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Startup Weekend is just around around the corner. Check out a few tips and what to expect out of your weekend.

For many participants, Friday night is your first foray into the world of Startup Weekend. It is a great opportunity to network with other participants and mentors and, importantly, it is the crucial time of choosing ideas and forming teams.

After Friday? You have two days to validating, pivot, test your business model, and build your prototype. In order to get things done you need to iterate and work quickly. A great approach is the feedback loop of build-measure-learn.


There are many processes and approaches to working at Startup Weekend – it is important that your team is cohesive and agree on the approach together. Remember to make the most of the mentors and their guidance – they are there to help you because they’ve all been there done that.

Remember to have fun and work hard! Startup Weekend will be a rollercoaster of good times and challenges but you will come away having experienced something invaluable.


Laura Kerrison