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"Weekenders", Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 700 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

To participate buy your ticket soon. Hurry before it’s too late / sold out!

Schedule

Thursday

Apr 9
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday

Apr 10
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Apr 11
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Coaches

Anil Chitrakar

Social Change Maker, Architectural Heritage Expert

Anil has spent the past two decades working as a conservationist, environmental leader, and senior Ashoka fellow in Nepal.

An engineer by training, Anil pursued graduate work in energy planning at the University of Pennsylvania and then joined the Kathmandu municipality. His projects and organizations have received numerous awards and grants, and he is presently working to scale his work on a solar lighting system for rural villages in Nepal. He was also part of the team that implemented the National Conservation Strategy for Nepal, preserving its globally unique natural endowment.

He is recipient of the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship, the Rolex award and the Silicon Valley Tech Award. In 1993 he was recognized as one amongst 100 “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Karmath Dangol

Rockstar

Prior to joining CloudFactory, Karmath held leadership positions at two of the top software outsourcing companies in Nepal after returning from the US where he lived with his family for over a decade.

In the States he was an Engineering Contractor at Google Inc and also worked at eBay Inc. as Senior Manager of Internet Marketing Solutions. Karmath holds a degree in Bachelors of Science in Computer Science & Mathematics from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Beside this he was startup co-founder of NextAction.net (now datalogix.com), a direct marketing company that provides a cooperative database for acquisition marketing to over 700 catalogs (competes with Abacus Direct, a division of DoubleClick).

Rupesh Krishna Shrestha

Rupesh has filled many shoes and received honors for his achievement. He received, “Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Padak “Kha”” in 2009.

Professionally he has managed multiple venture at the same time, i.e. Peltz shoes and and Fifth Dimension at the same time which grew under his leadership. Moreover he believes in passing on the knowledge which he has been sharing to Management students at KUSOM and visiting faculty at Ace Institute of Management.

He is also one of the force behind the Idea Studio.

Tshering Lama

Tshering is a graduate of Northumbria University, UK with BSc (HONS) Health Development Studies, Masters of Public Health and Ph.D. in Telemedicine.

Besides his academic achievement, he has been awarded with the first ever Lord Glenamara International Scholarship in recognition of his efforts in improving public health and the environment through volunteering. He was awarded with the International Student of the Year 2006 in the UK. He was further honored by his university by establishing 20 scholarships for Nepalese students under his name Tshering Lama Northumbria University Scholarships from 2006 to 2013.

Currently Tshering is the Country Director for Childreach Nepal- a local charity works in partnership with local communities to help improve children’s access to healthcare, education, and child rights and protection in Nepal. Since its establishment it has reached out to more than 213,000 children in Nepal. He strongly believes in Public Private Partnership and practicing Evidence Based Practice to create new knowledge while making difference. He played one of the key roles in creating and implementing Idea Studio Nepal: a platform to encourage and empower entrepreneurs to solve social and economic issues faced by the country (www.ideastudio.com) in joint initiative of UNICEF Nepal, Kathmandu University, Meeting Point and other private companies and TV channels and also Graduate Students Research Grant, supporting 20 graduate students towards their thesis and providing supervision.

Furthermore, Tshering has been selected as a 2015 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Sumnima Tuladhar

Executive Coordinator, CWIN-Nepal

Sumnima has extensive experience in child protection issues, child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation of children, street children, trafficking in women and children, child participation and children in armed conflict. She has conducted and published various researches on the issues of child rights and child protection. She is also one of the pioneers of online child protection in Nepal. As an expert on child protection issues in Nepal, she is engaged in policy advocacy on child rights.

As a founding member of CWIN-Nepal, Sumnima has been working passionately towards these causes for the past 27 years in various capacities within CWIN. She currently serves as an Executive Coordinator, overseeing overall management, supervision and monitoring of all programmes of CWIN-Nepal.

Sumnima is a board member of ECPAT International representing South Asia, member of AATWIN (Alliance Against Trafficking in Women and Children) and core committee member of Women's Network for Peace (Shanti Malika) and founder member of Women in Policy Advocacy Alliance (WlPAA).

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