Startup Weekend enables people to learn more about starting a company, in a hands-on, practical way. It’s an opportunity for professional development because you are learning things that are so hard to learn in other environments. Talking to potential customers teaches you sales skills, pitching your idea teaches you public speaking skills and working on a team of people you just met teaches you collaboration skills.
While participating at Startup Weekend, you are ensured to find the entrepreneur in yourself! The time pressure makes people inventive and confident to think outside the box. And while you’ll crack your brain around your minimum viable product or business model, you’ll discover that you are capable of more than you thought.
Startup Weekend shapes the lives of many people as a starting point for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. It’s a great spring board to get started on something. Whether that is a business plan, a career at a startup or great relationships. Some people just need a little push in the back and Startup Weekend is perfect for just that.
The networking opportunities at Startup Weekend are priceless. It’s not every day that you get to meet so many entrepreneurial minds. And besides that, mentors from organizations throughout Groningen will be there, as well as judges who are well known for their careers in entrepreneurship.
We found the best coaches that are able to support you throughout the weekend. Our coaches have knowledge and skills in a wide range of fields. The one-on-one advise given to teams can be invaluable and a key factor in achieving success. The coaches love to help aspiring entepreneurs.
Our panel of judges will look at the process the team has gone through. Has the idea been validated? Is there a viable business model? What are the unique selling points? How does it compare to the competition? Is there a proof of concept? What is the minimal viable product?
The organization of this event consists out of volunteers only. We love to organise events for the startup community. Organising events beside our daily jobs require a lot of help from others. Do you want to help? Reach out to us!