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Mark Twain once said, “Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” 

Kashi, the spiritual capital of India and the “City of Moksha,” is a place on the banks of the Ganges in the Uttar Pradesh state where the golden orb sinks beyond the silver horizon. It is a major religious hub in India.

Ghats here can please your heart and placate your mind. It is the holiest place where you can find the aggregation of diverse religions just separated by a wall- a Mosque and the Vishwanath Temple. The fort on the other bank- Ramnagar Fort, BHU – a legacy that is standing even after a century, hand-woven Banaras Silk, the famous “Paan” and the list continues…

“Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.” – Aristotle

Are you one of the budding entrepreneurs out there waiting to grab an opportunity to turn your ideas into reality? Then here comes the most incredible opportunity- The Google Start-up Weekend, Varanasi Edition – an initiative by Google For Entrepreneurs where all the young and creative minds will be provided a platform to get close to their start-up dream. This 54 hours (3 Days) boot camp will give you a chance to meet a group of diverse people, holding an expertise in their respective fields, who will be ready to help you out, clear your doubts, show you the most effective way for opening a start-up and will help to build your business from scratch. It is one thing to keep looking for opportunities, and quite another to make use of it at the most opportunate moment for we know time is of the essence. These group of diverse people consists of the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors who will be ready to help the young minds to cradle into something phenomenal. It will be quite an enriching experience to meet and get to learn from these best minds in the country. It’s a golden opportunity to start building your networking right from now. A chance to create something on your own, and we’ll ensure that the process is hassle free. From food to various goodies and merchandise, it’s all arranged. You’ll see, you’ll experience, you’ll learn, and you’ll get started.

All this event needs from you is enthusiasm, zeal to get yourself ready to come up with fresh and creative ideas. It doesn’t matter even if you are just a school pass out, experienced somewhat or not, for we believe ideas are not limited to age. Creativity has no boundaries. Team or no team, it doesn’t matter, just get your ideas ready, and you are welcome. To be able to meet and be a part of consummate peers and be one among them will be an experience of a lifetime.

Get ready to muse, to devise, to share, to present all your top-drawer ideas.

And what better place is there to start-up than Banaras itself.

So, here is your chance to write your name in the hall of fame for the Varanasi Edition of Google Start-up Weekend!

-Reetik Abhishek

Akshay Kumar Singh