1. Network, meet potential co-founders and investors
A huge challenge to most entrepreneurs is finding other like-minded people that share the same passions, and compliment their skill-sets. At YallaStartup weekend you’ll get the chance to spend 54 hours surrounded by people that eat their morning bowls of cereal thinking “startup”, and fall asleep thinking how to create the next big thing. In fact, 85% of all previous StartupWeekend participants still kept in touch with someone they met at the event!
2. Build awesome companies
Go from idea to launch. You have 54 hours to figure out everything from the mission, your target market, your competitors and your go-to market strategies. You will also have to give a full presentation of a working prototype and validation of concept to your peers. Over 36% of the Startup Weekend Startups are still active. Over 10% of companies go on to produce revenue or get seed funding, but every time people leave with more experience, insight, knowledge, friends, and resources than they came with.
3. Unlimited Learning Potential
Learn the best practices of UX or how to build a viral marketing strategy and get live feedback on your ideas. Rather than just theorizing, put your brain and hands to work and create, iterate, and then learn how to sell your idea. As much as ideas are important execution is what makes or breaks them. Take this opportunity to develop, and present in front of peers and experts. Not only is it a stage for you to practice on, but you will interact with some of the community’s best and brightest (including yourself!) and learn from each others.
4. Awesome PR
YallaStatup media partners include ReadWriteWeb, The NextWeb Middle East, Knowledge@Wharton, StartupArabia, Hibr, iTech Entrepreneurs, Executive Magazine, Naharnet and more … This is your chance to be featured on the most respected and read news sources, both regionally and world-wide.
5. Win great prizes and most importantly HAVE FUN
Startup Weekend has been represented in 100 cities and 23 countries, has had over 15,000 entrepreneurs in just 3 years and has launched over 560 new ventures! YallaStartup has brought Startup Weekend to the Middle East for the first time ever. Now is your chance to be part of this entrepreneurial network and to kick-start your company or idea.
As Wayne Gretzky put it, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take , so don’t miss this one, Yalla come and Startup!
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