Startup Weekend Lancaster

    Friday, December 2 - 4, 2016

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Startup Weekend Lancaster

Friday, December 2 - 4, 2016

Friday, December 2 - 4, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster, UK LA1 4YX

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Startup Weekend Lancaster 2016 - No Talk. All Action.

▾ No Talk. All action. Launch a startup in 54 hours. ▾ 
The only way to learn how to start a business is by actually doing it.

► Lancaster University Startup Weekend ◄

After two amazing years since the launch in 2014, Startup Weekend Lancaster returns for it's 3rd year!

Starting Fri, Dec 2nd this competition brings together designers, developers, marketers, business people and startup enthusiasts to launch a startup in 54 hours. It’s that simple. 

60-second pitches result in the formation of small teams around the best concepts. 54 hours are spent focusing on customer and product development, validating ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced mentors. Finally, each team has the chance to present their results and receive feedback from a panel of industry experts. 

Not forgetting, awesome prizes for the winning teams! 


This is your chance to get involved with your local startup community as part of a global concept and show your talents and ideas to the world. 

- Find future partners
- Make new friends

Startup Weekend can provide YOU the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship and develop the skills, connections, and confidence necessary to launch a company. 

Still not convinced? WE HAVE PROOF!

✓ What is Startup Weekend?

✓ Lancaster Startup Weekend 2014 

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Friday December 2nd

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Food time!
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

Saturday December 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Speaker: Tomas Paulik
We're joined by Tomas Paulik, co-founder of Shout! app. He'll be speaking to participants about his own startup journey!

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday December 4th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Lancaster 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.



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