Startup Weekend London
Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015
Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
68-80 Hanbury Street
Come eat cake, drink beer and make companies over the weekend.
We've been dreaming of pairing up with the beautiful minds at Hyper Island for a long time and on the 8th of May our little dream is becoming a reality! Hyper island is the iconic Swedish school for digital skills that has dramatically changed the creative industry landscape over the last couple of decades.
Mind you, this won't be your usual Startup Weekend event as we'll have Hyper-infused methods and workshops throughout the weekend, which we're super exited about.
There will also be an unhealthy amount of cake (apologies in advance for those on a gluten-free/sugar-free summer diet) because Erik and Z, two of our organisers will be celebrating their birthday on Saturday.
Expect top notch mentors, Swedish candy, and denim-wearing code-tearing people building companies from scratch. You'll probably see a good chunk of the London tech scene popping by during the weekend too and we have a good number of surprises lined up. Tickets are selling as fast as a Taylor Swift concert so grab yours quciky!
The Startup Weekend London team - Z, Erik and Victoria
Wait, what's a Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is part of UP Global, the biggest entrepreneurship movement in the world with more than 2000 events per year taking place in 600+ cities globally.
Startup Weekend is a 54h event designed to make you in live in the skin of an entrepreneur for a weekend. On a Friday night, those who have an idea about a business they want to set up pitch in front of the other attendees (it's laid back and we're a friendly bunch, don't you worry). Attendees select which idea they want to work on and form teams. Teams go through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation helped by notorious industry mentors. On Sunday, all teams present their ideas in front of a larger audience and a sharp-looking, sharp-minded jury. That's right, you go from an idea to an actual functioning startup in hours! There won't be much sleep but you'll meet people you don't bump into on a regular Friday night in the pub - from Nasa engineers to General Assembly teachers, from data scientists to coding enthusiasts.
Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, a date (kidding, kind of), specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. Right, come on now, no talk all action! Questions? Tweet @vicky_stoyanova and we'll get all of your questions answered.
Second Home sounds nice, what is it?
Second Home, which opened in Shoreditch in November 2014, is a cultural venue and workspace for creative companies.
Second Home brings together a diverse range of creative people and industries, from fashion and technology, through to film-making and design. Teams based at Second Home include fast-growing global businesses like Foursquare, Artsy, SurveyMonkey and TaskRabbit, as well as homegrown innovators like Kovert Designs, Visualise and Asap54.
Second Home's auditorium plays host to a regular programme of talks, film screenings and live music performances - many of which are open to the public.
Recent events include talks by fashion designer Stella McCartney and Harvard evolutionary biologist EO Wilson, arts events with the Gagosian Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, film screenings with Secret Cinema's Future Shorts, and live music performances by Kindness and Last Night In Paris.
Second Home's in-house restaurant Jago is run by the former head chef of Ottolenghi in Notting Hill, and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Friday May 8th
Saturday May 9th
Sunday May 10th
Coaches and Mentors
Brand Strategy Consultant + Former Group Brand Director at The Hoxton Hotel Group
Previously - Founder and CCO Karmarama. Now setting up a free creative school in London.
co-founder and CEO - Memrise
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend London 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.
Partner In Crime
Techstars Startup Weekend London is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
communities and culture. Her career began in advertising, where she worked at Buzzman (Paris), Your Majesty (New York) and Mother (London).
Hand-picked to head up startup community development in Europe, Victoria joined Techstars as Regional Manager. A journey that led her to the role of Director of Community and Culture at Second Home, and a steady diet of airport sightseeing and mentoring across Europe.
Victoria enjoys working at the intersection between industries, ideas and people. With expertise at the convergence of startup and big company culture, she has had the joy to work with exceptional people at places like
the BBC, EY and the Victoria & Albert museum.
In her free time, Victoria produces and facilitates talks, workshops and exhibitions. She also runs the London chapter of CreativeMornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community taking place in 130+ cities globally.
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