T&T will be hosting its second Startup Weekend event during Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 22 to 24 at One Woodbrook Place, Port of Spain.Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event/competition where entrepreneurs, business/product managers, programmers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and turn real ideas into businesses.
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, and building a minimal viable product with the help of our mentors.On Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes to a panel of prestigious judges and receive valuable feedback about their business idea.
Startup Weekend attracts motivated people. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, participants build long-�lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.Startup Weekend events can be found in more than 400 cities around the world, from Mongolia to South Africa to Canada to Brazil. There have been more than 1,000 events worldwide and they have helped start more than 8,000 businesses.
Roughly 150 cities around the world are expected to host Startup Weekend at the same time with more than 20,000 people in attendance. Winners from each local event will compete in a virtual Global Startup Battle.