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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
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!
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Steven is not your typical developer. He organizes events and activities to bring together the entrepreneurial-minded. His journey started in Kansas City, MO with organizing the first Startup Weekend KC in 2009 then later was involved with the local social media user group, Social Media Club of Kansas City, and the Ruby programmers group, KCRUG. In 2011, Steven relocated to Seattle to join Startup Weekend full-time as a software developer to build out tools and automation. Outside of work, Steven serves on the board of AIGA Seattle as the HIVE director, he is a crossfit athlete, and a frequent Lindy Hop Dancer.