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Startup Edmonton

Startup Weekend Edmonton 2013

What is Startup Weekend?

54-hour events where developers, coders, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiments where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. Most events have about 75 attendees, half of which have technical backgrounds and the other half have business backgrounds.

Why attend a Startup Weekend Event?

Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning. Learn a new skill, a new language, a new way of thinking.

Build your network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high-quality, driven entrepreneurs – like you! Create relationships that last long past the weekend.

Learn how to launch a business: Startup Weekend is the epitome of LeanStartup Methodology. Go from idea to launch in 54 short hours.

Get face time with mentors and thought leaders: Local tech and startup leaders mentor and participate in Startup Weekends and interact with other participants.

Get access to valuable startup resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed!

Schedule

Friday

Apr 26
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Apr 27
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Apr 28
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
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