Startup Weekend Accra – Take the Next Step in your Entrepreneurial Journey
Dated: 30 Oct, 2013
Credit/By: Mac-Jordan Degadjor
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
As you may already know, Global Entrepreneurship Week‘s flagship event: Startup Weekend is back in grand style. GEW’s signature event: Startup Weekend Accra which brought together entrepreneurs to share ideas, form teams to create a businesses/startups like Dropifi and SliceBiz. 2011 and 2012 winners respectively is here again.
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where a group of the most motivated developers, business managers, marketing geeks, graphic designers, and more descend onto one location to build a variety of projects.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to do a lot more than just network with other startup gurus. It also helps build the local startup communities, launch new businesses in a single weekend, and allows passionate individuals test their ideas.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Date & Venue
Startup Weekend Accra is happening on November 22, 2013 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology in East-Legon. Accra
Startup Weekend Format
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. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Register and Team-up for Startup Weekend
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.
Paulina says: Its 'Global Entrepreneurship Week' from the 18th - 24th November 2013....and thankfully folks in Accra, Ghana don't have to miss out. For more info visit: http://macjordangh.com/startup-weekend-accra-take-the-next-step-in-your-entrepreneurial-journey/
For more info about The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) visit: http://www.meltwater.org/