Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
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.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
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!
Startup Weekend is coming to Glasgow!
Startup Weekend comes to Scotland for the first time on the 25-27th May 2012, challenging Scotland’s entrepreneurs to create, develop and launch a startup in just 54 hours.
Anyone with a business idea is invited to come along and pitch on the Friday night, with the top ideas selected and invited to go forward. People from technical and non technical backgrounds including entrepreneurs, managers, marketers, graphic designers, lawyers and developers are welcome to take part.
Hosted in the Entrepreneurial Spark accelerator space and organised by Michael Hayes of Scottish tech startup blog RookieOven, Allan Lloyds founder of Insight Arcade and Jim Duffy of Entrepreneurial Spark, Startup Weekend Glasgow aims to bring the best talent in the Scottish entrepreneurial community together to develop some truly innovative products.
The event was a huge success for further write up check out the Startup Weekend Glasgow overview on RookieOven, the host of videos on our Moviecom.tv Channel and all the pics from the weekend on Flicker.