Startup Weekend Vancouver
January 29th, 2016
Startup Weekend is amazing marathon event where participants build teams, business and futures all over the course of a weekend. For those of you who don’t haven’t heard about it before: imagine 54 hours of running with an idea further than ever before—with food, community, and mentoring.
Owning your own business and starting something great is a dream for millions of people across the country. To support this, UP global and TechStars have created an unusually hands-on startup workshop event that has spread around the globe. Startup Weekend collects amazing local mentors, entrepreneurs, and participants and says:
“Build a Business in a weekend!”
The participants come in three types: Hackers (technical), Hipsters (designers) and Hustlers (business), but there is space for everyone in the community to participate. Anyone can pitch a business idea on Friday night. When everyone who wants to pitch is done all the attendees vote on the best ideas. The top 8-10 ideas form teams from all the remaining people – so even if your idea isn’t picked you get to pick a great idea and a team you want to support for the rest of the weekend.
And that is where the fun begins!
Then – it’s a frantic race to the finish. You are competing on Sunday evening for the best Business Model, Best Design/Execution, and the Best Validation. It may sound daunting but that is exactly why we invite amazing business mentors, from marketing, business, finance, legal (and more!) to help guide you to make the business the best success it can be.
Building a business is hard work—and to squeeze the most out of every second of the weekend, we bring all of the meals and drinks so you can remain on site and with your team. Yeah—that’s 7 meals included in the registration fee!
We do this because we believe in you and helping you launch your idea. Startup Weekend is for anyone who want to start or be a part of something exciting from the very birth of the idea.
Don’t miss out on launching your idea. Register now!