Startup Weekend Helsinki VII
Friday, April 15 - 17, 2016
Friday, April 15 - 17, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm
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NO TALK, ALL ACTION. LAUNCH A STARTUP IN 54 HOURS.
What is Startup Weekend?Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event, where developers, designers, and other startup enthusiasts from non-technical fields come together to form teams, validate their ideas, build new products and launch startups. Teams go from an idea scrawled on a napkin to a working prototype and maybe even paying customers, all within a single weekend. This will be the 7th edition of Startup Weekend in Helsinki held in April of 2016.
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 2.9k past events in 150+ countries around the world with over 23k teams created with the help of over 193k entrepreneurs.
How does it work?Startup Weekend is an event designed to provide superior experimental education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night, participants get 60 seconds to pitch their ideas to the crowd and try to recruit the best talent in the room. Continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, the Startup Weekend culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations, where teams present their minimum viable product (MVP) to a panel of expert judges, fellow participants and other guests. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs and mentors. The weekend is centred around action, innovation, and education.
To find out more about how Startup Weekend Helsinki works, what tools can help you succeed during the event and what the dynamics and practicalities are, attend our free pre-event Startup Weekend Helsinki VII Bootcamp (register here and find out all of the details here).
What do you get out of it?- You will get a taste of what it's like in the startup world, and learn first hand about every step of building a startup (at the very least, it'll be a memorable weekend away from your usual daily routine).
- You might find your perfect co-founder soulmate with whom you'll go on to launch a multi-million dollar startup, be it this weekend or down the road.
- We take care of you during the weekend and all you need to bring is your laptop:
- Catered food - 7 meals total
- Unlimited coffee
- Startup Weekend Helsinki T-shirt
- Fantastic working space
- Discounts for some of the best startup tools
- Access to some of the area's best startup mentors
If you’re a Haaga-Helia student you’re eligible to get 3 credits from attending Startup Weekend Helsinki, contact us online or at the event for more details!
How much do you have to pay?Thanks to our amazing sponsors (do check them out below) you'll only have to pay 49€ for your ticket. Without the help of our sponsors this ticket would be over 99€. All participants get heaps of exclusive goodies including free domain names, web services and more. Not to mention free coaching and guidance from some of the best mentors around. All in all, it's probably the best 49€ you'll ever spend. Early Birds tickets for just 25€ will run out soon, so get one fast! ;)
So join us, and get ready for the ride of your life. #SWHelsinki
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Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday April 15th
Saturday April 16th
Sunday April 17th
Coaches and Mentors
Key words: user-centered design, prototyping, testing.
Building a software mvp, basic business development in saas, data and payments.
Software developer, working in payments, interested in data and automation. Knows a thing or two about starting a company after failing at creating one.
Digital Consultant and senior project manager, Founder of Moodwonder, Product Owner, Agile and Lean Coach
Business Model, Lean Startup, Value Proposition Development & Customer Segmentation
He will help you in the early stage of the startup weekend by giving you 'from the field' knowledge such as pitching, team building, fundings, marketings & sales and lean methodology.
International business, Leadership, Strategy
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Helsinki VII 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.
NewCo Helsinki offers a wide range of entrepreneurship support services from basic entrepreneurship education to how to create a global high potential growth company. Our objective is to make the first steps of entrepreneurship easier, lower the obstacles related to entrepreneurship and decrease the risk of failure.
Techstars Startup Weekend Helsinki is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here