So what is this Startup Weekend concept really all about – you might think. Well, here is the recipe:
• A dash of creative designers
• One portion of geeky developers
• A few handfulls of clever businesspeople, entrepreneurs and random enthusiasts
Stir well together with some great ideas, divide into teams, sprinkle some mentorship on top and let sit for 54 hours in room temperature**.
** WARNING: Temperature may rise as a result of high voltage imagination.
Now this is the part where it usually starts bubbling – we let in the judges! Some fine examples of wise heads will enter the scene and grill the teams for a few minutes, before they decide which team will be of the winning kind.
The results – in some cases a fresh baked business idea turned into a fulltime job for the team members, i.e. like Pido, from Bergen’s first Startup Weekend event.
Startup Weekend is the place to come for anyone with a new idea that they want to see brought to life. Over the weekend teams work together to take the ideas and create real new ventures. Anyone with an idea or interest in being an entrepreneur is welcome. People with a background in developing for web or mobile, design skills, marketing experience or entrepreneurial talents are welcome. It’s exepcted that each weekend event will attract about 80 people.