The problems of daily life in impoverished South African townships inspire remarkable entrepreneurial ingenuity.
It started with a last minute decision to go to the first Startup Weekend Jamaica event in October 2013 held by ConnectiMass and ohhhh what a ride co-founders of Agrocentral Jermaine Henry and Janice McCleod has had since then! They recently pivoted two months ago-so are in the process of re-branding and launching our new...
ConnectiMass, the social enterprise that’s been creating Content, Community and Events for Aspiring and Current Innovators in the Caribbean Tech Industry for the past 8 years, will stage another Startup Weekend Jamaica to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kingston on November 13th-15th, 2015. Who is Startup Weekend Jamaica for? Anyone who has an […]
Startup accelerator TechStars has acquired UP Global, t […]
Techstars just announced that they acquired UP Global, including the organization's Startup Weekend, Startup Week, Startup Next, and Startup Digest programs. Here's why.
The very first tech event I attended was a Startup Weekend in Boston some number of years ago. It was an interesting experience, being able to watch hopeful entrepreneurs pitch what they thought could be the next big Internet company. Show More Summary
Techstars — the startup incubator that has built up a network of programs across the U.S. and Europe and specific verticals like health and education — is expanding once again. The company has acquired UP Global, the non-profit group that organizes the entrepreneur events Startup Weekend, Startup Week, Startup Next, and Startup Digest. Show More Summary
TechStars, the popular for-profit incubator and investment fund, has acquired Up Global, the nonprofit organization that hosts Startup Weekend.
Today Techstars announced that it has acquired UP Global, including the organization’s Startup Weekend, Startup Week, Startup Next, and Startup Digest programs. This is great news for entrepreneurs everywhere. Both organizations have...Show More Summary
My oldest daughter has been helping out with hackathons and startup weekends for the past few years. Usually it’s helping me set up on Friday, and coming to see the demos on Sunday - but she loves the idea of ‘hacking’. I’ve come home...Show More Summary
The Vine List A social Shopping Startup formed at the First Startup Weekend Jamaica event staged by tech entrepreneurship non prfot ConnectiMass in October 2013, before heading to the government led accelerator Startup Jamaica – is one of three “local start-up technology companies have been selected to benefit from a US$90,000 ($10.3 million)-investment and a […]
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts to take ideas from sheer concept to amazing new products. Anyone is welcome to attend and pitch their startup business idea. Participants receive feedback from their peers, and teams are formed around the top-voted ideas. Show More Summary
W hat one tip do you have for founders who want to bring a new partner into an existing business? Go to a Startup Weekend "I met my current business partner during a Startup Weekend competition. We had 54 hours of highly stressful, complicated tasks to complete for our team. Show More Summary
It’s not unusual to encounter a Startup Weekend somewhere in the world. The trademarked event that brings together individuals eager to build and present it before a panel of entrepreneurship experts and investors is well known and widely replicated. Read More
Are you ready for battle? Startup Weekend T&T is back for Global Startup Battle 2014! Do you have a business idea that you’ve been thinking about implementing? Or do you want to be a part of a team building out an idea? Startup Weekend is the place for you! And this installment is going to be […]
Three years ago, a few months after the Arab Spring demonstrations forced a collapse in the Egyptian government, twenty-year-old Marwan Roushdy spontaneously entered a Startup Weekend competition in Cairo and won. His pitch? It was a...Show More Summary
Beginning Friday, October 10, and running through the 12th, the Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend will provide participants an opportunity to rethink the delivery of legal services, from wills, to dispute resolution, to trial tech and beyond. At this weekend-long competition participants will form teams to tackle projects to try to bring the practice of…
W hen I first landed in Portland — way back in November — one of the first events I went to was Startup Weekend. One of the first people I met was Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis. He immediately turned and introduced me to Colby Aley, one...Show More Summary
I f you’re addicted to Angel List more than Craigslist and you follow Richard Branson rather than Kim Kardashian, it might be time to get yourself along to a Startup Weekend. Startup Weekends are 54-hour “no talk, all action” eventsShow More Summary
By: Brandt 'Bubba' Page, Founder and CEO of Quotadeck.com Last February, I attended a Startup Weekend in Provo, Utah not really knowing what to expect. I adapted quickly to the collaborative environment though, and despite the fact that...Show More Summary