Startup Weekend is an annual 3-day non-stop rollercoaster ride where aspiring entrepreneurs are given a platform to come up with their big ideas and make them viable business plans.
Office of PR & Communications1 September, 2016 | 5 min read
Centre for Entrepreneurship’s vision is to create a culture where everyone dares to dream the unthinkable. Startup Weekend is an annual 3-day non-stop rollercoaster ride where aspiring entrepreneurs are given a platform to come up with big ideas and make them viable business plans.
Day 1 is centered around the “Art of Pitching.”All participants, eager to pitch their ideas, are given 60 seconds to sell their ideas to the group. Negotiation and marketing ensues, resulting in the top 15 ideas making it to Round 2. Over the course of the next two days, the participants with the best ideas meet their co-founders, brew their ideas over midnight bonfires, get mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and create convincing pitches to present before a jury.
For some, Startup Weekend is a reality check; It exposes their ideas to criticism and teaches them how a team functions. For others, it is a reaffirmation of the potential in their idea. Pushing creativity to new limits, this event is one where people make mistakes, learn to think big and forge long-lasting friendships.