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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
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 Hamilton #4
Join us April 25-27th, 2014
Our 4th annual event will be held at Innovation Factory & The Atrium @ McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton), and will run from Friday, April 24th (6:30pm) to Sunday, April 27th (8:30pm).
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Over $20,000 in prizes to be awarded! (full list below)
ENTREPRENEUR AFTER PARTY
Additional tickets are available to the public for the Sunday night Entrepreneur After-Party Event at Stonewalls Restaurant (339 York Blvd). Cost is $5 per ticket, purchase extra After Party tickets here.
ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT THE FREEBIES YOU GET:
- All participants receive a 1-month subscription to TeamTreehouse.com (Value: $25). Treehouse is a service you can use to learn web design and programming languages online through their comprehensive video tutorial library. Learn more.
- All participants receive a “hot desk” for a week at co-working space Platform302, so you can have desk space to work on your business and try out a co-working space after the SWH event is over.
- All participants receive a 30-day premium subscription to Blinkist, a website and mobile app that provides access to a massive library of short, easily readable passages from non-fiction books so you can quickly read the best highlights from some of the most popular books related to business and startups (among many others).
- 100 Startup Weekend MiniCards or 50 free Startup Weekend Business Cards from MOO.com offered to participants that sign up early. Cards can be picked up when you arrive on Friday.
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Photos from Startup Weekend Hamilton #3