Techstars Startup Weekend London Social Impact
Friday, September 14 - 16, 2018
Friday, September 14 - 16, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
4-5 Bonhill Street
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday September 14th
Saturday September 15th
Sunday September 16th
● Virgin Insight - delivered big data solutions to all the Virgin companies
● Virgin Mobile USA - grew to revenues of $1bn within 18 months
● Virgin Mobile Canada - voted best Canadian network in its launch year
● Virgin Healthbank - freezing stem cells cryogenically These companies exited for more than $500M for Richard Branson.
Alongside his Virgin commitments, Max also co-founded lastsecondtickets.com which was successfully sold in 2014.
He started his career at L’Oreal running the UK’s largest haircare brand – the irony was lost on no one. He was a scholar at Oxford University, where he obtained a First Class Degree in Chemistry.
Coaches and Mentors
Nihal has 12+ years’ experience in developing and launching businesses, products and projects in the UK and across MEA.
She has worked with Fortune 500 companies like Nokia, set up a women’s boxing business, worked with start-ups on developing growth strategies and managed development programmes for the NHS, House of Commons and the Royal Court of Bahrain.
Nihal has a background in market research and marketing strategy, holds an MBA, an Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice. She has a particular interest in the future of work and regularly facilitates online research for the Future of Work Consortium.
She is also passionate about inclusion and diversity and has worked with education institutions on developing programmes such as Women for the Board - aimed at increasing the number of women in board roles.
In her free time, Nihal enjoys extreme sports, olympic weightlifting and travel.
After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and spending an Erasmus semester abroad at ICHEC in Brussels, Marko obtained a Master's degree in Business at the University of Zagreb.Even though Marko is a founder of TimePrep, an iOS time management app for CFA candidates, he worked as a Business development manager and a blogger for Netokracija, leading the organisation of a few 400,500 people conferences and as an Organizer at the Zagreb Entrepreneurship Incubator.Eventually, he joined Techstars as an Associate in the London Winter 2014 program and became a Program Manager and successfully led Techstars London 2015, 2016 and 2017 cohorts before being promoted to a Director role.
Over the last few years, she honed her skills across sales, support, product, finance, and just about anything required to grow a business. She is now a Year Here fellow and now plans to connect her experience with impact through social entrepreneurship,
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend London Social Impact 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend London is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Helen joined the Campus London team in early 2017 as community assistant, supporting on everything from membership onboarding to Campus' many events and programmes. When not at Campus, you’ll find Helen at a gig or at the theatre.
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