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“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” –Nolan Bushnell, Entrepreneur

So for all you doers, we are running Startup Weekend again this year. After its great success last year with more than 90 participants that decided to do something about their idea. How? These doers got in to teams and built their ideas, 18 teams with 18 amazing and passionate pitches at the end of the week. All these great ideas, all that passion and great work was covered by Sky News Arabia.

And for those of you who don’t know what Startup Weekend is, Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Startup Weekend’s motto: No Talk. All Action. We are a community of passionate entrepreneurs on a mission to help other entrepreneurs and facilitate innovation.

The event is open to anyone interested in the local entrepreneurial community, and it puts them in a setting where anything is possible. In the past 3 years, 550+ startups have started, 22,000+ entrepreneurs have been inspired. Teams have even started to generate revenue during the 54hr event, and others have even gone on to direct angel and VC investment. None of these stats take into account the amazing networking, ongoing professional relationships, and amazing experience that happen at every event.

To know more about Startup Weekend in Dubai and around the world, visit: http://startupweekend.org/about/ Or like our facebook page and be up to date with everything that’s going on with Startup Weekend in DUBAI: https://www.facebook.com/StartupWeekendDubai

Aya Sadder