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TheRodinhoods Bangalore Open House (Sept. 24, 2016) Agenda!

UPDATE: AUG 19, 2016


Thank you for your support! See you on Sept 24th!


UPDATE: JULY 29, 2016 4:15PM


Unfortunately we are forced to postpone therodinhoods open house owing to the state bandh.

pls stay tuned for the new date!

sorry for the inconvenience 🙁

Namaskar Bengaluru!

It’s been wayyyy too long since we’ve rocked your amazing city!! To refresh your memory or to get a brief idea what we do – pls go through Priyadeep’s live reporting of our last Banglore Open House!!

(This is us in Bangalore in Sept. 2014)

BUT WE ARE BACK!! Yeah, that’s right…

The next Bangalore Open House is on July 30, 2016 Bangalore Open House is on Sept 24, 2016 (Saturday) and our OH is being kindly hosted by Yahoo! Thank you Yahoo for your continuous support – it’s a great privilege indeed to have you as our Venue Partner! 

Pls check out all the venue details here and RSVP for sure. We’ll be submitting a list of attendees to Yahoo! 

Over the past 4 years, our Open Houses have evolved. Each Open House brings in new learnings and inspires us to keep tweaking the format! Our themes revolve around pillars such as,





Our endeavor is to inspire you in the most memorable way!


The Plan: 2-6 pm: 4 hours of non-stop learning & interaction

The Proposed Agenda at a glance !

2:00 – 2:15 pm: Welcome + Intro of agenda  

2:15 – 2:30pm: Launch of CardioDetect

2:30 – 2:50pm:  Rodinhooder Story: Sameer on Surviving 4 years of business in India!’   

2:50 – 3:40pm: Keychat: Parag Gupta (Experienced Product Leader) and Anju Gupta (IvyCamp) in conversation with Alok (followed by Q & A with audience)

3:40 – 3:55pm: Freshly Baked! UserExperior

3:55 – 4:45pm: PokéVC (VC Session): Prashanth Prakash (Accel) in conversation with Alok (followed by Q & A with audience)

4:45 – 5:00pm: 5 Life Lessons by Ujwal Tickoo

5:00 – 5:30pm: Let’s solve a problem! 

5:30 – 5:50pm:  Group Photo & AOY 

5:50pm onwards: Networking over Tea & Coffee 


2:00 – 2:15 pm

Welcome address by Alok (Founder) and presentation of Agenda by Rohith (our Rodinhooder Anchor!) 


2:15 – 2:30 pm: LAUNCH

CardioDetect (H-FABP – The early Biomarker)

The First Cardiac Rapid Test Worldwide

2:30 – 2:50pm: Rodinhooder Story: Surviving 4 years of business in India!

Sameer A M (Co-founder Bonito Designs & Squadro)

Come listen to Rodinhooder Sameer’s intriguing journey of how he’s survived in the startup world for the last 4 years. He’ll be sharing his entrepreneurial learnings, mistakes and scars! 

2:50 – 3:40pm: 

Keychat: Parag Gupta (Experienced Product Leader) and Anju Gupta (Co-founder and President, IvyCamp) in conversation with Alok (followed by Q&A with the audience) 

Parag has nearly 20 years experience as an engineer, product manager and leader in the high-tech industry across India and US.  He has delivered successful products in telecommunication, wireless networking, web commerce, e-Commerce, and consumer electronics. He has a deep admiration for entrepreneurs, but am not one in traditional sense – though he has started several initiatives, is a part of many inventions, and has built teams from grounds-up.

Anju has 15 years’ experience in Product Management and Marketing in the software industry working with financial and risk assessment models. Since returning to India, she has been working with young Entrepreneurs across our educational institutions and in her role as President of IvyCamp, is strongly committed to supporting and building out the next generation of entrepreneurs

3:40 – 3:45pm: 

Freshly baked, straight from the oven!

Vimlesh Gautam and his team have built a product which gives you a real-time video of how your customers are using your app and this information is gathered without any privacy intrusion to your customer.


3:55 – 4:45pm: PokéVC 

VC Session with Prashanth Prakash (Accel) in conversation with Alok, followed by Q & A with the audience!

Play a brand new game in this exciting session with the VC in the house!

It’s all about battling, chasing, surviving, finding, keeping and LASTING.

Come play PokéVC and learn THE GAME for yourself!


Prashanth Prakash
Partner, Accel Partners

Prashanth Prakash joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer internet, SaaS and marketplace investments. He led Accel’s investments in BookMyShow, HolidayIQ, PropTiger, BlueStone, QwikCilver/GiftBig and WizRocket.

Prior to Accel, Prashanth co-founded Erasmic (one of India’s first early stage funds) and founded two companies. Prashanth grew up in Bangalore and graduated from Bangalore Institute of Technology and has a Masters from the University of Delaware.

4:45 – 5:00pm: 

5 Life Lessons… Special presentation by Ujwal Tickoo 

Ex-entrepreneur, Product & Strategy guy who loves beautifully crafted products, reading books & yoga.  

Ujwal has built and lead products & teams for various leading companies in India and abroad, to mention a few:, CarDekho, Practo, Travelocity, etc. 

He has co-founded in group buying that raised funding from Greylock & Battery Ventures in 2008. 

Currently working on an entrepreneurial idea in stealth mode and doing paid consulting with multiple early & seed funding startups.  

Ujwal has done his PGSEM from IIM Bangalore and BSc (Physics Hons) from Rajasthan University.


5:00 – 5:30pm: Let’s solve a problem! 

Let’s all think as entrepreneurs and solve a REAL problem together!

The idea is to make all of us THINK as entrepreneurs and also unleash the power of collaborative thinking!

We welcome IDEAS that we can throw open to the floor to build on!

Please send us a Problem that you want solved!

Keep in mind:

The larger the problem (affects lots of folks) the better

Something that we CAN do vs. CAN’T do (Make better roads vs. reduce corrupt politicians) 

Something that’s a FRESH problem (no yaawn stuff like ‘reduce corruption’) 

A problem that TECH + great execution can solve vs. manual intervention (unlike this one below!)

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5:30 – 5:50pm:  We will conclude with the Customary Group Photo & AOY! 

Mingle, mingle, mingle! Click, click, click!!

Distribution of 75 free copies of the Autobiography of Yogi by Alok. This is a world record attempt!  

5:50pm onwards: Networking over tea & coffee!!



 Pls carry any photo ID for security purposes at Yahoo!

If you are a tee winner – PLS WEAR YOUR RODINHOOD TEE!!  


Special thanks to Yahoo! our Host & Venue Partner:  




Would you like to Volunteer to be part of the Organising Team? We will need lots of hands and legs!! So please Paint your name here! (if you can commit some time and energy!) 


We also welcome partners! Would you like to be our Food Partner, Click Partner or anything else?! Yell & Tell! It will make Yoda and us super happy! (just send me an email pls!)






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  1. Wow!!!!!! Looking forward to participate first time.Hi Asha , Any procedure to follow to attend this, please let me know. 

    Thanking you. Shivram

  2. hi shivram, pls click on the RSVP link and rsvp 🙂

  3. Thanks a lot Asha.

  4. Digital Accessibility is the least spoken subject in the Indian tech eco system, we are a tech capital who doesn’t code/create products that are a built with a certain tech standards/rules…How do we bridge this gap? I have few ideas that I am working on but I would like to hear from all of you…we talk digital inclusion but what is the least thing we have done about it?


    Unfortunately we are forced to postpone therodinhoods open house owing to the state bandh.

    pls stay tuned for the new date!

    sorry for the inconvenience 🙁

  6. Hi Asha, I would like to confirm once again, is it current the Open House program has been postponed to 8th August 2016.

  7. no murali – we have not decided on a new date, yet!!!

    it’s postponed. we will get back with a new date.

  8. Awesome. I am going to be in Bangalore and looking forward to this. iRSVP 🙂

  9. hey super awesome!! do come and say hi!!

  10. Oh yes for sure. 🙂

    Have been attending THR Open House in mumbai. This will be first in other city. Looking forward to hear and meet enthusiasts from “city where action happens”.

  11. Wohoo!! I’m excited to attend!!

  12. awesome! the organising team is also gearing up and looking fwd to meet everyone!! 

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