Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
Startup Weekend invites you to build a startup in one weekend. It’s 54 hours of learning, doing, and having fun while forming connections and living an experience like no other. We are a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2012.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation resulting in a minimum viable product (MVP). The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
International Startup Festival
The summer edition of Startup Weekend is hosted in collaboration with the International Startup Festival. Enjoy the summer weather and the festival air and get to know the Montreal startup community.
Reasons to register!
Startup Weekend is a learning experience, and it’s open to everyone. If you’re ready to throw yourself into new waters and learn something, then Startup Weekend is for you. We believe that the best way to learn is by doing, by creating, and by challenging assumptions along the way.
Do you have a killer idea or business insight? Or do you have a talent for design, whether it’s graphical, product or user experience? Or do you have tech skills and enjoy hacking on brilliant projects? Register now.
What do I get?
Your ticket gives you access to the entire weekend, including:
- All food and drink provided for the entire weekend, so you can focus on your project.
- Access to a team of guest mentors and coaches for guidance and advice.
- A lineup of workshops hosted by invited startp experts.
- New friendships and connections in the startup community.
- Swag and t-shirt!
If you have questions, see the Startup Weekend FAQ or send us a message.
Get the mobile app for all the event info and details
Get the Startup Weekend Montreal mobile app and have the schedule, mentor list and more info on your phone throughout the weekend.