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One of the most common reasons people tell me why they CANNOT attend Startup Weekend comes in a few variations, but is essentially getting at the same thing. Their doubts usually manifest themselves in reasons such as, “Well, I’m not an entrepreneur or a business person,” or “I don’t know how to code, design or build websites,” or “I don’t really have any ideas to pitch.”

Team Uniiculture works on their idea for helping different communities within and outside the university communicate and interact. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Team Uniiculture works on their idea for helping different communities within and outside the university communicate and interact. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)

The real concerns that they are often getting at are: 1) I am a novice, is it still really for me? 2) If I go and don’t know anything (or anybody), will everyone know that (and call me out as a fraud!)?

Read this sharing from Andy Stoll about whether Startup Weekend is for you: https://blog.up.co/2015/10/13/startup-weekend-2/

Register for Startup Weekend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-kota-kinabalu-tickets-18930754396
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Lorna Timbah