Reason why startups and professionals should take part in Startup Weekend !

What would you prefer? Spending years doodling your idea on a paper, going and calling companies and searching contacts for resources and guidance? Or, in just 54 hours, experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help 

Techstars Startup Weekend attendee backgrounds are approximately half technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law). Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or a professional, if you are motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas you’ll fit right in.

I know the question must be popping in your head, what do I do if I already own a startup? The answer is simple. If your startup is interested in picking an adjacent project to extend their business, Startup Weekend is the place to be. Here they would get mentorship and guidance for the project, along with a team to work on it.

For professionals and building startups, learning never ends. They get to interact with the new generation and their thought process. Picking out quality teens and offering them internships in their company will help in bringing a fresh mindset to the working environment of their business.

Professionals get to know about the new ideas and better ways of solving a problem which might prove to be more effective than the standard process being used and thereby help to bring about upgradation in the present working of the company. The working professionals along with their employees will get more exposure and face challenges which would build their working persona exponentially.

It’ll be a room full of insightful ideas flowing and prototypes being iterated. A very meta experience where an experienced professional multi-generational, cross-sector community come together to solve problems for each other and society.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick your idea from your study table and turn it into a company with the help of Startup Weekend.





Why UN is pushing so hard for sustainable development goals

Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

All systems and societies naturally develop. However, In this day and age, development is moving at breakneck speeds, thanks to advancement in technology.

It’s about improving the well being of everyone wherever they are and achieving this milestone collectively. Sustainable development goals also want companies to expand, people to have the best jobs, everyone to afford nutritious foods wherever they live, quality and affordable education for everyone, freedom of speech without violence, and our economies to grow exponentially. They want to develop innovative technologies while keeping the environment safe.

Two decades ago, close to 40% of the population of the developing world lived in extreme poverty. Since then, the world has halved extreme poverty, with the UN’s Millennium Development Goals greatly contributing to this progress.

UN has adopted an ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the next fifteen years, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

UN is helping in adopting global goals which in turn is helping individuals, organizations, and governments worldwide to agree on the direction – essentially, to focus on what really matters for our future.

Population is the main factor driving up sustainable development campaigns. So let’s have a look at the perspectives of why UN is pushing hard for SDG’s :

  • To provide adequate essential human needs – With the explosion of population, people will have to scramble for the limited life essentials like food, shelter, and water. Renewable & sustainable options should be utilized more
  • Agricultural requirement – Finding ways to feed more than 3 billion people can be staggering. Sustainable development focuses on sustainable agricultural methods such as effective seeding techniques and crop rotation to promote high yields while maintaining the integrity of the soil, which produces food for a large population.
  • Manage climate change – Sustainable development practices seek to reduce the use of fossil-based sources of fuel like oil, natural gas, and coal. Fossil fuel sources of energy are unsustainable since they are responsible for the emission of greenhouse gasses.
  • Financial stability – Sustainable development practices have the ability to create more financially sustainable economies across the globe. From the development of renewable energy technologies, development countries can create sustainable jobs
  • Sustain Biodiversity – Life ecosystem is designed in such a way that species depend on one another for survival. For instance, plants produce oxygen that humans need for respiration. Humans exhale carbon dioxide that plants need for growth and production. Unsustainable development practices like emission of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere kill many plant species. This is not good for humans. Therefore, Sustainable development practices encourage the use of renewable energy resources, and organic farming practices that do not emit any greenhouse gas to the atmosphere.

So, understand the importance of Sustainable Development goals, understand their framework and their agenda to help the nation.

Be a part of this wonderful Startup Weekend at Ahmedabad and help your nation and city grow , globally, nationally and locally!

Survival Guide to Startup Weekend

Blog Post ContentThere’s just one week to D-day! We figured that before you’re launched into the Hunger Games of startups, you might as well have a few tips and tricks handy, just in case.

Don’t worry, these are on us!

1. Dress to impress.

Startup Weekend is definitely no fashion contest– kind of tough to rock a pair of skinny jeans when you’re curled up on a beanbag working for hours on end! But you have to make sure that you attract the kind of people you want in your team. Business collaborators, investors, future partners … the possibilities are endless when you’re exposed to the right network!

