Why you should attend Startup Weekend Oresund – 9 reasons

10/27/2016 | By Rune Gregers Meyer

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


You don't know what to do next weekend... and you are therefore searching for a cool  event were you can learn, network and build an startup - and at the same time an event that takes place in two countries at the same time...it's quiet clear - you must of cause attend the famous Startup Weekend Oresund! 

Despite this, there a tons of reasons for you to add. But let us break it down to 9 specific reasons that will convince you to decide to join us next weekend at Startup Weekend Oresund... like it did already for a global network of over 275,000 alumni who participated in a Startup Weekend….are you ready?

1. Get away. Get focused

You might have tried already several times to get started with an idea you had or you find it hard to come up with a decent idea while working at your normal job? This is exactly why we kick off this Startup Weekend Oresund for the 3. timer. You will be able to escape your day-to-day-life for one weekend to focus on starting a business, testing an idea and to get a feeling how being an entrepreneur can feel like. And all of this in a super convenient way  to stay on a top modern ferry in the beautiful strait named Oresund between Sweden and Denmark. You will board the ferry either at the terminal in Helsingborg or in Elsinore on Friday. The Startup Weekend Oresund itself will provide you with all you need: potential co-founders, working spaces and materials, coaches, food & beverage, tons of insights & fun. If you need accommodation - we have also fixed that - for a small extra fee.

2. It’s all about connections

Entrepreneurs. Developers. Marketers. Startup enthusiasts. Tech guys. They’ll be there, and they want to meet you. Startup Weekend Oresund is more than just a place to give your idea wings — it’s a place to plug into a community of talent. The Startup Weekends attracts the best makers and doers from Sweden and Denmark + from other international places too. By spending 54 hours at the Startup Weekend Oresund working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a cool job or even an investor.

3. Actually launch a Startup Company

Think, conceive and deliver a product over a weekend. It’s just the energy in the Startup Weekend Oresund environment on the Tycho Brahe ferry that makes you super-productive. Make your dreams a reality. It is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.

4. Get a one-on-one with thought leaders

Get face time with the movers and shakers in the startup community. Local tech and startup leaders from Sweden and Denmark participate in Startup Weekends as mentors and judges that you will also be able to contact after the weekend. Our judging panel and mentor board is made of CEOs, CTOs, Developers, Angels and VCs. Get some time with the startup leaders in the community, explore your opportunities and learn the game from the best players.

5. Join a global community

Startup Weekend alumni span across several continents and scores of cities. Join a global network of over 275,000 alumni, all having the haunting entrepreneurial mindset. Even though every weekend in every city is different, everybody experiences the same crazy roller-coaster ride throughout the weekend. You can meet Startup Weekend alumni everywhere around the world and they will always be willing to help you out - they are like a family to you, all awesome people.

6. Co-founder dating

Startups are about more than just an idea -it’s about the team behind it. Startup Weekend is the best way to find someone that you can actually launch a startup with. The people who come to Startup Weekend Oresund are serious about learning how to build and launch startups. Create relationships that last long past the weekend. Also, if you already have a potential co-founder, bring him or her to the Startup Weekend Oresund and give the working relationship a test drive. It might save you years of heartache.

7. As we live, so we learn

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. You do not need to stay in ages-long and boring lecture sessions or to read dozens of outdated theories. Build your own strategy and test it as you go. Step outside of your comfort zone, because Startup Weekends are your perfect opportunity to explore yourself.

8. Get access to Startup Resources and Save Money

By participating in Startup Weekend Oresund you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed! Moreover, Startup Weekends are affordable. Your ticket includes seven meals, snacks and access to an awesome set of mentors. Join us for the Startup Weekend that is fully loaded with facilities and chase your dreams to reality in a 54 hour long frenzy.

9. Less talk, more action!

Startup Weekend Oresund is fast. The weekend is not some long, drawn-out business plan that will bore your team to sleep (businessplans are intellectual masturbation…was it Osterwalder who said this?). This is fast paced, get ideas on the table, get them in production, see if they stick, and move on to the next task. Find out what you excel at in 54 hours. Spend the weekend perfecting your networking, pitching, brainstorming ideas and experience energy like never before.

You’ll leave Startup Weekend Oresund full of creative energy and enthusiasm. It’s probably because you manage to do so much and meet so many people in just one weekend on the ferry, going 108 times back and forth between Helsingborg and Elsinore, that you realize you can really achieve a lot if you just put your mind to it. Furthermore, being surrounded by people who want nothing more than to help you succeed does a really good job of eliminating any excuses you may have, or any negativity that the outside world might have about entrepreneurship.

It’s gonna be awesome spending the weekend with you - thx for joining us building up a strong eco-system of entrepreneurs.