The StartupWeekend is being hosted in 100+ cities with more than 10,000 participants and 1,200 teams across the globe and the winning idea gets to fly to RIO to compete on a global platform - The Global Startup Battle.
This Global Startup Battle presents a brilliant opportunity to experience startup bootstrapping just over a compressed 54 hours where Startups, soon-to-be-startups, product and UI/UX designers, geeky engineers, graphics/UI developers, biz and market whizzes will participate. All will converge to form multi-faceted teams to "build" first version of a startup, product site and business model in just one weekend.
The participants from Hyderabad will first pitch their ideas on Friday, November 16th, night. The top 10 pitches will be selected by voting and the selected ideas will form their teams. During the course of the next two days, they will interact with mentors, target and acquire customers and try to build a minimum viable product. Then finally on Sunday, all the teams will present to a distinguished team of entrepreneurs, VCs and Angels who will select the top 3 ideas.
Mr. Ramesh Loganathan, Vice President Products and Center Head Progress Software said “At Progress we have always aimed to create a start up ecosystem in the country which will nurture and enhance skilled and employable talent. Entrepreneurship will also help create the jobs and reduce the gaps for availability of the right talent in the country. This platform provides a great opportunity to all the participants to get a global exposure.” Mr. Ramesh Loganathan is a mentor and also part of the jury for StartupWeekend this year and in the past as well. Other jury members for Hyderabad this year have prominent names like Lax Gopisetty from Hyderabad Angels and Satya Yerramsetti from SMS Country and 160by2. Also, the teams will be mentored by Y.Ravi, Head of data services in Airtel AP.
This year’s StartUp weekend is hosted by Progress Software and will witness 10 teams participating in the program from Hyderabad. Progress Software is also giving access to parts of Progress Cloud platforms, that startups can use to build their prototypes and also gain hands on cloud based exposure. The winning idea from Hyderabad will get an entry to compete at the Global Startup Battle scheduled to be held at Rio (Brazil).
Progress Software India has been supporting various startup initiatives in the country and also mentoring various Student startup teams through their ‘Progress University Program’ Initiative by setting up incubation centers in universities and institutions.
About Progress Software: Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur – to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class infrastructure software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment – all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments. Progress Software maximizes the benefits of operational responsiveness while minimizing IT complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com.
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