February 14-15, 2019
Startup Walk Chennai is a city-wide open house for technology companies and Innovation Driven Enterprises.
Check out the spaces, meet the founders and get a behind-the-scenes look
at the most innovative companies in Chennai and the research entities that are driving them.
Ecosystems are not curated like gardens. They grow like Forests. Let's take a walk!
Join us on 14th & 15th of February 2019 (Thursday/Friday) to meet the founders, companies and
new technology that is shaping India’s future.
Note : You can choose to participate on either of the days or on both days
Registrations are now OPEN
Meet a diverse range of the ecosystem - be it early stage startups, fast growing companies, incubators, accelerators, R&D Institutes and coworking spaces.
Hear inspiring stories and talks by Startup Founders on what makes them and their startup tick, how they got started, and what keeps them going.
Don't worry about logistics or where to get started. We have buses arranged to take you around to each of these offices and spaces, and bring you right back.
Participation is open to all, with a "commitment" fee, just so that we know you are really coming!
Note : For Group Passes (10 and above participants) write us an email at email@example.com
A glance at those participating in this city-wide open office event.
We plan the schedule for you - Two days where we meet the startups from the city on day one and check out whats happening within IIT Madras on day two. Followed by a Networking Event on the second day.
Day 01 begins at 9:00am at the starting point. We get introduced and hop onto a bus of our choice and get started. Over the course of the day you will visit 3-5 startup offices, coworking spaces and technology companies - some small, some large, some overflowing. You will get to spend anywhere between 30 - 45 mins in each org. Post which you'd hop back on the bus and continue the journey.Post the journey, all the participants will be dropped off at the starting point.
On Day 02 we are planning on visiting IIT Madras with a focus on research. Post the Trail there is a networking meet planned for the participants of the walk in the evening. Invitations will be made to the startups in the ecosystem for the participants to connect with.
Participants can choose to attend either one of the days or both days
We will be visiting the Centre for Innovation - a student run Maker Lab in IIT Madras that is behind many of the student startups that have emerged (including a team working on the hyperloop), and making some stops to see some of the R&D facilities in the campus.
Post the Walk, you can join us for the Post-Event Networking, where the participants and the founders of participating startups, companies and spaces will be present. Mingle, continue the conversation over refreshments and snacks!
We have limited spots for the networking event and hence will be on first come, first serve basis.
As has been the custom in the past three editions, We will all form an ensemble at the starting point by 9:00am SHARP. After introductions, we split into our respective route buses and get going by 9:15am.
The Startup Centre
It's a fabulous way to build a community, something that many cities and disciplines have been doing for a while now. It allows people to emerge from places you never expected and grow the community in a fun way.
Ashwini Asokan, Madstreet Den
Startup walk feels like a refreshing change from the mundane community events. It makes an intimate connect between hardcore geeks, kick-ass designers and the awesome startups in Chennai. My hand went up in support for this event without a blink!
Suresh Sambandam, Orangescape
StartupWalk seems like a brilliant way to give people a peek into what the Indian startup culture really is. You don’t know what it’s like until you're actually a part of it. I definitely think telling people the Freshworks story - how we've built a passionate team to work on world class products from Chennai - by letting them see it for themselves is a phenomenal way to make an impact on the minds of young aspiring entrepreneurs. After all, dreams need to be ignited too!
Girish Mathrubootham, FreshWorks
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