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🔥 Startup Weekend Sheffield is BACK this April! 🔥
On the 5th - 7th April 2019 we will be hosting the biggest Startup Weekend Sheffield yet.
We will have the return of Sheffield's favourite event host and the highest energy human you may ever meet: Sean Paul Shanor, all the way from Norway!
We will have food from our absolute hit last event, Street Food Chef, amongst other catering services from local Sheffield businesses.
We'll have a whole host of new judges, sponsors, and mentors from the biggest business leaders in Sheffield, including those from Sheffield Technology Parks and Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.
And we'll even be hosted in Sheffield Hallam's very own Enterprise co-working space. A massive space dedicated to the growth of entrepreneurs at Sheffield Hallam University, fitted with meeting rooms, kitchen space, and a beautiful view of Sheffield.
To say we're excited is an understatement, we're pushing for the greatest Startup Weekend yet, and we want you to join us.
If a 54 hour idea -> validated business sprint sounds like fun to you, you'll be right at home with us. This is a place for the driven, the creators, and the builders to come together and create something real, and have fun doing it. You won't find a weekend like this anywhere else.
What can you expect?
Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea. Teams organically form around the top ideas (determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
The weekend wraps up with teams presenting their startup to local entrepreneurial leaders with an opportunity for critical feedback.It’s not about the prize but it helps.
What does your money pay for?
Startup Weekend is a fully volunteer and sponsorship run event, so your ticket money and the money from our sponsors will go directly towards catering for 7 meals, your facilitator's flights and accommodation, and any venue hire, shirts, or stationary required to make sure you have the best weekend imaginable. We survive off the generosity and support of the local business community to put these events on at as little cost to you as possible, so we are incredibly grateful to our sponsors.
What are you waiting for?
Found a company, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5. You are guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. Put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now.
About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.
More details: communities.techstars.com