Got an idea? Want be a part of a startup? Hustle and Get Stuff Done? Get it all done in 54 hours!Global Startup Battle (GSB) puts your startup idea on the stage with over 200 participating cities around the world. Local ideas for global impact!
For one weekend in November, more than 150 people are expected to gather at Kaka'kao Agora & the Box Jelly Coworking in Kaka'ako for a nonstop collaborative competition for the 8th annual Startup Weekend Honolulu (SWHNL). From November 13-15
, participants will work around the clock to pitch business ideas to a room of strangers, vote for the best ones, form teams and bring a business to life in just 54 hours.
The event kicks off Friday evening on November 13th at Agora when attendees pitch their ideas in “rapid-fire” style: each person only has sixty seconds to introduce their idea! They will cover the market opportunity for their potential business and entice other participants to vote for their idea. The top 15 ideas are then selected and teams develop around each concept. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, teams will build their products and business plans at BoxJelly with the help of expert mentors, then prepare for their pitch on Sunday evening before a panel of judges back at Agora.
While the annual event typically attracts a mix of programmers, graphic designers, engineers and entrepreneurs, SWHNL encourages anyone of any professional background to participate including students, marketing and PR professionals, accountants, teachers, lawyers, retirees, active duty military or veterans, to turn an idea into a business. SWHNL provides an easily accessible entry point for participants to launch or join a startup, equipping these young teams with valuable ideas, tools and expertise without the average $50,000 initial invest required of most startups when they launch.Early bird tickets launched online, starting at $75 per person for general admission. Ticket prices will increase to $99 beginning November 2nd.
Current high school or college students may contact SWHNL for more information on tickets. Fee includes participation in the three-day event, meals for each day and expert coaching. To register, visit register.swhnl.com.
Head to workshops.swhnl.com to register for the free workshops.
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, follow along at Twitter @swhnl, and hashtag #swhnl.ABOUT STARTUP WEEKEND
A global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures, Startup Weekend is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with over 1,000 past events in 100 countries around the world, starting over 8,000 companies. While headquartered in Seattle, Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 400 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend-long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies.