Startup Weekend Tampere Sustainability
Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019
Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Startup ideas with a positive impact on the planet
Got a weekend to let us inspire you?
The perfect opportunity to pitch an idea, gather a team, and turn that idea into a startup is given by Sustainability Startup Weekend. The idea can be sustainability-focused, or simply a business that integrates sustainable practices in operations and strategy. The rest will be provided by us: the tools to get your idea produced in an incredibly short amount of time, test it with potential consumers, and pitch your startup in front of a panel of judges.
Don’t have a startup idea yet? We want you anyway - and we can bet that you will end up pitching something before the weekend ends!
What’s special about this event?During the course of 54 hours, you’ll experience it all - the highs, the lows, the joys and pressure that make up life in a startup. While learning how to create a real company, you simultaneously meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors, all of whom are more than ready to help get you started. Whoever you are and whatever dreams and aspirations you have, come take part in a weekend that could change your life and the future of many.
Sustainability is the future of business. We are ensuring that the entire weekend will be a green event itself, in every element, such as branded t-shirts, stationery, food & waste disposal. We’re incorporating ethical production and sustainably sourced or recycled materials throughout the event.
Who is this weekend for?Sustainability Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive program and event that aims to bring all sorts of people together, including, but not limited to:
- Aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs;
- Designers of all types;
- Non-technical talent (sales, business, finance, legal, etc.);
- Passionate visionaries;
- Sustainability enthusiasts;
- Lifelong learners and educators;
- Students from universities and secondary schools;
- Professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills.
What do you need to bring?One thing is for certain - you’ll need to bring lots of energy! Throughout the weekend you will pitch your own idea and listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets.
The idea should be something you have not previously worked on. You’ll get mentoring, feedback, and are likely to pivot your approach entirely.
Can I participate in Startup Weekend even if I don't have an idea?
If you have an idea, that’s fantastic. On Friday night of the weekend, you’ll get a chance to pitch your idea to the group and recruit a team to make your idea a reality (check out the format here). But maybe you don’t have an idea. Maybe you just want to check out this whole ‘startup thing’. That’s great too!
Even if you don’t have an idea, you will have the opportunity to join a team formed around an idea that interests you. Sounds good? Good!
What do you get out of it?Your ticket price includes:
- A new network of developers, designers, and business people eager, like you, to change the world.
- 7 full delicious meals.
- All the internet, coffee and tea you can consume.
- Fantastic working space at P47.
- Access to some of the area's best startup mentors.
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners.
- Plus, if your team wins, you will get heaps of additional resources.
- Continuation in Red Brick Accelerator.
- Tickets to Stream Startup Festival.
- Co-working space membership.
- Consulting with some of the mentors.
- Product discounts from our local and global partners.
- More prizes to be announced soon!
Feeling inspired? Join us for a very special weekend, and be a part of the global Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
Questions? Answers can be found at the FAQ section or just by sending us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join our free pre-event on Wednesday, September 18th:
Friday September 20th
Saturday September 21st
Sunday September 22nd
Coaches and Mentors
She's a passionate writer with 12 books published in France.
She merges design & systems thinking into power to see critically yet creatively, and have used this mindset in retail, mobile operator, construction, energy, automobile, healthcare, education, and other domains.
The projects and teams she was a part of won in prestigious awards, including Guldägget and Grand One.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Tampere Sustainability 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.
STARDUST is an EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities project, which brings together advanced European cities, thus forming into a constellation of “innovation islands”. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°774094.
Techstars Startup Weekend Tampere is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
In that effort, I am currently a Freelance Developer (soon to be a startup-er? ;p) and a Facilitator for both Startup Weekend and Hacking Health.
As a facilitator I'm focusing on validating that each attendee is learning what entrepreneurship means and push them to test their ideas, meaning: no talk, all action !
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