The committee is in full swing planning for an awesome startup weekend at the newly built Epic Innovation Hub in […]
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 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.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Wow, what an awesome weekend! Thanks to everyone who contributed to an amazing time in Christchurch. The pitches on Sunday […]
The order of the pitches on Sunday night will be the same as the practice pitches this morning: Dealfreak 5:10 […]
Here are the team times for practice pitches and audio visual checks on Sunday morning: Dealfreak 10:00 am GetItFixed 10:10 […]
This morning marks the return of our hard working entrepreneurs in Christchurch. Last night we had another crazy start to […]
Come down and listen to Start-Up Global CEO and entrepreneur Marc Nager along with Mark Rocket and Anya Hornsey on […]
Christchurch Startup Weekend only really gets going when you get up, deliver your idea in a 60 second pitch and […]
Microsoft has been a proud supporter of Startup Weekend from its inception. “Microsoft New Zealand is proud to once again […]
Startup Weekend is one way to start creating wealth, value and good business. Where-ever you’re starting – with an idea, […]
If you are still undecided if Startup Weekend is for you then here’s a quick description of what happens at […]