Press Release: Startup Weekend Hyderabad July 18-20


The Event 

Startup Weekend is back. For the first time in a Hyderabad which is part of the new state Telangana. With the new Telangana government also showing a lot of interest in Startups, this event provides a solid foundation for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

Around 100 aspiring entrepreneurs(70 non-student and 30 students)  are expected to take part in the 54 hour startupmarathon. Startup Weekend is an adrenalin rush of epic levels from the first pitch through to the last presentation. Coming in alone with an idea on Friday night and leaving on Sunday evening with a startup company, and a bag full of new network contacts is a unique experience only found at a Startup Weekend.
The weekend is being hosted at ISB, Hyderabad. We would like to thank ISB for hosting SW. We expect in the region of 100 entrepreneurs turning up for the weekend. With these attendance levels, we anticipate between 10-15 “mini startup companies” being formed with the statistic of 1/3 managing to survive after 6 months.
A fun, intense, risk‐free way to get a startup off the ground
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event starting on a Friday evening with anyone pitching a startup idea. The crowd of 100 or so attendees (a mix of hackers, creative and business people) then vote on the best pitches. About 15 teams are formed around the best ideas which then work through to Sunday evening. The best startups are awarded prizes ranging from cash to in‐kind support from companies.The event is open to anyone interested in the local entrepreneurial community, and it puts them in a setting where anything is possible.
In the past 3 years, 500+ startups have started & 15,000+ entrepreneurs have been inspired. Teams have even started to generate revenue during the 54hr event, and others have even gone on to raise funds from Business Angels or Venture Capitalists. None of these numbers take into account the networking, on‐going professional relationships, and amazing
experience that take place at every event. Startup Weekend’s motto: Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk. All Action.
Startup Weekend in India
Startup Weekend is currently established in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon. We have held more than 10 events in India in all since SW was established in India. 7 Startups have come out Startup Weekend in India and 2 Startups have received angel funding. To name a few of the start ups
UberLabs has received funding and you can read more on angel list
Kinesis is on themorpheus gang
Social shout – a bootstrapped startup
Past companies across the world 
Here is a snapshot of some companies that have come out of various Startup Weekends
around the globe:
Practical information
Date: 17:00 Friday July 18th– 20:00 Sunday July20th 2013
Venue: ISB, Hyderabad
Event Details : http://hyderabad.
Agenda : http://hyderabad.
Event hours: Friday 17:00 to 24:00
Saturday 08:30 to 24:00
Sunday 08:30 to 21:00
(come by anytime)
Attendees: We expect approx. 100 attendees
Any Queries: Email us at hyderabad@startupweekend. org040-30512888
Food: 7 meals and drinks are provided throughout the weekend
Prizes: We expect to be able to award prizes to the best startups, depending on
sponsorship support
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Few videos :

Many more videos can be found on you tube on Startup Weekend.