Just about one year ago we announced that Startup Weekend would be coming to Hamburg. And now we are doing it again and are really excited about it. It’s official Startup Weekend 2012 will take place from June 8th – 10th at the HafenCity University in Hamburg. We have been working on the event for a few weeks and are happy to make it public now. Startup Weekend Hamburg 2011 was just so amazing that we have to do it again. In the coming weeks we will announce a lot more news regarding the event and about what to expect. We are working on some cool gimmicks for the weekend.
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
Ticket sales start today. We reserved a few discounted ticket for the early birds among you.
As always we rely on your help with Startup Weekend. The organizer team is volunteering a lot of time to put this event together and is not getting paid. So we really appreciate any support from the community. We are asking all of you to help us spread the word about SW Hamburg in the next weeks. Share it, tell your friends about it and let us know who we should contact to get the buzz going.
If you have any questions regarding Startup Weekend Hamburg 2012 or if you are interested in sponsoring the event just reach out to to us thru email: hamburg ($ a $) startupweekend.org
Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter to be in know at all times.
We are looking forward to meeting you at Startup Weekend 2012 this June,
Michael (for the Startup Weekend Hamburg 2012 Crew)