In 54 hours, you will boost your entrepreneurial skills AND build a startup.
There is no such thing as failure at Startup Weekend HKU. Some people play with ideas their whole lifetime, but you will execute in under 54 hours. Everyone wins.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model:
Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers;
Teams are formed around the top ideas (determined by popular vote);
Then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, 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.
Who will you meet?
Students and alumni from all universities and tertiary institutions in Hong Kong are welcome to join. We are bringing together people with interests in business, development, and design in one weekend.
Level up: What can you gain in 54 hours?
A ticket, priced at $250 (early bird)and $300 (regular), includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, and a T-shirt. But you earn more than just the material things:
-Learn by execution
-Lean / agile startup model
-Opportunity to develop your own ideas and get customer validation
-Get advice from professionals and mentors with different areas of expertise
-Build your network: meet like-minded people and veteran entrepreneurs
-Get the latest tips and tricks in prototyping/startup in mini biz + tech workshops during the event
-New career opportunities
-Fun and socializing
-Crazy, creative, and open atmosphere
-Become part of a strong network of Startup Weekend alumni from all over the world!
Free Pre-event Bootcamps
1. Design Thinking for Startup Ideas with Quinn Lai (EONIQ) | Register
2. UI/UX Design Workshop with Michelle Chan (HKU) and Park Ji-Ho (HKUST) | Register
3. Mobile App Workshop with Nickey Khemchandani (BSD Academy) | Register
For all event details, please visit http://up.co/communities/events/9762.
Any questions, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a 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.
Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.