What are your plans for this weekend? Sit on the couch and eat potato chips? No, it shouldn’t!
Make your move. Take advantage of this weekend and sign up for Startup Weekend, IIT Kanpur! Stop sitting around and start making things happen. Here are ten reasons why it is worth your while to spend the weekend with us, here at Startup Weekend, IIT Kanpur.
1. It’s all about connections
Entrepreneurs. Developers. Designers. Marketers. Product managers. Startup enthusiasts. Tech guys. They’ll be there, and they want to meet you. Startup Weekend is more than just a place to give your idea wings—it’s a place to plug into a community of talent. Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers . By spending 54 hours working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
2. Actually launch a Startup Company
Think, conceive and deliver a product over a weekend. It’s just the energy in the Startup Weekend environment that makes you super-productive. Make your dreams a reality. It is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology. According to the data collected by official organisers, roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
3. Get face time with thought leaders
Get one-on – one time with the movers and shakers in your community. Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as mentors and judges. Our judging panel and mentor board is made of CEOs, CTOs, Developers, Angels and VCs. Get some time with the startup leaders in the community, explore your opportunities and learn the game from the best players.
4.Join a global community
Startup Weekend alumni span across several continents and scores of cities. Join a network of over 45,000 alumni, all having the haunting entrepreneurial mindset. Step outside of your comfort zone, because Startup Weekends are your perfect opportunity to explore yourself.
Startups are about more than just an idea -it’s about the team behind it. Startup Weekend is the best way to find someone that you can actually launch a startup with. The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups. Create relationships that last long past the weekend. If you have a prospective co-founder, bring ‘em to the event and give the working relationship a test drive. It might save you years of heartache.
6.As we live, so we learn
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. You do not need to stay in ages-long and boring lecture sessions or to read dozens of outdated theories. Build your own strategy and test it as you go.
With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.
7.Solve local problems with your ideas
Do you think that one of your idea can change your town or have a positive impact among the group of people? Collaborate with like-minded individuals to come up with an innovative idea. Bring your idea notebook with you and start making a positive change in your local community.
8.Get access to Start-up Resources and Save Money
By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed! Moreover, Startup Weekends are affordable. Our event is not that expensive as we provide tickets with special discounts for current students. Your ticket includes seven meals, snacks and access to an awesome set of mentors. Join us for the Startup Weekend that is fully loaded with facilities and chase your dreams to reality in a 54 hour long frenzy.
9.Experience the energy and innovation at Techkriti, IIT Kanpur
Startup Weekend comes to Kanpur at a time when the city has more to offer. Techkriti, the annual inter-collegiate technical and entrepreneurial festival of IIT Kanpur, is scheduled to take place from 19th to 22nd March. The campus of IIT Kanpur will thus,give you access to a large intellectual crowd which will be more than happy to try and give feedback on your application or prototype.
You can thus better formulate your business plans keeping the needs of direct consume in mind. Be a part of the growing movement of Startup Weekend at IIT Kanpur and experience the energetic and authentically supportive culture that encourages and breeds innovation.
10. Less talk, more action!
Startup Weekend is fast. The weekend is not some long, drawn-out business plan that will bore your team to sleep. This is fast paced, get ideas on the table, get them in production, see if they stick, and move on to the next task. Find out what you excel at in 54 hours. Spend the weekend perfecting your networking, pitching, brainstorming ideas and experience energy like never before.
So Register now and book your ticket to ensure an awesome weekend at IIT Kanpur.
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Written by : Kanupriya Agarwal
Editor: Anushka Jha