Over $20,000 In Prizes 

Startup Weekend Vancouver is an action-packed weekend of entrepreneurial learning, execution, and fun. With such a short timeframe for teams to build a new idea, it’s amazing to see what they come out with.
First Place Prizes $11,800: 
  • 2 Full Scholarship to Launch Academy’s Lean Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP) – $3,000
  • 1 Full Scholarship to attend Draper University – $2,000
  • 6 Full Scholarships to Launch Academy’s LEAP Online Plus – $1,800
  • MLT Western Canada’s Law Firm Services – $2,500
  • Sponsorship to any of Spring’s Programs – $800
  • 1 Year Pro Account from Wantoo – $600
  • 3 Months Full Scholarship to the Venture Acceleration Program – $600
  • 5 Days Workspace Access and Mentorship at iQmetrix’s ThinkTank in Gastown with $500 worth of Food & Beverage
  • 2 Hours Virtual Mentoring by DraperU team
  • 1 Year Blinkist Premium Subscription with full access to the whole library – $79.99

Second Place Prizes $4,900: 

    • 1 Full Scholarships to Launch Academy’s Lean Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP) – $1,500
    • 4 Full Scholarships to Launch Academy’s LEAP Online Plus – $1,200
    • MLT Western Canada’s Law Firm Services – $1000
    • Sponsorship to any of Spring’s Programs – $600
    • 3 Months Full Scholarship to the Venture Acceleration Program – $600
    • 6 Months Blinkist Premium Subscription with full access to the whole library – $49.99

    Third Place Prizes $2,800: 

      • 4 Full Scholarships to Launch Academy’s LEAP Online Plus – $1,200
      • MLT Western Canada’s Law Firm Services – $1000
      • 3 Months Full Scholarship to the Venture Acceleration Program – $600
      • Sponsorship to any of Spring’s Programs – $400
      • 3 Months Blinkist Premium Subscription with full access to the whole library – $24.99

      All ParticipantsPrizes

      • A chance to win a part-time iOS course at Lighthouse Labs – $1500
      • 6 Months Pro Account from Wantoo – $600
      • $100 off Launch Academy’s LEAP Online – $100
      • Start Smart Series seminar vouchers from Small Business BC – $49
      • Complimentary Square Reader
      • And more…







      Past Participants Profile: TopFeed

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      It’s been a year and a half in the making but they did it. TopFeed co-founders and Startup Weekend PEI alumni Vaughn Murphy and Rafael Aguirre proudly launched their first product two weeks ago, a feat they never anticipated when they first met at the event.

      Startup Weekend attendees sign up for a variety of reasons. While Vaughn planned on making a pitch, he had no idea what it was going to be until he arrived that night and started meeting new people. Rafael, on the other hand, wanted to participate as a way to recover some of the knowledge he gained studying business administration at UPEI a few years earlier. He had recently begun considering entering the world of entrepreneurship, and thought Startup Weekend PEI would be a good place to start.

      Inspired to develop a marketing platform for food producers different from what is currently available, Vaughn did end up pitching an idea – a platform where producers compete for the top of a social feed in a fun and competitive way through reviews and social media. Three other participants, including Rafael, liked the idea and joined his team. As is the norm, the idea changed several times throughout the weekend.

      Just a few days after they launched, we sat down with Vaughn and Rafael to talk about their journey into entrepreneurship and the how Startup Weekend PEI made it happen.

      Did you think you’d launch a business?

      Rafael: “I thought it’d be educational, but didn’t expect to launch anything from the event. We realized pretty quickly we were moving into a very competitive space trying to be a marketing firm on PEI. It started to really come together after being introduced to tools like the lean canvas early on, and having the support of mentors to help accelerate a simple idea into something bigger.”

      At what moment during Startup Weekend did you think, “This could be something”?

      Rafael: “(During Market Research) when we were talking to different producers about an online marketplace, a lot of producers were very positive about it. Most (local) producers don’t have any online sales channels or don’t know how to promote themselves online so they liked the idea and saw potential.”

      Vaughn: “We asked producers what is important to them. Producers wanted to sell their products to customers off PEI. Many felt like they were established in the PEI market and wanted to attract other customers, but there was nothing set up for them to do it easily.”

      What was your biggest take away?

