Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
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.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Build your next startup at #pdxsw
The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Why should you attend?
- Build your network
- Co-founder dating
- Learn a new skill
- Get face time with thought leaders
- Join a global community
- Actually launch a business!
Details for next Portland Startup Weekend (Check schedule below for details):
- Date: April 25th-27th
- Time: Friday: 6 -10pm, Saturday: 9 -11pm, Sunday 9 -9pm
- Place: Puppet Labs: 926 NW 13th Ave, Suite 210, Portland, OR
For those who want to know what Startup Weekend is all about, we offer a Bootcamp that will give you a better sense of what to expect at Startup Weekend, how to get the most out of it, and help you increase your chances of success during the weekend. Details for Bootcamp:
- Date: Saturday, April 19th
- Date: Nedspace Third Floor, 1400 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
- Time: 12pm-5pm