• Startup Weekend

    Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.

    They are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

    Beginning with open mic pitches on day 1, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over days, teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.


    Why Attend?


    Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.


    Build your network:

    This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s 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.


    Co-Founder Dating:

    We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.


    Learn a new skill:

    Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.


    Actually launch a business:

    Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups 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:

    Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.


    Join a global community:

    Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.


    QUARK with the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership [CEL], BITS Pilani Goa campus is organizing Startup Weekend 2014, an event for budding entrepreneurs that brings ideators, designers, developers and mentors on the same platform.

    Startup Weekend 2014 will span over 2 days.


    Why You?

    Whether you are an ideator, a designer, a programmer, or just someone who thinks he deserves a fair shot at proving his mettle in the world of startups, the stage is yours to grace. At Startup Weekend 2014, your expertise in anything from writing up that winning code, to aggressively marketing your idea could tip the balance in your favour. A winning startup is all about having just the right people and the right resources. If publicity is your forte, our doors are wide open.

    If you think you can strike upon the one idea that could set the wheels rolling for a successful startup, you will feel at home. If your mind is constantly swirling with designs and ideas that would make people sit up and notice, we sure could use you. So wherever your artistry lies, Startup Weekend 2014 is your chance to put it to use and hone your skills. There is so much to do and so much more to learn. Why not give it a crack?


    Day 1:

    •A quick introduction on the basics of the event and how it will proceed over the three days.

    •Informal networking session for the ideators, designers and developers.

    •Initial pitch of ideas by the ideators, for the benefit of interested designers/developers. A panel of judges will shortlist the best ideas pitched.


    Day 2

    •        Startup Weekend 2014 teams commence with the groundwork-preliminary research, pilot design, market survey etc.

    •        In the process they are mentored and are provided inputs on how to proceed.

    •        Work continues until afternoon, a basic business model, some idea about potential market, what they require and also some platform/framework for taking the startup forward is expected to be completed.

    •        10 minute presentation on groundwork progress.

    •        The panel shortlists the winner and two runners-up after consulting with the top 5 teams and discussing their ideas for implementation.

     Please send a 200 word write-up about your idea to the email id given below

    Contact: Rathin Shah

    +91 9503369088

    [email protected]

    Remember that 2 days is enough for ANYTHING!