The land of nawabs and awesome biryanis are going to see someintense startup action as Startup Weekend heads to Hyderabad in a week. In March, this year Startup Weekend made its way to India. Delhi and Bengaluru were added to the list of 195+ cities in which Startup Weekend has been organized across the globe.
Startup Weekend gives an opportunity to industry professionals, students, and entrepreneurs to invest a weekend creating a startup from scratch. Ideas are pitched on Friday evening and by Sunday evening the teams formed amongst the participants find themselves pitching a final product / prototype to the judging panel. Some even have paying customers by Sunday.
Mobile apps, Web Apps, Healthcare reforms or even a social network- Startup Weekend has seen individuals form teams over a weekend and deliver extra-ordinary results. For a student or an industry professional contemplating a startup, this becomes a platform to test their ideas, experience a startup or simply a productive break from their routine lives. For entrepreneurs, this can be a testing ground for new ideas, a refreshing change or perhaps the opportunity to create an all-new startup in just 54 hours as well as an opportunity to find co-founders and potential teammates for a startup.
Hyderabad participants of Startup Weekend have a diverse set of industry experts mentoring them over the weekend. This includes Mr Sharlin Thayll (CEO AP Circle, Bharti Airtel), Ramesh Loganathan (VP Products and Center Head, Progress Software), Janakiram Mocherla(Amazon Web Services) & Krishna Natarajan (Management and IT Consultant, LV Prasad Eye Hospital) amongst others. Raghu Batta of Ojas Ventures and Vinodh Soundarajan of ColorSutra are part of the judging panel.
Startup Weekend Hyderabad is scheduled for 2nd – 4th September 2011. You can grab a ticket under the following heads: Developer, User Experience, Business, Jack Of All Trades, Student or just visit us on the Sunday evening to view the pitches.
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