Preliminary Agenda for Startup Weekend Gurgaon

Here’s an idea of what Startup Weekend Gurgaon is going to look like from 11th November 2011 to 13th November at Airtel’s office in Udyog Vihar. Timings may move slightly but not by much. All attendees will have a chance to pitch at least one idea. If time permits, everyone will get a chance to pitch more than one idea.

Please make your arrangements to be at the venue late into the night on Friday and Saturday. If you have to, get a cab in advance or car pool with other attendees. If you need a couch to crash on, start talking to other participants when you get to the venue or start tweeting about it using the hashtag #swggn.

We will provide dinner on Friday evening, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks on Sunday.

Friday, 11th November 2011
6:00pm – Doors open at Airtel. Registration and networking starts

7:00pm – Official Kickoff of Startup Weekend Gurgaon and Welcome

7:10pm – Presentations by guest speakers

8:00pm to 9:00pm – Pitches Begin (Pitches are 60-seconds each. Pitch your best idea first, because we may not have a chance for second or third pitches. No Slides/decks/etc. 60 second elevator pitch only. Make it count!)

9:15pm – Dinner will be served so mingle with people, ask questions about pitches so you can vote.

9:00pm – 10:00pm – Pitched ideas are voted on by the attendees and teams are formed by the top voted ideas.

11:00pm – Teams break off to a bar, coffee shop, hotel lobby, someone’s apartment and begin discussing strategy for building their startup over the weekend

12:00am – Venue closed for the evening

Saturday, 12th November 2011

7:00am – Doors open and teams begin working

9:00am – Breakfast/Tea/Coffee served

10:00am – Teams continue working

11:00am – Teams better start coding by now or you may not have a product to demo on Sunday

1:00pm – Lunch is served and presentations/announcements/etc.

2:00pm – Teams continue coding, work on business plans, customer validation

8:00pm – Dinner is served

12:00am – Venue closed for the evening

Sunday, 13th November 2011

7:00am – Doors open

9:00am – Breakfast/Tea/Coffee is served; Teams continue working

11:00am – Teams hould have a live splash page up with an email capture and a simple blog and they should provide 1 paragraph writeup, logo, twitter id, Facebook URL and website address to facilitator for a writeup of the startups being built at Startup Weekend Gurgaon. The writeup will look similar to this one done for Startup Weekend Delhi

1:00pm – Lunch will be served

3:00pm – Gut check. Start prepping for presentations

5:00pm – Final presentations of all startups being built will begin.

7:30pm – Panel will vote. Awards.

8:00pm – Appetizers/Snacks will be served after the event for those that want to stay and socialize.

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