Startup Weekend Coimbatore 2019

It is my fourth edition of  Startup Weekend Coimbatore. Full of energy and learnings. This is small report of #SWTVM

76 aspiring entrepreneurs(50 non-student and 26 students) took part in the 54-hour startup marathon. Startup Weekend is an adrenaline rush of epic levels from the first pitch through to the last presentation. Coming in alone with an idea on Friday night and leaving on Sunday evening with a startup company, and a bag full of new network contacts is a unique experience only found at a Startup Weekend.

The weekend was hosted at Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore. around 75 aspiring entrepreneurs turning up for the weekend. With the attendance levels, we anticipate between 14 “mini startup companies” formed.

The 4th edition of Startup Weekend  Coimbatore started with Ebin Ephrem Elavathingal, Cofounder Trip Jodi, the facilitator briefing the participants about startup and entrepreneurship. The event which is a part of a global initiative powered by Techstars and Google for Startups, aimed at giving the participants a glimpse of the starting up in 54 hours.

The participants then pitched their ideas, leading to about 40 ideas in total from which the final 14 ideas were selected. The teams were formed and their agendas set at the end of the first day.

The second day started off with the teams working towards building their product as well as validating their business model. Their work was supported by mentors who were domain experts in multiple fields.

Prizes were Distributed to the winning teams by judges

Google for Startups, dotCo were the global partners for the event.
Servercake, Jayavilla, WRKPOD, Simplicity Coimbatore, AIC-IIIT Kottayam were the local partners for the event
More on Mentors – 
Facilitator Profile : 

TSWMadurai Follow-up Meetup

After Techstars Startup Weekend Madurai,what’s next?

We are not build the relationship just for event,let’s meet again with in a week as well as every month as a community and drive the spirit with in Madurai and get global products with global community support.

Don’t miss it. June 1st 2019 is our follow-up meetup.

Techstars Startup Weekend Madurai

“She is the modernity that villages lack

and the tradition

long forgotten by cities.

You come, you see, she conquers you.”

Writes Indhumathi about Madurai.

What could serve as a better testimonial to these lines than the opening of Marriott International a premier global hotel chain spreading its wings to Madurai. International firm Honeywell called Madurai its home more than a decade ago followed suit by the Indian IT firm HCL Technologies.

All these goes on to prove that this 2500 + yrs old city has been reincarnating itself to be a city to reckon with over all these years. With a slew of startups calling this city its home, its now time to up the game. The rise of people from this region going on to to lead international giants like Google is well known. This is what makes Madurai a special city that connects modernity with tradition, technology with humaneness, cutting edge next-gen products with native crafts, business with tourism.

The start-up ecosystem is getting vibrant in this part of the world with a host of events happening in the last 5-6 months addressing venture investments, social media & digital start-ups etc. The Techstars start-up weekend is slated to happen from May 24th upto May 26th and hosted at ELCOT IT Park, Madurai. The objective of the start-up weekend is to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs, by providing all the necessary support to bring an idea to reality. This unique platform is a place to meet a new co-founder, marketers, established business icons, designers and developers and get advised by a brilliant lineup of mentors and judges to validate the idea and take the idea to market ready product/service.

How the Start-Up weekend works ?

As metros and tier-1 cities get saturated in terms of quality of life, inability to catch up in terms of infrastructure, traffic woes, threat of looming environmental impact, increasing crime incidents it is only sensible to look at the next set of cities that can catapult the state and the country in growth path. From that perspective, Madurai offers more reasons to be the next business hub after the capital city of Chennai & textile town Coimbatore.

Each participant will get:

  • An exclusive .Co domain including the hosting for a year- FREE!
  • 3000$ worth Google Cloud Platform credits to build mobile and web apps.
  • 5000$ worth AWS credits for all the startups golive with in a month by Madurai Startups Community.
  • 6 Months startup planner tool
  • Exclusive Startup Weekend goodies and SWAGS.
  • A well designed community inspired T-shirt.
  • Official Startup Weekend Certificate!
  • Coffee, Snacks-available all day to power up your brain.
  • Unlimited gourmet buffet food over the course of the weekend (that’s 7 meals!)

The Winning Team gets

  • Startup Weekend Madurai‘ Title Winner
  • Free Co-working space By
  • Free Legal & Compliance Support
  • Cyber security support for Product By ServWing
  • Winners Weekend Trip Sponsored By The Holiday Navigator
  • Mentors Connect 
  • Investors Connect & Funding from Blaze Ventures & Madurai Angel Networks

Registration Link :

Venue : CVIAC,Elcot IT Park,Madurai

Date : May 24 (5PM) – May 26(9PM),2019

Point of Contact : 91-7010328830

Mail :

Written By Krishna( & Posted by Siva.