Startup Weekend Negombo - Silicon Beach
Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017
Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Paradise Beach Hotel
289 Lewis Place
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: You will Get Free WIFI Access from our Telecom Partner
- Meals : Morning Refreshment Plus Lunch and Dinner
- 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.
Bootcamps for the Upcoming Startup Weekend Event at NegomboUniversity of Sri Jaywerdenepura
30th April, 2017 10.00am to 12.00pm
University of Moratuwa
3rd May, 2017 6.30pm to 7.00pm
University of YBSL
4th May, 2017 6.30pm to 7.00pm
University of IIT
9th May, 2017 2.00pm to 2.30pm
University of OUSL
9th May, 2017 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 19th
Saturday May 20th
Sunday May 21st
Coaches and Mentors
CEO - Studyla / Global Tutor, GSEA Local Chair - Sri Lanka at Entrepreneurs' Organization
Currently he heads Sri Lanka’s first venture builder, StartupX Foundry.
Aloka has a illustrious background in strategic planning, stakeholder management, product management, digital marketing, team building, operations management and business development.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Negombo - Silicon Beach 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 Negombo is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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