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. Tickets are nearly sold out so be sure to get em' while you still can.
Startup Weekend Pitch Prep: Pitching Surgery @ General Assembly
-Get pitch perfect by joining us on December 5th at 6-7:30pm for a special workshop. Limited spaces available here
. If you've booked your SW ticket then get in touch with us for a special discount code.
Startup Weekend Warm Up Day: Challenges of Today, Innovations of Tomorrow
-Join us for a packed day exploring the future of fashion @ The Hospital Club
Limited tickets are now available here
Women’s edition. Blokes still welcome.
Obviously, this event is about women. You know, the ladies, las chicas, die Frauen, les femmes quoi. Regardless of what you call them, we tend to notice that there are usually far fewer women than men at Startup Weekend events.
Therefore, with this edition of Startup Weekend, we are inviting as many ladies as possible to step up and participate! Naturally, we are trying to be as inclusive as possible. Which is why blokes are, of course, still completely welcome.
We provide the working space, brain fuel, food, mentors, new friends, and inspiring speakers and judges. You supply the energy and innovation to build something big over the weekend.
This particular Startup Weekend will have a unique spin: a focus on connecting and showcasing the talents of women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Men who wish to attend Women’s Startup Weekend can do so!
Ready to join us? We only have 100 spots available so we expect the event to sell out fast. The weekend will be hosted at Google Campus (3rd and 4th floor).
Get ready to build something exciting. See you September 14!
Why a women-focused Startup Weekend?
The entrepreneurial talent we see from women in London is inspiring, and we are excited about creating an event that will showcase it. A big goal for the event is also to provide the opportunity for the aspiring women entrepreneurs in our community to (1) get inspired by an idea/product/team… perhaps even enough to explore starting their own venture, or (2) become more connected with other brilliant entrepreneurially-minded individuals in London and thus more engaged within our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Are men allowed to attend Women’s Startup Weekend?
Yes! Of course! Since London Women’s Startup Weekend is about connecting entrepreneurial women through the process of building exciting companies, we want to connect them to the best resources and people out there – that includes both men and women.
That said, to ensure that we maintain a high percentage of female participants, the number of tickets we issue to men will be limited (there will be a wait list). If you’re a man who wants to attend, find a female participant to bring you along and we might be able to issue a ticket for you!
Will the participants be required to pitch or work on “women-focused” startup ideas?
No, participants can pitch and work on any kind of startup idea they wish.