Have you ever thought about starting a company within 1 weekend from concept to completion? Is it even possible?
If you try to do it yourself, it might be little hard, but a group of highly talented and motivated people might succeed. They are actually doing it.
Founded in 2007 by Andrew Hyde, Startup Weekend is a concept of a conference focusing on learning by creating.
It is free to participate, and founders receive equal shares of founder stock of the company they create. 5% of each company created goes towards Startup Weekend.
It is so crazy, but I love the idea. I have no idea if these startups will live long, but who cares? It’s the idea of learning while you are doing it. You get to read so many case studies at school, at Startup Weekend, you will be in the case study. It never gets better than this.
Startup Weekend already got some national media coverage, and I’m sure will get much more.
Some of the news mentioning Startup Weekend:
- Building a Community, Byte by Byte by WashingtonPost
- 3 Days to Reality by The Boston Globe
- 70 Founders Create Company In One Weekend by TechCrunch.com
Scheduled Future Weekends
- San Francisco (November 16-18)
- London (November 30- Dec 2)
- Dublin (December 7-9)
- Los Angeles (December 14-16)
If you live in one of these cities, and have a passion about entrepreneurship, you have to attend the Startup Weekend in your city.
Big THUMBS UP for this brilliant idea ; Startup Weekend.