Another Startup Weekend has come and gone. Developers, marketing gurus, and anyone else who has a love for being an entrepreneur spent 52 hours this last weekend pitching ideas, building products, and presenting their business plan in front of a panel of judges.
What exactly is a "Startup Weekend" ? From their website:
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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
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.
HireVue Labs is a platinum sponsor of this even and we were happy to join in on the experience. You can watch all the final pitches here:
More info on the winner can be found here! It was another great weekend and we look forward to the next time!