Startup Weekend Mania! Hong Kong Apr 12, Shanghai Apr 19, Shenzhen May 10

Posted by Michael Michelini on Apr 10 2013

The startup weekend phenomena has come in strong in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen really strong! Just had a nice call w/ Sheikh from USA headquarters yesterday, and there are now great teams in place in all of these cities. I’m so proud of the progress that the Startup Weekend team has made!

Hong Kong Startup Weekend

April 12 – 14, 2013
Location: M21 Hong Kong Youth Federation
hongkong.startupweekend.org

This coming weekend is from Friday night April 12 to Sunday Night April 14th, I’ll try to stop by on Saturday!

Shanghai Startup Weekend

April 19 – 21, 2013
Location: 淞沪路234号‎ 上海市杨浦区五角场邮政编码: 200438
shanghai.startupweekend.org

I’ll be heading up to facilitate this Shanghai weekend, going to Shanghai a couple days early, next Wednesday April 17. Liu Yan and David Li are amazing people assisting in bringing the Startup Weekend to Shanghai, and have done a great job last November.

Shenzhen Startup Weekend

May 10 -12, 2013
Location: 3W coffee Shenzhen location, 1st floor , East block, Yuanxing technology building , No.1 Songping Rd. North district , High tech park Nanshan, Shenzhen.
南山区高新园北区松坪山路1号源兴科技大厦东座1楼
shenzhen.startupweekend.org

Shenzhen has an amazing volunteer team, Kawai, our co-organizer will take a break this time and finally get a chance to be a participant, Nik and I will help co-organize and also promote other dedicated volunteers to be more responsible.

What’s Startup Weekend?

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!

So excited to be part of this!

Its really an amazing thing to witness, and I am glad to be part of this startup revolution in China and Asia. I’m introducing other Chinese cities to Startup Weekend USA and hope to continue to grow this amazing NGO.

Sparking entrepreneurship and creativity.

  • http://twitter.com/SEOmom Gillian Muessig

    Michael, you are becoming one of the most influential people in the startup world in China. Well deserved! Thanks for all the hard work in building and supporting the community of entrepreneurs. Your quiet consistent excellence is inspiring.

  • http://mikesblog.com Michael Michelini

    wow! thanks for reading my blog post Gillian! I’m honored.

    It feels so good to see the startup community exploding…. I truly believe the way people work is going to be so different in the next 10 years.

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