Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it�s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Manchester (22nd-24th November)
Last year was hugely successful with over 100 people attending, 6 companies created and dozens inspired to start their own business. Check out our wrap up post from last year.
This year Editor-in-Chief of The Next Web, Martin Bryant returns as a judge for the event with more judges and mentors to be announced soon.
Swansea (22nd-24th November)
This event will be the first ever Startup Weekend event in Swansea.
Judges and Mentors include:
- Tim Morgan director at MintVentures and CEO of picklive - Paul Scott Founder & CTO at Treasured ltd
- Neil Cocker Founder, Dizzyjam. Startup connector. - James Ketchell CEO / Founder of serchen.com
TechHub is a unique environment where technology startups can start up faster. We nurture an international network of like-minded and focused tech entrepreneurs, providing places where they can work, meet, collaborate, network, learn and have fun. By getting the right people together in a physical space, good things happen. - @TechHubManc / @TechHubSwansea