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2014-07-10

PayPal to host Chennai\'s First Startup Weekend

PayPal will host the upcoming Startup Weekend from July 11 to July 13, 2014, at its Development Center in Chennai.

PayPal will host the upcoming Startup Weekend from July 11 to July 13, 2014, at its Development Center in Chennai. The 54-hour long event is a creativity-fueled workshop that provides a platform for participants to meet like-minded enthusiasts, build their network, get face time with thought leaders and learn new skills. Startup Weekend is a global movement to promote entrepreneurship, which takes place in more than 550 cities.

 

This is the first time that a Startup Weekend event will be hosted in Chennai, paving the way to building a sustainable start-up ecosystem in the city. Ranga Kanapathy, Director & India Head, PayPal Data Technology, and Arun Athiappan, CEO & Founder, Ticketgoose.com, will be among the keynote speakers for the event that is expected to bring together about 100 startup enthusiasts, well-established CEOs, and a network of angel investors.

 

Anupam Pahuja, General Manager, PayPal Development Centers, India, said, “We are delighted to host Chennai’s first Startup Weekend in line with our broader goal of strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem in India. PayPal believes in fostering the entrepreneurial spirit as innovation is the key to a better world.”

 

“With its origins as a startup, PayPal has grown to become a global leader in the payments industry today, and we are proud to help the new wave of aspiring entrepreneurs take their first steps towards a successful venture,” he said.

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