Startup Weekend Okanagan
Friday, March 9 - 11, 2018
Friday, March 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
460 Doyle Ave
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
This year, if you are looking for an extra challenge, we have a specific focus on smart cities and how to use the smart city movement to solve affordable housing problems within our region.
Smart cities is all about using technology to make our communities more efficient, enhance the quality and performance of services and empower society. Some examples are using technology to identify areas for affordable housing or artificial intelligence to solve homelessness.
The Smart Cities Affordable Housing stream is title sponsored by Urban Matters CCC and the prize includes:
- $2500 in cash to go towards the Purppl accelerator
- Plus an extra month in Purppl’s accelerator sponsored by Purppl
- Also consideration to work in the Urban Matters CCC incubator for up to 12 months and also provide:
- Early clients/customers
- Cross Canada network
- Office space for 12 months
- Potential funding
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired, click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday March 9th
Saturday March 10th
Sunday March 11th
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Okanagan team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Okanagan is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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