Weekend Ventures is a 54 hours weekend event for aspiring entrepreneurs, designers & developers to share ideas, form teams, build prototypes/ services & launch startup! Check out more about the venture here.
This year the weekend ventures, Mumbai was held at a very cool startup campus called The Playce. The event started in the evening of 25th of January 2013. The first day was all about sharing your ideas and forming teams. There were close to 20 participant teams,who were given a time of 60 seconds to pitch their idea to the gathering. Then there was a time slot of 30 minutes given for interaction and voting. During this time the participants interacted with the people personally and answered queries, at the end of which people voted for the ideas on which they would like to work on during the event.
There were some great ideas covering a variety of different topics from gaming applications to new age banking. They also showed a video clip which included a very innovative method of pitching so people learnt along while having fun. Rajesh from Weekend Ventures explained the process with interesting examples drawn from his previous experiences.
From the ideas pitched, top six were selected to be launched by the end of the event. The idea – ‘The Weekender’ (booking villas, bungalows at weekend getaways near Mumbai) topped with ten votes. The runner up was a innovative idea of bringing your product to the local customer via localized ads with the newspaper at a much lesser price than your newspaper and a greater reach.
Even if your idea did not come in top six you could still go ahead if you could manage at least two more team members to work on your idea. After the announcement of the top voted ideas there was another 45 minutes time slot to decide your team or convince participant to work on your ideas.
The next day will see the participants building up a prototype of their idea with the chance to interact with the mentors. The first day ended on a very satisfactory note and built up great expectations for day two.
Being a successful entrepreneur in today’s dynamic environment involves not just an idea that makes heads turn, but also an effective implementation, controlled planning and most importantly team members who share the same passion and skills to transform what looked like a simple idea into a successful product!
You don’t have to look for a golden opportunity to make your dream come true because Weekend Ventures, a 54 hour weekend event, has brought in a leading edge for aspiring entrepreneurs, designers and developers to chunk in their innovative ideas, build prototypes and launch their startups within three days. It is an event where you can form teams, start building your products, learn from mentors and ultimately know the valuable ingredients for building up a successful venture.
At Weekend Ventures the only thing that will stand out about yourself would be – Your Idea. Once you pitch in your idea , people who like your work would want to associate with you and hence forth you will be able to form a group of like minded people. After you have formed a team (you get to choose who would be your team members based on their interests and skills), start brainstorming and allocating different assignments to your team mates solely based on their area of expertise. The program also gives participants a structured way to go about building your startup. During the session, participants would get to interact with notable entrepreneurs, industry experts, coaches in the field of technology, design, management and receive valuable feedback from the judges.
A 54 hour program starting from 25th January (Friday) and continuing till 27th January (Sunday) aims at providing mentorship, networking, resources and incentives to young entrepreneurs to go from idea to launch. Beginning with the pitching of the ideas on day one to the development of protocol on day two and finally involving the pitching of the ideas to the investors on the closing day, most of the productive work is done owing to the intensive nature of the workshop. It is an esteemed juncture for budding entrepreneurs, designers and developers to pitch to investors and get seed investment for their startups. Additionally, they are also serving numerous prizes for the top three startups.
If you already have a team, it is better to register your team members along with you for the session. That way they will get a first-hand experience. We at Startcup, are also going to be a part of this lucrative yet highly contingent event taking place over the coming weekend and our excitement and hunger to achieve our goals has just started! So, if you’re catching up – let’s meet up and hear your story.
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