5 reasons why The Startup Weekend is different

There is a plenty of events in the startup world. Most of them let you listen to the stories of others. But only a few give you a chance to be heard. This is just one reason which makes Startup Weekend different. Check for more below.

  1. Your involvement is essential – you need to be:
    1. Prepared
    2. Focused
    3. Open minded
    4. Ready to work hard
    5. Remember. It’s not a conference – you’re not an observer.
  2. Pitch matters – craft one.
    If you have a business idea, prepare your pitch well. Base on them the participants will decide what to work on.
  3. It’s all about team work.
    Either if you don’t pitch or your idea is not selected you cannot stay alone. Find people with complementary experiences to team up. Your skills are irreplaceable.
  4. Mentors are to be used
    They are here not to deliver speeches and gather attention. Despite they are stars they are not here to shine, but to help and work with you. Be ready not to give applause but take advantage of their experience and knowledge.
  5. Show what you’ve done.
    The aim of your 54 hour work is to present its outcome. Since the very first hour, remember the result of your team’s work will be present to the audience. Everything you’ve done, must be good.







Two weeks left. Must-read tips for Global Fashion Battle Startup Weekend.

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Get focus and be ready for Startup Weekend. Check, what is important to know about our event, before arrive.

1. Think your business idea through

During the Startup Weekend you will work on a specified business idea.  If you  prepare well beforehand, it will be easier to convince others to join your team. Do your research. Check what you can find about your idea online. It may help you to pitch it better.

2. Get your friends involved.

Share your idea with friends and convince them that the Startup Weekend is a great chance to succeed. Invite friends and bring your team. It will boost the odds that your idea is selected.

3. Craft your pitch.

This is a crucial point. The participants will decide what idea to work on, based on these pitches. It`s not a joke – you have only one minute! In order to sell it best you need to have it well-thought. These 60 seconds can determine your future.

4. Be ready to network.

Startup Weekend is a great opportunity to meet new people. Bring business cards, have your linkedin profile updated. Be sure you can mingle easily.

5. Google our mentors.

Each of the mentors invited has a story and experience to share. Use it wisely. Learn who the experts are – you will know whom to ask for help.

6. Get rest.

Startup Weekend it`s not a coffee chit-chat, but 54 hours of a hard work. You must stay creative and open-minded. Load your batteries before you come.

 








3 weeks until Startup Weekend: hostels in Poznań

Hello,

the clock is ticking! Are you as excited about the upcoming Startup Weekend Global Fashion Battle Poland as we are? 

Only three weeks are left to the Startup Weekend and you still don’t know where to stay? Don’t worry, we are here to help you. Below you can find a few hostels close to the Stary Browar. Check them out!

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Poco Loco  400 m to Stary Browar

Mandala  500 m to Start Browar

Rosemary’s  750 m to Stary Browar

If you have any questions – don’t hesitate to ask! You can write us an e-mail or find us on Facebook.