      Rafael: “The first idea you have is never going to be exactly the same at the end. Most of the time ideas changed into something completely different. You need to be prepared to change.”

      Vaughn: “I took away the power of collaboration. I went in with no idea of what I would pitch or talk about and was literally thinking about what kind of theme the weekend was and thought “I should pitch something to do with farm and food.” To see the support of a complete stranger who thinks “this could have legs” and two days later have started a business and the confidence to keep going. We didn’t even talk about whether or not we would keep going (after the weekend), we just kept working and set milestones and deadlines for certain things to be done.”

      Since you two didn’t know each other before the weekend started, could you tell us how your relationship evolved?

      Vaughn: “From the very beginning we saw each other as equals, which has helped us stay level- headed and able to work with each other. We talk about everything about where we’ll take the business.”

      Rafael: “We keep each other grounded, and help keep expectations realistic but have a vision to walk towards.”

      How did the role of the mentors contribute to your Startup Weekend experience?

      Rafael: “Extremely important, especially if you have no idea what you’re doing. It’s great to have a mentor who’s been through it, it can really help morale-wise to encourage you and offer insight.”

      Vaughn: “We still talk with the mentors who were there! The mentors’ suggestions and input pivoted us to close to what we are today. It was their ideas and input that brought us to better and better places.”

      Any parting words of wisdom for future Startup Weekend PEI participants?

      Vaughn: “If nothing came out of the weekend, it still felt pretty good because we saw what it took to get a business together in a short amount of time. One year later, we’re still digesting that information.”

      Rafael: “Putting an idea out there and coming up with a business is manageable, it’s not as complex as you initially think it is. It isn’t easy, but it’s something the average person can see through if they just push on. You can get a lot more done than you think you could do.”

      Be sure to check out TopFeed’s website to sign up for their signature snack pack and see new product offerings in the coming weeks!

      If you’ve ever dreamed of being an entrepreneur, Startup Weekend could give you the support you need to get an idea off the ground! Register today for Startup Weekend PEI, happening November 18th-20th at Startup Zone in Charlottetown!








      The Roles at Startup Weekend

      Taking a page out of Alisha from Lancaster, PA’s books for this post. Reposted with permission, original here.

      So. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event where you can get a crash-course on being an entrepreneur. But how are you going to participate in Startup Weekend? There are a variety of ways anyone can participate. I had an interesting experience where I signed up to be a designer but had reservations on designing when I arrived. It was fine – I still played a part as a Project Manager and assisted with some design decisions. In other words – whatever ticket you choose, while it is very important, there are so many more ways to participate in Startup Weekend.

      But that doesn’t necessarily help you decide which way you’ll sign up to participate, does it? Never fear. I’ve pulled together a little guidance on each role at Startup Weekend: Developer, Designer, and Non-technical! Also, remember, if you’re a student select “STUDENT” and pay just $50. You will be required to show Student ID at the door.

      Developer
      This ticket type applies to software engineers/coders/developers – in short, anybody who can and will write code.
      Honestly – that description is pretty perfect. What can you expect to do at Startup Weekend, though, if you sign up as a Developer? You might start witha pitch. And then you might work with the non-technical and designer to ensure your concept is effective for completion in 54-hours and then start to code. Or maybe you don’t have an idea to pitch. Or you might pitch an idea that doesn’t make the cut Friday night. You can still join another team and work with that team to complete the idea and code during the weekend either alone or with another developer (or two)!

      Designer
      This ticket type applies to anybody with a background in design (graphics, UX/UI, etc.)
      Again, the ticket definition hits it spot-on. Know anything about design? Great! This ticket is for you. You might spend your time creating a logo or elements of an online-tool (like buttons, etc) or even laying out pages on a site. Or creating the many graphics needed for a site. If you have some coding knowledge for design, that’s great! If you know a bit about UX/UI but can’t complete everything for it – this is the ticket for you, too! And your time to learn more about creating the best experience online. If you’d like to read more about this unique way to participate. A fellow Startup Weekend Organizer, (she’s worked on PHLSW and HEALTHPHL),Melissa Morris Ivone, wrote a great blog post on The Role of Design in Startup Weekend.

