What Is Startup Weekend
Why sign up…
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(1) Meet the right people:
Organizers, mentors and participants at Startup Weekends are people willing to give up an entire weekend to aim for a higher purpose, sharing their ideas & know-how and collaborate with others. This is just great if you’re looking for people who can help you building a new business.
(2) Education on the go:
Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go. These are 21st skills, baby!
(3) Join a global community:
When you attend Techstars Startup Weekend Oresund, you automatically join the global Techstars Startup Weekend community. You can hardly imagine how incredible valuable this will be: you’ll be able to connect with community leaders and subject matter experts all over the world. Basicly you will feel as joining an new startup family with people willing to “give first”.
(4) Be the first:
This year, Techstars Startup Weekend celebrates its 10th year anniversary. This year is the very first edition of TECHSTARS Startup Weekend Oresund. So, this might sound a little weird, you’ll have bragging rights when you join us 🙂
(5) Kick your own ass:
Are you thinking about your idea for a very long time? Startup Weekend gives you a real kick up the ass. You’ll leave Techstars Startup Weekend Oresund buzzing with creative energy. In fact, on average 80% of attendees wants to continue with their startups after the weekend. So after 2 days you realise you can really achieve a lot if you just put your mind to it.
(6) Validate your ideas:
A Techstars Startup Weekend offers your various levels of validation. First up it is the attendees as a whole that choose which ideas make it through to the “finals”, so right off the bat you are getting a good poll of smart people as to whether your idea is any good or not! At the last Techstars Startup Weekend Oresund for example, more that 30 ideas was pitched and 12 were selected to be worked on, so right away you know whether your idea resonates with people. If your idea does make it through, then you will be pitching on the Sunday to a panel of judges, typically the judges award 1st 2nd and 3rd placings, so if you were to finish in the top 3 you’d really know you were on to something!
(7) Meet your co-founder:
Most people who attend a Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups. So you can create relationships that last long past the weekend – and you might meet your co-founder here.
(8) Have fun:
During the weekend working alongside awesome people who share your ideas. Techstars Startup Weekend is meant to be fun and entertaining so enjoy it.
(9) Learn new skills:
Techstars Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give guerrilla marketing a try. With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.
(10) Learn how to launch a business:
Techstars Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology. In just 2 days, you’ll learn the essentials about launching a new business.
Curious about what Startup Weekend is? Should you attend? Can you really start a company in 54 hours?