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Startup Weekend London

  • Hacker Studios 252 Dundas Street London, ON Canada (map)

Purchase tickets at the event's website.

What can you create in 54 hours?

Startup Weekend is an opportunity for Londoners with various skills to pull together into teams for a weekend of intense, focused work on ideas they want to turn into realities. New businesses, civic apps, community projects, or even new events or websites come to life through the hard work of developers, designers, marketers, and business people.

At the beginning of the weekend, people with ideas get 60 seconds to pitch them to the crowd, and then participants choose the ideas they'd like to work on and form teams around them. 

Each team works all weekend to make as much progress as they can. They create a business plan, test the market, build a prototype, and even launch a new organization. Expert coaches and consultants help them along the way while Startup Weekend volunteers make sure they have all the food, space, water, and wifi they need to fuel a productive weekend.

On Sunday, they pitch them at an open community event, and judges and the crowd choose the three best ones, who receive prizes, and this year, an opportunity to compete in Global Startup Battle.

Who should participate?

Anyone who wants to work hard for a weekend to make something exciting happen! Everyone has skills to contribute, so don't fret if you fall into the vague "non-technical" category. A team rounded out with various skills often makes the difference between good and great at Startup Weekend.

You don't have to have an idea to pitch. In fact, this probably wouldn't really work if everyone came with an idea. But if you do have an idea, get up there and share it!

Startup Weekend isn't geared toward any particular demographic or experience level. Part of what makes it a great community event is that people who might not normally get to know each other, can meet and work together over a shared passion for one of the ideas that's pitched.

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