Designers, developers and marketing professionals are invited to attend the first Startup Weekend (SW) event to come to Edinburgh!
Following a successful SW event in Glasgow earlier this year, enthusiastic calls were made for the same to take place in Edinburgh; and the European coordinator of SW contacted us at StartupCafe to see if we’d be interested in organising the first Edin event.
Over the last couple of months, past SW participants Richard, Kate Ho and I have been busy putting the organisational infrastructure in place and are pleased to see things shaping up quite nicely. The event will be held 16th – 18th Nov 2012.
Over the next few days we’ll begin announcing sponsors on the event webpage as well as updating it with details about mentors and the venue. Here’s a high level description of what to expect (but event page has a detailed schedule):
“All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.”
Early bird ticket price (£30) will end 17th October 2012: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4245624778