Startup Weekend Ottawa - May 2013
Friday, 24 May 2013 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, 26 May 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Attention Coders, Designers, Marketers, Business, and other startup enthusiasts. Startup Weekend is back for a third Ottawa event this May 24-25-26, 2013!
Startup Weekend Ottawa is an intense 54-hour event where entrepreneurial individuals of all backgrounds (coders/designers/marketers) come together to collaborate with other like-minded people to build brand-new, working startups. Beginning with Friday night idea pitches and continuing through brainstorming, customer validation, business plan modelling and basic prototype creation, the weekend culminates in a Sunday night demo presentation.
Startup Weekend Ottawa is not a typical "networking event". The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Our motto is All Action, No Talk - In other words, Get S**t Done! Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, to meet a potential co-founder, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekend Ottawa is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. All levels and skills are welcome but many of our attendees are first-time entrepreneurs.
Still not convinced and want more info? Head over to our website and check out our FAQ , blog posts from past attendees or check out some of our videos. Have a specific question? Contact us by email ottawa [at] startupweekend.org
*** Please respect the ticket categories (coder/designer/non-tech) - this is extremely important to the formation of teams. If your category is sold out, please add your name to the waiting list in lieu of just selecting a different ticket type and we will advise if tickets become available in your category.***
**Full-time students with valid proof of ID are eligible for a discount code to bring the ticket price to $49. Please email us at ottawa [at] startupweekend.org in order to access the discount code.**
Cancellation Policy: Tickets are non-refundable. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
When & Where
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 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.
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. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!