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Startup Weekend at UBC Mar 14-16

Published on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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entrepreneurship@UBC is hosting this year’s “Startup Weekend at UBC”, open to all young innovators who are interested in building their entrepreneurial skillset and sharing ideas with like-minded people. If you’re a developer, designer, marketer, product manager or simply a startup enthusiast, come out and enjoy this event.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best startup ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday, teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Date: March 14-16, 2014

Location: Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre (UBC)

Students, graduates and aspiring entrepreneurs alike are welcome to participate. The event features prominent judges from the Vancouver entrepreneurship community, advice from experienced mentors from multiple industries and prizes and resources that will help your venture down the path to success.

Previous mentors and judges for Startup Weekend at UBC have included:

  • Michael Fergusson – Founder and CEO, Ayogo
  • Terry Beech – Chairman and Co-Founder, HiretheWorld.com
  • Thealzel Lee – President and Director, E-Fund
  • Ian Crosby, CEO, Bench.co
  • Kelly Edmison – President and CEO, PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.

Visit the Startup Weekend website and Facebook page for more information and to register. All BC university students receive a discount on tickets.

Eventbrite: http://swubc0314.eventbrite.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swubc

Website: http://ubc.startupweekend.org

Contact: ubc@startupweekend.org