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London Startup Weekend Online and Demo Day for Funding

London Startup Weekend Online and Demo Day for Funding

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​Cofounder Matching, Build, Funding. Learn how to think,work and build startups in 54 hours and pitch to an investment committee for funding

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PRIZES FOR A WINNING TEAM

1. Have a chance to get investment up to $100K from DSH Accelerator. See more

2. Qualified team* will receive a free Fundermental of Entrepreneurship course at Draper University - a rigorous 15-day live online program delivered by legendary entrepreneurs and investors. See more

3. Free 4 coaching sessions with mentors at Draper Startup House, Visualise Solutions and Startup Circle.

* The qualified team is the team which must satify all judging criteria. See Participant FAQ here for judging criteria.

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Welcome!

Learn, Network, Funding

Inspired by Techstars Startup Weekends, London Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from entrepreneurs, mentors. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, funding or a team to help you execute, London Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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MENTORS

1. Andrew Constable

The Startup Weekend is being facilitated by Andrew Constable, the founder of Visualise Solutions and a certified Leanstack Startup Coach. He has 20+ years experience of working in business and is a member of the Association of Business Mentors and a fellow of the Institute of Innovation and knowledge exchange. He's also an MBA qualified consultant, Forbes contributor & co-author of the book “Online Innovation”.

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2. Aaron Everhart

Founder, Board Member, Mentor at HATCH! VENTURES (now Draper Startup House). Country Representative at KILSA Global.Member Of The Board Of Advisors at ExtraVallis.Founder and CEO at ABLINK - business communications.And more

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3. Paul Osborn

Founder of Startup Circle.Paul is a Lean Startup consultant and coach with extensive experience in product development, finance, and marketing. Over the last 30 years he has started multiple businesses.

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JUDGES

1. Nick Martin

CEO & Co Founder at Mission Plus - design UI & UX experiences and build technology for enterprise and scale ups.

Venture Partner at Draper Startup House.

Entrepreneur in Residence for the BCG Fintech Control Tower.

Investment Associate at REAPRA PTE. LTD.

Co-Founder at YoloPay

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2. Giulianna Crivello

Head of Ventures at Draper Startup House.

Startup Consultant at Independent Consultant.

Director of Strategic Growth, WealthUp at Privé Technologies.

Deal Associate at Sierra Angels.

And more

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3. Vikram Bharati

Founder, Draper Startup House (International).

Head of VC Investments - Across Asia.

Vice President at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Capital Markets & Mortgage Backed SecuritiesCapital at LendingTree.

And more

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th

FRIDAY

INTRODUCTION

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5:00 p.m: Event Kick off

Kick-off event Livestream by Event facilitator. Review the agenda for the weekend and get introduced to speakers, mentors, and community leaders

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5:30 p.m: Pitch Fire

60 Seconds to Pitch

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6:15 p.m: Voting

Vote on your favourite ideas

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6:20 p.m: Networking/Icebreaker

Fun ice-breaker to prep for pitches

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6:30 p.m: Selected Ideas annoucement

Top selected ideas to be annouced on event communication platform

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6:45 p.m: Team formation

Participants to form team on the event communication platform

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8:00 p.m: Get to work

Participants Start Working

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Organizer's Support available Until: 11:30 p.m.You may stay on the communication platform as long as you wish

SATURDAY

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9:00 a.m: Kick-off

Day 2 kick-off event Livestream by Event facilitator. Review Saturday agenda and annoucing Mentor Session signups (signup opens untill 11:30 a.m)

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9:30 a.m: Workshops (Optional)

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10:00 a.m: Work

Teams get their spaces set up and begin to work

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12:00 a.m: Mentor sessions annoucement

Mentor sessions will be annouced on the event communication platform

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12:30 p.m: Lunch

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1:30 p.m: Mentor meetings

One on one meetings with mentors and teams for guidance and help

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4:00 p.m: Teams Work

Continue working on your ideas

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5:30 p.m: Teams Check-Ins

Check-in with organizing team/ facilitator for any support

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7:00 p.m: Dinner Break

One hour dinner break

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8:00 p.m: Saturday Round Up

Join Saturday Round Up session on Livestream with the event facilitator and setting expectations for Sunday

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Organizer's Support available from: 08:30 a.m until: 11:30 p.m.You may stay on the communication platform as long as you wish

