For those of you who had the entrepreneurial journey of a lifetime at the last Startup Weekend, or those of you on the hunt for the next one - we now bring you the Fashion Edition. In this 56-hour long, hands-on jam, the name of the game is to bridge the gap between the fashion and technology worlds.
The way we conceive, make, market, sell, and consume clothing is changing. The lines have blurred between traditional bricks and mortar retailers and shopping on the web. 3D printing allows us to print shoes on demand, and smart clothing tells us when it’s time for laundry. Summer of 2013 witnessed more than £347 million invested in fashion tech Startups. In the next 3 years, It is predicted that the wearable tech market alone will be a £10 billion dollar industry. Join us at Startup Weekend's first ever Fashion Edition as we take on this challenge. They are less than 5 tickets left for the Weekend so so get em' while you still can!
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, register now for the best weekend of your life!