      Non-Technical
      This ticket type applies to business, marketing & PR, and anyone with a non-technical background.
      I love this ticket type description. It really can serve so many purposes because there are so many things to be done at Startup Weekend. It takes a great team to pull off creating a business in 54 hours. Are you a great marketer? This ticket type is for you. Do you know a lot about running a business? Or starting one, at least? This ticket type is for you. Are you a great writer? You might also make a great blogger or copywriter for a website or tool. This ticket type can also be for you! Also – don’t forget – you can pitch an idea Friday night, too. Maybe that’s what you think you’re coming with  – just an idea for a business. And that’s fine. You can watch your idea unfold in 54 hours and learn the many different things you need to get that started with a great team while helping each developer, designer, marketer to get this accomplished.

      Whichever ticket type you choose, there are so many ways to participate at Startup Weekend. From Friday Night through Sunday evening. It can be as much or as little as you like – but you’ll get the experience of watching a business start faster than any other situation.

      Still have questions about what ticket to buy? Or just want to say hi? Just email us at pei (at) startupweekend (dot) org (or you can click the contact button on our home page).

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      Startup Weekend Vancouver is back on Nov 18-20!

      We’re excited to officially announce that Startup Weekend Vancouver is back again on November 18-20th, 2016 at Launch Academy. Since you were a participant from previous years, we’d like to extend this invitation to have you back participating in this year’s event.

      It’s very fortunate to have this year’s event hosted at Launch Academy, Vancouver’s leading startup hub, who has helped over 400 early-stage startups to get off the ground. Yours could be next! 

      Registration is now open for all designers, developers, and anyone with a background in business, marketing, and PR.  

      We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Startup Weekend Vancouver. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon!

      We’re about 4 weeks away from the event, so get your tickets soon! Tickets are available through Eventbrite until 11:59pm on Sunday, November 13th, 2016.








      GradeSlam, a Techstars Startup Next Montreal Alumni, Raises $1.6M

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      GradeSlam, a Techstars Startup Next Montreal alumni in the Education Technology field, has successfully raised a $1.6 Million Seed Round led by Birchmere Ventures

      Founded by a former educator Philip Cutler, the Montreal-based EdTech startup GradeSlam is the online learning center that specializes in humanized adaptive learning for students K-12, and has facilitated over 350,000 tutoring sessions with students in over 80 countries. Their personalized educational support equips teachers and administrators with actionable insights on how students learn outside of the classroom.

      The tutoring industry’s business model has always been to charge students by the hour for each session. But that model is flawed, according to Philip Cutler, CEO of GradeSlam: “Students shouldn’t pay for the hour,” he says. “They should pay to have access to these people whenever they need them.”

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      Gradeslam is a startup graduated from Techstars Startup Next Montreal cohort. Other startups from the Montreal program include NavutLogrrMakerbloksNukernAsk-PamCrema AppRentHunt and many more.

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      At Techstars, we believe in the idea that no one is “too far along” for Techstars. Conversely, nothing is too early. Techstars has a program for every step of the entrepreneurial journey – from startup programs like Startup Digest, Startup Week, Startup Weekend and Startup Next to later stage offerings, including the accelerator program and venture capital for add-on funding.

       








      Call for sponsors!

      The momentum for Startup Weekend Calgary grows daily! While we’re still actively sponsorship recruitment phase. Would you or someone in your network like to consider sponsoring? Read on.

      Our goal is to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results. We are proud to be a part of this type of innovative collaboration and we hope you will help us reach our goals by supporting this global movement on a local level.

      Startup Weekend has held 2000+ events in 135+ countries around the world, and we are looking forward to making a big dent in Calgary. With the help of local supporters, we are planning to leverage our global reach to impact our local community.

      A reminder that the event will be held on June 3-5, 2016 and we have confirmed a venue at McCarthy Tetrault LLP Offices – Suite 4000, 421 7 Ave SW. Our participant count is expected to be over 100. We have a few methods of sponsorship available, depending on what you’d like to do. As a starting point, take a look at our Sponsorship Package. 


      You’ll find more information on our website www.swyyc.ca 

      If you’d like to get creative, we’re open to gifts in kind! Contact us to discuss. We’ve also compiled a sponsorship wish list that includes the following:

      • iPad
      • Macbook 
      • Tech, digital or business-related workshops
      • Startup books ex. The Lean Startup
      • Snacks or coffee 
      • Professional head shots with local photographer 
      • Co-working space
      • Designer subscriptions, software or tools such as SketchBook Pro or Adobe Illustrator

       

      If you have any further questions or require additional information regarding sponsorship, contact calgary@startupweekend.org

      We look forward to working with you!

