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!
So whats all this about???
You have 54 hours to turn your idea or project into presentable product and find a team that will help you to do so. You try to build a reasonable business plan, design marketing strategy, test the market and produce a final presentable product.
Friday evening will start with 1 minute!!! elevator pitch to show what do you want to create and who do you need to help you. Around viable ideas teams will form to come up with solutions for final product. Throughout the weekend your project will be pushed forward with the help of experienced and skilled mentors that can shape your idea to perfection. Just to mention a few… Wolf Becvar – HotGloo, Ondrej Geče – Google, Milan Dubec – Azet, Simona Bubánová – Creative Department among many others.
On Sunday your team will learn how to present in front of investors and the event will climax by presentations where the jury will pick 3 best projects.
Who is it for?
For everyone who is willing to learn something and create
Have you got an idea?
Excellent, come and see if anyone finds it interesting, find a team and turn your idea to business.
Doesnt matter. All that matters is that you have some skill that someone else can use. Join a team and work on an idea that you find interesting, get new contacts and experiences.
What do you take home from Startup Weekend?
Experience, skills, contacts, inspiration, maybe even your own company…
• Valuable feedback from skilled mentors – Try buying that…
• Great contacts for future and new friendships
• Viewpoints of jury and investors
• Great fun and teamwork
• Improve your presentation skills
• Domain for one year 3 months of free hosting
• Possibility to connect to Microsoft BizSpark
• Discounts on SendGrid.com
• Free business cards from moo.com
• And plenty of other cool stuf for participants http://startupweekend.rewardli.com/
• Virtual server from Websupport
• Plan from superfaktura.sk
• Goodies from Microsoft
• Tshirts vouchers from shirtinator.sk
Students (ISIC) pay 10 Euros and others 20 E. The price include everything above and what is more food, drinks (coffe, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, beer) tshirt possibility to sleep over (bring your own sleeping bag).