Startup Weekend Trichy

    Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015


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Startup Weekend Trichy

Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015



Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

NIT Trichy

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. 
From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 

Sonata Software being market leader in Digital & SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) IT solutions and CEDI being technology incubator based out of NIT Trichy, there are pretty good chances of funding for startups in SMAC, e-commerce and IoT areas. Other sectors are welcome under CEDIs wider incubation program for technology!

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

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 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.
Access to valuable resources: Every Startup Weekend participant gets access to following resources during and after the event
1. Google Cloud Platform offers $500 worth credits to help build web and mobile app.
2. .CO domain for free
Free Meals: During the exhaustive 54 hours, Participants are served with 7 All-in royal meals including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and unlimited Coffee too! So, get your tickets before they sell out and get your startup dream started! Register now!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 11th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
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 12th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
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
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 13th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Dr.Srinivasan Sundarrajan
Director, NIT Trichy

Prior to joining NIT in 2011, Dr.Sundarrajan was with Missile Programme of Defence Research and Development Organization for over thirty years and received mentoring by Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. Dr.Sundarrajan's contribution for development and production of prestigious missile systems Prithvi, Agni, Akash and Brahmos, spans over three decades. He was leading BRAHMOS programme team and completed a massive indigenisation project that has enabled cost reduction and schedule compression. He has also designed and developed over 1,000 products and processes for aerospace systems, and has an impressive background in academic inter-disciplinary research, institute-industry interaction, and technology development and transfer. He saw through the formation of foundry clusters and modernised industries in SME sector into quality export-oriented units in Andhra Pradesh.


Parag Dhol
Managing Director, Inventus Capital

Parag has been a venture investor for 18 years, backing 27 companies resulting in 14 exits including 3 IPOs to date – most notably Geometric Software, Powertel Boca, vEngines, Vertex India and TV Today.
In 2000, Parag moved to Delhi to join GE Equity where he continued his early-stage technology focus. Before joining Inventus in the spring of 2008, Parag had been Associate Director at Intel Capital’s India venture team in Bangalore.  At Inventus, Parag is a Board Director at eDreams, FundsIndia, Power2SME, PolicyBazaar and Vizury.

Parag earned an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and a BSME from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.  He is a Charter Member of TiE Bangalore mentoring entrepreneurs.


Sridhar S
Director - Dell, Asia pacific and Japan

Prior to founding Indian chapter of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, Mr.Sridhar have held multiple Country Head positions at Dell, IBM, Intel and HCL with work 25 years of industry experience across IT marketing domain.


Rajan Narayanan
Chairman, People care Business solution | Founding Director, Second Avenue consulting limited.

A product from NIT Trichy went onto become a pioneer in Business consultancy. He is the chairman of People care business solutions. 
PeopleCare focusses on leading edge technologies that automate Human interactions (speech and writing). In addition PeopleEnglish a division of PeopleCare focusses on assessment, intervention and certification of Business English in partnership with Cambridge ESOL.


Coaches and Mentors


Deepak Tuli
Co-Founder and COO, Goibibo

Deepak co-founded Goibibo.com in 2009 with a small team. Today Goibibo is India’s leading and fastest growing B2C travel company.
With over 10 years of e-commerce experience, Deepak has expertise in Mobile Platforms (Android / IOS / Windows / HTML5), Digital Marketing, Product Management, P&L management, CRM etc. He has built multiple online business / business units in India. 

Prior to launching Goibibo, Deepak was part of Yatra.com launch team, wherein he set up the Non-air business.


Parag Dhol
Managing Director, Inventus Capital

Parag has been a venture investor for 18 years, backing 27 companies resulting in 14 exits including 3 IPOs to date – most notably Geometric Software, Powertel Boca, vEngines, Vertex India and TV Today.
In 2000, Parag moved to Delhi to join GE Equity where he continued his early-stage technology focus. Before joining Inventus in the spring of 2008, Parag had been Associate Director at Intel Capital’s India venture team in Bangalore.  At Inventus, Parag is a Board Director at eDreams, FundsIndia, Power2SME, PolicyBazaar and Vizury.

Parag earned an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and a BSME from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.  He is a Charter Member of TiE Bangalore mentoring entrepreneurs.


Sridhar S
Director - Dell, Asia pacific and Japan

Prior to founding Indian chapter of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, Mr.Sridhar have held multiple Country Head positions at Dell, IBM, Intel and HCL with work 25 years of industry experience across IT marketing domain.


Sarathbabu Elumalai
Founder, Food King

Sarathbabu Elumalai is an Indian entrepreneur, social worker , politician and CEO and founder of Foodking. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Birla Institute of Technology and Science(Pilani). He is the winner of several awards such as CNN-IBN Award for Young Indian Leader,'Pepsi-MTV Youth Icon' and 'Example to Youth Award'.His story is a true motivation for people aspiring to rise up in life through sheer hard work.


Balasubramiyam K
Co-Founder and CEO, Contus

Bala co-founded Contus in 2008. Today Contus stands one of the hottest startup in Chennai, delivery innovative SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) solutions with 200+ skilled and experienced technology engineers and experts for clients across 40+ countries.
Prior to Contus, Bala 
have been into various kind of jobs right from sales man on the road up to a technical engineer for Microsoft.