      Startup Weekend Calgary team








      How to Pitch at Startup Weekend

      If you don’t know what a Startup Weekend is, please check out this blog post first.

      This post was adapted from one written by one of our mentors and pitch expert, Ed Fidgeon-Kavanagh. You can find the original here.

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      We’ve been talking a lot about Startup Weekend and its benefits, but today we’re going to talk about the elephant in the room… the pitch.

      Yes, it will require you to stand up in front of a room full of people and put your idea out into the world, but today we’re going to focus on how to maximize your time and make it the best pitch possible.

      JUST DO IT

      First and foremost if you have an idea that you would like to try and turn into a business then pitch the idea on the day, just do it, it’s a fantastic opportunity to essentially change your life as you know it, and so many people let that chance slip away because they are “nervous” or “not feeling up to it.” Don’t worry about being nervous, you will be, and so will everybody else. Just get up there and give it your all for one minute.

      UNDERSTAND HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

      It’s important that you go into this all of the components of the opening night at Startup Weekend:

      1. The pitch. You will have 1 minute, with no slides, no props, no thing, to explain who you are, what you do and indicate who you are looking for to the audience.
      2. The vote. Once all the pitches are done the audience will be given 3 post-it notes and you will be given a big page of flip chart paper which ideally the attendees will stick their post-its to.
      3. The hustle. The pitchers with the most votes/post-its get through to the final 2 days (typically 10–12 ideas), be prepared to get out there amongst the attendees and campaign for those votes.

      So, lets look at each one individually…


      THE PITCH

      One minute is shorter than you can ever imagine, and it will seem even shorter in the moment. Sixty seconds, depending on how fast you speak, will probably afford you about 120 words to describe what your idea is all about. This isn’t long at all so you must make sure that you use that time well!

      No preamble, no jibber jabber, just the facts.

      How to get the most out of your 1 minute pitch.

      HAVE A NAME FOR YOUR IDEA, AND MAKE IT A RELEVANT ONE THAT IS MEMORABLE

      It’s important to show that you have thought about the branding of your potential business, but it’s also important to give people a reason to remember you. The attendees will be making mental notes on who they will give their vote to, and given that there might have been 10 or 20 pitches at any opening night you need to have a name that is at the very least memorable and sticks in the attendees mind.

      USE A STORY TO EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

      The key to a good business idea is that it solves a problem. The people in the audience may not know or relate to your problem, so you need to help them understand the woe you’re addressing.

      Try and come up with a short story-based example that can explain the problem, how big it is and, in simple terms, what your proposed solution does. If you don’t sell the problem well, people won’t care about your solution.

      USE REFERENCE POINTS THAT PEOPLE ALREADY KNOW

      Sometimes you can get other products/services do the explaining for you. By using reference points that we all understand it can mean saving chunks of time that you would have spent trying to explain things from the ground up.
      A recent example of this might be “Uber for garbage collection” — this tells us all we need to know instantly. While this approach might seem a bit “overdone” at this point, it works because timing is critical. The less you have to explain, the better.

      KNOW WHO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

      In the run up to the event think long and hard about the sort of skills you are looking for in potential team members. Try and be as specific as possible about who you are looking for during your pitch as this will mean that the most relevant people come up and chat to you afterwards.

      BE RESPECTFUL

      “I suppose I’ll need some techies or whatever” and “I’ll need some PR, marketing, or bullshit artists” are both lines that sometimes make their way into pitches. Saying such things will make sure that no serious attendees are going to want to touch your idea with a long stick.

      BE HUMAN

      People will always want to work with people they like, or people like them, there’s no need to put on a fake persona and play the acting role of a businessperson. Just be yourself and show your enthusiasm for your idea. The cream will rise to the top.

      A FEW MORE THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

      1. They will cut you off at 60 seconds on the dot. A large number of people don’t even make it to the end of their pitch. It’s rare that any such pitches progress to the next step.
      2. Rehearse your pitch to death. It’s always very obvious who has prepared and who hasn’t. If you want to come across as confident, coherent, and convincing you need to practice this thing out loud, and in front of people, over and over. Rehearse your pitch out loud, time how long it takes you to deliver, and you’ll know exactly how long it takes, so there is no excuse whatsoever for being over time on the day.

