Startup Weekends are…
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical
and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend events are centered on action, innovation, and
education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through testing, business model
development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos to a
panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs. Participants are challenged with building
functional startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of
their daily networks. For more information visit http://orlando.startupweekend.org
Who you’ll meet at Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekends attendees’ backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers)
and 50% business (marketing, finance, law). Twenty nine percent of Startup Weekend participants
attend an event to network, 20% attend to develop/build a product, and 13% attend to learn how to
create a new venture. Roughly 80% of attendees plan on continuing to work on their startup after the
What you’ll get out of the event:
Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning, whether you’re learning a new skill or a
new way of thinking. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how
to build and launch startups. Create relationships that last long past the weekend.
Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high-quality, driven entrepreneurslike
Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup
Weekends are prefect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming
language, or give marketing a try. With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside
your comfort zone.
Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean
Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback
to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.
Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given
instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed!
Save Money: Startup Weekends are affordable (typically $99, only $60 for students). Your ticket
includes seven meals, snacks, and all the coffee you can drink.
Join our community!
We’re a non-profit on a mission! Startup Weekend has hosted over 460 events in over 100 cities in more
than 35 countries with a network base of 45,000 alumni and mentors. We are continuing our efforts in
the Middle East with events in Dubai, Oman, and Ramallah and are expanding into India with events in
Delhi and Bangalore. No matter where you are, Startup Weekend isn’t far away.