Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event providing an immersive experience into entrepreneurship and innovative thinking. This event is designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Participants are challenged to build functional startups during this intensive program.
Startup Weekend is also an international non-profit entrepreneurial community founded in US by Techstars Company in 2007. This organization covers 140+ countries and 4,000+ city till now. In Greater China our community covers 14+ cities including HK, Macao and Taiwan. “Giver first” is our core value.
创业周末还是一个全球生态系统，包括/ StartupWeekend is more over a global ecosystem，covers：
153 国家 / countries,
45,375 团队 / teams
363,000+ 参加者 / attendees,
$410M+募集资金 / funding secured
Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Through this compact 54 hours, participants share experiences with others, and turn entrepreneurial ideas into most viable products that may eventually set up their own teams and new companies.
Initiate or Participate – It’s Up To You 发起或参与项目，由你决定
Want to make a small program? Planning a sensational party in the city? Solve a small problem that plagues society? Create a cutting-edge technology smart product? Open a charity project?
Here you are free, anything you want to achieve can be opened up with courage and help.
Startup Weekend December -Social Innovation 12
欢迎报名参加，如果/ Welcome to participate, if：
- 您的创业想法是寻求比现有的解决方案更好的方式来满足社会需求的新社会实践，围绕但不限于以下6个方面：健康关怀，社会责任，解决社会问题如教育资源，社区发展，可持续发展。 / Your entrepreneurial idea is to seek better ways to meet social needs of the new social practice, about but not limited to the following six aspects: health care, social responsibility, solving social problems such as educational resources, community development, sustainable development.
- 您的创业项目与社会产出相关，想要学习如何商业化的手段来运作社会创新类项目，同时兼顾社会效益，创新性和商业可行性。/Your entrepreneurial project is related to social output. You want to learn how to commercialize the operation of operate social innovation projects while taking into account social benefits, innovation and commercial feasibility.
- 您是机构创始人，尚未营收的项目想要验证商业模型的市场可行性。/You are the founder of the organization, and you want to verify the market feasibility of the business model for a project that has not yet earned revenue.
- 早期社会创新类项目创始人，想要找到您的初创团队，链接到优秀的导师和创业资源。/Founders of early-stage social innovation projects who want to form a startup team, link to excellent mentors and entrepreneurial resources.
- 您是社会创新爱好者，想要认识更多志同道合的朋友，和学习如何才能把创业想法变为现实。/ You are a social innovation lover, want to meet more like-minded friends, and learn how to turn entrepreneurial ideas into reality.
What You Can Get 参与创业周末你能获得
- 创业大咖面对面指导，收获创业经验 / Face-to-face guidance from successful entrepreneurs & gain experience所有团队可在行业专家和当地企业家面前展示他们的创建成果，并且得到切实诚恳的评判和反馈。
All teams can present your proposal in front of the industrial leaders and local entrepreneurs ,also receive sincere and valuable feedbacks from them.
- 结识一群志同道合的朋友 / Meet a group of like-minded friends让自己围绕在有智慧和激情的人身边，一起运用最好的工具和理念开启全新的商业想法。成为创始人，连接正确的人和资源。
Surrounded by smart and passionate people ,start a brand new business proposal with the best tool and idea. Become a founder,connect with the right people and resources .
Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team, Startup Weekend is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Join Startup Weekend and you will be immersed in a magical entrepreneurial practice experience！
Mentors & Judges / 导师和评委
You will not only have in-depth idea exchange with mentors who come from diverse backgrounds spanning brand design,business consulting, community growth, supply chain management, industrial design, automation, artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing, and other fields of expertise. Their experience comes from different countries such as China, the United States,France, India, and German, to name a few. Even more, you might have the opportunities to get found by Chinese and foreign investors.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DIVISION AT CHINA ALLIANCE OF SOCIAL VALUE INVESTMENTLesley takes charge for overseas Strategic Cooperation and Impact Investment. With cross sector working experiences in both investment and entrepreneurship, she has previously worked as Senior Project Manager at ABC, Strategic Investment and Business Development at Accenture and Baidu, and also founded a social enterprise dedicated to elder healthcare. Lesley continues to be focus on skills building for social enterprises and the development of impact investment in China.
CEO OF TROUBLE MAKER
Henk is the CEO of Trouble Maker, a product development community in Shenzhen, China, where people from all over the world come to develop and manufacture their hardware products.
As a entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience, Henk works as mentor for startup teams in automation and electronic devices, such as LED display, watches, IoT, robotics and more.
PRESIDENT AT GRAICChairman of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Venture Capital Alliance Qianhai “Dream +”
Vice President of China Angel Investors Alliance Honorary Advisor of Youth Association of the Greater Bay Area, Entrepreneurship Mentor of Hong Kong Youth Association
Honorary Consultant of Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Returnees Association
Well-known Angel Investor.
