending quality time with family is of paramount importance to him. With reference to setting up of a successful business, Vikas feels that it is very important to have an ability and understanding of how to get things done. Apart from this, as per him, business success is also contingent on dedicating time to customers which eventually turns them into brand champions.   Vikas is an avid reader and likes reading fiction as well as non-fiction. In the fiction space, he enjoys reading novels by Dan Brown and Harry Potter series. Besides reading, Vikas also likes travelling to unexplored destinations, meeting new people and making new friends.  

Muthu Ramalingam
CEO at HelloLeads & DexPatent

Srinivas Vuppala
Head - Cloud Competency at Sonata Software

18+ Years of IT Experience.
Experience includes Business application consulting, Establishing ODC and delivering solutions and platforms for travel/Logistics and ISVs, Managing Practices
Current Role – Competency Head ISVs, Platform Development
Cloud Services •Consulted and Implemented Business solutions (ERP, CRM, SCM etc) for Large Enterprises.
•Managed a retail ISV Delivery Center.
•Transitioned and Managed Large Web Solutions Delivery Center for a Travel Giant.
•Managed MS solutions practice team
•Built a LifeScience Platform in the Cloud
Cloud Platform Solutions – DevOps Solutions

Coaches and Mentors

Dorai Thodla
Founder, iMorph, Inc.

Dorai Thodla is the Founder/CTO of Technology Strategies LLC. They are an organisation specializing in building Intelligent Conversational Agents (aka Chabots) and conducting seminars/workshops. He is a startup enthusiast and Advisor to KCG Technology Business Incubator. He can provide great insight into creating startups and has been providing help to students to turn ideas into prototypes.

Dayal Nathan
CEO & Co Founder at Energyly

Dinesh Varadharajan
VP of Product Management at OrangeScape

Natasha Lorraine
Co-Founder at The WordsEdge

Ramesh Srinivasan
CEO at Lessburn

Sunil Varghese
Master Mind at Hevea

Manohar Jha
Director at Dextrasys Technologies Pvt Ltd

Arul Murugan
CEO, Snackexperts

Arul Murugan is a horticulture graduate from TN Agricultural University. He also holds an MBA in food and agriculture management from Anna University. He comes from a family of farmers and naturally he is quite passionate about farming and food. He successfully went on to become the first generation entrepreneur from his family. He gained experience by working at International Agricultural Processing private ltd from 2008 to the beginning of 2015. He has been the CEO of, an online snack store from October 2014. He has quite a rich knowledge of India’s snack industry and the demands of the market. He aspires to create an ecosystem of self-sustaining healthy snack business.

Seyed Ahmed
Sales Lead at Kissflow

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Tiruchirappalli team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Arun
  • Suraj
  • Venkatesh


Vivek Naik
Co-Founder / Managing Director

Vivek Naik is the Co-founder of Crop Stacks Agritech Pvt. Ltd., a startup that is helping people grow food in their homes using hydroponics. Crop Stacks Agritech exists to grow real food near the place it is consumed. Crop Stacks provide a home growing system that allows you to harvest fresh veggies and herbs.
Vivek is also Startup Weekend facilitator and a Startup Weekend community leader who organized the first successful Startup Weekend Goa in 2016. He is the founder/Coach at Goa Startup Launchpad. He is also involved with startups and entrepreneurs through various incubators and colleges helping to build the startup ecosystem in Goa. During the past 5 years, he has conducted various talks and workshops to promote entrepreneurship.
Vivek's background is in Engineering Design and Manufacturing, and he has completed his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to starting his own business, he has worked in the manufacturing industry for over 10+ years.

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