Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
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.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
We would like to congratulate the winning teams of the 5th edition of Startup Weekend Oslo. First place was taken by Swwwipe, second and third place by Mido.mo and Volmundo. There was also a special prize for a music app, TrackMojo.
Swwwipe is a tool which allows you to have many presentations during an event in different formats (.ppt, .pdf, pictures etc.). Whenever you want, wherever you want. All you have to use is one laptop and your mobile phone (or your preferred device – iPad etc.) to change the slides. Send a link to your mobile phone and there you have it, swwwipe, swwwipe, swwwipe. Go to bit.ly/swoslo and find out more.
Mido.mo has created a real estate app which helps you find a place to live by increasing your credibility among potential landlords. On the other hand, owners of properties will be able to select their future tenants straight with this ingenious tool.
Volmundo is helping people help the world. By providing an online gateway, people can find a worldwide volunteer project and apply online. Read more about it at http://www.volmundo.com
TrackMojo, the special prize in the music industry, offers a solution to new artists. While allowing the artist to talk about himself, the crowd – the people will get to choose which bands will be chosen by the record labels. More info on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/trackmojo