      THE VOTE

      So, now that all the pitches are done you will be at the mercy of the masses and their votes.

      At the very least have the name of your idea atop the page in very clear to read writing (they will give you a marker). Smart pitchers tend to include a short one-liner and/or a drawing or two to remind people of their brilliant ideas.


      THE HUSTLE

      Don’t just cower in a corner with your sheet and expect votes to find their way to you. You need to be approachable and have a “hey come and chat to me” look about you. If the votes aren’t coming in don’t be afraid to go around to people asking for their votes. Hell, politicians do that all the time, and sometimes it works. Your job here is to get enough votes to get through to the next day… so do whatever it takes.

      It might not seem like it, but this is training for the real world.

      One hidden truth to Startup Weekend is that it’s not really about the pitch. It’s about recruiting.

      It’s really hard to remember any of the pitches I heard, but I remember the people I met beforehand. Most won’t remember your pitch but you want them to remember you.

      So realize that the event really starts before the event, and that as I said before people want to work with people they like!

      So let’s all put our best face forward, grab that mic, and convince people why our idea is the next great idea!

      Join us at Startup Weekend in Corner Brook, April 1-3, 2016!








      5 Reasons to Attend Startup Weekend

      If you don’t know what a Startup Weekend is, please check out this blog post first.

      This post was adapted from one written by one of our mentors and pitch expert, Ed Fidgeon-Kavanagh. You can find the original here.

      In summation, Startup Weekend is an event to bring two types of people together: people who have ideas, and people who can execute those ideas. They work together to build a business over a 54-hour period, with enough research and hard work done to hit the ground running with the business when they’re ready.

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      Attending a Startup Weekend is the best thing you can do to start your entrepreneurial journey. Below is a list of five reasons you should go:

      The right type of people

      When you attend a Startup Weekend you quickly realize that the sort of people that are willing to give up their weekend to try and do something entrepreneurial are exactly the sort of people you need to be around if you are hoping to start and run a business.

      On top of getting some great business contacts and connections, you learn so much from mentors who have done this before.

      Part of a community

      Starting a business is tough, especially if you are doing it alone. When you attend a Startup Weekend you quickly realize that there is a community of people out there who are going through the exact same trials and tribulations as you. Sometimes (especially in Corner Brook, NL) we think that our geography is a limiting factor for entrepreneurship, but it isn’t and you can tap into a community of people that you may not have found otherwise.

      Validation

      A startup weekend offers your various levels of validation. First up it is the attendees as a whole who determine which ideas get worked on over the weekend, so right off the bat you are getting a good poll of smart people as to whether your idea is any good or not! If there are 20 ideas pitched, and 5 or so are selected to be worked on, right away you know whether your idea resonates with people.

      If your idea does make it through then you will be pitching on Sunday to a panel of judges, typically the judges award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placings, so if you were to finish in the top 3 you’d really know you were on to something!

      If I was interested in starting a new business I would absolutely 100% attend a Startup Weekend for validation alone.

      Great mentors

      One of the best aspects of a Startup Weekend is that the organizers typically get an awesome lineup of mentors and advisors with various specialties such as finance, marketing, business development, presentation design, legal, etc. The attending mentors are always an extremely helpful and generally a well connected bunch, so you can get a lot of insight from them there, and often even have the ability keep in touch with them after the event.

      A kick in the ass

      You’ll leave Startup Weekend full of enthusiasm and creative energy. I think it’s probably because you manage to do so much and meet so many people in just two days that you realize you can really achieve a lot if you just put your mind to it. Furthermore, being surrounded by people who want nothing more than to help you succeed does a really good job of eliminating any excuses you may have, or any negativity that the outside world might have about entrepreneurship.

      CAUTION: You may experience post-Startup Weekend blues. Please consult with with a business professional.

      However there is a flip side to all this. Along with the kick in the ass that comes with Startup Weekend, there will always be the inevitable post-SW blues. Once the dust has settled, and Monday has rolled back around people return to their normal daily work routine and realize how damn boring it is!

      So, how many more reasons do you need?

