The Dublin Startup Weekend is a marathon 54 hour networking, brainstorming and development session that seeks to bring together entreprenuers, techies, designers, managers etc. with a goal to kick starting local tech startups. From the blurb –
For more details – see http://dublin.startupweekend.org/
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects.
Friday, May 7th: (Pitch ideas, Form Teams)
5:30pm: Doors open, meet and greet, discuss what would be interesting to build.
7:00 Pm: Pitches start!
Anyone can get up and pitch an idea. This is a self-selection process. People form teams around ideas that they think are interesting and would like to work on for the weekend. Ideally, youd like a group between 5 and 10 people but groups of 2 or as large as 10 are acceptable. Teams are not limited to working on web only applications. Generally, these make the most sense given the nature of the weekend and those who register. But if you really feel like working on that new cupcake business, go for it!
9:00pm: Vote on top ideas and form teams around those ideas based on interest and skill sets required to build the ideas. Teams solidify their concept and create an elevator pitch.
Midnight: Leave for home after brainstorming with team.
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