2. Refuell often.

One of the best ways to boost your productivity is to eat on time. Small meals every two hours not only keep your tummy from grumbling and distracting everyone in the room, but make sure you feel awake and alert, and capable of focusing on the task ahead of you.

3. Don’t panic.

No matter what happens, DO NOT PANIC. Approaching deadlines can make even the best feel ill, so it’s okay if you feel a meltdown approaching. What you need to do at this point is to let some steam out. Scream, shout, cry, kick (a non-living object)– do whatever you want to do, except giving up. Giving up is not accepted.

4. Liquid luck.

Pick your poison carefully: Redbull for the hardcore, coffee for the lightweights, or O2 for the health-conscious (this is what we would personally reccomend). If you want refills, carry your own bottle!

5. Science of power naps.

There’s no room for 9 hours of beauty sleep here, but try to squeeze in power naps to reach optimum efficiency. 5 minutes for a quick system refresh, 20 minutes if you need tape to keep your eyes open, and 1.5 hours for a full cycle of REM (reccomended for late nights).

6. Love thy neighbour.

Your team members are your family for the next 54 hours. You work with them, you chill with them, you eat with them, you sleep (or pull an all-nighter) with them. Take that extra step to get along with each other, it’ll make your experience so much more pleasant.

7. Do your research.

Mentors and brand coaches are kind of like power cards– they offer you so many advantages, but only if you know how to use them right. Look them up and see who is most relevant to your startup category, and target them when game time comes.

8. Perfect your pitch.

Though it is not compulsory to have a pitch idea ready before the weekend, in the case that you do have a particular business idea in mind that you need to work on, make sure that you prep right to make it the best pitch of your life. Check out this video to learn from the masters!

9. Stock up on tools.

If you’re a designer get your laptop/tablet/whatever device has all your software. If you’re a business honcho, get your diary and your favourite pen. Carry whatever helps you do your best work along.

Well, those are all the tips we can give out without revealing our trade secrets. But if you have confidence in yourself and a solid game plan, this is more than enough.

Haven’t booked your slot yet? If not, then guess you might find these useful for the next Startup Weekend, because our seats are filling up really fast. Click here to book now.

See you soon, try not to lose your calm while waiting.

Why Sustainable Development Goals aren’t working and how can we work around it


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The objective was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world.

The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals came into effect in January 2016. They are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that each person enjoys peace and prosperity.

But there are lot of challenges in achieving these goals, which can be categorised into 3 main heads:

  • Instability, such as conflict between nations
  • Implementation, such as ensuring programmes fit the local context
  • Governance, such as political will to transform development programmes into sustainable long-term practices

The growing insecurity in our lives is due to lack of protection. The effects of these processes are most in the developing countries, where problems such as hunger, poverty, community stability and access to education and health are most accused.

While these goals show the complexity of attaining them , have you been wondering what they actually mean or how they work?

Let’s take an example here:

To get grade A+ in maths exam, what do you do?

You set a goal. Now this  goal can be achieved by studying all of the notes first, then sitting with somebody and carrying out the multiplication, division and addition process. So the same way these goals are attainable if people across the globe sit together and bring out an integrated approach.

The vision for a better world can be achieved by trying out these reflections:

  1. Don’t be disheartened or frightened

SDG’s aren’t about reinventing the wheel in any organisation, Every business is already fulfilling some part of SDG in the daily context like Goal 1,2,3, 5, 8 and 12

What you have to take care is which goals will impact the most and how? Getting an answer to how to any given situation will help out.

  1. Do not Focus on all 17 goals at a time

Don’t miss the meaningful action by applying all 17 goals at a time. Try finding out the relevant ones and exactly which SDG’s makes a massive difference.

  1. SDG’s adds value

The fact needs to be accepted that sustainability adds business value! Few organisations are better financial performers because by creating value for others, they create value for themselves and for their shareholders.

  1. Make small changes within yourselves

The most challenging global goal has to do with the over consumption by those that have more. Try reducing consumption of unnecessary things , eat and shop more responsibly and reuse as much as possible.

