400 cities, 135 countries and the 54-hours! Startup Weekend is one of the largest entrepreneurial events held throughout the world and it has produced hundreds of successful startups. The 4th edition of Startup Weekend is coming to Karachi this November. Aplos Innovations in collaboration with SEED Ventures is hosting it from 25th to 27th November.
What is a Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that is held over the course of three days at the end of the week. It provides aspiring entrepreneurs not only a platform where they can develop their ideas into an applicable business in the merely three days, but also market and sell their product on a global scale.
The event provides a platform to all the entrepreneurs and professionals to work on their big idea and turn it into successful Startup. Don’t worry if you don’t have an idea, you can still be a part of Startup Weekend Karachi if you are good at what you do. You can simply join a team, work with them on a unique idea and become a partner!
Anyone can join this program by registering themselves and paying a small fee. Once you’re registered, you become a participant and you can pitch your idea, receive help and feedback on it from the speakers, mentors and judges at SW.
Over the weekend, mentors will help you work on your idea to convert it into a viable business product. Since this event is also a part of the Global Startup Battle, It is a global competition and the winning team qualifies to compete in the finale of the Global Startup Battle.
The management is hoping that with partners like eventbrite, .CO, Google for Entrepreneurs, techstars, Jang Group, Pizza Hut, FM 91, bookitnow.pk and Starlinks, it’s the biggest Startup Weekend ever.
There will be 3 distinct events as part of Startup Weekend Karachi:
- Opening Night followed by a Theme Dinner.
- The Working & Mentoring Sessions followed by a Social Night
- The Closing Ceremony followed by a Theme Dinner.
How to Join SWKHI’16?
You can register for Startup Weekend Karachi 2016 by filling this form.
Event organizers can be contacted by going here.