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[Singapore][Event] Startup Weekend Singapore 2012

Startup Weekend Singapore is back!

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. First started in July of 2007 in Boulder, Colorado, the movement has since spread across the world. Hell, there’s even a book on it!

The upcoming Startup Weekend in Singapore, will be held on March 9-11, 2012, at NUS Business School. This year (the first was held in 2010) the event will be organized by a group of students from the National University of Singapore Overseas Colleges Alumni (NOC Alumni).

Here’s a rough look at how the event will flow:

– Startup Weekend Singapore will begin with open microphone pitches on Friday, where participants share their best ideas and inspire others to join their team.

– Over Saturday and Sunday, teams will focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies andĀ building a minimal viable product.

– On Sunday evening, teams will demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts. During the weekend, experienced entrepreneurs and mentors will explain the challenges involved in being an entrepreneur, provide tips on starting up a company and share their experiences.

An expected 150 participants will attend Startup Weekend Singapore. You can sign up here (tickets are S$85, and S$45 for students).


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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