#TSCTribe

Welcome to The Startup Centre Community

#TSCTribe is the vibrant community around The Startup Centre; everything you need to get started with - Community meetups, office hours, coworking spaces and initiatives geared towards making startups succeed - and the ecosystem transparent and accessible.


Sep
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chennai OCC Meetup : September

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group (usually) meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

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Topic: Building your product roadmap
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The session follows an open format. The Moderators will kickstart the session with some insights & learnings from their own experience and it will be interactive with folks from the group to add-in, where relevant.

Following this will be a demo/feedback session. The intent is to encourage new entrepreneurs working on a product or service to launch in front of a (friendly) audience, show what they are doing and get (honest) feedback - and maybe even a few initial customers to try out your product / service. Each product / service will get 5 mins. If you require a display to show your prototype / pitch, one will be made available. Entry is by first come first serve for five slots per meetup. You cannot pitch just an idea - you should have something built & ready that you can show and get feedback. (self) Nominations can be done here : 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q-0n7kACXqmXQR6KFs6HsKu4fpESx8VFXTz34PYqNNc/edit#gid=0

This will be followed by networking of the participants.

To Participate, Please register. Limited Seating available.

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Aug
21
to Aug 23

In50hrs IoT Edition (Bangalore)

(IoT) and Wearables? Come Join us the weekend of August 21st!

Hardware ideas are back, and hot. The Internet offers an infinite array of opportunities. Mix them both (in the world of Internet of things & Wearables) and you ride the next wave of technological innovation.

In50hrs has partnered with MediaTek Labs, a program to create an ecosystem around IoT / Wearable platform to help you bring your idea to life. MediaTek Labs is a new global ecosystem initiative of MediaTek supporting device creation, application development, and services based around MediaTek offerings in IoT and wearables. MediaTek makes technology that’s at the heart of the things you use every day, from smartphones and tablets to smart TVs and wearable devices.

You:

  1. Have an idea
  2. Have the technological know-how / team mate
  3. Want to bring that IoT / Wearable idea to life

You are in the right place!

Limited seats. Hurry and register NOW

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Aug
18
10:00am10:00am

Startup Walk : Chennai

Startup Walk Chennai is a city-wide open house for technology companies. Check out the spaces, meet the founders and get a behind-the-scenes look at the most innovative companies in Chennai. 

Ecosystems are not curated like gardens. They grow like Forests. Let's take a walk! 

Join us on Tuesday, August 18th to meet the founders, companies and new technology that is shaping India’s future.

More details on the website : www.startupwalk.in

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Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chennai OCC Meetup : August

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group (usually) meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

 

The session follows an open format. The Moderators will kickstart the session with some insights & learnings from their own experience and it will be interactive with folks from the group to add-in, where relevant.

Following this will be a demo/feedback session. The intent is to encourage new entrepreneurs working on a product or service to launch in front of a (friendly) audience, show what they are doing and get (honest) feedback - and maybe even a few initial customers to try out your product / service. Each product / service will get 5 mins. If you require a display to show your prototype / pitch, one will be made available. Entry is by first come first serve for five slots per meetup. You cannot pitch just an idea - you should have something built & ready that you can show and get feedback. (self) Nominations can be done here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q-0n7kACXqmXQR6KFs6HsKu4fpESx8VFXTz34PYqNNc/edit#gid=0

This will be followed by networking of the participants.

To Participate, Please register. Limited Seating available.

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Jul
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pecha Kucha Chennai Vol 8

The event is open for all to attend.

PechaKucha, in Japanese, roughly translating to “chit-chat”, is a presentation format where speakers illustrate and explain their thoughts in 20 crisp slides with no more than 20 seconds for each slide. The stage is the speaker’s for a full 6 minutes and 40 seconds and the slides are on auto run.

Everyone has a story to tell. PKN follows a unique format of telling those stories. You might have a story about a recent travel of yours, or a new perspective about the way we see the world (in photographs), or talk about your likes and dislikes, or a project you are working on. Anything pretty much goes - as long as it is in 20 slides, and 20 seconds per slide.

If you would like to present on a topic of your choice, do send in your presentations with your bio-sketch to pechakuchachennai@gmail.com

More Details here

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Chennai OCC Meetup : July
Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chennai OCC Meetup : July

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group (usually) meets on the second Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

The session follows an open format of discussion. The Moderators will kickstart the session with some insights & learnings from their own experience and it will be interactive with folks from the group to add-in, where relevant.

Following this will be a demo/feedback session. The intent is to encourage new entrepreneurs working on a product or service to launch in front of a (friendly) audience, show what they are doing and get (honest) feedback - and maybe even a few initial customers to try out your product / service. Each product / service will get 5 mins. If you require a display to show your prototype / pitch, one will be made available. Entry is by first come first serve for five slots per meetup. You cannot pitch just an idea - you should have something built & ready that you can show and get feedback. (self) Nominations can be done here : 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q-0n7kACXqmXQR6KFs6HsKu4fpESx8VFXTz34PYqNNc/edit#gid=0

This will be followed by networking of the participants.

To Participate, Please register. Limited Seating available. Details are on the Facebook Event Page

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In50hrs Chennai Edition
Jul
3
to Jul 5

In50hrs Chennai Edition

Post In50hrs, you will be armed with a team, and a prototype to see whether potential customers would be willing to use or even better pay for what you are trying to solve. You are ready on your way to becoming an entrepreneur.

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Jun
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

Chennai OCC Meetup : June

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group (usually) meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

The session follows an open format. The Moderators will kickstart the session with some insights & learnings from their own experience and it will be interactive with folks from the group to add-in, where relevant.

Following this will be a demo/feedback session. The intent is to encourage new entrepreneurs working on a product or service to launch in front of a (friendly) audience, show what they are doing and get (honest) feedback - and maybe even a few initial customers to try out your product / service. Each product / service will get 5 mins. If you require a display to show your prototype / pitch, one will be made available. Entry is by first come first serve for five slots per meetup. You cannot pitch just an idea - you should have something built & ready that you can show and get feedback.

(Self) Nominations can be done here 


This will be followed by networking of the participants.

To Participate, Please register. Limited Seating available.

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May
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Chennai Pecha Kucha Night

The event is open for all to attend.

PechaKucha, in Japanese, roughly translating to “chit-chat”, is a presentation format where speakers illustrate and explain their thoughts in 20 crisp slides with no more than 20 seconds for each slide. The stage is the speaker’s for a full 6 minutes and 40 seconds and the slides are on auto run.

Everyone has a story to tell. PKN follows a unique format of telling those stories. You might have a story about a recent travel of yours, or a new perspective about the way we see the world (in photographs), or talk about your likes and dislikes, or a project you are working on. Anything pretty much goes - as long as it is in 20 slides, and 20 seconds per slide.

If you would like to present on a topic of your choice, do send in your presentations with your bio-sketch to pechakuchachennai@gmail.com

More Details here

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Apr
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Chennai OCC Meetup : April

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group (usually) meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

Discussion Topic: Driving Adoption for Mobile Apps (Android / iOS) by Krishna Prathab R V and Narayanan Hariharan

The session follows an open format. Krishna and Narayanan will kickstart the session with some insights & learnings from their own experience and it will be interactive with folks from the group to add-in, where relevant.

This will be followed by networking of the participants.

To Participate, Please register. Limited Seating available.

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Chennai OCC Book Club Meetup
Mar
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Chennai OCC Book Club Meetup

In an effort to get more entrepreneurs within the community to start reading, Kiruba Shankar has pitched in to host a Book Club. The goal of the meeting would be to discuss one book (that will be picked in advance).
 

This is the second meetup, the book picked is The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. If you have read the book, or would like to read the book before the meet, Leave a note in the comments. Deadlines are a great thing and the meetup just might be the motivation you need to get started on that book.

Special kudos if this is your first book.

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Mar
6
12:30pm12:30pm

Chennai OCC Meetup : March

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group (usually)  meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

Discussion Topic: Legal for Startups. by Raja Selvam and Jaydeep Halbe


The session follows an open format. Raja and Jaydeep will kickstart the session with some insights & learnings from their own experience and it will be interactive with folks from the group to add-in, where relevant.

This will be followed by networking of the participants.

To Participate, register here 

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Chennai OCC Book Club Meetup
Feb
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Chennai OCC Book Club Meetup

In an effort to get more entrepreneurs within the community to start reading, Kiruba Shankar has pitched in to host a Book Club. The goal of the meeting would be to discuss one book (that will be picked in advance).

Since this is the first meetup, the book picked is Zero to One by Peter Thiel. If you have read the book, or would like to read the book before the meet, Leave a note in the comments. Deadlines are a great thing and the meetup just might be the motivation you need to get started on that book.

Special kudos if this is your first book.

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Chennai OCC Meetup : February
Feb
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Chennai OCC Meetup : February

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

Discussion Topic: Nurturing and Generating leads. by Hari Ganapathy and Vishnu Vankayala

The session follows an open format. Hari and Vishnu will kickstart the session with some insights & learnings from their own experience and it will be interactive with folks from the group to add-in, where relevant.

This will be followed by networking of the participants.

To Participate, register here 

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Jan
9
to Jan 11

In50hrs Pune Edition

In50hrs, is the Idea-to-Prototype event platform, where developers, designers, and ideasmiths participate, to pitch ideas, form teams, and build functional prototypes - solving real world problems. The prototypes are demonstrated by the team in the Demo Evening to peers and a panel of jury. 
In50hrs, is the first step in bringing a Startup Idea to life.

To book tickets and more details click here. You can also take a can look at the past events in our Facebook page.

We have special pricing for students and early birds offer. Don't miss this opportunity. 

From this edition onwards we will be giving each of the teams Hosting Credits from Softlayer (1K USD) for 12 months.

 

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In50hrs Coimbatore
Dec
19
to Dec 21

In50hrs Coimbatore

In50hrs, is the Idea-to-Prototype event platform, where developers, designers, and ideasmiths participate, to pitch ideas, form teams, and build functional prototypes - solving real world problems. The prototypes are demonstrated by the team in the Demo Evening to peers and a panel of jury. 

