On April 26-28, Startup Weekend is coming back to Boulder for the sixth year and should be one of the best yet. With great speakers lined up along with some of Quick Left's finest mentors participating (Jessica Dillon, David Aragon, and Bob Bonifield), you won't want to miss this event taking place at TechStars Boulder.
There's a few more tickets left, too. Not familiar with Startup Weekend? Read on!
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 technical 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.
First and foremost, Startup Weekends are about experiential education. Participants don’t just listen to theory, but build their own and truly put it to the test while collaborating with like-minded, passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds and points of view. On top of that, Startup Weekenders receive invaluable one-on-one time with the movers and shakers within the community (like QLers Jessica, David and Bob!) as many local tech and startup leaders take part in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges.
It’s important to remember that it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend attracts each community’s best makers and do-ers, and by spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, the participants build long-lasting relationships and may even walk away with a job or an investor. Quite possibly the most valuable aspect is that not only will participants be integrating with their local community, but they will be joining a global community of over 100,000 Startup Weekend alumni with a common mission: to change the world.
Quick Left is proud to support the event and looks forward to seeing results from the weekend.
Still not convinced? This page has some great reasons on why you should attend.