E-Cell DTU, for the past 12 years has been advocating the spirit of being a ‘CREATOR’ by providing the students the right guidance and mentorship from venture capitalists, angel investors, and top industrialists and striving to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
We attempt to foster new values amongst young individuals to make them an exemplary engineer imbibed with the idea of productive, innovative and independent thinking. We aim to create a ‘CHANGE’ with out of the box ideas and training individuals to make them the creators of this change.
Startup weekend is the place where budding entrepreneurs share their platform with like-minded people with one common goal – to launch a start-up in 54 hours. Startup Weekend resuscitates with the participants full of vigor and their exciting new ideas which they pitch in front of an esteemed panel of judges.
Startup Weekend is a great way to expand your network, know people, their ambitions, plans, ideas and most importantly aligning their interest with yours to create something extraordinary. It would be a neutral place to network with active or future members of the high-tech community.
Being around like like-minded people, listening to their ideas, approach and prototypes would inspire and instill the passion and zeal in you, learning the unfamiliar concepts and frameworks would help you shape your blueprint of success.
Listen to some of the brilliant minds of the business world and top notch industrialists who would not only provide their expertise but also give one-on-one mentorship for your idea.
Experience the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur, brainstorm ideas, unleash your creativity and have fun!
FIRST DAY – 8th October 2021
The air crackles with electricity as the budding entrepreneurs share their platform with like-minded people with one common goal-to launch a start-up in 54 hours. Startup Weekend resuscitates with the participants full of vigor and their exciting new ideas, ready to lay a foundation to their dreams.
After the Elevator Pitch, the organizers throw a networking dinner where the participants get a chance to connect with their mentors, rivals, and teammates. The dinner provides a valuable platform for the participants to open up to the people they need to work with for the next 54 hours. A platform where the like-minded share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions.
Once the stage is set and teams are formed, participants prepare for the “No talk All Action” weekend. Teams resonate myriad vibes of competition, innovation, and out of the box ideas ready to be transformed into exceptional startups.
SECOND DAY – 9th October 2021
Mentors carefully analyze the ideas put forth by the teams and provide them with “Success Mantras” and insights on how to deal with the business competition and reach the top of their game.
The teams commence their hustle to transform dreams into reality. The day continues with the brainstorming of various ideas, approaches, and techniques the teams may employ to beg the top position.
All that glitters is not gold but all that glitters often catch the eye and remain in the sub-conscience for a long time. The next step is to present the ideas in an innovative manner so as to catch the attention of the audience, mentors, and judges. The plan begins transforming into action.
THIRD DAY – 10th October 2021
The day begins with the teams embellishing their pitches while being under the perpetual guidance of the mentors such as XXXXXX,XXXXXXX. and XXXXXX. After a session of mock pitching and constant deck rectifying, the teams gain the confidence to present their ideas to the Big Shots.
The final pitch is then presented before an esteemed panel of judges which comprised such as XXXXXX, XXXXXX and XXXXXX. All the hustle and hard work finally seem to bear fruit with every participant longing for a taste of victory, the results are finally announced.
Even though there is only one winning team but every individual has a sense of pride in their mind for they have experienced something which is rare- the power of teamwork, creative thinking, pressure handling, and most importantly the essence of creating their own company from scratch within 54 hours.
While we like to separate participants into different groups, only a zeal to learn is required to be a part of Startup Weekend, because like most skills, you pick them up as you apply them. Choose whatever category suits you.
- NERDY HACKERS – 300 Rs
- HOPPING HUSTLERS – 300 Rs
- AESTHETIC DESIGNERS – 300 Rs
- SPECTATORS – 100 Rs