Startup Weekend Coming to Beirut
Entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers are set to gather next month in Startup Weekend Beirut. The event, which will take place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July in Berytech, is a 54 hour event (2.5 days) where participants pitch their ideas in the first day, form teams, and execute their ideas to turn them into reality throughout a weekend. At the end of the weekend, participants present their ideas to a list of prominent judges and get the chance to win valuable cash prizes.
Additionally, the Lebanese Minister of Telecom, Mr. Nicolas Sehnaoui, will distribute the prizes, give a speech, and have a focused user-group with students and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of technology in the country.
How you can benefit from the event:
Hands on experience: Startup Weekends are all about learning. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
Build your network: Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships, meet your future cofounders, and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
Learn a new skill: Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on new platforms, learn new programming languages, or just try something different.
Actually launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
Get face time with thought leaders: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as mentors and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
Save money & get stuff: Startup Weekends cost around $15. Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink.
Join a global community: Join over 30,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.