Start-up Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding start-ups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 3500 past events in 150+ countries around the world. More than 200,000 people across the globe are SW alumni!
Founded in July 2007 in Colorado by Andrew Hyde, Start-up Weekend brought together 70 entrepreneurs to try to create a start-up in just 54 hours. In January 2010, Marc Nager and Clint Nelsen took over full ownership and registered the organization as a not-for-profit, relocating to Seattle. As of the acquisition, Start-up Weekend had organized approximately 80 events in the USA, England, Germany and Canada. In June 2012, Start-up Weekend opened its first regional offices in London and Mexico City. By 2016, Start-up Weekend events ran in over 1000 cities around the world.
Techstars Start-up Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Start-up Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working start-ups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centred around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Start-up Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own start-up.
The event will be conducted in Patna and will start from 16th Feb – 18th Feb 2018. You can register by clicking here.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
It the right place to build your network with Developers, business managers, start-up enthusiasts, marketing geek, graphic gurus, graphic artists, designers, educated enthusiasts, experts, creators, current or future entrepreneurs.
SCHEDULE OF THE EVENT
Day 1 – Meet, Pitch & Team Up
Dinner and Networking: – Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.
Choose your project: – From the top projects – Choose which one you’ll work on over the weekend.
60 Seconds to pitch an Idea: – Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
Build your Team: – Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.
Day 2: Learn & Work
Learn from the best: Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.
Get to Work: We’ve got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be here to help when you need it.
Day 3: Present & Choose
Present in front of Panel Judges: The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.
Celebrate: Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.
OUTCOME OF START-UP WEEKEND
Start-up Weekend is more about learning, experience and relationships that are built over the weekend. Get connected with right people and resources. This event will let you know, where you are on your entrepreneur journey, most of all, what it really takes to start a company. At Techstars Start-up Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for start-up magic to happen. It primarily focuses on the entry point of entrepreneurship, but its support and community spans much farther beyond the weekend.
Startup Weekend is being organised by community leaders Rahul Samrat, Alok Kumar, Prakhyat Kashyap, Osama Khursheed, Sonu Saurav,Ishan Paul , Arvind and Smita Singh.
Quote of the day:“Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn. Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story. (from 'Instructions')” ― Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders