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!
Did you miss us, Charlotte?
We’re back for our fourth installment, which promises to be our best one yet. But it won’t be complete without you! Click the orange register button and join us on May 4-6 at Packard Place
(Parking Map – Park where there is a number for free ~Ask at Door for Parking Pass to put on your Dash!).
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups! You can read more also read more about what’s great about Startup Weekend and Meet the 2012 Attendees.
This time around, we have our biggest prize package yet. Your $75 to $99 ticket gets you seven meals, snacks, beers, and a killer T-Shirt (also available in women’s sizes). It’s a great deal!
While some of our startups have become real companies, even if your’s doesn’t, many careers and businesses have made exciting new connections here in the Queen City. Check out what some of our alumni have to say about the event.
If you have an idea, there’s no better place to give that idea a chance to live and become a business than Charlotte Startup Weekend. So what are you waiting for? Register right now!