  1. Get the best possible skills

The biggest barrier to global progress lies in lack of access to skills.

If every organisation has an accountant to manage money, marketers to sell the product in the right way, engineers to improve the functioning of the product, videographers to help them document their work and data analytics person to help them measure their impact and improve.

If the right skill set is hired, a better organisation can be build.

  1. Give out money and donate

Set up monthly recurring donations to educational institutions, hospitals and charities which enable them to plan effectively for the needy kids and patients.


  1. Volunteer your free time

Volunteer in any capacity you can for any kind of local & international projects. Volunteer for the special skills you possess. This way you can grow your network strengthen your skill set and thus stay happier and healthier.

You are the difference! By following these goals, you are creating a better future. You are creating the world you want for yourself, your families and the next generations to come.

Be a part of the solution and not the problem!

Why entrepreneurship is the next big thing

“[In] the last century [the thinking was], if you wanna grow, you should find a good
opportunity. But today, if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem
you could solve.” – Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba
Today more and more people are choosing the path of entrepreneurship. Rather than the
road less traveled, entrepreneurship seems to be something that everyone wants to give it
a try!
Why is that so?
The most important thing in becoming an entrepreneur is that you must be ready to hear &
accept a new idea! Yes it does take time for people to accept the new ideas but you can
always give them some hints & clues that will help them to come around to your way of
thinking eventually.
Entrepreneurship brings a new solution to old human problems. An Entrepreneur is the
visionary and solution provider who not only has the power to solve the crisis but to create
an amazing business model.
As technology continues to enable innovation, and passionate people around the globe are
able to connect and create, lot of good things are in the realm of entrepreneurship. People
choose to become an entrepreneur to explore all of their interests & share their skills with
the world.
According to Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Centre for MIT
Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs must have the 4H Club characteristics : heart, head, hands
and home.
To be an entrepreneur you have to have heart. You have to understand what the process is
and you have to be willing to fight through the hard parts you inevitably will face.
You also have to have the head, the knowledge and framework for your idea. But having the
head and the heart is insufficient if you can’t put it into practice.
You need to use your hands and make it work.
Ultimately, it’s the last “H”,that is about building a community."
So there is a huge mass of crowd in the world with these characteristics who take up
becoming an entrepreneur. They are the folks who discover what’s missing in the market,
they take risks, they show drive & initiative and most of all they identify such group who can help them achieve such goals. Statistics reveal that there are more than 2 million start-ups
in our country.
Every person wants to be creative and want to come up with a better idea. Look at this at an
environmental perspective. Good ideas generally come by collaboration between smaller
hunches. It often happens that the thing that turns into a hunch in a real breakthrough in
one’s mind, is another hunch that’s lurking into somebody else’s mind. So, you have to find
a system that allows these hunches to collaborate and come up with something bigger.
That’s why we have this program Startup Weekend , where they created the space where
ideas could mingle , swap and create new business models. This place is full of energy &
possibilities. They promote & encourage entrepreneurship in real sense.
So Entrepreneurship is the next big thing because it brings in tremendous amount of
creativity, learning, freedom & accountability. They believe not in changing the lives of
people, but to change the world!!

Author- Nisha Kotecha

Startup Story: Muffin Man- The Coal Gaadi

A warm cool village, dredged up never before in the city. The muffle, unclear and not so wise; but it’s the muffin man you look for, a cup cake, to see a cup cake seeded over your table. A lose bale bottom pant and hairs long and speckled hastily over loud noisy colours of his shirt. Running over thin slippers, catching shadows as a wise wild child. The muffin man has a story, I am here to tell.

In those eyes, dreams in streams blows, “GAUTAM BHAGAT” is what they spell to call, the muffin man. It’s the muffin, it’s the muffin. Like a breath alive and living. But now, the young mustache over the face, shaved and sometimes dusty, drops of sweat falls, as gentle as muffin.

Walking over the dead weed and leaves, he turned to me to speak; I cared less for him. Nothing on the face of God’s great earth impresses me, if not legacy. Holy Grail must be a quest, but the Muffin man turned down all the systematic chaos and chose to walk alone for the cups of cake. Brushing his hairs, the glitter in his eyes had its own plan. He rubbed his palm twice or thrice maybe, and kept them over his eyes, to feel the warmth. Rolled down few stones from the stone he sat and sing.

They then one day, when the bell used to rang; teacher said:” you can’t have muffin if you can’t eat your meat, jhad jungle ka ladka(boy from jungle).” I thought Mougli was a hero”, said the boy and laughed. Sand of time got empty in no time. The boy turned out to be a Muffin Man. Life, my friends, is more sarcastic than any mock epic.

In the kitchen of his own, in the woods where no path can take you for a walk, he walked alone. He got the ingredients and made few friends and shared honey while making muffin. Then it was dawn, and dusk was a night away. The wolves bite, and the muffin man was about to die.

Sages foretell, the wounds heal. They healed but changed the muffin man, he grew his mustache , and time made him wise. He opened his secret box and took out his wisdom again. Muffin was again on the table, he thought to take it to the city and share with the ones he love.

Time has got wheels; the dusk bows, if you think you can make muffin, you can! Says the Muffin man.

Revolution! Revolution! They all exclaimed, as the words passed to different eyes and ears. The dread world of “coal and corruption:, got a face to fear. The time they are now a-changing, they say in fear. was born. But it was the muffin.

The idea behind is to bring the age old outdated “road sale coal business” to online platform. He once, to my surprise, said; “I am twenty five years old having thirty years of experience, so he did at many other platforms; its family business he meant, fearless and wise at the same time of course he is. Rajrappa, a holy land, by Goddess’s grace he, the Muffin man shares his cups of cakes with twenty five other individuals. The company did business of one crore rupees this 2017 February, it was the first month of business.

Some people like to have a cup of cake; he chose to make his own muffin, over the roof above the mountain, a home of hope and dream, he built and feeds her every day. The Tomorrowland awaits with its wings wide open, he takes his flight up above in the sky. But it’s the muffin that makes the muffin man.


P.S. This post was originally written by “Vijyata Singh” and it was unpublished.

How to Find a Mentor In The Beginning of Your Career

As I think back to my own career, I see how mentorship has played a big role in getting me to where I am. Sometimes it was really formal mentorship like a coach. Other times it was literally learning from my friends and colleagues. My point is this: I’ve always had someone to guide me. Okay, maybe not always. But definitely for at least half of my career. The question then becomes how to find a mentor from the very beginning.


As much as you may try, finding a mentor can’t always be forced. In my experience, you’ll know when someone is meant to be your mentor. They typically know too.

Unfortunately, I often times get questions stressing about not having found a mentor yet. They know it’s important and they want to find one almost immediately. I usually respond by telling them to calm down. First, because they’ve got time. Second, because if they do everything I’m going to detail in this post, they’ll find a mentor.


A great way to find a mentor is to stop hiding out at home and start attending industry events.

I found one of my mentors by joining a local startup networking group. I’ve had friends find their mentors at industry parties. For example, a few of my entrepreneur friends have found their mentors at startup events.

I even found one of my mentors at a smoking lounge when we both happened to be ex-employee of a common employer. We hit it off immediately and he has been teaching me about business finances ever since.

The reality is potential mentors are everywhere. You just have to go outside to find them.


Another way to find a mentor is to start working on finding them online. Now, I don’t mean stalking someone on LinkedIn and sending them a message (though that could work), I mean start following thought leaders and bloggers in your industry and build a relationship with them.

In my experience, when I started taking blogging and social media seriously, I naturally started finding other people in the industry. Eventually, these people became my friends and mentors.


As I already mentioned, mentorship isn’t always formal. Some of my best mentorship has literally come from friends who were really good at an area of business where I struggled.

For example, one of my friends is really good at Information Technology and its implementation. Me, not so much. He’s having a conference and a boot-camp in November where he’s going to be teaching people how to set this up for themselves. I immediately booked a ticket for that very event. Another example is a friend who is fantastic with affiliate sales. As soon as she published a course on the topic, I bought it.

While neither of these examples in the sense we’re accustomed to, it’s still mentorship. You’re still learning from an expert in the industry. It counts.


