Here’s what happens during a Startup Weekend!

11/02/2017 | By Maaike van der Post

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.

  • Celebrate

    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!

Are you ready to dive into entrepreneurship and challenge yourself? The only thing you have to do is buy a ticket and be there. swgro.nl

For any questions, pleas contact us!

I hope to see you there at 17, 18 and 19th of November!

 


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