ISLAMABAD STARTUP WEEKEND

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Have you been waiting anxiously for something exciting?  Something that is buzzing with ideas, that can open doors to new places? Well this is what we have in the store for you. Startup Weekends that will give you epic adrenalin rushes, imploring you to explore your minds. 

Here’s a question; What are the Startup Weekends?

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups! This can be a massive break for you, so what are you waiting for?

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if  their startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. One way or another it is a great opportunity to see where you stand with your plans, whether they consist of simply testing a theory or test driving the authenticity of a well maneuvered thought. Probably the next question will be regarding the procedure so let me assure you, it’s pretty simple.

How does it work?
The events will be over the weekend so you need not worry  about cancelling any particular meetings  you might have in the week days. There is more! Really?  Yes! It is my great pleasure to inform you that the Startup Weekends will ship off on Friday evening. What you need to do for that is get register all. From then on it’s quite simple; the registered attendees will pitch their ideas to a panel of Judges/audience and get votes for it. The panel of judges will consist of a very talented  bunch of people whose sole purpose would be to listen to your ideas, focusing on each individual and gathering information about their aims and goals. Then the people with the  best ideas will be selected and the rest of the participants will form teams around those ideas. It’s a win win situation,  so worry not.
From Saturday to Sunday the teams will be mentored by successful entrepreneurs while they perform:
1. Customer validation,
2. Build business models
3. Develop a functional prototype of their idea.
On Sunday evening the teams will present their ideas to the panel of judges and then the best teams will be announced. You don’t have to worry about being left behind; this weekend will be solely focused on honing your skills and ideas.
Startup Weekend is more of a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs than a competition yet we have lots of exciting prizes for the winners. We will also have investors on board so you might have a chance of getting funded. Better polish your ideas people cause this is going to be a fun ride! 

Who are the participants?
The participants are a whole bunch of people, and you better be one of them. People (Students or Professionals) from any business or technical background, aspiring and talented indivuals looking for a break. Since Startup weekends are focused on technology based ideas, the ideas that will be pitched must have some technological part in them.  That will be the time when you get a doze of professionalism.
If you are a person who has an idea and wants to start his/her own company but does not possess the right set of skills, proper funding or a good coordinated team Startup Weekend is a must come event for you.

Why is it Needed?
Building something requires a proper foundation, something solid and worthy. Startup Weekends are giving you that opportunity,  so be sure to avail it. Specifically designed for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who ever wants to learn a new skill.
We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups. Hence do not be shy, with drawn or afraid to speak your minds. And the best part, the best part is that you will receive invaluable advice from the industry’s  most successful leaders. It is a great platform and it is giving you the opportunity of a lifetime. So get registered NOW!

We have limited spots!
Registration:http://islamabad.startupweekend.org/

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