      Join us at Startup Weekend in Corner Brook, April 1-3, 2016!








      What’s Your Bright Idea?

      Inspired? Good.

      Motivated? Even better.

       

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      What I Got from Startup Weekend

      I’m involved with Corner Brook’s first Startup Weekend not because I can see how an event like this can be beneficial for participants, but because I’ve previously experienced how it can be beneficial for participants. I had the opportunity to travel to St. John’s for a Startup Weekend that they hosted in June 2015, and had such a good time that I had to help bring it to other people in Newfoundland.

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      Here’s what you get when you participate in a Startup Weekend:

      Personal & Business Connections

      Both personal and business relationships are established at an event like this that can’t be replicated under any other circumstances. The life of an entrepreneur can be lonely sometimes, but never at Startup Weekend. When I was grouped with people to work on a project (that I honestly didn’t fully believe in at the beginning) we weren’t just a group of people, we were a team working toward a common goal. Not just to win the competition, but to do the best job we could to make our startup a reality. I still have a close connection with my teammates, and even as recently as February 2016 made the 7-hour drive to attend a launch party for the product that we worked on that weekend.

      In addition to those personal relationships, we also make a lot of business connections. You meet a lot of dedicated, passionate, and talented individuals who are (potential) entrepreneurs. Not just the organizers, mentors, sponsors, or judges, but also your future cofounder or life-saving problem solver could be one of your fellow participants. I’m also still in contact with some of those people, and have sought insight and advice from them a lot since my time at Startup Weekend.

      Confidence & Pride

      Anyone who already has a business knows that there is a sense of pride when you hand over your business card to someone and get to say “I do this.” If you don’t own a business, that’s okay because you can start to get that feeling as you begin to find your legs in the business world. There is no better way to do that than going through a 54-hour business “boot camp.” You not only get better at the talents you have, but you develop and/or learn about skills you never knew you had.

      Why? Because you have to. If your team only has five or six people, you each have a specialty, but you each also need to dabble in other areas in order to get all of your work done.

      The sense of pride comes out of this thing that you’ve created with your teammates. Whether you’re pitching an idea or working on someone else’s, you have an enormous amount of pride in the final product. If you are working on someone else’s idea, you will never love it as much as they do, but like me an my team, you will still swell with pride whenever it becomes something more than an idea and makes its way out into the world.

      Knowledge & Experience

      “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”

      Groucho Marx

      There is truly no better way to describe the wealth of knowledge and experience that you will gain not only from the work that you do during Startup Weekend, but also from the insight given to you by the organizers, mentors, sponsors, and judges. They’re involved because they’ve been through the wringer before, and know what they’re talking about. They advise participants based on their own experiences in the business world to help make the best possible projects come out of Startup Weekend.

      Don’t forget that anything and everything you learn can help you make your own better business decisions in the future. Oh, and don’t forget that you will have these people as connections to learn more from them later as well!

      Validation

      I don’t know about you, but I question my own business chops sometimes… Can I make the right decisions? Do I know what I’m doing? Am I actually a good marketer like I claim to be? I think we all ask ourselves similar questions.

      Startup Weekend is a great place to test all of these questions and more, then come out the other side knowing a lot more about yourself than you did before. From my own experience, I now know that I can make the right decisions, I have a better idea of the are that I do know well, and I am a good marketer. Your skills and assumptions can be put to the test during an event like this, and you should embrace it and learn from it.

      The other validation is about your idea. If you pitch a business idea, you can get an incredible amount of information that can help you make better decisions… How enthusiastic did people seem about it? How many votes did your idea get? How many participants signed up for your team? During your pitch how what kind of questions did people ask?

      All of this is data that you can use to either pursue your idea further after Startup Weekend, or (possibly) put it to rest.

      Fun

      People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

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      This one may not appear on all the brochures, but to me it’s the most important. Would I be involved with Startup Weekend again if I didn’t have a good time? The reason is largely because of the good people involved and that we were all working toward a common goal, but it’s also because I loved the work that we were doing. All of the aforementioned qualities culminated and caused me to have a great time that was worth the two 7-hour drives and sleeping on a couch for a week.

      If nothing else, at least the experience has given me a good story to tell.

      You have a story, too. Come spend the weekend with us and we’ll make sure it’s a good one!

      Register Here