FACILITATOR So what is Startup Weekend all about? Startup Weekend is one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneur education in the world. Our mission is toeducate and inspire entrepreneurs and give them the motivation and networking they need to take the next step in creating asuccessful startup company. Founded in 2007, we’ve since become a registered 501c3 non-profit and focused on expanding our model to become a global, hyper-local grassroots movement.Some quick facts:- Startup Weekend has helped educate & inspire over 25,000 entrepreneurs- They have done over 200 events in over 35 countries to date and are on track to do over 150 in 2011- Over 150 organizers and volunteers that are the driving force in Startup Weekend’s success- Over 850 ventures have been launched at Startup Weekend’s around the globe.
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FACILITATOR Aside from local sponsors, as a non profit Startup Weekend relies on global sponsorships and grants to be sustainable and expand globally. A lot of these global sponsors offer resources to each of the attendees with products and service they will find valuable over the next 54 hours. If you have not already, please pick up a Global Sponsor one pager that list out all of these resources you can use over the weekend: .CO is proud to support Startup Weekend by providing all participants with the opportunity for a free 12-month registration. Don%27t settle for a lame name with dashes or missing vowels -- get a short, memorable, seo-friendly domain name to launch your startup this weekend! Use the promo code provided by your organizer to to get your .CO at www.go.costartupweekend .CO: SW120518HK - this code will only be active until midnight on the last day of your event. CloudMine: startupweekend Microsoft BizSpark: Is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups, providing Software, Support and Visibility. Request your enrollment code at http://startupweekend.o rg/bizspark . Kauffman Foundation: is the world’s largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship. In September 2010 Startup Weekend received a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which empowers us to continue to scale globally and to study the unpredictable science of successful entrepreneurship. To learn more about the Kauffman Foundation, check them out at Kauffman.org. Momentum: A mentorship driven startup accelerator and a great next step to consider after Startup Weekend. I encourage you all to learn more about them and other startup accelerators because they are the perfect next step to startup success after this weekend. SendGrid makes it easy for developers to integrate email functionality into web applications. Integration is simple and flexible via SMTP and/or a suite of APIs. Sign up for 200 emails/day for free (no coupon needed) from SendGrid.com, Heroku Add-ons sites, Cloudbees Ecosystem or the AppHarbor Add-ons sites. Hosting your app with Rackspace, Softlayer or Windows Azure? Get 40k, 25k or 25k emails/month respectively - free of charge (no coupon needed). After the weekend: Get the Bronze plan for free for 3 months by using coupon code \\&quot;sendgridandswFTW\\&quot; while signing up for a new account or upgrading from a free account. CloudMine provides a better backend for your mobile apps. Spend time building your app, not building the server-side platform required to run it. See your event Facilitator to obtain your $50 promotion code (that’s 100,000 API calls) to be used during signup or on your billing page at cloudmine.me. Need help? Reach out to us at [email_address] . Google is teaming up with Startup Weekend to help deve lopers and entrepreneurs launch new startups by working with Startup Weekend to launch a series of pre-event Bootcamps! For more info and to find a bootcamp near you visit http:// startupweekend.org/google
Startup Weekend's mission is to teach and promote entrepreneurship, but not through lectures or lessons - we are all about &quot;Action&quot;! In the next 54 hours, you'll be building your startup ideas hands on! And our Startup Weekend mentors and sponsors will be here to support you! Startup Weekend is like nothing you've experienced before! After this weekend, you'll understand why we've quickly become the world's largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with people in over 90 countries around the world!
Startup Weekend Hong Kong in May 2012
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startupWhat?! “the best experiential education for entrepreneurs”✓ 440+ events✓ 37,000+ attendees to date✓ 90+ countries✓ 240+ local organizers✓ 4,500+ startup ventures
S tart theSchedule 18:30 - Networking and pizzaFriday 19:00 - Intro, Speakers, Pitchfire! 20:30 - Vote on top ideas, form teams! 22:00 - Start working! Breakfast and work! - 9:00 Saturday Mentors arrive - 10:00 Lunch and Speakers - 12:30 9:00 - Breakfast and work Dinner - 18:30Sunday 10:00 - Mentors arrive Sleep(?) - 23:59 12:30 - Lunch 16:00 - Presentations (5 min each!) Fin 18:30 - Voting and awards ish 19:00 - Dinner
fridayPitchfire 60s.. so don’t try to. You can’t say much in Make people want to know more 5-10s Who are you? 10-20s What’s the problem? 10-20s What’s your solution? 5-10s Who do you need? Who do you need? .Who do you need? pt.ake n do you need? t co nce Who ote s the e! nd p a namBra ke u sm is Ma en thusia ! con tagious
buildingaTeam hat rs ✓Complimentary skillsW tte ✓ Clear and aligned interests Ma ST MO ✓ Energy and Enthusiasm
sundayPresentationsFocus on MVP - what you’ve accomplished (leave the frills for Q&A) No numbers without justification (i.e. hockey stick growth curve) Save demos locally - wireless WILL crash (or preload all pages in different tabs)TECH CHECK & DRY RUN WITH TIMER! (set cues to stay on track) ntly Only 1-2 speakers orta !!!!! m os t imp !!!!!!!! (saves time) N! E FUHAV
judgingCriteriahave customer validation Interviewed potential/target customers? Integrated that feedback into your product? ✓you... Built a base of fans and would-be customers? business model Differentiated yourself from competitors? Defined your customer acquisition/rollout strategy? ✓ Clearly and realistically articulated your revenue model? execution Developed a a functional prototype? Executed well as a team? ✓
housekeeping!✓Twitter Hashtag = #S W H K 2 0 12✓Facilities - Restrooms✓Wifi: InnoWiFi login name - i n n o w i f i 2 pw - Inno0512✓Mentors/Judges/Speakers