Yes, but we strongly encourage each co-founder to be present and participate in the process of customer discovery. The insight gained from customers can influence the vision and direction of the company and each co-founder should be involved.
No! All information shared in class is public knowledge. Please do not share any unprotected or sensitive proprietary information.
Yes, we want to help get you better prepared to have great conversations with accelerators or seed investors!
It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Startup Next is a unique program and not everyone is in a position to maximize the value and have a great experience. If you meet any of the following criteria, you should NOT attend a local Startup Next program.
- Companies who are too biased or attached to their own idea or solution to an assumed problem.
- Teams or individuals who cannot commit at least 25 hours of work a week
- Teams or individuals who do not have a basic understanding of Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s Business Model Canvas.