Friday, September 20, 2013

Startup Weekend Comes to Pokhara

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For details SMS SWPOK to 34001

For geeks, start up entrepreneurs, and those with mindful of ideas for a startup residing in Pokhara who always felt that they lacked the sufficient support and learning experience and felt left out of the startup culture of the country just because they are not in Kathmandu have now got a reason to rejoice. After successfully organizing Startup Weekend Kathmandu and Startup Weekend—Women Edition in Kathmandu, the organizers of Startup Weekend are coming to Pokhara for the city’s first ever Startup Weekend event.

The prizes for the Winners of the Startup Weekend has been sponsored by Sparrow SMS. The top three winners of the Startup Weekend will be able to use Sparrow SMS API worth 1500 NRS, for free for a period of one year. Using the API (Application Programming Interface) of Sparrow SMS, they will be able to integrate the applications they develop with the system of the Sparrow SMS, thus, allowing them to send and receive SMS using their own application.

"After Kathmandu, Pokhara is another such city which has tremendous potential and large number of people with innovative ideas for a startup. We are very excited to be organising Startup Weekend here and are looking forward to having a great event", Brijen Joshi, one of the organisers of the Startup Weekend said about choosing Pokhara as the venue.

With over 400 events in 100 countries around the world in 2011, Startup Weekend boasts to be the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs.  The non-profit organization has its headquarter in Seattle, Washington, and organizers in over 200 cities across the world.

This is what happens in a Startup Weekend

All Startup Weekend have the similar basic model where anyone is allowed to pitch her startup ideas. Top ideas are then selected through voting and groups are formed around them. The teams then go through 54 hours of continuous session of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. To know more about what happens in the Startup Weekend, watch the following video.

Startup Weekend Pokhara (SWPOK), organised on the theme of tourism, is scheduled to take place from 27th to 29th September 2013 at Anand Business Hotel, Prithvi Chowk. To know the details, schedule and register please visit

Registration fee for the event are as follows
·         Proffessionals : NRS 3500
·         Students : NRS 1800
·         GDG Bootcamp Attendee [20% Discount] : NRS 2800
·         Designer [20 % discount] : NRS 2800
·         Early Bird [till 20th September] 20% discount : NRS 2800

For details SMS SWPOK to 34001 or
Call at 9851084889, 9851076047, 9808907457, 9843416555


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