Startup Weekend Amsterdam

    Friday, May 12 - 14, 2017


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Startup Weekend Amsterdam

Friday, May 12 - 14, 2017



Friday, May 12 - 14, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

TQ
Singel 542
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1017AZ

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Build a Business in Just a 54 Hours!

What is Startup Weekend?

Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"?  If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation.

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days!  Whether you are looking to...
  • Get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
  • Learn the process for going from concept to creation
  • Meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs
  • Join or build an all-star team
  • Learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or
  • Take your own idea from concept to creation
Who is Startup Weekend For?

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
  • developers and other tech-related professionals
  • designers of all types
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
  • students from colleges, universities, and even high schools
  • professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
  • passionate visionaries 
  • and many more!
Your ticket includes:
  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
  • Mentoring by all-stars from the tech startup community
  • Tasty meals all weekend
  • Collaboration with awesome technical professionals
  • All-star judges panel lead by startup leaders
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
  • Awesome post event workshops
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days, and
  • Over 100 awesome new friends!
Do I need to come with an idea?

If you have an idea for a startup, then great!  We hope you pitch for the weekend.  If you don't have an idea, that's quite all right!  Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest!  The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers.  If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!

Come join us for a very special weekend!

FAQ
  • Will this event be in English or Dutch? English

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 12th


6:00 pm
Doors Open!
Arrive at the venue, register & mingle with the TQ residents!


6:30 pm
Pizza dinner
Grab some pizza to stay fueled throughout the evening.


7:30 pm
Kick-off & Speaker
The facilitator - Adrian Pica - & speaker - Jesse van der Meulen - kick us off.


8:30 pm
Pitches
Give your best 1min pitch to recruit a team.


10:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams form and get assigned a workspace.


11:00 pm
Venue Closes
Clean up and head out for a good night sleep.

Saturday May 13th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Get energized!


10:30 am
Mentors start working with teams
Each team will have a mentor couple to help them stay on track and get new insights.


12:00 pm
Lunch
Food by LemLem catering.


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Mentors still helping
Your mentors will regularly check in on you and your team.


2:00 pm
Host2Transform Session
30min session to relax and unlock your potential within your newly formed team. (sign-ups at lunch)


2:45 pm
Host2Transform Session
30min session to relax and unlock your potential within your newly formed team. (sign-ups at lunch)


3:30 pm
Host2Transform Session
30min session to relax and unlock your potential within your newly formed team.


6:00 pm
Dinner
Food by LemLem catering.


11:55 pm
Venue Closes at 1am
Time to rest.

Sunday May 14th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Get energized for the day!


10:30 am
Mentors start working with teams
They are here to get you to the finish line!


11:30 am
Yoga Session
30min of yoga for relaxation and inspiration.


12:00 pm
Lunch
Food by Enjoyce.


1:30 pm
Pitch Practice & Tech Chek
Our pitch coaches will give you feedback on your pitch a get you ready for the jury.


2:00 pm
Yoga Session
30min of yoga for relaxation and inspiration.


5:00 pm
Dinner
Food by Thai Food Cafe.


6:00 pm
Pitch time!
Final presentations in front of the jury, followed by a short Q&A.


8:30 pm
Judging & Awards
The winners & prizes will be announced.


9:00 pm
Drinks & Mingling
You made it through Startup Weekend!


10:00 pm
Time to go home...



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