We would like to congratulate you on getting this far – you’ve heard of Startup Weekend, arrived at our website and started reading. You’ve shown initiative and inquisitiveness, two essential traits for any successful entrepreneur. Of course you want to know what’s in it for before you take the third step: action.
Understanding your (lack of-) limits.
There are no limits to what you can achieve, as long as you believe. Cheesy, we know. Still, it was Steve Jobs who said “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”
Startup Weekend is an excellent opportunity to live out your ambitions and be amazed at what you can achieve in one weekend. And that’s only one weekend. After the event you might even realize your whole life could be like a Startup Weekend.
Additionally, your limits, like your knowledge, are yours alone. At Startup Weekend you’ll be thrown into the mix with a diverse selection of people, some other students, many others with years of professional experience, each with a common theme: they want to get stuff done. It’s this mix of motivated people that makes Startup Weekend so special.
Roll up your sleeves.
Education is important, and University is great, but when it comes to real life, well, let’s just say there’s a discrepancy there. Universities try to emulate real life case studies as well as they can but there’s just no substitution for actually getting your hands dirty! During Startup Weekend you’ll leave the building and work on real things that actually matter to you. You’ll become a student in the university of life.
Get a taste of entrepreneurship.
Work hard, play hard, the life of the entrepreneur. During Startup Weekend you’ll step out of your student role and experience what life as entrepreneur is like. Get used to sleepless nights.
Become rich and successful.
The world of startups is turbulent and full of peril. Chances of making it big at the weekend are slim, but it does happen. There’s plenty of examples of actual startups getting funding after a Startup Weekend. More importantly, the skills you take away from the experience will last you a lifetime, so shoot for the moon and beyond!