The biggest, the boldest and the most happening Startup Weekend is here.
Startup Weekend Mega 2017 – Where Innovation Begins!
On the weekend of 29 September – 1 October 2017, over 300 passionate startup enthusiasts will be gathered at NUS University Town to hack out their next company. They are participants of Startup Weekend, a global movement of entrepreneurs who are crazy about starting a technology-based business and forging bonds that will last a lifetime.
In just 54 hours, participants will form teams, brainstorm, design a product, validate their business idea and pitch in front of experienced judges on Sunday evening. Throughout the weekend, there will be highs and lows, frustrations and moments of triumph, but some people will meet their co-founder at the event, and some teams will even move on to start a company after the event. Win or lose, we are certain that new lessons will be learned, ideas will be tested, limits will be pushed and lives will be changed forever.
To spice things up, we will be having a few special activities: Pizza & Beer Party on Friday night to break the ice and form your teams! On Sat, we will be inviting special mentors and guests down to interact with the teams! In the true spirit of Startup Weekend, we will be bringing in local startups, budding founders and uber cool companies to sponsor, showcase and network with you!
Startup Weekend has a strong brand in Singapore. Globally, it has touched more than 1140 cities and its alumni consists of more than 480,000 entrepreneurs. Notable success stories coming out of Startup Weekend include Carousell, which started off as SnapSell at Startup Weekend 2012 and has since raised nearly SGD $50 million in Series B funding led by Rakuten Ventures in August 2016.
To be clear, Startup Weekend is for everyone, whether you are working corporate, building your own startup, having a career as a professional clown, a mechanic, a designer, coder or student, everyone can contribute in their own way. Startup Weekend is designed to embrace diversity, creating a conducive environment for anyone to turn their concepts into companies! So give it a go, you’ll never know what magic can happen over a weekend!
Finally, there are 3 categories of tickets and 2 different groups: Group A and Group B for a total of up to 300 participants.
So you can buy tickets in the following:
- Hustler A or Hustler B
- Designer A or Designer B
- Developer A or Developer B
Naturally, participants in the same group will be able to form teams within the group. Participants from Group A will NOT be able to form teams with Group B and vice versa.
Tip: there’s no difference between Group A and B. Please buy tickets in the same group if you want to be with your friends!
Friday, September 29th
5:30 PM to October 1st, 9:00 PM
University Town (NUS)
22 College Avenue East, Singapore 138600
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Aug 25th 6:00 pm
- SWSG High Tech Happy Hour
An exclusive evening with a line up of amazing tech leaders as we hang out at Carousell’s cool and creative #instaworthy office for an open dialogue to hear their successes and challenges.
Aug 25th 7:00 pm
- Why Julia, and how to get started?
In this brief talk, we will be discussing Julia language as an appealing and efficient alternative for numerical computing.
Aug 25th 7:00 pm
- NSFW 2.0
The journey of an entrepreneur is definitely Not Safe for The Weak, but we know you are definitely up for it. NSFW 2.0 is back with more uncomfortable, thought-provoking, and intimate questions as we get up close and personal with our panel of entrepreneurs from across 4 different industries, so come join us this NSFW where the questions are difficult and the seats are uncomfortable.
Aug 28th 7:00 pm
- Biotech Evening
Join us as we have Dr. Shawn Watson from Senescence Life Sciences, who will be sharing about the Changing Perceptions of Brain Aging, Grace Park and Cole Sirucek from DocDoc, on Disrupting healthcare by transforming the consumer experience in doctor discovery and Yanling Toh from NephTech, who will be exploring The Thrill of MedTech Innovation and Commercialization.
Aug 28th 7:30 pm
- Data journalism: from data to design to code
Go through a brief introduction of the work flow from data collecting, data analysis to the final data viz presentation.
Aug 29th 9:00 am
- IP Week @ SG
Themed “Ideas to Assets – Driving the Future Economy with Intellectual Property”, the sixth edition of IP Week features the world’s foremost IP thought leaders, legal experts and innovative companies, to share insights on IP commercialisation and winning strategies for business growth.
Aug 29th 6:30 pm
- RubySG Meetup (August)
Come learn about managing dependencies in Ruby, network with fellow Ruby enthusiasts.
Aug 29th 6:30 pm
- Meet 4 Good – A Social Enterprise Evening
Meet 4 Good – A Social Enterprise Evening
Aug 30th 9:00 am
- How To Build A Rockstar Professional Social Presence
Building a strong, powerful and authentic personal brand is so much more than regular updates on Twitter or having a fantastic looking LinkedIn profile. A professional personal brand empowers you to create the future you want for yourself, utilizing all of the amazing platforms we have available to us today. Join us as we teach you how to build a rockstar professional social presence by creating exquisite content that will position you in your industry, draw your customers to you and build loyalty to your brand.
Aug 30th 3:00 pm
- Co-creation skills for entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, change agents, and activators
In this highly interactive workshop for entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, change agents and activators, you will be introduced to some core co-creation mindsets and behaviours which will help you to bring inspired solutions to the world.
Aug 30th 6:30 pm
- The Fragmented World of Payments and how FinTech can solve this problem
Come learn about the Fragmented World of Payments and how FinTech can solve this problem.
Aug 31st 6:30 pm
- Wedge 21: Getting Uncomfortable
Ahh, the comfort zone. A safe, warm, predictable place. A place we humans love. It is also a place that can be stiff, stale and stagnant. Getting uncomfortable is really where all the exciting stuff happens. You know, growth, confidence, creativity. It’s time to make discomfort our friend.