The ability to find a mentor doesn’t need to be as complicated or stressful as people make it out to be. If you follow these tips, you’ll get the mentorship you need without all the stress people place on it.

How to Improve Your Startup Management

All startups need to think about the team and management early on. They need to start early because they set the culture. A culture is going to form whether you like it or not, and if you pay attention to it, you can craft something that makes the company stronger.

What startups should be concerned with from Day 1

As your small business begins to grow, you start making decisions about who you hire, how you hire, how you distribute payment, and how transparent you would like to be. You are taking time to study and learn new things but it’s somehow still the last priority, well behind when you are trying to get funding or to get customers.

The most common reasons for why startups fail is fighting among founders and lack of teamwork.

The thing most investors are looking for is a strong team, that has vision and can properly scale a company with good management skills.

How to Delegate to Team Members

You can’t do it all yourself, but who can you trust to do it?

  • what decisions you would like to centralize, what to make locally, what only founders should decide
  • list what are the main decisions at your stage of managing the startup
  • how do you make those decisions today and where do you want to be in the future

How to be a Transparent Company

Use the delegation board as a way to spark discussion on how they decide who to hire and who to bring into the business for a partner. How will they decide who gets paid what? Will they publish this anywhere?

How to Create Vision

To understand your company’s vision, why you are here, and why as a team you are working together. Use these values as part of an overall exercise to create a Mission Statement f0r each of these essential areas:

  • For your company
  • For your hiring process
  • For your customer service

How to Motivate your Employees

Moving Motivators is a great way to identify the differences among team members. It can actually put on the table that one partner actually likes working in a structured environment, and another partner really loves freedom and remote working.

How to Foster Self-Organization and Authorization

Learn how to create a team agreement to create a work environment that works for your whole team. Also called Team Contract, Team Ground Rules, Norms, even Values, it is mutually agreed upon by the majority of team members who all sign into the non-binding agreement covering how the team will:

  • communicate – are expected to report how often
  • where they will work, how to handle remote work (many startups can’t afford office space)
  • tools they will use
  • focuses on their values
  • concerns, fears
  • consequences
  • roles
  • time – by when

How to Give Credit Where Credit is Due

A module on how to offer valuable Project Credits and how to write compelling (and accurate) Job Descriptions. Learn how to stay away from rigidity and have people contribute where they can and where they take interest, not just in the box where they were hired.

How to Scale Your Product

When a startup grows beyond one product, it’s interesting to experiment to discover new ideas. This module helps you determine the right mix of experimentation for your team and business, how to go about failure, and how to celebrate learning.


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Startup Weekend Rajkot Youth edition 13-15th July 2018

Young OrganisingTeam


Startup Weekend is all about sparking your imagination. It is an action oriented program in your community that would power every step of the entrepreneurial journey. A diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact in the entrepreneurial world get together.

Meet the organizers of the 2nd ever Startup Weekend Rajkot Youth Edition happening in India.

Palak Desai

Having done her schooling from SNK in Rajkot, Palak has a come a long way in building a strong portfolio at a very young age! She is a National level Squash player! Currently she is an Organizer of Second edition of Startup Weekend Youth.

She attended the first Startup Weekend at Gandhinagar. It was an eye opener for her in context of knowing the real business world and the startup ecosystem.

At Startup Weekend, she came in contact with Jatin Kataria, who mentored them at the event. Post the event, under his guidance she decided to get associated for organizing startup weekend youth edition. This youth edition was happening for the very first time in India. It was a very proud moment to be a part of an organizing team of this unique youth edition.

As her 12th grade had begun, there was a lot of pressure handling things and managing time. Yet she decided to do her internship with WE Group. Her passion sparked! She wanted to do something and achieve lot of things in life. She believed in herself, learnt lot of things, took up the challenges, dug deeper into her love area and kept going!

Her passion and hard work took her to become TGES TEDEd Club Leader and a speaker as well in the same year. In spite of many roadblocks, her determination helped her resolve things!

Though having her 12th Boards, she took up to organize various events in this region at a very young age. Palak’s attention to detail, creative imagination, curiosity, determination and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as a youth. She executes each task flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for the community.

