Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is 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 2011.
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.
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.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, 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!
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. The first Startup Weekend in Montana is happening in Missoula on January 18th, 2013!
At Startup Weekend Missoula, you will experience what it takes to launch a startup. The full process of pitching an idea, recruiting a team, managing a project, building a prototype, receiving market validation and presenting to a panel of judges. Although the format is best suited for technology ideas, any idea that can be created in 54 hours is welcome.
Join us this January for Montana’s very first Startup Weekend.
2013 Startup Weekend Missoula Brochure
Startup Weekend Facilitator:
Sheikh Shuvo, Regional Operations Manager
Sheikh Shuvo is on the Operations Team at Startup Weekend and manages events across MENA, Asia, and Australia.
Originally born in Bangladesh, Sheikh was raised in New York City. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Government, with a focus on political philosophy. He has worked in a wide range of industries ranging from real estate marketing, municipal government, outdoor education, and, most recently, in healthcare software.
He currently lives in Seattle, WA, and is an avid outdoorsman, cook, and travel enthusiast.
We would also like to recognize and thank our Venue partner, The Lifelong Learning Center!