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Bogotá Startup Weekend (English Edition)

Startup Weekend

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 9:00 PM (COT)

Bogota, Colombia

Bogotá Startup Weekend (English Edition)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Developer (Early Bird)
This ticket type applies to software engineers/coders/developers - in short, anybody who can and will write code.
Ended $40.00 $0.00
Designer (Early Bird)
This ticket type applies to anybody with a background in design (graphics, UX/UI, etc.).
Ended $40.00 $0.00
Non-Technical (Early Bird)
This ticket type applies to business, marketing & PR, and anyone with a non-technical background.
Ended $40.00 $0.00
Developer
This ticket type applies to software engineers/coders/developers - in short, anybody who can and will write code.
Ended $60.00 $0.00
Designer
This ticket type applies to anybody with a background in design (graphics, UX/UI, etc.).
Ended $60.00 $0.00
Non-Technical
This ticket type applies to business, marketing & PR, and anyone with a non-technical background.
Ended $60.00 $0.00

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Event Details

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Welcome to Startup Weekend Bogotá, English Edition!!! Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for entrepreneurship enthusiasts. This will be the sixth Startup Weekend event held in Bogotá, and the first that will be held in its entirety in English (i.e. the pitches and presentations will be delivered in that language). Why? Because we believe that this is a language that is increasingly important and necessary for local entrepreneurs, especially for those who want to take their ideas to a global market, or whose goal is to eventually find resources and investment in places like Silicon Valley or through initiatives like Startup Chile and Mass Challenge.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through team formation, business plan development, and basic prototype/minimum viable product (MVP) development, Startup Weekends finish on Sunday night, with demos and presentations in front of a panel of judges.

Participants should create working startups during the event and will be able to meet, interact and collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by experienced entrepreneurs. In addition to entrepreneurs, there are industry leaders and business executives who act as mentors, and who give valuable feedback to the teams. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – FAQs

Who can participate in this event?

Startup Weekend attendees’ backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business/other (marketing, finance, domain experts and others). What unites all attendees is a common interest in entrepreneurship: whether a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, every attendee is interested in forming and working with a like-minded, motivated and skilled team with the goal of starting –in one weekend– what will be down the road a sustainable, profitable, influential business. If this sounds like you, this is the event for you!

 

I don’t speak perfect English. Can I still participate?

You don't need to be a native English speaker in order to participate. You should have good English listening and conversational skills, though, but we’re not expecting you to necessarily have a native command of the language. Native English speakers are also welcome, of course. As a matter of fact, through this event, we want to promote the interaction between locals and people from other countries who currently reside in Bogotá and who have an interest in entrepreneurship.

 

Will all the Startup Weekend events in Bogotá be in English from now on?

Not at all! This is a special edition of the event, that’s all. Throughout the world, there are SW events that have special themes, like “Food Innovation” (in Berlin), “E-Commerce” (in Tokyo), and there are also SW events that are focused on specific segments of the population, like university events, women’s events, veterans’ events, and so on. This particular English Edition of SW Bogotá wants to get participants to practice their English skills, to meet persons from different countries, and to think about global products and services.

Our flagship SW Bogotá (in Spanish) will be held in November of this year during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, so you can also participate in that event.

 

Why do I pay?

This is a non-for-profit event. The majority of your ticket price goes towards paying the meals, snacks, and drinks that we provide over the weekend. In fact, ticket sales rarely cover even such basic bottom-line costs! We rely on local sponsorships and on volunteer organizers, mentors, speakers and judges who donate their time, in order to help keep ticket prices low while keeping the value of the event high.

 

For all event details, please visit http://bogotaenglish.startupweekend.org/

 

Thanks and welcome to the Startup Weekend Bogotá English Edition!!!

The Organizers


Refund Policy:  Please note that, for logistical and financial reasons, no refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Have questions about Bogotá Startup Weekend (English Edition)? Contact Startup Weekend

When & Where



Atom House, Bogotá (Carrera 7 # 69-17)
6917 Carrera 7
Bogota, Cundinamarca
Colombia

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 9:00 PM (COT)


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Startup Weekend

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 a thousand past events in 110+ countries around the world.

The non-profit organization is located in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in 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.

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