Startup Weekend Jaffna
Friday, June 24 - 26, 2016
Friday, June 24 - 26, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Tilko Jaffna City Hotel
70/6, K.K.S. Road, Jaffna-Kankesanturai Rd
Jaffna ,Sri lanka
First Ever Startup Weekend in Sri Lanka
Calling entrepreneurs, Growth Hackers, Dreamers, Rain Makers and Startup Catalysts to change the world in 54 hours! Bring your creativity and skills and Join Sri Lanka's " First Ever " Startup Weekend Jaffna ,Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June,2016 at Tilko Jaffna City Hotel
What's Startup Weekend, Anyway?
Google for Entrepreneurs is the global partner for Techstars Startup Weekend Program, including Startup Weekend, Startup Next and Startup Digest. Google is a sponsor of Techstars Accelerator Programs. Techstars collaborates with the Google for Entrepreneurs campuses across the globe to support engagement with entrepreneurs everywhere.
What You Can Do?
In short, Startup Weekend shapes the lives of many people as a starting point as entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. Ultimately, it's an amazing spring board to get started on something (a new business, career at a startup or great relationships).
WHO GOES TO STARTUP WEEKENDS?Experienced business people or budding entrepreneurs, Creative designers, Coders, growth hackers who are looking for new ideas and wanting to challenge their skills - Startup Weekends are a fun and exciting way to to upskill and test yourself in the world of startups
WHAT DO YOU DO AT A STARTUP WEEKEND?Starting from 6.30 PM on Friday registration will be done, Welcome speech, Dinner, Startup pitches ideas chosen and lasting teams formed. By late Friday night you’ll be on your way with goals set and roles assigned.
Saturday is all about validation - contacting potential customers and checking out if there is really a market for your idea - and reacting fast if you need to change. Meanwhile if you’re a developer or a designer you’ll be furiously building the product.
Sunday is about making it work and preparing for the final pitch to a panel of carefully chosen judges. Throughout the process mentors from all backgrounds will be on hand. (link to timetable)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTERCelebrate! We’ll put in place a follow up event, and there will be other opportunities, including our Co-Starters program.
What is the benefit of attending Startup Weekend ?1) Education:
Facilities for the Attendees?
- Mentors : Whether it’s growth, design, or prototype,you’ll find a mentor who can help
- Free WIFI: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC providing Free WIFI Access
- Meals : Morning Refreshment Plush Lunch and Dinner
- Accommodation Discount : As a #SWJ Attendee, You will get special discount from Tilko City Hotel
- Community Perks and Discounts : Take advantage of perks and discounts offered to all Startup Weekend participants from the Global sponsors.
- Much More: Whatever you are building, our sponsors and community have put together some fantastic resources to help you build your idea.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday June 24th
Saturday June 25th
Sunday June 26th
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Jaffna 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.
Digital Media Partner
Techstars Startup Weekend Jaffna is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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