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 2.000 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
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!
Who should attend?
Come join us if you are a programmer, designer, developer, researcher, entrepreneur, intrapreneur, student, engineer, work in a company – public or private or you just want to create a new future.
You are part of a Startup Weekend dream team if you are curious about new solutions, business, developing, creating, innovating and networking.
It’s a great experience for everyone, but if you have a business idea, this is your chance to go ahead with it and form an awesome team! Alternatively if you are simply passionate about becoming an entrepreneur, but have no idea, you can come and join someone’s else team! It’s all about the start-up spirit!
Why should you attend a SW event?
There are dozens of reasons – but here is the top 8
1. Expand your network
2. Gain insight into competences different from your own
3. Enjoy good food for a whole weekend – for next to no money
4. Find out what it takes to get from idea to action to results in 54 hours
5. Get advice from mentors from established businesses
6. Find future partners – and with some luck – the idea you will be partners on.
7. Be seen by potential customers and investors
8. Have great fun
Why Startup Weekend Oresund?
This Startup Weekend puts the spotlight on starting up business in the Oresund region because it Helsingborg and Helsingør offers great business potentials. Our goal is to bring together the startup community, designers, IT-profiles and entrepreneurs to facilitate the formation of new ideas. We all face all kind of challenges and bring Sweden and Denmark closer to each other.
Startup Weekend Oresund
October 24th, 2014
This is the first Startup Weekend taking place in two countries at the same time, in international water, on a ferry.