Friday, September 16, 2011

Startup Weekend Manila @ MINT College, Taguig City

Startup Weekend is globally phenomenon event for developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts. Now it will happen here  in Manila. Big thanks to Jay Fajardo (Proudcloud, Roofcamp & Launchgarage), Arnold Alagar (Huwego & MINT College), Jonathan Lansangan (DynamicObjx) and Scott Henderson (Gangplank Tucson & Bookmans) for bringing and organizing this event here in Manila.

Event Details:
Date: October 21 to 23, 2011
Time: 6:30pm (Oct21) - 9:00pm (Oct.23)
Venue: MINT College, Taguig City, Metro Manila

Event Schedule  (work in progress!)
  • 6:30pm – Registration starts
  • 7:00pm – Dinner & Networking
  • 7:20pm – Welcome & Speakers
  • 7:30pm – Pitches Start
  • 9:00pm – Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • 9:15pm – Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 10:00pm – Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.
  • 9:00am – Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • 9:30am – Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Call for needs & skills
  • 2:00pm – Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • 6:30pm – Dinner
  • 7:30pm – Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • 10:00pm – Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.
  • 9:00am – Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • 10:00am – Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 12:30pm – Mentors arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • 3:00pm – Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • 4:00pm – Dinner
  • 7:30pm – Judging & awards
  • 8:30pm – Wrapup
  • 9:00pm – Go home!

If your interested to join Startup Weekend Manila, here is the link for the registration. (Ticket are available @ 1000.00 pesos)

follow Startup Weekend Manila at twitter - @startupmanila

About Startup Weekends
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.

Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

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