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Startup Weekend Calgary

7/12/2013 4:00 PM - 7/14/2013 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 2012.

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 resulting in a minimum viable product (MVP).

The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders where the top three teams are awarded prizes in addition to bragging rights and media coverage.

Best Enterprise Startup

Four tickets, demo table and opportunity to pitch at the Cloud Factory in Banff on April 7-9th, 2014.

Fast tracked application and private meeting with Plug and Play B2B Accelerator's mentors, investors and team for a spot in their program in Silicon Valley. Plug and Play's portfolio companies include PayPal and Dropbox.

Three tickets and demo table at Plug and Play EXPO in September 2013.

Participation for 2 co-founders in Plug and Play University in October 2013.

Fast tracked application and private meeting with Alchemist Enterprise Accelerator's mentors, investors and team for a spot in their program in Silicon Valley. Since its inception last year, Alchemist companies have raised funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Khosla Ventures, US Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Ventures and True Ventures.

One complimentary desk for 3 months at Assembly Coworking Space.

Two spots in Innovate Calgary's Toolkit Series.

Free banner ad for a year on the Cloud Toolkit.

Best Energy Tech Startup

Fast tracked application and private meeting with SURGE Accelerator's mentors, investors and team for a spot in their program in Houston. Since its inception last year, SURGE companies have raised over $10 million in funding and the accelerator has gained support from Shell, Schlumberger, Oracle and Silicon Valley Bank to name a few.

A trade show booth at the World Petroleum Youth Forum where you can interact with Oil & Gas industry professionals and gain exposure to your target market.

One complimentary desk for 3 months at Assembly Coworking Space.

Two spots in Innovate Calgary's Toolkit Series.

Best Consumer Startup

Leadership retreat at The Banff Centre.

One complimentary desk for 3 months at AcceleratorYYC.

Two spots in Innovate Calgary's Toolkit Series.

All teams will receive $1,000 worth of transaction credits on merchee to accept credit card payments and manage recurring subscriptions.

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!

*Students: Use code "STUDENT" and pay just $49. You will be required to show your Student ID at the door.

Learn More: Startup Weekend Calgary

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