Plymouth Startup Weekend
Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019
Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm
University of Plymouth
Roland Levinsky Building
Innovation, creativity and collaboration: build a startup in 54 hours!
Led by the University of Plymouth and part of the Techstars Startup Weekend movement, it is the place to meet like-minded, entrepreneurial individuals and be immersed in a weekend of creativity and collaboration.
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. Then, in teams, you’ll work together on a business idea, design a prototype that fits the need of your target audience, deliver a pitch, receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and likely change your approach entirely! Your idea can span social, environmental, financial, environmental or other issues but it must be something you have not worked on previously. It’s all about the team! You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams and work with people with diverse skill sets.
Plymouth Startup Weekend is a full, weekend long experience – 54 hours to be exact!
Your ticket includes:
- seven full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- benefits and discounts from our global partners
- one-on-one time with amazing coaches and mentors
- a new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world
- all the internet and coffee you can consume.
- Day 1: Meet, pitch and team up
- Day 2: Learn from mentors and get to work
- Day 3: Present to the judges
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement! No talk, all action!
This activity is led by the University of Plymouth and is part of the iMayflower project. iMayflower is supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England. Find out more about the University of Plymouth’s activity here.
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Since co-founding Elixel in 2012, the agency has supported clients of all shapes and sizes to unlock the power digital can offer. From household names like JP Morgan and Game to public sector bodies like Plymouth City Council and Plymouth University. Gavins main passion is helping corporates to be more creative, and believes that by understanding the people they are serving, they will be able to develop products and services that will have real impact.
Coaches and Mentors
Chris has over 10 years experience running businesses, and a lifetime of experience writing software using a wide range of different programming languages and frameworks. He works with local, national and international clients to develop successful applications, whilst optimising their processes to cut the time and resources spent developing unnecessary software.
After nearly a decade as a director of Plymouth Software, Chris has lived through what it takes to run a "bootstrapped" business as well as taking the seed of an idea and seeing it through to fruition. He enjoys sharing what he's learned and experienced with new entrepreneurs and business owners, and has talked about his experiences at conferences and events.
Through his award winning work with Software Cornwall, Tony is helping to get the next generation of tech talent ready for tomorrow's workplace. His mentoring efforts include training with robotics, building websites, creating marketing campaigns, launching companies and supporting burgeoning twitch streamers.
As Sales Director, Rachael ran a team of 57 staff covering the UK and Ireland. She saw the company migrate revenues from Publishing to Digital and played a strategic role during the period the business went through IPO to become the most successful automotive float on the stock market.
Rachael is now supporting South West businesses to grow their revenues through consultancy, coaching and training. Momentum South West Ltd work with businesses of all sizes, helping grow their top line revenues through improved sales and leadership performance.
Paul and his team at Thompson Jenner are also panel members of Plymouth University’s One Stop Ideas Shop, a forum offering expert guidance for people with inventions and new business ideas.
Adaptable and pragmatic, Stewart is most at home when collaborating with founders of growing businesses, or companies going through a significant transformation.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Plymouth Startup Weekend 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.
Part Of IMayflower
Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here