Start Date: 2012-07-06 | End Date: 2012-07-07
Start Time: 9:00am | End Time: 6:00pm
Organizer: Entrepreneurs Lebanon
Location: Berytech - Mkalles
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Startup Weekend is an event licensed in the U.S. and took place 500 times last year around the world. Startup Weekend gathers entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and business people in a 54 hour event (2.5 days) where participants pitch their ideas in the first day (Friday), form teams, and execute their ideas to turn them into reality throughout a weekend. At the end of the weekend, participants present their ideas to a list of prominent judges and get the chance to win valuable cash prizes.
Startup Weekend will also have the presence of H.E. Minister of Telecom, Mr. Nicolas Sehnaoui who will distribute the prizes, give a speech, and have a focused user-group with students and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of technology in the country. This is the perfect place to demand your internet rights, and force a change in the country!
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.
For registration click here: http://beirut.startupweekend.org/