Startup Weekend 2020, the annual technical festival of E CELL DTU, an enthralling ride full of passion, hard work, and an infinitude world of entrepreneurship, celebrated the visions and ideas of inspiring minds. The three-day event saw a participation of over 20+ start-ups IDEAS, 18 dynamic and inspiring mentors, 8 judges from the leading companies of India, and over 150+ students who all came together to witness North India’s biggest startup weekend. The Startup Weekend 2020 resuscitates with the participants full of vigor and their exciting new ideas, ready to lay a foundation to their dreams – to build their own company and that too within 54 hours!
DAY 1 (23rd Oct 2020) PITCHING & TEAM FORMATION: The air crackled with electricity as the budding entrepreneurs shared their platform with like-minded people with one common goal - to launch a start-up in 54 hours. Rich and diverse talent is the staple of the event. The teams were formed after the elevator's pitch and the stage was set for the “The No Talk, All Action” plan.
DAY 2 (24th Oct 2020) MENTORING SESSION: witnessed the top 16 teams working in full vigor and zeal, developing their business model and pitch with the mentorship from some of the greatest minds of the business world. The mentors carefully scrutinized the ideas of every single team and helped in molding their blueprint of success. After a cumbersome day, the night was filled with fun interactive gaming sessions for all the participants to charge them up for the endgame i.e. the finale.
DAY 3 (25th Oct 2020) FINAL JUDGING: The stakes were high in the finale, as every team brimmed with enthusiasm, passion, and anticipation, all geared up to present their final pitch in front of the esteemed panel of judges. The event was honored by the presence of Mr. I.P. Singh (Addl. Chief Adviser- Min. of Finance, Govt. Of India), Mr. Vivek Abraham (VP and Global Outreach Head-INVEST INDIA), Mr. Satyam Manohar (Director, OLA), Mr. Rajeev Sikka ( CEO- Indian Oil, Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Anil Bhasin(President, Havells), Mr. Anjan Gupta (VP, Morgan Stanley), Mr. Vikramjeet Singh (President and CHRO, Bajaj Allianz Gen. Insurance), and Mr. Alok Tiwari (Director and Country Head, one.com) who analyzed and scored every idea carefully.
ADCOM INDIA was the technology partner for Startup Weekend 2020, the annual technical festival of E CELL DTU.
Here are the winners: