Friday 20th –
Sunday 22nd November sees the return of Wales' most successful business
competition, Startup Weekend Swansea.
Launched in 2013, the two previous years have seen a total of 18 teams formed,
with nine continuing to trade, well above the average Startup Weekend
continuation rate of 35%.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same model: anyone is welcome to pitch
their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the
top ideas and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding,
designing and market validation.
The weekend culminates with presentations in front of entrepreneurial leaders.
This year's judging panel is made up of top Welsh business leaders Debra
Williams, former MD of Confused.com, David Hieatt, co-founder of Huit Denim and
Anna Bastek, director of Wolfestone translation.
Adam Curtis, lead organiser of Startup Weekend Swansea and owner of software
company Clockwork Bear, explains:
"Being part of Startup Weekend Swansea is fantastic. This year is looking
to be even better than previous years, with some amazing judges and mentors
Startup Weekends are a great event for freelance developers and designers who
are looking to work with entrepreneurs on exciting projects.”
Sue Poole, Enterprise Education Manager at Gower College Swansea says:
“I can’t wait to see what businesses are created at this year’s event. Every
year the quality of the business ideas get better and better. This event helps
put Swansea on the global start-up map.”
The benefit of taking part in Startup Weekend goes beyond the three days;
Adlet, formed during the first Startup Weekend Swansea, won a global
competition and received travel to Atlanta and mentoring from executives at
Coca-Cola and last year's winning business, Skippr, has since raised seed
Further information and tickets are available from: http://www.startupweekendswansea.com