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The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
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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.
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After the forced break we had to take in the middle of the Beer-Sheva Startup weekend event, we are happy to announce that we are back to finish the great event!
On December 6-7 (Thursday-Friday) at 8:30 we will join forces again in “Tapuach” Center which is located in the corner of Juda HaLevi and Shaul Hamelech Streets, in Beer-Sheva.
What is the plan?
we stopped the event after the 10 ideas were chosen, so we will pick it up on the same stage. Please make sure that all the groups are meeting again and starting to work according to the list :
- ונטיל חכם
- My phone
- Find me
- השלט שלי לדלת
- Location trigger
- Caloric meter
- J starter
- I’m fine
- תפריט מסעדות
Start weekend – what is it? A quick reminder
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Startup Weekend, it is a 54-hour Hackathon that is being held in over hundreds of different cities throughout the world. In Israel, we usually start it on Wednesday and finish on Friday. In the beginning of each event, every entrepreneur gets to pitch his idea in front of all the other entrepreneurs, and after a short voting process, the audience picks the best ideas of the bunch and all the entrepreneurs divide themselves into teams and start a 50-hours Hackathon in order to make their project into something real.
Beyond great good, drinks and an awesome T-Shirt, The experience includes mentoring from dozens of experienced entrepreneurs who share with us their road to success, failure and life stories. At the end of each event, each one of teams should present their project in front of an expert judge’s panel and the first place winner would get a services package worth thousands of dollars, just to help them make their project into a real-life kicking-ass startup.
We have great support from the local scene!
We are planning to continue with over 100 entrepreneurs, developers, designers and mentors who signed up for the event and the awesome support from local municipal authorities such as the city of Beer-Sheva, the municipal business development company “7×7″ (7 is Sheva in Hebrew) and the ministry for the Negev development alongside with huge support from the industry by companies : EMC (That has its own innovation center in Beer-Sheva), Sandisk, Incubit, APM Law Firm, NegevCo., Gav-Yam (A company that is in charge of building Beer-Sheva’s Hi-Tech Park), Ness Technologies, Paris Region, WMG and Negev Jobs.
Following them, the local universities and colleges will again join us in and together we will do our best to have a winning products.
If you have more friends who want to join the teams on the second and third days, just send them to the registration page, where they can find a discounted ticket.
Looking forward to seeing you in Beer- Sheva.