For the second time in Manipur, Startup Weekend Imphal successfully concluded its 3 days event at Nibiaa Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. Singjamei, Imphal, Manipur from 26th to 28th of May 2017. The event was jointly organized by three startup companies in Manipur namely Nibiaa Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Basic Platform (basicP) and Uchan Enterprises.
With the objective of building a startup ecosystem in Manipur, to nurture & validate business ideas and to generate more job creators (entrepreneurs) instead of job seekers for long term economic development of the region, such an event was organized with the support of local sponsors and spirited effort of the organizers who themselves run small startup Companies in Manipur and without assistance from any government agencies. Startup Weekend is a non-profit global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs, based in Seattle, Washington who organizes 54-hour events across the globe on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities to share ideas, form teams and launch startups. So far, 23k+Teams Formed,193k+ Alumni Community Members, 150 Countries (That’s more than Starbucks!),2.9k+ Events to Date.
Startup Weekend Imphal is a general edition of a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch a raw idea, which could be in any vertical/theme and work on building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) thus propelling them to take their ideas to the next stage of launching a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas/hypothesis, meet potential co-founders, build a powerful community in Imphal and launch your next startup! This weekend will be a priceless opportunity to pitch the ideas in front of local entrepreneurial leaders and evolve them with their critical feedback and aids from coaches. All together 55 numbers of aspiring entrepreneurs registered and took part in the 54-hour startup marathon (three days event).
On today’s final day a total of 7 teams (5 members each) demonstrate their MVP (minimum viable product), business model and their execution strategies in front of 4 judges. Each team was given 5 mints time for presentation and 3 minutes for Q&A. The company names of the ideas which were presented are Saiyon Services, One-go-Recipe, Mahei Mangal Edu Consultancy, Thougal Event Solutions, Chengtel Ingkhol, Beacon Financial Services, Solar Fan on Umbrella. The top three team were selected and awarded were Beacon Financial Services as 2 nd runner up, Thougal Event Solutions as 1 st Runner up and the winner of the event was One-go-Recipe. As a part of “Post Event” initiative the top three team will be provided with free incubation space for three months at the office of Nibiaa Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Singjamei, Imphal.
During the three months all the business ideas will be nurtured and mentored to bring up to “investible stage”. Also, any startup enthusiast can also join the incubation space to validate their business ideas and connect with any one of the organizing partners. The Startup Weekend Organizing team will continue to organize Startup Weekend every 6 months to nurture more business Ideas and help create Startup Ecosystem in Manipur. Since, this event aims at democratizing the process of starting a new startup company in Manipur, We the organizing team of Startup Weekend Imphal would like to request the State Government and concerned authority to help and support the organizing of future events in all possible way and help develop and creation of entrepreneurial ecosystem in Manipur.
Aeroshil Nameirakpam Founder Nibiaa Consultancy, Rojen Leimapokpam Founder Basic Platform and Ningthem Ningombam MD and Co-founder Uchan Enterprises took a lead role in successfully organizing the event. Volunteer student Bony Yumnam and Rajkumar Shitaljit also played a big role helping organize various logistics of the event.