FACILITATORAside 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.Twilio.com: provides a web-service API for businesses to build scalable, reliable communication appsTHE DEAL: $50 credit using code “ENTER TWILIO CODE HERE”Want more? Give more credit by sending a DM to @Twilio, or get even more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgAmazon AWS: delivers a set of services that together form a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform “in the cloud”.THE DEAL: $50 credit per team + an additional $200 credit to the 1st place team. Ask your facilitator to claim your team’s $50 credit.MicrosoftBizSpark: Is a global program to help accelerate the success of early stage startups, providing Software, Support and Visibility. Request your enrollment code at http://startupweekend.org/bizsparkKauffmanFoundationdesigned: is the world’s largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship. In September 2010 Startup Weekendreceived a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which empowers us to continue to scale globally and to studythe 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.
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Welcome toPrishtina Startup Weekend
Wha t?! sta rtupWHAT? Startup “ the b est ex p eri en ti a l ed u c a ti on for en tr ep ren eu rs”✓300 ev ents✓35,000+ a ttend ees to d a te✓91 countries✓200+ loca l org a nizers✓1,700+ sta rtup v entures
Spread the buzz!• Twitter Hashtag = #SWPrishtina #startupweekend• Join us on FB = Prishtina Startup Weekend• Connect with others! We will create a facebook group• Follow and tweet about the other teams• Tweets will show up at a screen
Housekeeping!• Restrooms• Emergency exits• Wifi: universumwifi• Global sponsor codes: Maja• Twilio code: SWPrishtina11• Save some phone numbers so you can get into the building• Help us clean up after each day!
the Schedule17:00 - Networking and food18:00 - Intro, Speakers, Pitchfire!19:30 - Vote on top ideas, form teams!23:00 – Further discussions at a bar Start working! - 9:00 Lunch – 12:30 Speaker- 13:009:00 – Wake up! Dinner - 17:0012:00 – Lunch Sleep(?) - 23:5913.00 – Speaker18:00 - Presentations (5 min each!)20:00 – Pizza voting and awards21.00 – After party!
We’re proud to officially announce that our first book is now available. Startup Weekend Book More than 10 0 past attendees contributed!“By the community for the community”
how to rock a startup in 54 hours and beyond. CURRICULUMthe (listen at your own risk)
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) Only 1-2 speakers (saves time)