The 6th StartupWeekend – Daejeon, Register now!
StartupWeekend Daejeon February 2012 – The Challenge awaits! Again!
An Awesome way to start your new year? Begin your journey with a new company!
We are backed up this time with fabulous speakers, mentors and judges.
Fill up your entrepreneurial energy with people with various backgrounds and experiences.
This will be an outstanding weekend like none other!
What StartupWeekend can provide you
* Education/professional development
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
* Build your network
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or a even an investor.
* Co-founder dating
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
* Meet your mentor for life
Startup’s all about meeting the right people. Your team is one, mentors for the team is another. Get some quality one to one time with the fabulous mentors. They may turn out being your life-time mentors.
* Learn a new skill
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are prefect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
* Actually launch a business
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
* We cover what you need for the weekend (and it can pay off for long after)
Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources, possible sponsor swag, all the coffee you can drink, and more.
* Join a global community
Join over 30,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.
What’s SPECIAL on this StartupWeekend Daejeon
Prior to the event in February, we are planning for a Pitch Workshop with SeoulSpace. Spending some quality time with SeoulSpace team at a workshop will allow you to learn how to elevator pitch for your ideas.
details will be updated.
* A Note for FOREIGNERS
If you want to join StartupWeekend Daejeon, but unsure how to register,
follow these three steps and we will register for you!
1) Email or Call the contact info below with your Full Name, Company, Position, Phone Number, Email Address, and which Role you want to take at StartupWeekend Daejeon event(Designer, Developer, or Strategist).
2) Come to Daejeon on 17th of February.
3) Pay your ticket on sight!
It’s a piece of cake!
*Contact Info – Sally Park
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: 01092876632
Confirmed mentors, speakers, and judges include
– David Lee – Venture Partner at SK Telecom Ventures, Partner/ Co-Founder at XG Ventures
– Seokwon Yang(@ejang) – Founder of Co-Up, mentor at Primer
– Meena Lee(@kkonal) – PR Manager at Ablar Company, every PR road leads to kkonal:)
– Richard Min(@richardmin) – Co-Founder/CEO of Seoul Space
to be updated!
No Talk, All Action!
Where And When?
When : February 17th 5pm ~ 19th 6pm, 2012
Where : KAIST in Daejeon
DAY-1 / Friday
5:00pm ~ 6:00pm Doors open, meet and greet. Get your name tags!
6:00pm ~ 7:00pm Orientation with light dinner.
7:00pm ~ 8:00pm Idea pitch time!
Anyone can pitch. This is a self-selection process. People will gather around ideas that they think are interesting and would like to work on for the weekend. So go for it!
Hard limit to 2-minutes each, so get to the point.
State the problem you are trying to solve
How you plan to solve it
What/who you need over the weekend.
8:00pm ~ Select ideas to build and build teams.
Meet and talk each other who are interested in the same idea. Form teams around the selected ideas based on interest and skill sets required to build the ideas. Teams solidify their concept. By Saturday morning, team selection should be completed.
DAY-2 / Saturday
9:00am ~ Start working! Developing!
(Breakfast at 9am, Lunch at 12pm, Dinner at 6pm)
Act, Build, Create, and Develop your product! Making prototype is very crucial to show how your idea works!
Final / Sunday
9:00am ~ 2:00pm Development! (Breakfast at 9am, Lunch at 12pm)
Release your product, prototype or whatever! Don’t forget – Your FINAL Presentation is as important as your idea, prototype! Intro, Problem, Solution, and Requirement(conclusion), these four elements are what you need for a good elevator pitch.
2:00pm ~ 3:00pm Final Presentation!
Pitch your best presentation before a panel of judges. 5-minutes maximum. More or less time will be given depending on how many teams need to present. Most importantly, demo your product.
3:00pm ~ 4:00pm Judge time! Closing of Final Day.
Top teams will be prized, however the most important takeaway will be an experience of building a team around an idea, working together and delivering a product in a short period of time. You will earn much more than just a prize. The human network you create during the weekend will last forever. One or more of people at the Startup Weekend could be your future co-founder(s), life-time-long buddys.
4:00pm ~ 5:00pm Networking party
The 6th StartupWeekend – Daejeon, Register now!