Startup Weekend Edinburgh is going to be awesome! We are lining up some awesome coaches, some utterly fantastic sponsors and have an outstanding venue but if you need a little more convincing here are 8 great reasons to come along 16th-18th November :
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
2: Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend Edinburgh is attracting the best makers and do-ers in Scotland. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or a even an investor.
3: Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
4: Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
5: Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
6: Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
7: Save money & get stuff:
The Edinburgh Startup Weekend is costs £45 (but only £30 if you’re quick and snap up an early bird ticket!). Your ticket covers seven meals, snacks, access to exclusive resources from our global sponsors and all the coffee you can drink.
8: Join a global community:
Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.