Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
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 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 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 cofounder, 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!
THIS IS A *NOT FOR PROFIT* EVENT ✠ ALL FUNDS GO FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARTICIPANTS AT THE EVENT!
SUN SEA SAND SURF and STARTUPS – thats they way we roll with #swMalta
Startup Weekend is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Charity.
Startup Weekend comes to the Mediterranean island of Malta
Now is your chance to get involved: we are connecting with sponsors here
What is Startup Weekend?
A Not For Profit event. A Startup Weekend is a weekend-long, hands-on fun experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable and get the full startup experience themselves. Around half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. On Sunday evening they meet the judges and selected investors with their ideas.
What do I do?
Bring an idea, bring some skills, meet some new people, get support from great mentors, get free food and free drink for a whole weekend and then go on to build some cool new businesses.
What is Malta Startup Weekend?
Its an experience you’ll never forget. From Friday to Sunday techies, marketers & entrepreneurs Work in a newly formed team to convert an idea into an operating viable business.
Who should attend?
Anyone who ❤ the process of creating a new product or service and turning it into a business OR wants to learn how to do that. Attendees include business development, programmers, marketers, designers, lawyers, team builders, entrepreneurs and writers. We will offer a small number of special discount Early Bird tickets. But once they are gone, they are gone go good and the tickets are back up to FULL price so please please please… did we say please… get your tickets early.
Why should I attend?
Are you kidding? What is your idea, if you dont try it out. So the BIG reason to attend is to TRY out your ideas for real and stop wasting valuable time pondering them. Also another reason is to become inspired, to forge a whole series of lasting friendships, to seek out and find your co-founders & employees, to learn some new tools & methodologies, to practice some new skills and to experience that unique sense of accomplishment when you build a working team around your idea. Oh yes and to have some fun too. Why not?
What can I expect?
Attendees meet Friday at 6:30p and start the startup weekend format. After a dinner and some swift inspiring presentations, you’ll go through six steps to build a new business by Sunday at 5pm:
1.Propose Your Idea
2.Build Your Team
3.Create Your Business Model
4.Connect with Customers
5.Build Your Product
6.Present Your Startup
How do I sign up?
Register on our Eventbrite sign up page here NOW.
If you fit multiple categories, pick your strongest for now. You will not be restricted to this role during the weekend. If you don’t know which to pick, select Non-Technical for now.
How can I help?
You or your company can help to sponsor the event here
Also you can Help to promote Malta Startup Weekend to your friends and others.
Check out our Twitter page to help to promote the event.
Where can I find out more information?
If you have other questions, check out the Startup Weekend FAQ or check out the blog articles and information about our Startup Weekend.
Now the event can be enjoyed in Malta. Register here NOW.
The event will take place in SmartCity Malta. SmartCity Malta is a 360k square metre media city on the models of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City.