Monday, 30 April 2012

Startup Weekend - A great idea and coming to Bath with me as a joint organiser

 Back in September 2011 I attended my first Startup Weekend in London with my business partner Tom. We were so taken by the event that we volunteered to organise one ourselves and now it is only a few weeks off. June 8th - 10th at The Bath Innovation Centre.

Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event  powered by the Kauffman Foundation that brings together entrepreneurs of all backgrounds including software developers,marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.

It also happens to be a lot of fun and worth mentioning that food and drink is included all weekend!

Website
http://bath.startupweekend.org

Tickets
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3130424183

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WISH US LOTS OF LUCK - Don't think I will be able to go the whole 54 hours without sleep!