Startup Weekend 2020


About Us

E-Cell DTU, for the past 12 years has been advocating the spirit of being a ‘CREATOR’ by providing the students the right guidance and mentorship from venture capitalists, angel investors, and top industrialists and striving to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We attempt to foster new values amongst young individuals to make them an exemplary engineer imbibed with the idea of productive, innovative and independent thinking. We aim to create a 'CHANGE' with out of the box ideas and training individuals to make them the creators of this change.

Startup weekend is the place where budding entrepreneurs share their platform with like-minded people with one common goal - to launch a start-up in 54 hours. Startup Weekend resuscitates with the participants full of vigor and their exciting new ideas which they pitch in front of an esteemed panel of judges.


  • 23 OCT'20
  • 24 OCT'20
  • 25 OCT'20

Elevator Pitch

The air crackles with electricity as the budding entrepreneurs share their platform with like-minded people with one common goal - to launch a start-up in 54 hours. Startup Weekend resuscitates with the participants full of vigor and their exciting new ideas, ready to lay a foundation to their dreams.

Networking Dinner

After the Elevator Pitch, the organizers throw a networking dinner where the participants get a chance to connect with their mentors, rivals, and teammates. The dinner provides a valuable platform for the participants to open up to the people they need to work with for the next 54 hours. A platform where the like-minded share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions.

Team Formation

Once the stage is set and teams are formed, participants prepare for the “No talk All Action” weekend. Teams resonate myriad vibes of competition, innovation, and out of the box ideas ready to be transformed into exceptional startups.

Mentor Connect

Mentors carefully analyze the ideas put forth by the teams and provide them with 'Success Mantras' and insights on how to deal with the business competition and reach the top of their game.


The teams commence their hustle to transform dreams into reality. The day continues with the brainstorming of various ideas, approaches, and techniques the teams may employ to bag the top position.


All that glitters is not gold but all that glitters often catch the eye and remain in the sub-conscience for a long time. The next step is to present the ideas in an innovative manner so as to catch the attention of the audience, mentors, and judges. The plan begins transforming into action

Pitch Clinic

The day begins with the teams embellishing their pitches while being under the perpetual guidance of the mentors such as Kanav Arora (VP at UC), Hamant Maini (Director at Jumo), and Mr. Honey Karun (Economist at IMF).After a session of mock pitchings and constant deck rectifying, the teams gain the confidence to present their ideas to the Big Shots.


The final pitch is then presented before an esteemed panel of judges which comprises such as Mr.Sunil Solanki (Country Head SAP), Mr.Neeraj Singh (Director KPMG) and Mr. Rajeev Sikka (CEO Indian Oil - Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd.) All the hustle and hard work finally seem to bear fruit. With every participant longing for a taste of victory, the results are finally announced.


Even though there is only one winning team but every individual has a sense of pride in their mind for they have experienced something which is rare- the power of teamwork, creative thinking, pressure handling, and most importantly the essence of creating their own company from scratch within 54 hours.


CEO IndianOil - Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd.
Economist at IMF
Editor-in-chief & Co Founder NewsMobile
Director KPMG
Country Head SAP
VP MasterCard


While we like to separate participants into different groups, only a zeal to learn is required to be a part of Startup Weekend, becaude like most skills, you pick them up as you apply them. Choose whatever category suits you.

Rs. 300
  • Is coding your thing?
  • Get your keyboard out & make your idea happen
  • Or build the tech to launch another idea
Rs. 300
  • Interested in Business, Marketing and PR?
  • Use your skills to build your idea
  • Or plan the strategy for another idea
Rs. 300
  • Do you love designs?
  • Design your ideas and bring it to life
  • Or help paint another idea into reality
Rs 100
  • Be a partof the process
  • Learn how to build a startup
  • Watch the experts mentoring the teams


Is this event for me?

If you are interested in entrepreneurship the answer is most likely yes. Techstars Startup Weekend attendee backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law). Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas you’ll fit right in.

Do I have to participate all three days?

Apart from Organizers, selected Coaches, Speakers, and press, everyone who attends the event is expected to participate all three days. This is important not only to preserve the ‘vibe’ of the weekend (“no talk, all action”) but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for working teams.

Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?

No, but we encourage you to! You can pitch an idea you've been thinking about for years, or something last minute you think of during the event. It's a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking.

Do I need a team?

Everyone who attends the event as an attendee is expected to participate in a team. This is important not only to preserve the mission of Techstars Startup Weekend (teamwork!) but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for all working teams.

How do I prepare?

Do some research. Market research and background information will give you a better understanding of the probelm your trying to solve.
Practice your pitch. You'll have 60 seconds to persuade other attendees to join your team. Make it clear, concise, and convincing!
Get familar with our tools for the weekend, head over to /resources
Get some rest.
Bring a friend! Events are better with good company.

Can I pitch more than one idea?

Depending on the number of ideas pitched and the schedule, you may or may not be able to pitch multiple ideas. Prioritize your ideas: pitch your best idea (and the one you have most prepared for) first.

Can I pitch my existing business?

No. Startup Weekend is designed to be the most effective platform for growing new ideas from the ground up over the course of a weekend. A key facet of the weekend - and a central value for participants - is the spirit of complete collaboration, buy-in, and ownership. We’ve found that having existing businesses in the mix undermines this spirit, in addition to creating an imbalance between those ideas that are truly ground-level.

What if my idea doesn’t get selected?

The purpose of the Friday voting and crowdsourcing isn’t to exclude certain ideas, but simply to highlight the most popular and high-potential pitches and end up with a manageable number of teams - ensuring that each team has a variety of backgrounds and skills. If your idea isn’t selected but you’ve formed a team (a team is 3 or more people) around the idea, you’re welcome to work on it over the weekend. If you decide to do so, however, please tell the event Organizer.

Contact us

Reach out to us at

9711086593 (Adarsh)
9871500839 (Vidushi)