Startup Weekend Bangalore Education

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ThoughtWorks Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd. ACR Mansion G + 3floors 147/F, 8th Main, 3rd Block Koramangala, Bangalore-560034, India

3 floors 147/F, 8th Main, 3rd Block, Aga Abbas Ali Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bangalore, Karnataka 560034

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.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. 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.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, 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!

What is Startup Weekend Education?

Entrepreneurship and Education, Bangalore connects the dots on 29th August 2014

This August, we are bringing together a 100 innovators, entrepreneurs and educators together for some creative chaos! This is the first Startup Weekend Education event to be held in Bangalore, giving local educators, designers, developers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to solve problems and gaps that are experienced by us everyday.

Educators and teachers often closely encounter challenges that vary from curriculum design, teaching methodologies, use of technology, logistical & operational challenges, infrastructure, child safety and managing communication & relationships with different stakeholders. The opportunity to bring together innovators, business thinkers, teachers, professors, artists, designers, non-profits and technology enthusiasts on a common platform creates an incredible chance for dialogues and solutions that can creatively and meaningfully solve challenges we currently encounter in education systems.

If you are passionate about the education sector and have an idea that can solve a problem or improve an existing solution for India’s education sector, The Startup Education Event is for you!

Join us from 29th to 31st Aug, for 54 hours of creative chaos that is not just fun but will potentially turn your idea into a viable business model.




Aug 29
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 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


Aug 30
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Aug 31
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors

Umesh Malhotra

Founder & CEO, Hippocampus Learning Centers and Ashoka Fellow   |   LinkedIn

Umesh’s vision is to inspire children to read more and to democratize the emphasis and practice of reading among children. Through his organization, Hippocampus, his Learning Centers, and Grow by Reading programs, Umesh brings the joy of reading to children and their families in an accessible, positive, and contextual manner.

Umesh will speak to us about his personal journey as an entrepreneur, of turning an idea into a working prototype and finally a successful model that is bringing meaningful experiences to children

Venue Partners

Rajat Rakkhit

CEO, Elucido Media Networks   |   LinkedIn

Rajat brings proven Executive Management, Operations and Technology credentials as a co-founder to Elucido. He is also an Advisor to INK Conference and mentor to many young entrepreneurs. His journey and experiences in the Silicon Valley offer inspiring stories and insights. This is his second entrepreneurial venture

Prof. Shivaram Malavalli

Resident Chairman at San Francisco - Bangalore Sister City Initiative   |   LinkedIn

Member Governing Board
The Indian STEP and Business Incubator Association (ISBA) and Trustee of Indus School of Leadership. Prof. Malavalli has 25 years of Industrial and Research experience, mentoring technocrat entrepreneurs and supporting them during their establishment, sustenance and growth. He believes there is a huge opportunity in the early-stage funding to scale up blue-chip incubates

Manjula Raman

Principal, Army Public School   |  

A seasoned educator and student counselor with over 20 years as Principal of Army Public School. She has been awarded on eminent platforms globally. Passionate about finding solutions to problems inside and outside classrooms. Manjula brings valuable perspectives of a teacher and as a head of a school to the panel

Ravikiran Annaswamy

Chairman, IEEE and CEO, Teritree Technologies   |   LinkedIn

Ravikiran Annaswamy is the Co-founder and CEO of Teritree Technologies and currently the Chairman for IEEE Bangalore section. He was the previous Chairman for IEEE Communication Society of Karnataka. He also dedicates his time to startup ecosystem as Advisor, Mentor and Angel investor. At IEEE, he motivates aspiring entrepreneurs to kick-start their ventures and get to market. He is a thought leader and speaker at various prestigious international business conferences

Dr. Lalitha Iyer

Founder, Plus Trust and Educator

She headed Vidyaranya, a progressive school in Hyderabad, as Principal for three years (1998 -2001). Since 1990, she has been closely associated with Ananda Bharathi a non-formal
school for girls. She has set up a trust ( which offers fellowships on
inclusive education and animal welfare. An accredited sensitivity training facilitator and a professional member, Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Sciences (ISABS). She is currently Dean (Professional Excellence) and a member of the Executive Board of ISABS. She is chairperson of Sathi, Bangalore.

Anand Talwai

Co-Founder, Next Wealth Entrepreneurs

Anand runs an Incubator Next Wealth Entrepreneurs , and was previously CEO, Wipro-BT JV. He's been a mentor to many young entrepreneurs with a special interest towards models focused on social impact.

For the past several years, Anand has mentored entrepreneurs in e4e Labs, TiE and IISc entrepreneurship cell. He serves on the Boards of several starts up companies. He teaches strategy and entrepreneurship as a Professor in IIM Bangalore.


Bhanu Ghantasala

Founder & CEO, Green Hats Innovation Lab   |   LinkedIn

Entrepreneur, passionate about healthcare and ed tech. Works with a leading tech company. Loves a good laugh.

Swati Santani

Entreprenuer and Designer   |   LinkedIn

Eye for detail, ability to tell powerful stories through her designs, she conceptualized and organised a popular children's event. Believer of experiential learning.

Kavuluru Adithya

Software Engineer, Citrix   |   LinkedIn

Exploring the potential between technology, social change and vulnerable communities, Adithya is currently exploring collaborations to empower youth through coding.

Karthik Shankar

Chief Technology Officer, Pratham Books

From a corporate career with leading tech companies, Karthik is now connecting the dots between technology in development sector. Our regular and committed 'startup weekender'.

Neha Parti

Education Specialist, USAID/QUEST Alliance   |  

Neha currently works on School Drop Out Prevention Program at USAID/Quest Alliance. Her work includes designing the implementation strategy to mitigate dropout among Grade V students in government schools in Samastipur disrict in Bihar. Includes designing training modules for teachers and community volunteers and compiling material to be used in the schools.

Shalini Menon
Pooja Rao
Ritika Grover
Sanjana J
Tarun Choubisa
Saurabh Aggarwal
Sumukh Shetty
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