Launching a Startup over just one weekend
September 12, 2009
What if I told you there is an a event where designers, developers, entrepreneurs and other innovators gather to network, share resources and ultimately launch startups over the course of a weekend?
Now imagine it’s not just a one-time event…but actually happens throughout the year and in cites across the globe!
Guess what? There is such an event…it’s called Startup Weekend and if you have a fantastic idea for a startup that you want to get off the ground or just want to get in on the startup action…then this is the event for you.
I attended the recent Startup Weekend event in San Francisco and it was awesome!
How’s it work?
- The Pitch : After a bit of socializing and networking attendees begin pitching their ideas…you can pitch an idea if you have one or just listen in to see if any of the ideas strike your interest.
- Teaming Up: After all the ideas have been pitched, attendees go around the room and chat with the people who pitched the ideas they were most interested in to see if they would like to team up and actually develop the idea.
- Development: Coding, coding and more coding! Over the course of the next two days the teams work hard to develop as much of the idea as possible and hopefully have something to launch by the end of the night Sunday.
- Presentation: Finally, the teams present what they have been working and discuss what worked, what didn’t and decide if there is a future for the company.
Needless to say it’s a guaranteed action-packed weekend ripe with opportunity to meet people and just possibly launch a business.
One success story from the recent San Francisco event… foodspotting was developed to the point where they received an investment in seed capital right on the spot!
So don’t miss out on the fun, keep your eyes peeled for a Startup Weekend coming to a city near you.