On November 14-16, 2014, Fredericton, NB will be hosting a Startup Weekend (Global Start-Up Battle) for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. It is part of the Global Start-up Battle held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship week that runs from Nov 17 – 23th.
Startup Weekend is a crash-course in learning how to start your own business. In 54 hours, would-be entrepreneurs can learn the basics of starting a company and taking it through to a successful launch.
The fast-paced weekend consists of:
- idea pitches
- business plan development
- building basic prototypes
- final presentations
The weekends bring together hopeful entrepreneurs and pair them with mentors, industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and other like-minded individuals. The environment is perfect for those with the next hot idea to hit the ground running.
Where: Planet Hatch
50 Crowther Lane - Suite 140
When: Friday, Nov 14th at 5:30pm – Sunday, Nov 16th at 5:00pm
The previous 3 New Brunswick StartUp Weekends have produced winning ideas like:
- HotSpot Parking - an app that lets people pay their parking meters online or with their phone
- MooBooks - an app for a customizable children’s ebook
- NightPuck - a hockey puck with LED lighting designed to make nighttime hockey easier to play
Maybe your idea could be the next winner.
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, be sure to sign up for StartUp Weekend in Fredericton. The energy, networking, learning and hard work may be the just what you need to get your business idea off the ground.
If you are an Aboriginal entrepreneur, contact JEDI for more information about the JEDI Aboriginal Development Fund (JADF) which provides financial support to First Nation communities in New Brunswick, 506-444-5650.