Before the Weekend
Q: Is this event for me?
Q: Do I have to participate in all three days?
Q: How do I register?
Q: Do I need a team?
Everyone who attends the event as an attendee is expected to come to the event without a team and then join and participate on a team at the event. This is important to preserve the Startup Weekend educational experience. The ideal team consists of members with diverse backgrounds and experience who share knowledge to build a great minimum viable product (MVP) using the Lean Canvas. The more people you have on your team to help you do market research and business model development, the quicker you’ll develop an MVP to pitch on Sunday.
Q: What ticket type should I purchase to pitch an idea?
Q: Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?
Q: Where can I find a schedule for the event?
A: Each event has their schedule posted on the local event website. Schedules are usually available around 3 weeks before the start of the event.
Q: How do I prepare?
Q: What is the refund policy?
During the Weekend
Q: What happens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday?
Q: What types of ideas can I pitch?
Q: Can I pitch more than one idea?
Q: Can I pitch my existing business?
Q: What if my idea doesn’t get selected?
Q: Am I expected to work for 54 hours?
Q: What resources/assistance is provided over the weekend?
Q: What do I say if someone asks me about the issue of Intellectual Property or Ownership during the weekend?
Q: What are we supposed to have accomplished by the end of the weekend?
Q:is it a competition?
A: Competition is not a central theme of Startup Weekend, but friendly competition can be beneficial to all parties and accurately reflects the realities of startup life. There is a panel of judges that will give feedback to all teams and select those that best fulfill the judging criteria.
After the Weekend
Q: Are teams expected to continue after the event?
Q: How can I get more involved?
A: Having participated in a Startup Weekend, you are now part of an extensive global network of passionate entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, mentors, startup talent and community supporters.