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Startup Weekend Kickoff

1/17/2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us for a big blowout of creative impulses in Bergen – 1st to 3rd of February!

So what is this StartupWeekend concept really all about – you might think. Well, here is the recipe:

  • A few handfulls of clever businesspeople, entrepreneurs and random enthusiasts
  • One portion of geeky developers
  • A dash of creative designers

Stir well together with some great ideas, divide into teams, sprinkle some mentorship on top and let sit for 54 hours in room temperature.
** WARNING: Temperature may rise as a result of high voltage imagination.

Now this is the part where it usually starts bubbling – we let in the judges! Some fine examples of wise heads will enter the scene and grill the teams for a few minutes, before they decide which team will be of the winning kind.

The results – in some cases a fresh baked business idea turned into a fulltime job for the team members, i.e. like Pido – from the last StartupWeekend event.

Oh, so you are already convinced? You want to sign up? Well, OK then – go go go! –

 Friday, Feb 1

17:00    Registration starts
17:30    Finger-food & networking
18:00    Welcome & speakers
19:00    Pitches start
21:00    Attendees vote for the top ideas
21:15    Teams start forming and discussing ideas
22:00   Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday, Feb 2

09:00    Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
09:30    Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
12:30    Lunch
13:00    Call for needs & skills
14:00    Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
17:00    Dinner
19:30    Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
22:00    Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday, Feb 3

09:00    Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
10:00    Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
12:00    Lunch
12:30    Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
15:00    Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
15:00    Dinner
19:30    Judging & awards
20:30    Wrapup
21:00    Go home!

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