It’s all happening here, from designing customized jewelry to trading celebrities, from helping people drink better to helping people learn better. This is just a part of the craziness happening here at Startup Weekend Hyderabad (#swhyd). People spend 54 hrs without much sleep, hogging pizza, enjoying the awesomeness of ISB and of course working to the core. The value this one events adds is something people cannot avail anywhere. You meet around 100 entrepreneurs, all with great ideas, all equally charged to make things big and all willing to collaborate and share knowledge.
It started off on Friday evening with people pitching their ideas in 60 seconds, there were a total of 70 pitches out of which 15 made it to the finals. Pintute – a micro learning platform pitched by me got selected as well (Pintute Twitter | Pintute Facebook). The fun begun here, people started talking about their ideas, marketing their ideas and selling themselves to convince people to vote for their ideas all in a 5 minutes gap before the voting started! The craziness went to an extent that someone blocked a domain on my idea name on the very same day I pitched it. I really suspect it to be a mere coincidence! Anyways, see these crazy pics below!
Mayank Gour, CEO of Stravis IT Solutions is one mentor who gave us some quality criticism and feedback. It was really helpful to prepare a better system for Sunday night presentation. Lots more to happen with more mentors coming in. Janakiram had a personal discussion at the cafeteria with us who gave a great insight into cloud platform and its usage. Quite a lot of knowledge to acquire in just 54 hours!
Hoping for a quite a showdown tomorrow evening. Pintute is coming with a great presentation. It’s gonna be Prezi + Web System. Hope we make it big! The craziness behind Pintute is driven by me, Ravi and Hitesh. Wish us luck and show some love on our Facebook page.
Last but not the least, kudos to the mentors who as always did an amazing job to help startup enthusiasts. Pankaj, Chidambar, Sudeep and Chaitanya, thanks a lot for the event guys!
The official Startup Weekend Hyderabad video, feel the pulse!