How to prepare for Startup Weekend?

11/27/2014 | By Vincent Deborde

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Startup Weekend Zurich - December 5th, 2014

Do some research into startup tools and best practices to get ready to rock the weekend – start with our database of resources at Make sure you get lots of rest prior to the event, and finally – tell your friends & join the Startup Weekend Zurich Facebook page. If you plan on pitching an idea:

  • Do as much research/preparation around your idea as you feel is necessary to give a persuasive pitch and attract a team.
  • Boil the idea down to the basics: with 60 seconds, you only really have time for a hook, so pull out the most attractive key points of the idea and forget the rest.
  • Join the Dec 1st pre-event (registration needed) to learn all the secrets of an efficient pitch and... practice, practice and practice again your pitch using a timer

Attached a short video giving a flavour of the Startup weekend experience