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.
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.
Startup Weekend Big Data
Startup Weekend Big Data is focused on startups that utilizes or creates data, the first Startup Weekend event in San Francisco focused on data sciences. Our collective goal is to unlock the actionable value in the vast amount of data collected to make our lives better – to make business processes more efficient, to help us learn faster, to allow better decision making.