Rajan Narayanan
Chairman, People care Business solution | Founding Director, Second Avenue consulting limited.

A product from NIT Trichy went onto become a pioneer in Business consultancy. He is the chairman of People care business solutions. 
PeopleCare focusses on leading edge technologies that automate Human interactions (speech and writing). In addition PeopleEnglish a division of PeopleCare focusses on assessment, intervention and certification of Business English in partnership with Cambridge ESOL.


Allagappan Muthuraman
Product Owner at Practo

Entrepreneur with experience in building User-facing Web Products, with interest in Product Management. Have owned and built multiple web products from scratch and grown it up.
Founded Markupwand, incubated at Y-Combinator in Silicon Valley. Prior to being Product Owner at Practo (funded by Sequoia Capital), Alagu held Senior Software Engineer positions at Yahoo!, Zynga and Hackerrank.


Vandana Sharma
VP, HR at Myntra

Leading Myntra's awesome workplace culture and engagement function , she is currently VP , Human Resources at Myntra. Having served as an Army officer and being an IIM L alumni she has been a senior industry leader for eighteen years offering  rich and diverse experience across Strategy, HR,Resource Management, General Management and Operations.


Satish Medapati
Founder & CEO, Bounty App and MeDine

Proud alumnus of NIT Trichy, Satish sacrificed job at Emirates NBD to startup MeDine - mobile app that aimed at easing in-restaurant customer experience.
Have prior experience in leveraging analytics/data sciences over 9+ years across multiple domains like BFS/Telco/Retail/Insurance. Had an opportunity to work on conventional analytics, web/digital analytics, business consulting, credit risk analytics, credit cards analytics, retail loans (personal/auto/mortgage) portfolio management, contact center analytics, mobile analytics, IVR, customer service analytics. etc. 



Vikram Bhaskaran
Co-Founder, Smokeybeaker labs (germ.io)

Built productivity tool that helps thousands of users capture, brainstorm, break down and turn their ideas into actionable projects. Having worked on over thousands of ideas,Vikram could be your go to guy to take your raw idea into a marketable venture. With a masters degree in marketing from the Georgia state university and having worked in lead marketing roles in prominent startups, Vikram is certainly a master mind in marketing. He is also the winner of Winner of ISMS Practice Prize Award, 2011- a global competition for research that has had most impact in marketing practice through outstanding implementation of marketing science concepts and methods. 


Nendunchezian Damotharan
Founder & CEO Technocrats India College Finder, Social Entrepreneur

Technocrats IndiaCollegeFinder (TICF) is a social entrepreneurship venture founded in 2003 by Nedunchezian. TICF has conducted more than 1000 seminars in various Schools and corporate organization.

He has featured in many TV shows like “KarkaKasadar” in PuthiyaThalaimurai Channel , Vijay TV “NeeyaNaana”, Sun TV, Kalaignar News, Raj TV, Raj News 24x7, Kodai FM, Rainbow FM. Frequent article published in The Hindu, Indian Express, Junior Vikatan, AvalVikatan, New Delhi and other magazines. 


Dr.Nithyananda K
Professor, Legal systems & Finance, IIM Trichy

Dr. Nithyananda is an Assistant Professor in the area of Finance and Legal Systems at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIM Trichy), Tamil Nadu, India, where he teaches courses on Business Laws, Legal Aspects of International Business, Legal Aspects of Marketing and Strategic Intellectual 
Property Management.


Mrinal Kumar
Co-Founder, Navriti Technologies

A NIT Trichy product, enticing entreprenuer, a hardcore techie and what not. Mrinal Kumar co founded Navriti Technologies based in Banglore before working as Senior software engineer at Manhattan associates and Actiance India pvt ltd. He is a J2EE application developer in various projects, with experience in handling design-development-testing phases of software lifecycle.


Gokul Nath
Founder, Tenreads & Likewyss

Built Tenreads, an interest based social-content discovery hub who recently graduated from BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus with degrees in Civil Engineering and Biological Sciences. 
He was also a founder of Likewyss, social networking platform, has contributed to technology and to the common crowd by his one of a kind proposal of connecting like-minded people across the globe.


Ponarul A.P
Technopreneur and Venture Investor|Unitus Seed Fund



Emmanuel Justus
Founder & CEO EmployabilityBridge

Emmanuel Justus, Founder CEO of EmployabilityBridge is a first generation entrepreneur bridging the needs of budding graduates. He is responsible for the overall direction and strategy of the company and leads the technology implementation. Emmanuel has over two decades of experience in developing Innovative IT solutions and providing technical strategy across the globe for leading IT Services Company. He played key leadership role as the Technology Director at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and was responsible for winning of technology projects set up in India ODC. He has got global work experience in delivering Technology Solutions to clients across Asia, Europe & US. He has also played the role of CTO for Megasoft and responsible for developing key products and customized solutions during this period. Emmanuel is a graduate of College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai.


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


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The Startup Weekend Trichy 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.
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  • Lokesh
    Maru
  • Shri
    Mithran
  • Udayveer
    Singh Parmar
  • Mohamed
    KHALED
  • Sumangal
    Vinjamuri
  • Santosh
    Kumar

Facilitators


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.

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