The best way to predict the future is to build one
So if you are the person who believes in being a part of the change, who believes in creation, who believes in action rather than words then Ideathon, a 30 hour idea to prototype event is just the right thing for you!
Ideathon, one of the headline events of ATMOS – the National techno-management fest of BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, is an ideal platform for developers, designers and business development folks to come together, pitch an idea, team up and launch a business in 30 hours. Bolstered by resources like technical aid, startup tips, mentorship and guidance from highly acclaimed entrepreneurs, and pre-seed funding opportunities, this event assures “All ACTION” this Atmos.
The 2 day event starts on the 12th October. On the first day, the participants pitch their startup idea and inspire fellow attendees to join their team. The top voted ideas move on to form a well-rounded team and the race begins!
The teams brainstorm, validate their idea, get customer feedback, interact with mentors and build a sustainable and scalable business around that idea. The competition culminates with the teams demonstrating their prototype to an elite panel of C-level executives and venture capitalists on the 13th October.
The experience is bound to be further enriched by valuable mentorship from a diverse set of industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs like Venkat Veeramachaneni (Founder & CEO Aavaaz), Gokul Nath Sridhar (Founder & CEO Likewyss), Subhash Achanta (Co-Founder at Thinksource Consulting and ForStartup), Kiran Chowdary (Founder, Carrot Mobile), Ramesh Loganathan (VP Products and Center Head, Progress Software) and many more!
Arpit Mohan, Co-Founder & CTO of Gharpay (2011-13), CTO CLINK (Present) will also join us on the 12th at 2:30 pm to share his entrepreneurial journey and inspire fellow participants.
The top two startups receive technical consultancy from Inc42 and get mentorship and exposure to seed funding opportunities from Technology Business Incubator of BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus for three months. Prizes worth Rs. 40,000 and an award for the most disruptive idea is also up for grabs! Last but not the least, Eat, Sleep, Drink – Startups will be mentoring the teams with the most disruptive ideas (Mobile & Web) and help in building a go to market strategy besides giving goodies like books.
So if you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to connect with angel investors or a developer who wants to build The Next Big Thing or just someone who wants to learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5 rigmarole, do register for Ideathon and you are guaranteed to leave the event well armored to raft the fun filled startup rapids!