Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. Are you ready for a three-day startup crash course? The event will be taking place from February 9 - 11 at the Sheraa Hub on the American University of Sharjah campus.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Sheraa will be shortlisting 10 to 12 ideas of those that pitch on day one. There will also be a number of workshops running in parralel, covering topics such as market research, value proposition, BMC, pitching, and a tech workshop powered by IBM.
The first place winner will be awarded a cash prize of AED 15K, and the top 3 winners will get a seat in Sheraa's upcoming incubator program in addition to a number of in-kind prizes.
If you'd like to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, take part in Startup Weekend Sharjah.
Get your tickets here.