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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Sep 27th 7:00 pm
- Advanced SEO Workshop
A hands-on workshop showing what SEO do and a combination of workshops and a “Ask Me Anything” session with Brie and Viola from White Label.
Sep 27th 7:00 pm
- Communication of Design Specs between Designer & Developer
Join us in our second session, as we dive right into the thick of things and ask our 2 panel speakers sincere questions regarding the “Effective Communication of Design Specifications between Designer and Developer”.
Sep 27th 7:00 pm
- TEDxSingapore Social Mixer
We are excited to announce the first of our TEDxSingapore social mixers for our wonderful friends and volunteers to meet and share their ideas!
Sep 28th 10:30 am
- Fukuoka x Singapore Startup Pitch
Want to know more about the startup landscape in Japan, Fukuoka and how your startup can gain market access in Japan? In this event, you will learn how you can tap on ACE’s upcoming partnership with Fukuoka City to gain access to the Japanese market.
Sep 28th 7:00 pm
- IxD Session: A conversation with Aditi Kulkarni, Head of Design, Referral Candy
We’re back once again in September for this Design Leader series where we have a conversation with Design leaders, Principle consultants, influential designers improving lives through UX. This month we’ll be speaking with Aditi Kulkarni, Head of Design & UX at Singapore based startup, ReferralCandy.
Sep 28th 7:00 pm
- UX Research for Startups
Want to figure out how to make your product a whole lot more user friendly? Check out this session by Andrea Wang, Google’s UX Researcher
Sep 29th 5:30 pm
- Startup Weekend Singapore Mega
Join over 300 passionate startup enthusiasts 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.
Sep 29th 10:00 am
- Social Entrepreneurship 101 – Make Noise or Make it Happen
This is a hands-on workshop that will inspire the participants to start doing instead of dreaming.
Sep 29th 7:00 pm
- HIGHBLOOD.co Softlaunch
HighBlood.co Softlaunch Party! Dating app with income filter
Sep 30th 11:30 am
- Thrive Saturdays: E-commerce Entrepreneur Edition
Thrive Saturdays is a series of curated workshops, that allows attendees to have in-depth understanding and bring home practical skills on particular topics. We’re kicking start our first Thrive Saturdays with an E-commerce Entrepreneur Edition.
Sep 30th 9:00 am
- What The HACK
A 24-hour hackathon that aims to bring together people of multiple disciplines and provides them with the resources to jumpstart their ideas.
Oct 1st 11:00 am
- The Conscious Festival
Green Is the New Black – The Conscious Festival is back for the fourth edition. As the first festival of its kind in Singapore, it is a conscious event for people who want to improve the way they think, live and consume while doing more good in the world.
Oct 3rd 11:00 am
- Lean In Singapore: “Hidden Figures”
Come, be inspired and discover the cutting edge and high impact work that these women do behind the scenes every day. Learn about the business case for more women in tech, and gender diversity strategies you can implement in your organisation. Participate in our story contest, engage with our panellists and connect with women in the industry. Men and women welcome.
Oct 4th 12:30 pm
- Entrepreneurial Roadmap: Navigating Through Challenges
CRIB X 500 Startups Present : Entrepreneurial roadmap for managing the challenges of Growth, Funding, Talent hiring and Branding/PR through workshops, dialogues and panel discussions.