Launch a startup in 54 hours - that's the premise of the upcoming 2nd Startup Weekend Hong Kong
that's taking place May 18 to 20, 2012 at the M-Lab InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong.
If you’re not familiar with Startup Weekends
, it’s a conference- and workshop-type event where a creative and highly motivated bunch of people get together for 54 hours to come up with great startup ideas. These events are open to any innovative mind - over the weekend, developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts can get together to share ideas, form teams, build products and pitch it to a panel of judges.
First started in July of 2007 in Boulder, Colorado, the movement has since spread across the world. Hell, there’s even a book
The winner of Startup Weekend Hong Kong
will receive a free booth and tickets to attend the coming Startup Asia Jakarta
in June to meet with investors and showcase their winning product.
You can register for the event here
Oh, and if you think no good ideas can come out of the tiny island of Hong Kong, you couldn't be more wrong - the first winning team of Startup Weekend Hong Kong, AfterShip
, beat 50 other teams from all over world and became the ultimate winner of the 2011 Global Startup Battle
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