We're energizing the startup community in Leeds!
Startup Weekend has arrived in LEEDS and we are kicking off with a bang as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Join us for 3 awesome, fun packed days. The weekend is for tech and non tech founders and all levels of experience. So if you're curious about building a product, want to meet fellow founders or just want to work with an awesome team for a weekend sign up!
Over the weekend you will learn how to validate assumptions, design products that your customers value, and what it takes to build profitable, scalable companies. No matter what your skill-set, you'll find your creative spark at Startup Weekend. Come and be a part of this global family!
Why wait, buy your tickets now.
You will be pitching for prizes from KPMG, Unilever and 3volution including a tour of the Unilever innovation labs in Leeds and 1-2-1 legal advice from 3volution and accountancy advice from KPMG.
What does my ticket pay for?
- Catering: we will cover your 7 meals over the weekend
- Your own Startup Weekend T-shirt
- Mentored by local entrepreneurs
- A bag of swag from our sponsors
- Opportunity to pitch for prizes
- And the most important: Find your fellow founders, and meet awesome people!
Stay upto date with the last news and announcements
Check out: Leeds Startup Weekend Community Page
Facebook: Startup Weekend Leeds
Meet the team!
Natalia Lozano @Kuorumorg Passionate about making the world a better place
Helena Habdija Co Founder @JoinKoob and Community Manager @Dotforge
Peter Roll Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer. Making your ideas into real world products
Kirstie Frenneaux Enterprise Academy Manager @ Leeds Beckett Uni
Mark Taylor MD @ Tribal3D Serial entepreneur fusing art & technology
Emma Cheshire Co Founder @Dotforge @LeedsFuturelabs Tech4Good and Startups
Owen Williams Co Founder @GoInventMe Product design enthusiast
Any questions, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all our sponsors for backing the startup community.
Leeds Beckett University
Some useful things to know (more information can be found at our FAQ Page )
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink has already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
What happens over the 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.
Documentation: 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.