Despite all the hurdles and challenges facing Syrians during the past few years, a group of enthusiastic innovators managed to organize a third iteration of ‘Startup Weekend’, though this year it is directly aimed towards the youth and unleashing their hidden entrepreneurial talent and creativity to live up to their potential and dreams.
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Damascus designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things.
This year’s event is set to happen on August 13-15.
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 3-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.
If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of Startup Weekend Damascus Youth.