There are many great reasons why someone should attend Startup Weekend — however, for the sake of this blog post, we’ve developed 8 reasons why YOU should attend!
1. Network with other like-minded, startup enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.
At Startup Weekend Syracuse, there will be over 100 developers, designers, marketers, engineers, entrepreneurs and other business professionals looking to launch startups. Whatever category you fall into, it’s a great chance to meet like-minded individuals in various industries.
2. Learn about the startup process.
Startup Weekends are all about “learning through the act of creating.” Our panel of community leaders and mentors will offer you guidance and insight that they bring from years of experience in their respective fields. They will not only enhance your chance of success, but will give you a new perspective on the startup process.
3. Form a startup team.
Whether you have an idea for the next big web application, or if you just want to help form a business, you’ll be a member of a startup team. You will be making crucial decisions that will impact how the business functions and operates.
4. Learn a new skill.
Being a member of a startup team, you will be challenged with developing solutions for a new business venture. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekend Syracuse is the perfect opportunity to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
5. Listen to some great speakers.
There will be a wide range of speakers giving short, “Ted-esque” style talks. Speakers range from Albert Wenger from Union Square Ventures, to Mike Duda of Consigliere the Brand manufacturer. Their topics will range from startup methodologies, to best practices, to the economic impact of tech startups.
6. Get involved in the Syracuse community.
There is no better way to give back to the local community than by helping or starting a business. It promotes economic growth and provides jobs and income to the local community.
7. Win prizes.
The winning team receives thousands of dollars worth of prizes provided by our amazing sponsors.
8. Launch a business!
By participating in Startup Weekend, your goal is to develop a web or mobile application with a viable and sustainable business model. After startup weekend is over, most teams continue to develop their project and market it to the world. Who knows? You may even start the next multi-million dollar Internet venture!
So, what do you have to lose? Register for Startup Weekend Syracuse today!