Hey guys! First post here! Nice to join this community :D
I’m trying to create an event similar to the concept of "Startup Weekend", here in Latinamerica, with some twists. I believe it’s a new concept in the region and it hasn’t been done. In order to help my planning, I want to know what’s your opinion about the concept behind SW, what’s the pros/cons, the good and the bad, everything!
For those who aren’t familiarized with Startup Weekend, the concept is to recruit a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more, reunite them under the same roof in a 54 hour event, in order to create a startup in one weekend.
It’s a super intensive experience. The people participate in the event, not only because everyone has a small share of the startup, but because of:
- Networking. You have the possibility to not only meet a diverse group of people, but you got the possibility of working with them, know their strengths, their weaknesses, what they are good, etc.
- Learning process. You are surrounded of experts in their fields. Also, you got the chance of “learn by doing things”, experience how to make fast decisions, etc.
- The experience itself: it’s something innovative, unique and promotes the enterprising spirit. Imaging someone asking you “what have you done last weekend” and you answering “This weekend was really nice, we have created a business, what about you?”
Well, basically that’s the concept. For more info about StartupWeekend you can visit www.startupweekend.com . Sorry for my English (it’s not my native language :P). Please every feedback is positive!! :D :D