In50hrs, is the first step in bringing a Startup Idea to life.

 

To book tickets and more details click here. You can also take a can look at the past events in our Facebook page.

We have special pricing for students and early birds offer. Don't miss this opportunity. 

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Chennai Open Coffee Club : December
Dec
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Chennai Open Coffee Club : December

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

Join the group, and RSVP for the event there, in case you are planning to attend. Events are free to attend.

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Chennai : Women in Tech Meetup
Dec
6
11:00am11:00am

Chennai : Women in Tech Meetup

Note: This meetup is for Women Only

Women are an under-represented Minority in most tech meetups. But there seem to be an enormous number of women working as product managers, team leads, and entrepreneurs in the space. We want to create a space where women in tech can meetup and talk about new ideas, and also about some of the challenges and opportunities in the space. 

If you are a woman in tech, or know of one, ensure that they meet. This is the first meetup and this will decide the tone and frequency of meetups in the future.

For more details d check Facebook page 

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 In50hrs Trivandrum Edition
Nov
28
to Nov 30

In50hrs Trivandrum Edition

In50hrs, is the Idea-to-Prototype event platform, where developers, designers, and ideasmiths participate, to pitch ideas, form teams, and build functional prototypes - solving real world problems. The prototypes are demonstrated by the team in the Demo Evening to peers and a panel of jury. 
In50hrs, is the first step in bringing a Startup Idea to life.

To book tickets click hereTo know more you can look at the past events in our Facebook page.

We have special pricing for students and early birds offer. Don't miss this opportunity. 

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Chennai Open Coffee Club : November
Nov
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Chennai Open Coffee Club : November

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

Join the group, and RSVP for the event there, in case you are planning to attend. Events are free to attend.

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Chennai Open Coffee Club Meet : October
Oct
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

Chennai Open Coffee Club Meet : October

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is an informal community of aspiring and active entrepreneurs in the Chennai ecosystem who actively meet, share and help other entrepreneurs in their journey.

The group meets on the first Saturday of every month, at The Startup Centre, for an informal discussion that stems from the discussions that goes on in the very active Facebook group - for a face to face representation.

Join the group, and RSVP for the event there, in case you are planning to attend. Events are free to attend.

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Chennai Open Coffee Club Meet : June
Jun
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Chennai Open Coffee Club Meet : June

If you are starting a B2C startup (One that sells directly to users and end-customers, rather than to Businesses), one of the questions you might be asking is how people get their first customers. How do you market your product and startup to the masses to get their iOS or Android apps downloaded? How do you get customers onto your ecommerce portal? How do you get folks to come onboard and write on your blogs, or connect to blogging networks?


We will have Narayanan Hariharan of Effectworks, Anand Sukumaran of ZeoCode, Gokulraj of MyCopie, Aditya Vikram Thoomati of Unmonkey and also experts from ventures such as Sify/Sulekha and IndiaProperty talk about how they got their first set of users.
Seats are limited. So RSVP quickly.

RSVP here

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May
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

TSC OpenHouse

The OpenHouses are casual events organized by The Startup Centre to invite entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs along with the community in Chennai to come out, meet, greet, and ask questions (if any) about what we do at The Startup Centre.

The Format is a potluck event - where participants are invited to bring anything to the event, be it sweets, cookies, refreshments or eateries. Go with the golden principle of - something that you'd like to have.

Coffee and tea will be served at the event, and might also have some beer - for those who feel social.

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In50hrs Pune Edition
May
16
to May 18

In50hrs Pune Edition

In50Hrs is a Weekend Idea-To-Prototype Event where people with Ideas, Developers, and Designers come together to give life to ideas and have working prototypes before the weekend is out, present it to a room full of like-minded folks, and perhaps pave the way for the beginning of a new product.

More details and registration here

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TSC Office Hours
May
10
10:30am10:30am

TSC Office Hours

What are Office Hours?

In a University setting, Office Hours are time slots that Professors give their students outside of the classroom. In our Context, Office Hours are scheduled meetings between Startup Entrepreneurs and Industry Veterans / Experienced Entrepreneurs to ask questions about problem(s) they face running their Startups. The sessions will include elaborate questioning (asking the tough questions), brainstorming and even a bit of Whiteboarding, which will hopefully help the entrepreneur find direction. 

Apply for Slot 

The Session is limited to a few Startups in a day (Each given a 30 - 45 mins Slot), selected from Applicants. This is a Free Event.

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Chennai Open Coffee Club - May
May
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Chennai Open Coffee Club - May

Welcome to the Monthly Meetup of The Chennai Open Coffee Club. Here we connect, meet new entrepreneurs, and discuss issues that startups are facing, and find ways to resolve them. 

The Chennai Open Coffee Club is one of the nation's longest running community meetups in the startup space.

Entry is free but seats are limited, so RSVP if you are attending.

Visit Chennai Open Coffee Club for details. RSVP Here

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