STARTUP WEEKEND JAMAICA
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event ( experiential entrepreneurial education) where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. They pitch to investors for cash and prizes that can take them to the next level. The first Startup Weekend JAMAICA was held on Oct 4-6th, 2013.
How it Works
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best 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.