Startup Weekend is a global concept powered by Google for Entrepreneurs with events taking place in over 660 cities in over 120 countries every year. The next Startup Weekend event in Stavanger is on 10th to 12th October at the new co-working space, Mess and Order.
The event is aimed at everyone who is passionate about entrepreneurship but it is open to anyone who is interested in being involved in launching a new business or product idea. Startup Weekend participants typically include developers, designers, marketers, product managers, young students and anyone with an interest in business and entrepreneurship.
During the weekend, participants will experience the process of starting a new business with support from experienced mentors to develop their ideas. There will also be presentations from inspirational speakers from leading businesses in Stavanger. On the final day of the event, the teams will present their ideas to a panel of experts who will select and reward the most promising startup ideas. Prizes will be provided by each of the local sponsors and additional local businesses.
Support of Local Sponsors and Businesses
Startup Weekend is registered as a non-profit charitable organisation with events made possible through the support of global, national and local sponsors, as well as volunteers who run the events in their own city. The local sponsors for Startup Weekend Stavanger’s Autumn 2014 event include DNB, KPMG, and University of Stavanger. Global sponsors include Google for Entrepreneurs, Coca-Cola, Amazon, .CO, and Fi-Ware.
During the event weekend there will also be an exclusive Breakfast Seminar held on Saturday 11th October as part of Stavanger Impact Week. This business event is a new initiative for Startup Weekend to provide valuable learning tools and knowledge for startups beyond the weekend. The one hour seminar will include an exclusive presentation from the event’s Platinum Sponsor, DNB Bank, and a presentation from Startup Weekend Stavanger’s Gold Sponsor, KPMG.
Other local businesses supporting Startup Weekend Stavanger include Lyse Group, ForgeRock, TD Veen, ProVenture Management, Petroleum Technology Company (PTC), and Mirmorax AS, who will provide business leaders for the mentor and judge positions during the weekend.
The event will be held at the new co-working space, Mess and Order, over 10 – 12 October 2014, with event tickets available through the Startup Weekend Stavanger event website.