Palak believes in giving back to the community through volunteering and creating standards of excellence, thus raising the bar of professionalism. It is also proud to know that she is the Co-Founder at Alumni Achievers, which is in planning stage.

Dhrumil Dhanesha

Dhrumil Dhanesha, a student and Founder of Dhrumil Dhanesha Technologies, cracked the code to success at the age of 13 years.  His expertise, connections and vision to lead his goals helps him exceed his expectations.

He was born in Gujarat, after which he shifted to Mozambique with family. Right from the age of 5 years, he only had gadgets to play with! He felt that the gadgets were solely made for him.

Becoming extremely user friendly with technology, he went on to explore more about gadgets then from the age of 6.He developed an interest to develop a game  and from the age of 9, he mastered that art of developing games and applications At the age of 12, he went on to explore making webistes.

His Mentor, Mr Jatin Kataria, suggested him to register his company and now he has his own venture in the name of Dhrumil Dhanesha Technologies. This company provides IT support like app and web development and chatbot development. This is surely an achievement that made him beam with pride.He set his goals which was the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Talking about his startup journey, before participating at Startup Weekend Rajkot Youth Kids edition in 2017, he was unaware about the entrepreneurship world. After attending it, he got to know what entrepreneurship actually is in real world, what marketing strategies, business ,models, finance models are etc. This event helped him boost his venture and fortunately his team was the second runner up at Startup Weekend youth kids edition at Rajkot. The best part was that he got to work with his age of people.

It was truly an awesome experience because he came with an empty mind and gained a lot more than he anticipated!!

Harishree Khunt

Everyone’s path to success is different. Born and brought up in Rajkot, there was a time where Harishree was unable to stand and address my classroom. Considering the fact that you grow with time,5 years from then, today she is able to address the crowd, irrespective of the number of people present.

They say that you measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you need to overcome. Having a fear of public appearance and stage fear initially, she overcame her fears with determination and courage. She has overcome the ability to handle a sudden change without making it a distraction.She has rushed the fear of what people think and then participate in Startup Weekend Youth edition ,Rajkot in 2017.She was amazed to meet the people of her age. She feels that the age bound created by society are outdated !!

Harishree groomed herself by reading several books and by keeping herself in the place of narrator, she understood the different dynamics of the world! She realized that when you read, the challenges the narrator faces, somehow becomes the challenges that you want to solve. And hence, you resort to deal with different situations. Known as “the percolator,” she listens and digests information. Then her creative ideas are always brewing, giving new energy to every step she takes or plans.

Talking about the startup weekend journey in Rajkot, when she entered she did not have any idea about anything. It’s only after getting the schedule in hand, did she get to know. She was really excited though, she was in a dilemma as well as to which team to choose and be in. With lot of amazing creative ideas flowing around, she had to think through. Once the mentors started coming in, she felt it was not as difficult as it sounded. It was a life changing experience. Everyone had their own perspectives of seeing the problem.

So in all, Harishree feels that you should participate to explore the community as well as the experts in different fields. Interact with them as much as possible and this will definitely help you grow personally.

Harshil Zalavadiya

Born and brought up in Rajkot, Harshil started his journey at the age of 9 years old.

One day he was trying to download a song from the internet and was not aware of the process .He tried to explore the whole day and waited the whole night there was 2G internet service available in those days.

This experience brought him closer towards technology. Through a similar process then, he downloaded few more songs and made an amazing collection. He made up his mind to attend a workshop thereafter. He had a good experience learning about technology. His teacher then suggested to search for more advanced courses. Since then he started learning web and app development.he also learnt ethical hacking, google cloud and much more interesting stuffs relating to technology.

His source of inspiration was Parth Devariya. Harshil got to know about the startup world from him and that’s how he started his own venture at the age of 11 in the name of “Dynamic Solutions” which was a serviced based company providing web support to 3rd party vendors.

Due to mismanagement of studies, he had to close that startup and explore more of entrepreneurial skills. Finally at the age of 14 years, he founded a company called Harshil IT’s solutions which was a completely product based company having multiple verticals.

When he was 15, he founded a company called Space Frontier which aims to focus on developing mobile satellites. So facing lot of challenges, he strived through the up’s and downs and created the ability to think outside the box to solve a problem.

