Last year we had a fabulous event!!
Flicker photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/swleuven/
Startup Weekend 1st edition aftermovie: https://youtu.be/aHl5M3TjiL4
Startup Weekend is back with its second edition in [Leuven – May 1st-3rd, 2015]! If you’re not familiar, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Leuven and launch your next startup!
With over 1,800 past events in 500 cities around the world, Startup Weekend is the biggest global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.
You get to:
– Pitch your idea? (You do not always need an idea, you can form a team there)
– Form a team around your idea and make it real? (we are inviting marketing, business, finance, designers, developer guys)
– Get grilled by some of the toughest industry experts
– Get coached by the best coaches in the startup ecosystem
– Present to a panel of expert judges and win amazing prizes? (Hint StartIt KBC is providing the prize this year!)
– And test the limits of sleeplessness? 😉
If the answer is yes, then chances are, you’re a crazy-ass entrepreneur and you should probably join Startup Weekend in Leuven!
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, business coaching and market validation.
The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. It isn’t always pretty. It will be challenging and can be grueling. But, if you can stick it out, you will have gained the equivalent of months worth of learning, building, and networking in one weekend. Hell, you might even start your first company!
Whether you start companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside the usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of business.
The event will be held in English.
Ticket sell out well before the event so get yours now!
The ticket price includes all event materials, business + technical coaching, mentoring, working space + internet for the weekend and breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the whole weekend (Friday till Sunday dinner)!
You can work at the venue as long as the venue permits. Sleeping arrangement is not included so you have to arrange for just that. The venue is quiet central so there will be a lot of hostel options around. Check out www.hostelsclub.com
for hostel options, and www.airbnb.com