Many of us get that itch of becoming an entrepreneur. We get that spark in us, that light bulb idea that brings us into our dream world, day-dreaming and wondering, “What if?” What if we had a chance to actually build the next hot tech company? What if we find the right team with the right chemistry to build it? What if we get affirmation and validation from not only our peers, but from experts and maybe even potential investors that our ideas really have some legs in becoming something?
Unfortunately, few get the chance to take action and do something about it. After all we all get caught up in our daily lives, clocking in and out our 9-5 jobs and rarely do we get the opportunity to take action. This is where the folks at Startup Weekend come in to the rescue. If you haven’t heard of this program creating founders in a weekend all over the world, now’s your chance to get familiar with it.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is known to be the largest network of very passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries.
On November 22, 2013 the awesome people at Coloft are hosting Startup Weekend LA. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. By popular vote, the top 10 best ideas are called out and groups can begin to organically form. Each group should consist of at least a business developer, designer and technical developer. From there it is a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
At the end of the day on Sunday, teams will present to a panel of judges consisting of local entrepreneurial leaders. Be prepared to have fun being creative, lose some sleep building the next big thing, stop dreaming and start doing!