According to Harshil, he would highly recommend students to participate in Startup Weekend Youth edition as it is an energy booster with lot of brainstorming for 3 days! With the expert knowledge, precise communications, and problem solving techniques, an extensive network of community can be established through the Startup Weekend team.

Krishna Babani

Committed to producing high quality design work in a timely manner. His creativity, flexibility to help clients helps him excel in his work.he is adept at responding quickly to change.

Krishna Babani is a Founder and CEO of inSpace. Born on 25th of July, 2003, he is a  geek and designer. He got a diploma in graphic designing at the age of 13 at Little Panther. He was inspired from Steve Jobs at 2011 after he left the world. He got more inspiration from his Book – Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. His goal or his life follows the path at the Apple Campus and the wish is to become Apple CEO. Krishna’s dreams and aspires to become an apple employee one day.

 From there he got an inspiration to start his company inSpace. inSpace is an app development, web development and graphic designing company. Handled by two geeks -Krishna and Dhrumil Dhanesha (His Business Partner). They earn but earning doesn’t  matter to them a lot, as they mainly focus on experience and producing the best quality is what they strive for. And that’s how inSpace was been found on 1 April 2017. Their main message is Work Hard, and Talk Less. No doubt they also have fun but not at the time of work.

 Experience at Startup Weekend Rajkot Youth Edition –

He really enjoyed the journey that took him to this age. Initially he was pretty shy that he wasn’t even interacting with anyone, not even his relatives .But first time he experienced how to work in a team and what product do they bring in market to do their startup. Those 3 days changed his life when he met mentors, facilitators which helped to get opportunities in future. These 54 Hours were not only the event to launch a startup but it gave him lots of learning with small small bricks and finally a building. He faced ups and downs when he was forming a team. Mainly his goal was to figure out how he can reach people and can get benefits and also can give benefits or some major plus points.

We learnt how to complete the work which was been allotted. We also worked like the real startup world the way seniors and their parents do.

He feels attending Startup Weekend is a must as it will bring your talent out of your creative mind. Second you would know how a team is formed. Third is the work given to you will let you know that you are capable for it or not. Fourth is how to interact with everyone and build new contacts. Last but not the least, you will have fun, learn and if Foodie (Delicious Food)

These young organizing team set a benchmark by meeting the expectations of the participants and the program as a whole successfully. The remarkable result was the commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort  individually and as a team.

PRIZES – Startup Weekend Hyderabad Emerging Tech !

In about 40 hours we are going to witness a complete madness at Techstars Startup Weekend Emerging Tech at Microsoft Garage, Hyderabad. You must be wondering what would be the takeaway by attending Startup Weekend, but we know you do not participate in the prizes, but Well, we always make sure our participants get rewarded.

Check out our below prizes for the Techstars Startup Weekend Emerging Tech.

1. IIIT-H Seed Fund 5 Lacs* + 6 months of incubation

2. MTW supporting startups for Rapid Prototyping & becoming a technology partner to build the product

3. Microsoft – Access to Microsoft products like Azure credits & other products. + Special workshop for all at Startup Weekend

4. 91Springboard – 3 months free co-working space

Hold on! There is something more 🙂

Google is teaming up with Techstars Startup Weekend to help developers and entrepreneurs launch new startups. Google Cloud Platform is offering all Techstars Startup Weekend participants $300 in credits to help build web and mobile apps! To receive these credits, click here, click the “start your free trial” button. With Cloud Platform you can access the application, compute, storage and significant data services. You’re now building on the same infrastructure that powers Google.

.CO is the domain name of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world. From startups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, CO is where big ideas belong on the Web. We are proud to offer all Techstars Startup Weekend participants access to a free.CO domain. Get more information at

Community Perks and Discounts
Take advantage of perks and discounts offered to all Techstars Startup Weekend participants at

But the best prizes for you folks are going to be

& Startup Weekend Hyderabad team to give away as a spot prize during the weekend & goodies

Well, We cannot wait to see who grabs the ball and runs with it.HEAVE!

Startup Weekend Hyderabad Team