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Startup Weekend Paris

2/8/2013 5:00 PM - 2/10/2013 9:00 PM

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 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

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!


Friday, Feb 8

17h00 Pitchcamp for 1.5 Hours

18h00 Non-pitcher arrival time

18h30 Intro and Procedures

19h00 Pitches

20h00 Voting and cocktail

21h00 Vote Count

23h59 Sleep - we highly recommend it

Saturday, Feb 9

8h00 Breakfast

11h00 Onwards, mentors circulate

12h30 Lunch with a speaker

19h00 Dinner plus announcements

23h59 Sleep - we highly recommend it

Sunday, Feb 10

8h00 Breakfast

11h00 Mentors circulate

12h30 Lunch + announcements + strong suggestion to work on the presentation

16h00 End of work

17h00 Pitchfire!

18h30 Jury deliberation + cocktail

19h00 Winners announced

21h00 The end

Judges | Gael Duval, Mark Bivens, Roxanne Varza, David Bizer, Wessel Kooyman

Mentors | David Bizer, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, Guillaume Truttmann, Pierre Couzy, Daniel Jarjoura, Karl Piteira, Liam Boogar, Wessel Kooyman

Organizers | Wessel Kooyman, Kat Borlongan

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