Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the successes?

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 events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend Organizers and Facilitators can be found on every corner of the globe. 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!

Upcoming Events

SWMELB #4 Wrap-Up

by dineshgeorge

Congratulations to all the participants at #SWMELB. We saw some great pitches! We would also like to thank all the […]

A Mega Thank You

by dineshgeorge

Startup Weekend Melbourne was a huge success! You guys killed it with your presentations and your entrepreneurship spirit that was […]

And the winner is…

by dineshgeorge

Congratulations to all participants. You guys have truly impressed us with your enthusiasm and awesome presentations. Here are the winners: […]

Judging criteria

by dineshgeorge

Alright teams, we have listed the judging criteria for the Sunday presentation. You should be working towards achieving these to […]

#SWMELB Pre-party!

by dineshgeorge

That’s right! In light of the upcoming Startup Weekend Melbourne we are having a pre-party for you to meet fellow […]

#SWSYD Highlights

by dineshgeorge

Hey everyone! Check out the highlights video from Startup Weekend in Sydney. Let’s make it bigger in Melbourne! Tickets are […]

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