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30 October 2015 - 11:58 am A weekend to make the change!

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master

Startup Weekends are fun packed entrepreneurship exercises in which you’ll learn much more than just starting a business. In brevity, Startup Weekends are two and a half day events; they start on a Friday evening when people pitch their ideas (It could be you too, if you have got one!). Then the participants choose the idea they would like to be part of.  The next day the teams build their product prototype and also reach out to their market to understand the challenges their business idea would face. On the final day the teams present their ideas to the judges and win prizes!

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25 November 2013 - 11:11 am Startup Weekend Sheffield… extended!

Winning team, Airstock, tell us about their experience at Startup Weekend Sheffield, the following week in preparation for their huge video voting contest, and what the future holds for them now the event is over and the Global Startup Battle is looming. Continue reading “Startup Weekend Sheffield… extended!” »

7 September 2013 - 11:16 am Meeting up post Startup Weekend

It’s now two months since we ran the last Startup Weekend in Sheffield and we’re already planning the next one in November. But it’s not just about running the weekend and that’s it. We wanted to keep up some momentum this time between events. How do we do that? Through meetups of course! Continue reading “Meeting up post Startup Weekend” »

12 July 2013 - 9:34 am It’s nearly here. Startup Weekend is so very nearly here

I know an event I’m organising is getting close when I start having dreams about all the things that could go wrong (that and Google Calendar sends me notifications). I’m talking proper dreams, not little anxious day dreams. I mean, I actually think it’s real. I like to think of it as practice, you know like a run-through, so when problems do happen – like dream Chris and dream James disappearing before final presentations and me not being able to set up the livestreaming without them – I’ll be totally prepared… right?

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28 March 2013 - 10:11 am The cognitive development of StartUp Weekend Sheffield: birth to adolescence

So, I just got back from an amazing trip in Brazil. I was there for four days (yea, I know… 14 hour flights suck when you’re not staying for long) and I was there for work. The purpose of my visit was to attend a summit for organisers of StartUp Weekends across the world. You may remember that USE ran one back in November and it was AWESOME, basically consuming my life for an entire month. Continue reading “The cognitive development of StartUp Weekend Sheffield: birth to adolescence” »

11 November 2012 - 8:51 am The calm before the storm

As I’m writing this, it’s 8.36am on a Sunday and I’m the only person in the zone. The lights are on, the pots are washed and breakfast arrived just as I started writing this sentence. It’s quiet. It’s peaceful. But I doubt it will be for long.
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