In November, there are a couple of awesome startup workshops you should check out if you have ideas and want to execute on them. These aren’t two days of lectures, these are two days of solid, hands-on sessions where you are taking real ideas and moving them forward.
Tiny Startup Camp | Register | Twitter
“Come together for a two-day event and not only learn how to create a Tiny Startup, but make real progress on starting your own. This isn’t a ‘get inspired and never do anything about it’ type of event, this is a ‘come learn how to do something, then do it–while you’re still at the event’ type of event. We have great speakers, and it’s gonna be really fun and it’s going to make you smarter and better than you’ve ever been before.”
Portland Startup Weekend | Register | Twitter
“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!”