Rockin’ into 2013! Startup Weekend Shenzhen, Jan 18-20

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Lets kick off the Shenzhen startup scene with a bang! Startup weekend is gonna happen just before Chinese New Years on the weekend of Jan 18 to 20th here in Shenzhen, China! The last one was less than a couple months ago, but based on huge demand and some great venue choices, the guys at 3W startup cafe really want to have one there before the Chinese New Years! So lets rock it!

The most exciting part about it for me is we have a strongly developed team and community here to support it. Kawai, Nik, and I are proud of the support we have gotten from the community.

We are gonna try to have a bit more English language in this one, looking for volunteers to translate.

And we are open to sponsors, speakers, mentors, judges, volunteers, and of course participants!

Here are the details for the first Shenzhen startup weekend of 2013!

SIGNUP on shenzhen. startupweekend .org, (chinese signup as well as get the latest news and information about it there.

Date: Friday Night, Jan 18, 2013 until Sunday night, Jan 20, 2013 (note: you go home to sleep!)

Where: Shenzhen’s 3W coffee (startup cafe) in North High tech park.
Address: 3W coffee, First floor , East block, Yuanxing technology building , No.1 Songping Rd. North district , High tech park Nanshan, Shenzhen.
In Chinese: 南山区高新园北区松坪山路1号源兴科技大厦东座1楼

For Who: – For entrepreneurs, startups who want to try a hack over the weekend, developers, Designers, Enthusiasts, Mentors, Investors.

Why: – Taking a “break” from your normal startup or daily life and focusing on a new startup with a new team over a weekend is a great exercise to learn how to make things quick with limited resources and people you don’t know already.

How Much: – 150rmb (Includes official t-shirt, 7 meals, free unlimited internet)

Startup Weekend Shenzhen Agenda

Friday, Jan 18, 2013
6:30pm Registration Starts
7:00pm Dinner & Networking
7:20pm Welcome & Speakers
7:30pm Pitches Start
9:00pm Attendees vote for the top ideas
9:15pm Teams start forming and discussing ideas
10:00pm Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday Jan 19, 2013
9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
9:30am Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Call for needs & skills
2:00pm Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
10:00pm Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013
9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
10:00am Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
3:00pm Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
4:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Judging & awards
8:30pm Wrapup
9:00pm Go home!

Really excited to check up on the Shenzhen startup community! Hopefully can take all this experience from Chinaccelerator and share it with the Shenzhen community.

Here is a video from a startup weekend over a year ago!

Signup below!

shenzhen. startupweekend .org
Chinese signup:

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