Galway’s first Startup Weekend will be held from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November 2014.
Co-organiser John Breslin of NUI Galway has been in touch with the details:
Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts. They gather to to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
The event will be held the weekend of Friday 14th November at the Cairnes Building in NUI Galway. Tickets cost €19 for students, otherwise €39, and participants are asked to indicate whether they are developers, designers, or non-technical.
The event will follow the global Startup Weekend model of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Globally, it is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.