Google Powered Startup Weekend in Patna to Convert ideas into Startups in 54 hours

Idea is the thing everyone considers important because without idea everything losts its significance. And with idea there are so many things you can start and have your own startup. Startups is the new buzz these days in youngsters. So many successful are leaving their well-paying jobs to have something of their own. Various success stories are provoking youngsters positively to initiate their own venture rather then working in somebody else’s. Metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, etc has already became startup hubs.

In last few years Bihar is extensively moving towards Startup culture. Various management schools has included entrepreneurship as an important segment to be taught. Government is also supporting young entrepreneurs with their Bihar Startup Policy with a seed fund of Rs.10 Lakhs

Entrepreneurial pursuits are increasing by each passing day. Various organizations are coming forward and helping young professionals to setup their company in Bihar. They’re also conducting regular activities to encourage entrepreneurship.

Youngsters are creating a whole new entrepreneurial vibe in Bihar without having much industrial exposure. The rise and success of various startup is inspiring more and more young people to join in and contribute to the state as well as national economy by themselves.

Google powered Startup Weekend is going to be organized from 28-30 September at International School Of Management, Patna. It will be a 54 hours non-stop vibrating event where people will witness ideas getting transformed into company.

Startup Weekend will be a 54-hour event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists will pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype by Sunday evening. Startup Weekend has grown into an organization with a global presence. As of December 2016, Startup Weekend has reached 135 countries, involving over 210,000 entrepreneurs.

In this Startup Weekend Patna some renowned Startup Coaches are also coming to work with the teams together. Their visionary ideas, experience and network will help entrepreneurs to face less failures and obtain more success.

  1. Paresh Gupta : Brand Ambassador Rajasthan Government Youth and Sports, 4 times TEDx Speaker, Founder and CEO Global Centre for Entrepreneurship & Commerce (GCEC) one of India’s first dedicated colleges on Entrepreneurship. Mentor at Startup-O Singapore, Viridian Espark, Advisory Board Member at Headstart Network, Startup Mentor and Advisor at many other institutions. Alumnus of Sri Ram College of Commerce, a first attempt Chartered Accountant and an MBA from London School of Business and Finance. Trained financial modeler from Operis UK, rated amongst the top 20 credit research analysts team in Europe. Over 13 years of corporate experience across Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA with some of the most reputed names like PricewaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, Adventity Global Services (now Sutherland Plc) and Keypoint Consulting Bahrain (Ernst and Young offshoot).
  2. Krishnachytanya Ayyagari : Program Manager at Google and takes care of the startup ecosystem in India. Having previously worked at Microsoft, IBM, Thomas Reuters – he has over 11 years of industry experience and is on a mission to help startups become successful by build world class solutions quickly to the market. A post graduate from BITS Pilani and a trained architect, he has been active in the space of cloud computing for over 8 years and had experience in architecting and designing solutions for large enterprises and State Governments in India.
  3. Nitin Sethi : Nitin is currently leading IndiGo as VP Digital to help the group going through Digital Transformation. He previously built Quikr.com, Yatra.com, Naukri.com, Indiatimes, Rediff and Bharti Airtel. He is an expert in crafting loveable experience for the consumers through simple and usable products. Nitin mentors many startups and has invested in a few of them, as well. He also likes to speak on Design Thinking on many public forums. Nitin has won the ‘Design-led Entrepreneurship Awards’ 2017 at TiE 2017. Nitin has been awarded with Karnataka Brand Leadership Award 2017. He got recognised as top digital influencer and made it to Adobe Content 100 list for 2017. Nitin has recently also made it to Adobe Digi100 list for 2018.
  4. Suman Mukhopadhyay : Suman Mukhopadhyay, is an engineer and MBA from IIT Kharagpur, with more than 22 years of experience in Development, Engineering & Financial sectors. He is a Director of banglanatak dot com, social enterprise HQed in Kolkata. banglanatak dot com was founded by an alumnus of IT Khragpur in the year 2000 and works on culture based development and behaviour change communications. He has worked with Department of MSME&T, GoWB in developing an entrepreneurial Eco-system in the state and also has worked with Industry networks, incubators like IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, and leading Universities and Academic Institutes in Bengal to evolve a more favourable stakeholder network in the State for Startups.

You can apply this event at : www.explara.com/e/swpatna2018.

For any queries contact : 7004603471. It’s the second season of Startup Weekend Patna.

First season was held in 16-18 feb this year at Work Studio Coworking. Startup Weekend Patna created 50 entrepreneurs in various segments and one startup got offered a Rs 10 lakh seed fund from private investor.

The event is being organized by founders of Work Studio Coworking with the support of International School of Management Patna and startup enthusiastic volunteers Alok Kumar, Rahul Samrat, Prakhyat Kashyap, Ishan Paul, Sonu Saurav, Amrit Raj, Shashwat Kishan, Prashant, Raghvendra, Alekh and Ayush.

Some big companies formed at 54 hours Startup Weekend are : Zapier, LootCrate, Airstoc, Spare Change, Launchrock, Rover, FindMyTrain

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