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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, then watch this space to register for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday

Apr 4
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speaker
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Apr 5
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Apr 6
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Judges

Danny Bluestone

Founder and CEO, Cyber-Duck   |   LinkedIn

Joshua Green

Investment Director, Arts Alliance   |   LinkedIn

Andrew Hoag

Managing Director - Europe, Startup Institute   |   LinkedIn

Hayley Conick

Country Manager, Elance UK   |   LinkedIn

David James

Professor of Marketing, Hult International Business School   |   LinkedIn

Abhishek Garodia

Founder and CEO, PlayEnable Ltd.   |   LinkedIn

Coaches

Alastair Moore

Co-Founder and CIO, We Are Popup   |   LinkedIn

Stef Lewandowski

Founder, Makeshift   |   LinkedIn

Eric Brotto

Co-Founder and Principal, Creative Bytes   |   LinkedIn

Dave McDougall

Product Manager, Hult International Business School   |   LinkedIn

Juliana Ferreira

UX Principal Designer, Nokia Design   |   LinkedIn

Rob Chapman

Head of Product, Founders Forum   |   LinkedIn

Jun Seki

Tech Co-Founder, Poq Studio   |  

Gold Sponsors
Other Sponsors
Organisers
Caroline Gutman
Angel Lam
George Mills
Zoheb Iqbal
Leon Lahovich
Franzi(ska) Becker
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