StartUp Weekend – Launch a start-up in 54hrs

As I continue to see how I can make Croydon ‘The Second Tech City’ – I have been REALLY inspired by the work of StartUp Weekend.

StartUp Weekends are 54hr events where developers, designers, marketeers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch start-ups.

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.

This is JUST the kind of thing I would love to do in Croydon in Matthews Yard (please do get in contact – see below – if you’d like to help me do one in Summer 2013)

Until then, please do check out this beautifully produced 15min documentary following two entrepreneurs as they go from idea to product in 54hours.


If you are interested in contributing to my on-going project of making Croydon ‘the Second Tech City’ and  ‘Silicon Valley of South London’, please do introduce yourself to me.

I can be reached on Twitter @98rosjon and by email: jonnyrose1 [at] gmail [dot] com


About jonathanrose

Raconteur. Intellectual. Showerman.
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