STARTUP WEEKEND HAMILTON 3, is coming up at the end of April, proudly organized by sponsors Kitestring, Software Hamilton, Innovation Factory and Vana Workforce! Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders & entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate & empower individuals, teams & communities. Attendees come share to ideas, form teams & launch startups.
Startup Weekend is designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with likeminded individuals outside of their daily networks. Teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is focuses on action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Startup Weekend Hamilton will be held April 26-28, 2013 at Radius Café, 151 James Street South, Hamilton. In addition to a very generous contribution from McMaster University Xerox Centre for Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (Gold Sponsor), many local companies from across the community have shown their support for this exciting initiative – BDC, Ridout & Maybee LLP, City of Hamilton Small Business Enterprise Centre (Supporting Sponsors), and Big Bee Convenience (Food and Beverage Sponsor).
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear keynote speakers Stephanie McLarty (REfficient), Matt Gartner (Group Notes), Heather Payne (Ladies Learning Code), and Damien Steel (OMERS) and to receive one-on-one mentorship from some of Hamiltonʼs top professionals.
Tickets are $119 per person (student tickets available for $79 per person) and includes admission, all of the supplies needed for the weekend as well as meals and snacks throughout the entire weekend. For more information visit swh3.eventbrite.com.
Hope to see you there!