Do you have an idea for a new product, service or experience that
you're looking to take to the next level? Do you want to learn how to
start a business? Plymouth Startup Weekend is back with a twist!
Led by the University of Plymouth and part of the
Techstars Startup Weekend movement, it is the place to meet
like-minded individuals and be immersed in a weekend of creativity
and collaboration ONLINE. About Plymouth Startup Weekend Online Edition:
This virtual edition of Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth is
focused on supporting and growing our entrepreneurial community
in and around Plymouth. The 54-hour event has a new format, but
the inspiration, energy and educational opportunities for
entrepreneurs is as strong as ever - you'll connect with amazing
mentors, industry experts, founders, and partners all of whom have
been there and got the t-shirt and are ready to help you get started.
This event is for anyone and everyone interested in entrepreneurship!
Whether you have an idea to help support the recovery of Covid-19
that you want to learn how to turn into a viable business, or you are
already a serial entrepreneur - it's an opportunity for everyone to be
inspired, to collaborate and to innovate. Now is the perfect time to
think about launching a business; to engage with your community
and build a strong following - and there's no better place to do that
than online. Channelling Plymouth's entrepreneurial spirit
Do you have an idea and don't know how to implement it?
Do you want to get involved in entrepreneurship but don't know how?
Are you one of those who believe that the recent crisis creates
Plymouth has recently been recognised as one of the top ten cities
in the UK to launch a business, and it's no wonder; we are incredibly
lucky to be part of a city thriving with ingenuity and enterprise.
In collaboration with partners and experts from a range of business
backgrounds we're taking the entrepreneurial spirit of
Plymouth online - inviting creative people from all across Plymouth,
and beyond, to join us for the first ever remote Plymouth
Startup Weekend. We want to find those new and innovative ideas
and help bring them to life. What do you need to bring?
Firstly, lots of energy! This may be a
virtual event, but as with an in- person Startup Weekend, you'll be
practicing pitching your own idea or listening to others. You'll then
get the opportunity to vote on what you feel is the most interesting
concept, and form teams.
As they say, team work makes the dream work
- so bring your
collaborative cap. In teams, you'll work together on a business idea:
design a prototype that fits the need of your target audience; deliver
a pitch; receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and then...
likely change your approach entirely!What sort of ideas are we looking for?
Your idea can address any issue - social, environmental, financial,
environmental, or something else entirely - but it must be something
you have not worked on previously. How do I register? Is there any cost?
Anyone can register by Thursday 12th November here
, and it is
What next? Watch the video below to see what you can expect
(but imagine it online!), and if you're feeling inspired click on the
'Register' button now! Still have questions? Feel free to reach us
or on our Facebook page
. The best ideas are born and realised through collaboration
– there has never been a better time to join the
Plymouth Startup community!
This activity is led by the University of Plymouth and is part of the
iMayflower project. iMayflower is supported by The Department for
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the Cultural Development
Fund which is administered by Arts Council England. Find out more
about the University of Plymouth's activity here.Recording the event
Please be aware that some of the event may be live streamed and
recorded, for capturing content to be used in online and offline
marketing and promotional materials and to be shared with our
community. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group,
do not wish to be recorded, please let a member of the
organising team know.