Here’s what happens during a Startup Weekend!
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
During Startup Weekend we provide everything you need to network, learn a lot about entrepreneurship and start a startup!
We are there to facilitate you. Your ticket includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks and snacks, awesome coaches to help you out. But also some great attendee resources! So you can focus on the things that really matter.
So what will happen during the weekend?
Day 1: Meet, Eat, Pitch & Team Up!
- Dinner & Networking
Meet a lot of new interesting people and have a great dinner!
- Kick off and 60 Seconds to Pitch
Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group, a lovely and forgiving crowd. No presentations or props needed for Friday, it will just be you and a mic. If you don't have an idea, no problem!
- Choose Your Project
After pitches are finished, all attendees will vote on their favourites, and using these votes the top ideas will be selected to be worked on over the weekend. Teams will form organically, consolidate, and begin working.
- Build a Team
Whether it's your idea or someone else’s, you'll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.
Day 2: Learn & Work
- Learn from the Best
Local mentors will be available to give you advise on the various disciplines.
- Get to Work
We've got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You'll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We'll be here to help when you need it.
- Get out of the building!
Don’t stay all day in the building. Do research there where your costumer is. Find them and validate your ideas!
- Have a beer
Finish this day work and go home for some sleep.
Day 3: Present & party
- Put the cherry on the cake Prepare your presentation with the pitch coaches and incorporate your final insights.
- Present in Front of the Judges
The culmination of the weekend. You'll have 4 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts. After the presentation the judges will ask questions for 4 minutes.
Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors. Have an other beer and join us at the afterparty!
For any questions, pleas contact us!
I hope to see you there at 17, 18 and 19th of November!