After a successful first edition in February 2013, Startup Weekend is back in Kathmandu; now inviting lady entrepreneurs. The three-day event is all-set to happen on July 5 to 7 at the SAP Falcha, Babarmahal. Seeing the low percentage of Women leadership in Tech companies and the fact that there were only 4 women participants out of total 84 in previous edition, the organizers felt the need of a separate event focusing on ladies.
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. If you are still confused, the following image can make it more clear:
Procedure for Registration:
You can register for the event online from the official website – kathmandu.startupweekend.org.
Student : Rs. 1800
Professionals: Rs. 3500
The last day for registration is 4th July for Students and 5th July for Professionals. If you are willing to attend the event, register immediately as all tickets may be sold out earlier.
About the previous edition:
The first edition of Startup Weekend in Kathmandu 2013 was a great success and played a major role in making the startup ecosystem in Nepal bigger. Brijendra Joshi, one of the organizers of the event share the result as:
- Four Startups are working on their products
- Two teams were brought in as partners by the mentors from the Startup Weekend to work on different startups.
- Two more team started a company after the Startup Weekend.
- Moreover the team and the network that was formed at that Startup brought together the different generation who share the same mindset and brought out that energy which can bring in the change that we do much require in Nepal right now. This is exactly the reason we do startup weekend in Nepal.
Finally here is a video which gives more information on the event for first timers:
Read more about Startup culture and successful stories of Nepali startups at Startup Section of Kalopati.