If you don’t already know, here is the description from the Startup Weekend website.
“Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.”
Startup Weekend is here, we can't wait for our launch party tonight and to meet all of our new participants. See you there! #SWLimerick
— StartupWknd Limerick (@SWLimerick) April 10, 2015
Before reading on, check out this short teaser from the first Startup Weekend Limerick.
Events like this are changing the landscape in Limerick and everywhere they are taking place around the world. Here is a piece about the weekend from the organisers in the Limerick Leader this week.
Who can participate?
You, me, anyone who has an idea and/or wants to join a team. From Designers to Developers, Marketeers to Academics, or any other Professionals – Startup Weekend is for people with an idea, confidence or simply those who want a challenge.
I will be updating a live blog post today, tomorrow and Sunday.
There will be live YouTube streams of the following:
FRIDAY (7:30pm): Opening Pitches
SUNDAY (5:00pm): Final Presentations
SUNDAY (7:30pm): Judging & Awards
Wrapping this introduction post up, here is an invite from the organisers:
“The launch party is today (Friday April 10th) from 6:30pm with a Food & Wine reception at the Computer Science Building (CSIS) in UL. You are all welcome, and we would love your support in whatever capacity that may be. Sincerely hoping to see you there.”