Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
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.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Welcome to Startup Weekend at Christiansborg!
Copenhagen Startup Weekend Borgen
Copenhagen SW Borgen is the first time a Startup Weekend takes place inside a national parliament. We assemble the 100 most innovative entrepreneurs, citizens, politicians, and students from all over Denmark to develop solutions for the challenges of the Danish society. By using the Startup Weekend open simulator the goal is to identify 15 ideas, and develop them from concept to product, in order to create companies capable of executing these solutions in society.
The participants are selected for their innovative ideas, their skills as developers and their experience as well as drive as entrepreneurs. Some participants are hand-picked, while others participate for the very first time.
The vision is to create a forum for the development through the innovation process methods employed by Startup Weekends in its open simulator concept. We believe that diversity is an important element regarding innovation and therefore, strive to bring a diverse crowd of people together from all walks of life. We aim to attract attention from the public, the media and the politicians and shine a light on the needs of the startup environment.
This event will be held in Danish.