Startups, here’s your chance to pitch investors and get funded in 54 hours. This time, Weekend Ventures will be in Mumbai

Weekend Ventures

Being a successful entrepreneur in today’s dynamic environment involves not just an idea that makes heads turn, but also an effective implementation, controlled planning and most importantly team members who share the same passion and skills to transform what looked like a simple idea into a successful product!

You don’t have to look for a golden opportunity to make your dream come true because Weekend Ventures, a 54 hour weekend event, has brought in a leading edge for aspiring entrepreneurs, designers and developers to chunk in their innovative ideas, build prototypes and launch their startups within three days. It is an event where you can form teams, start building your products, learn from mentors and ultimately know the valuable ingredients for building up a successful venture.

At Weekend Ventures the only thing that will stand out about yourself would be – Your Idea. Once you pitch in your idea , people who like your work would want to associate with you and hence forth you will be able to form a group of like minded people. After you have formed a team (you get to choose who would be your team members based on their interests and skills), start brainstorming and allocating different assignments to your team mates solely based on their area of expertise. The program also gives participants a structured way to go about building your startup. During the session, participants would get to interact with notable entrepreneurs, industry experts, coaches in the field of technology, design, management and receive valuable feedback from the judges.

Weekend Ventures - Mumbai

A 54 hour program starting from 25th January (Friday) and continuing till 27th January (Sunday) aims at providing mentorship, networking, resources and incentives to young entrepreneurs to go from idea to launch. Beginning with the pitching of the ideas on day one to the development of protocol on day two and finally involving the pitching of the ideas to the investors on the closing day, most of the productive work is done owing to the intensive nature of the workshop. It is an esteemed juncture for budding entrepreneurs, designers and developers to pitch to investors and get seed investment for their startups. Additionally, they are also serving numerous prizes for the top three startups.

If you already have a team, it is better to register your team members along with you for the session. That way they will get a first-hand experience. We at Startcup, are also going to be a part of this lucrative yet highly contingent event taking place over the coming weekend and our excitement and hunger to achieve our goals has just started! So, if you’re catching up – let’s meet up and hear your story.

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Foundersync – An entrepreneurial match making platform helping you find potential co-founders for your startup

Foundersync – An entrepreneurial match making platform helping you find potential co-founders for your startup

What clicks in your head when you hear about match-making sites? I know the most obvious answer to prior line would be matrimony, but now disbelievingly you have FounderSync, an online board connecting you to the missing links of your team. Yes, it is a platform made for you to find co-founders for your startup and give it a very potential backbone.

You have the thought in place, your concept is ready to roll, but you need a support. FounderSync is that niche, which puts people together while striving to provide the fundamental tools and resources which is needed for a successful project.

The online application works best at ‘entrepreneurial match-making’, as the tool becomes a savior while it serves to bring out the potential in every project. Starting with social media signup option not only makes it super simple to join but it also eases your entry into a vast abyss of your prospective team mates.

The tool has a very visual appeal to it and makes the profile development cooler, with three word definition of self, as you go on to mention about your needs. The website gives you the freedom to build up efficient networking, through social plugins, while facilitating you to locate anxious entrepreneurs not much different from yourself.

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At the core, it has a very effectual pairing algorithm that goes beyond the general search keywords. It has highlights like soft skills, phase of venture, personality etc.

While the site may seem limited, the team more than fills up for it; further they say, [highlight]“We are in Beta and our intention is to rapidly deploy new features over the next few months as our experiments run their course. Instead of building tools that no-one will use, we have chosen to engage with our users and have them ‘tell’ us what they want to see.”[/highlight]

FounderSync Board

Now there’s a better place for you to find your perfect co-founder, or even an entire team!