SUNDAY

Demo Day

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9:00 a.m: Kick-off

Day 3 kick-off event Livestream by Event facilitator. Review Sunday agenda, what teams should be focused on, judging criteria, and the tech check and pitch process for later

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9:30 a.m: Pitch Workshop/ Mentoring Session (Optional)

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10:00 a.m: Teams Work

Teams work to finish their MVP, and start working on their presentation

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12:30 p.m: Lunch

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2:00 p.m: Check-ins

Post-lunch check-ins, status reports, and asks for help

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4:00 p.m: Final Presentation submission deadline

Submit final presentation video and deck via Google form by 4 p.m

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5:00 p.m: Virtual Demo Day

Join Livestream for Virtual Demo Day Session

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8:00 p.m: Award Ceremony & Wrap up

Join Livestream for winners annoucement

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8:30 p.m: After Party (optional)

Virtual after party to network with other participants

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Organizer's Support available from: 08:30 a.m until: 11:30 p.m.You may stay on the communication platform as long as you wish

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PARTICIPANT PERKS

Google for Startups

Google Cloud Platform helps startups build web/mobile apps and is offering participants $300 in credit to build their apps (link can be found here). Teams can use Google Trends + Market Finder to test if there is a growing demand for their product and in which markets.

> $300 USD in cloud platform credit

> Register at cloud.google.com/free

Amazon Web Services

> $5,000 in AWS Activate Credits valid for 2 years

> Register at aws.amazon.com/awscredits

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

FQA​

Q: Is this event for me?

A: If you are interested in entrepreneurship the answer is most likely yes. Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, you’ll fit right in as long as you are motivated to build a product or startup and are open to new ideas. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere.

The event is intended to be a collaborative and inclusive forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. We expect each member of the startup community to be inclusive of all people and their ideas at London Startup Weekend and we welcome all, regardless of experience, industry or background.

Q: How can I find ideas?

A: We recommend you should read two articles from EF: Where do ideas come from? and Finding your Edge

Q: What makes London Startup Weekends different from Techstars Startup Weekends?

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  • More commitment participants
  • Cofounder matching focus and funding
  • More coaching sessions
  • Focus more on technical field and industry experts
  • On the Demo Day, the teams will pitch to an investment committee and have a chance to get investment up to $100k
  • This event is available for both aspiring founders and pre-seed startup teams with an investment readiness. 

Q: Do I have to participate in all three days?

A: Apart from the organizing team, mentors, speakers, event volunteers and judges, everyone who participates in the event is expected to participate in all three days. This is important not only to preserve your own learning experience, but also to minimize distractions or disruptions for the team you choose to join. At many London Startup Weekends, a “Sunday Presentation Only” registration option is available for those wishing to only view the teams’ final pitch presentations. We welcome any friends, family or colleagues you would like to invite to watch your final presentation to see all you have accomplished in just one weekend.

Note: If your startup has already had a MVP with early traction, investment readiness and you only would like to pitch your startup to an investment committee for fundraising, you can participate in Demo Day session only at 5pm Sunday 17 July 2022.

Q: How do I register?

A: Every London Startup Weekend event has a corresponding website with a registration page. There are typically different types of tickets for different skill sets, like ‘Business’, ‘Designer’, ‘Technical’ or ‘Enthusiast’ for example. Organizing teams sometimes track this to ensure they do outreach to a diverse group with a range of participant backgrounds and skill sets. This is done to maximize the event’s value for each participant by making sure teams are balanced and effective. You can choose the ticket type closest to what your experience is - don’t worry if nothing precisely matches your background!

Q: Do I need a team?

A: Everyone who attends the event as a participant is expected to come to the event without a team and then join and participate with a team at the event. This is important to preserve the London Startup Weekend educational experience. The ideal team consists of members from diverse backgrounds and experiences who collaborate to build a great minimum viable product (MVP) using the Lean Canvas framework. The more people you have on your team to help you do market research and business model development, the quicker you’ll develop an MVP to pitch on Sunday.

Q: What ticket type should I purchase to pitch an idea?

A: Pitching is open to every participant! We recommend you purchase the ticket that best represents your skill set.

Note: If your startup has already had a MVP with early traction and investment readiness and you only would like to pitch your startup to an investment committee for fundraising, you should select a "Startups" ticket type so you can participate in Demo Day session only at 5pm Sunday 17 July 2022.

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Contact

Questions? We are here to help!

Email: vinh@Hento.co

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