- 13,837 community leaders in 153+ countries
- 4,531 Startup Weekend events
- 363,000+ Startup Weekend attendees
- 45,375 Teams
- $410M+ in funding secured
Techstars Startup Weekend is now 10 years old, and we’re just getting started in the South & Central Asian region with 130+ India events since 2011, 50+ in South Asia (excluding India) & 20+ in Central Asia.
We’re also excited to announce that we will be bringing the first Startup Weekend events to Maldives and Uzbekistan in late 2017.
To celebrate the impact of our entrepreneurship programs with our worldwide community and teams around the world and I’m honoured to share with you my favorite stories and memories of building startup communities.
Thank you to everyone who has played a part in building this startup community and shaping this global entrepreneurship movement. Check out our Thank You video!
As an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect, I am responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations and Central Asian countries. I’m always excited to welcome thousands of new entrepreneurs every year through Techstars Startup Weekend, and honoured to have facilitated over 30 Startup Weekends across Asia.
- Startup Weekend India
The Startup Weekend India community includes over 20 States — SW Rajasthan, SW West Bengal, SW Kerala, SW Gujarat, SW Goa, SW Odisha, SW Delhi, SW Tamil Nadu, SW Manipur, SW Uttar Pradesh, SW Telangana, SW Karnataka, SW Punjab, SW Haryana, SW Uttarakhand, SW Andhra Pradesh, SW Telangana, SW Maharashtra, SW Jammu & Kashmir, SW Himachal Pradesh, etc.
1st Startup Weekend Noida (Uttar Pradesh)
- Startup Weekend Pakistan
- Conversations & Friendships will change mindsets — Aman Ki Asha
- Pakistani Beauty Startup Clears the Way for Female Founders
- Community strikes gold at Nest I/O Startup Weekend Karachi
- Startup Weekend Lahore Ed-Innovation 2016 Attracts Over 130 Education Innovators
Startup Weekend Lahore, Pakistan (March 2015) #SWLahore
- Startup Weekend Bangladesh
- Startup Weekend Dhaka Came To A Successful Ending
- Startup Weekend Dhaka 2015: Discovering The Next Big Startup!
- Startup Weekend Dhaka 2015 Successfully Concluded
Startup Weekend Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2017) #SWDhaka
Startup Weekend Dhaka (Nov 2015) #SWDhaka
- Startup Weekend Bhutan
- Bhutan’s first Startup Weekend program for entrepreneurs (MoLHR, Royal Govt. of Bhutan)
- 3rd Startup Weekend Bhutan (Tech/ICT) at Thimphu TechPark on BBS
- Token App Selected as best idea at Startup Weekend Bhutan
#SWBhutan community from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Startup Weekend Bhutan in Thimphu (2016–17) #SWThimphu
- Startup Weekend Afghanistan
Building Afghan Entrepreneurship at first Startup Weekend Kabul, Afghanistan (March 2016) #SWKabul
- Startup Weekend Sri Lanka
4th Startup Weekend Sri Lanka in Negombo #SiliconBeach (May 2017) #SW Negombo
2nd Startup Weekend Sri Lanka in Colombo (Oct 2016) #SWColombo
First Startup Weekend Sri Lanka in Jaffna (June 2016) #SWJaffna
- Startup Weekend Nepal
9th Startup Weekend Kathmandu (Greenovation) in Nepal (Nov 2016) #SWKathmandu
- Startup Weekend Kazakhstan
Startup Weekend Astana in Kazakhstan (Oct 2016) #SWAstana
- Startup Weekend Tajikistan
First Startup Weekend Tajikistan in Dushanbe (Nov 2016) #SWDushanbe #SWTJ
- Startup Weekend ASEAN (10 Countries in One ASEAN)
Startup Weekend ASEAN 2015 was organised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (video), where entrepreneurs from all over South-East Asia collaborated in Generation Startup Weekend, an effort by Techstars Startup Programs and its partners at MaGIC (Malaysian Govt.), YSEALI, and the U.S. State Department.
First of it’s kind — Techstars Startup Weekend ASEAN in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Aug 2015) #SWASEAN
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Reach out to me if you’re interested to bring Techstars Startup Programs to your community!
One of my favourite Startup Weekend picture, kicking off the first SW SriLanka #HappyBirthdaySW
We want to say thank you again, from everyone at Techstars, for all the hard work and time that you give to support your entrepreneurial community!
This post was first originally published here at Anurag Maloo’s medium blog here.