Startup Weekend Southampton 2015
Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015
Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Building 176, Bolderwood campus
University of Southampton
Welcome to Britain's craziest Startup Weekend.
To be, mildly, serious: This is a chance to bring your problem solving, technical skills or creativity to the table and engage in a fast-paced, fun, wild event packed with awesome technology and even awesomer people. This is your opportunity to seize that crazy idea of yours, that thing /that just might work/ and finally do it. Or, alternatively, to come have an amazing time making someone else's dreams a reality. Literally.
This year, we're theming our Startup Weekend around Life Hacks - Creations and innovations that make people's lives a bit easier, a bit better or just a bit more extra-awesome. Hacks to help people organise, automatically shop or point people in the direction of the nearest kitten. This is a super broad (and awesome!) theme to focus hacks on making a difference. We're gathering the latest wearables and hardware to hack on, adjusting the judging criteria and forcing the hamsters that provide us with power to run extra hard. All to give you the best chance at hacking something extra-special.
Dragon's Den on Saturday
You'll also have access to attend Saturday's Dragon's Den event, where people with innovative ideas have a chance to pitch them to renowned entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. This is an amazing chance to learn from other's pitching experiences, or equally to pitch yourself, if you apply here before the 24rd April! (Pitching application now closed) What better way to test a serious idea than to run it by successful entrepreneurs.
Who should attend?
Finally, no matter who you are, Startup Weekend is for everyone – a dream team typically involves a mix of ages, genders, nationalities and backgrounds. You do NOT have to be a student to attend Startup Weekend and, in fact, many attendees aren’t. To help you feel comfortable at our events, all attendees abide by our (equally awesome) code of conduct: http://1drv.ms/1CM302T . It's basically: be nice.
Friday May 1st
Saturday May 2nd
Sunday May 3rd
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Southampton 2015 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 Southampton is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here