After New York, London, Nairobi and many other world cities, now in Groningen!
Startup Weekend: From idea to company in 54 hours; 4 - 6 November 2011
Creative and entrepreneurial Groningen will meet for an electrifying weekend
Whether you are a creative type or an entrepreneur, or if you just have a good idea, you can indulge yourself in Groningen from 4 to 6 November. That is when the Startup Weekend Noord-Nederland will be held. A Startup Weekend is an electrifying event and a unique crucible for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. You can go from idea to a start-up company in only 54 hours and do that together with a group of designers, marketing gurus, entrepreneurs, web designers and other ICT specialists. What it is all about is this: put 100 creative enthousiastic people in one place for a long weekend, and out will come the best start-ups that, because of the help from experienced mentors and feedback from a critical jury, have a good chance of succeeding in real life.
Have an idea? Make it so!
Startup Weekends are weekends in which the participants in multidisciplinarian teams roll up their sleeves and get busy. After open pitches on Friday, the best ideas will be selected and teams formed. On Saturday and Sunday, each team translates an idea into a new service or product, or builds a website or mobile phone application with the end result being a working demo or prototype. Sunday evening the teams present their results to a panel of experts and receive feedback. These presentations are an event in themselves and attract a large audience. Many investors are also present in the audience during the presentations, thus the possibility exisits that the idea could be directly picked up by them.
Startup Weekend Groningen
All ideas are welcome during this Startup Weekend: from ripe to green and from 1.0 to x.0. Healthy Ageing Network Noord-Nederland is a platinum sponsor for the Startup Weekend Groningen and there is also a special prize available for the best idea in the theme Health & Life. The event will take place in the UMCG.
Participants can register at: groningen.startupweekend.org.
Tickets for the presentationon Sunday evening are also available through the website.
Startup Weekend is an American non-profit organisation that within three years has supported 295 Startup Weekends over the whole world. 34,000 passionate participants have been brought in contact with each other in this format and at least 1420 new startups have been formed. Some startups have even started earning money during the weekend. And, 36% of the startups still exist after 3 months.
The motto of the Startup Weekend is: "No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours."
For mor information over the Startup Weekend in Groningen, please contact Agnes Nanninga (06) 21241848 or Marloes Heeres (06) 30232876, or look at http://groningen.startupweekend.org/