Startup Weekend Kathmandu 2013

Overview :

Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub embarked upon the entrepreneurial journey of organizing Startup Weekend Kathmandu. With the vision to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality, Startup Weekend Kathmandu was the first event of its kind to be organized in Nepal with the objective to bring global Startup Weekend events to the country.

The event was organized on 8th – 10th February 2013 at SAP Falcha, Babarmahal with 87 participants. It was a part of global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

Like all international Startup Weekend, the event followed the same basic model consisting of a 54 hours long journey of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

The schedule are :

Meet, Pitch & Team Up

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, the day witnessed successful participation from 14 participants who pitched their ideas and encouraged others to join their team. Participants brought their best ideas and tried to convince others to join their team. This day brought together all participants, helped them gel up so that they can work together for the weekend. The pitched ideas are as follows:

S.No Ideators
1 Call 197
2 Creative Karma
3 M2M
4 Centilyzer
5 Festival Diary
6 Nepali Bytes
7 Krishi Kendra
8 Gantabya Nepal
9 Socialize
10 Parikshya
11 Travel Planned

Learn & Work

During the second day, participants were introduced to mentors from various background who had come to help the team work on their strength and weaknesses. Mentors helped to make their project practical to achieve. They also provided them with constructive feedback.

Present and Collect

The moment of truth for most of the participants arrived during the third day. Participants had 5 minutes to present their ideas/ prototype built to the crowd and judges. The teams were judged in 3 criterias

  1. Business Model
  2. Customer Validation
  3. Execution.

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Three teams were selected as the winner based on various criterias that were pre set. The three ideas that bagged the title of winners were:

Build a site to let students give model tests online while also providing results and feedback online.
A company looking to promote Nepali literature online along with Gamification, which plans to create educational games, targeted towards the Nepali market.
A gaming company looking to create racing games where you can race through the streets of Kathmandu.

Judges

Mr Saurabh Jyoti
Mr Saurabh Jyoti
Mr Anand Bagaria
Mr Anand Bagaria
Mr Suman Rayamajhi
Mr Suman Rayamajhi

Mentors

Deependra Tandon
Deependra Tandon
Deepak Bajracharya
Deepak Bajracharya
Mr Binay Bohra
Mr Binay Bohra
Shamim Zaman
Shamim Zaman
Mr Dileep Agrawal
Mr Dileep Agrawal
Mr Ranjit Acharya
Mr Ranjit Acharya
Mr Sixit Bhatta
Mr Sixit Bhatta
Mr Abhinab Basnyat
Mr Abhinab Basnyat
Mr Vidhan Rana
Mr Vidhan Rana
Mr Bal K Joshi
Mr Bal K Joshi
Mr Biswas Dhakal
Mr Biswas Dhakal
Mr Ashutosh Tiwari
Mr Ashutosh Tiwari
Mr Anil Chitrakar
Mr Anil Chitrakar
Mr Mark Sears
Mr Mark Sears
Mr. Narottam Arya
Mr. Narottam Arya

Organizers

Partners

 
 

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