What is Techstars Global Startup Weekend for Women?

08/26/2019 | By Liliya Buhela

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co

Have you ever thought about how much you can achieve in 54 hours? Well, depends on the circumstances, you might say. Turns out, there’s a huge probability of you coming up with a new idea and bringing it to life within only 2 days and 6 hours. That is, given you have a supportive and encouraging environment which is exactly what Global Startup Weekend Women is offering you.

During the event, you will have an opportunity to pitch your own problem-solving idea to other participants, vote on the most exciting one and then form a team of amazing superhero entrepreneurs each with their own unique skillset. The pitch you present must be innovative and aim to solve a social, educational, financial, environmental or another pressing issue. Your team and yourself will be tasked with a challenge of creating a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that should fit the needs of your prospective customer. Your fellow participants and judges will give you valuable feedback and, who knows, maybe it will prompt you to introduce some changes to your idea or even turn the whole thing around! The coaches and mentors, all stemming from different fields and having different backgrounds, will be there for you ready to offer their help and answer whatever questions you might have. And don’t forget, your idea must truly stand out – you and your team will win a lot of great prizes and even send an ambassador to the final Techstars Startup Weekend in Singapore! If you come second or third, don’t get upset just yet – there will be gifts for you as well.

Even though GSWW is an event that aims to reinforce female presence on the startup scene, innovation-oriented men are encouraged to participate as well! Think you might have an idea that will take you to Singapore? Then apply and spend a wonderful weekend surrounded by inspiring like-minded people in the beautiful city of Vienna.