Startup weekend, an initiative of techstars a community that provides a platform for persons with
startup ideas to take them to next level was organised in madurai from friday till sunday.Startup
Weekend is a weekend where a group of people who are interested to start or work in a startup
join together as a team, pitch their ideas and after the voting phase the best startup ideas will be
chosen and guided by the mentors to build it into a prototype in the next three days and the
team with the best ideas will be chosen as the winner of startup weekend madurai 2020 and will
be getting prizes and will be guided by techstarts for investing mentorship and also for
incubation facitlity. The event started around friday 6:30pm and the participants pitched their
ideas in 60 seconds and the ideas where put into an voting phase in which top 10 ideas where
chosen and formed teams by themselves.

The next day teams started working on the market research guided by the mentors from various
domains and startups and work on making the ideas of the participants better.They’ll be having
coach meeting throught the day and work on their idea then wrap up. Techstars facilitator, Ebin
hosted an Session on market research, customer validation, lean model canvas. Couple of
speakers gave their keynotes. The third day, the final day, the coach meeting continues and the
participants prepare for the final presentation infront of juries VC & David and the award will be given for the “Sachet Single Use Paste” for its innovation & scalibility best startup of the weekend selected by the juries and will be titled as the winner of startup
weekend madurai 2020. The weekend gives a wholesome experience for aspiring
entreprenuers and participating students leave with a lot of information gained.

Jai (PSNA 3rd Year – Organizer)

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 625001.in
  • 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 : http://bit.ly/swmadurai2019/

Venue : CVIAC,Elcot IT Park,Madurai

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

Point of Contact : 91-7010328830

Mail : madurai@startupweekend.org

Written By Krishna(meetkrish21@gmail.com) & Posted by Siva.