London’s Startup Weekend is getting a Hyper Island Infusion
Remember the dates, Friday May 8 - 10, 2015. Hyper Island is facilitating Startup Weekend, a 54-hour event that brings together London designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to create amazing things. The event is designed to make you in live in the skin of an entrepreneur for a weekend and the exciting thing? All are welcome to pitch their startup idea to receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Are you ready to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur?
You can expect top notch mentors, Swedish candy, and code-tearing people building companies from scratch. It’s also a unique chance to see a good chunk of the London tech scene-popping by during the weekend too. It won’t be a usual startup weekend; we’ll be offering plenty of Hyper Island infused workshops, methodologies and action throughout the days.
Be part of something exciting over the weekend!
On a Friday night, those with a business idea will pitch in front of attendees. They in turn select which idea they want to work on and form teams. Teams go through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation helped by renowned industry mentors. On Sunday, all teams present their ideas in front of a larger audience and a sharp-looking, sharp-minded jury. Yep, you go from an idea to an actual functioning startup in hours! There won't be much sleep, but you'll meet people you don't bump into on a regular Friday night in the pub - from Nasa engineers to General Assembly teachers, from data scientists to coding enthusiasts.
Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets or a team to help you execute ideas. Startup Weekends is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your startup.
Here's the date and venue details:
Dates: Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015. Event starts at 6:30 pm
Address: Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury Street, London, UK. E1 5JL