With more than 20 years of experience in venture capital investment, has been recognized as 2009 CCTV China Venture Pioneer, 2015 Venture Capital Black Knight, 2018 Excellent Tutor of Shenzhen entrepreneurial and innovative initiative 2018 Annual Entrepreneurship Mentor of China Venture Capital Mangrove Awards In 2018, the founder of the project “Artisan Society”, which was hatched by him, was cordially received by Chairman Xi Jinping as a representative of Qianhai Innovation Enterprises.
CO-FOUNDER OF SUCSEED INNOVATION COMMUNITYCo-founder of the SucSEED Innovation Community
SucSEED is committed to lead and nurture Chinese investors and new business leaders
with an international vision, innovation and responsibility, and social value through innovation and leadership. Mentor of Zhejiang University Joint International College Entrepreneurship, Chairman of Enactus Shenzhen Alumni Association Enterprise Risk Consultant in KPMG and over 5 years of experience in operating and management of innovative and entrepreneurial projects.
FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AEEEntrepreneur, award-winning building and environmental engineer, founder and managing director of AEE, a sustainability engineering consultancy operating across Asia and Europe. Rumen is a USGBC Faculty, Registered Engineer in the UK and Hong Kong and Chartered Environmentalist. Rumen was named Top 5 New Faces of Engineering for 2014 by ASHRAE.
DIRECTOR OF STARTUP GRIND(SHENZHEN)Director of Startup Grind (Shenzhen),
Specialist in Marketing and Communication, former technical reporter, Entrepreneurial-community builder, dedicated to constructing passionate, educational and inspiring linking-platforms for entrepreneurs.
DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL AT SHENZHEN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROMOTION ASSOCIATION学习研究CSR领域多年，深圳市企业社会责任促进会副秘书长。
GLOBAL COOPERATION DIRECTOR OF SHENZHEN OPEN INNOVATION LAB (SZOIL)Vicky Xie is the Global Cooperation Director at Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL).
Earlier, she started off her career in the international department of Shenzhen Industrial Design Association. In the past few years, she played a key role to build up the first Fablab Makerspace in Shenzhen. Fascinated by creating new techniques herself, she became one of the first mentors of Fab Academy. She learned to design, create prototypes and develop hardware projects. At SZOIL, she facilitated collaboration between the international maker community and the Greater Bay Area.
Vicky has been offering innovation courses and facilitating social innovation programs related to sustainable development in universities and companies, as well as designing innovation-camp plans and innovation-tour plans for many world’s top 500 enterprises. She also works closely with business incubators and accelerators across the world, and help them implant their ideas into prototype as well as products.
CO-FOUNDER OF RE-LOOK SOCIAL INNOVATION STUDIOCo-founder of RE-LOOK Social Innovation Studio
Director of Yijia Social Work Service Center
Brand Ambassador SEED Social Innovation Community
Mentor of Hult Prize Greater Bay Area Innovation Challenge
Four years of working experience in a funded charity foundation, advocating social innovation to boost sustainable development
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT CEC I-VALLEYCEC i-Valley/Director of Innovation Resources Department
Lindsey LIU was graduated from the Conestoga College, Canada and the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Lindsey LIU used to be a judge expert of entrepreneurship and innovation events such as Shenzhen Entrepreneurship Competition / National College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition, and mentored many startup companies.
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND PROJECTS AT ORANGEDirector of Innovation and Projects of Orange
LU Yao is Director of Innovation and Projects in Orange Sourcing Consulting in Beijing. He focuses his efforts on Asian ICT ecosystem and provides market insight and partnership opportunity to Orange global footprint. He is leading Orange Open Innovation Center China to help Chinese and overseas startups grow potential business together with Orange. Having a research background in artificial intelligence, he is passionate about high-tech innovation and is willing to share his discovery in Greater China.
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF P-SENSE LIMITEDBorn and raised in an entrepreneurial family, Calvin has co-founded startups across transportation, video game and e-learning industries in Hong Kong and Canada. As a former banking professional with Engineering & Commerce background, he utilizes his cross-industry expertise and experience to serve his current role as the Managing Director of P-Sense, a crowd tracking & analytics solution that supports and realizes the smart city initiative worldwide.
FOUNDER OF SETUP ASIA & REMPOWERTECH* over 10 years managerial experience in business development & data monetization
* former CEO in Asia-Pacific of an international Loyalty Program
* founder of SetUp Asia & RempowerTech
* Empowerment of young Female entrepreneurs
Scott has been working as a Product Designer/Creator for the better part of a decade. With experience building both software and hardware he’s designed and scaled production of products in Lighting, AdTech, Aviation, and NonProfit spaces.
As a former alumni of Le Wagon, Scott is excited to share his knowledge of product design and leverage new ideas to impact the community.
PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINER, TEDX COACH & FOUNDER OF AARON PUBLIC SPEAKING STUDIOAaron Leung is a Public Speaking Trainer, TEDx Coach & Founder of Aaron Public Speaking Studio. With 13 years in the public speaking sector, he has given over 700 public speaking workshops globally in 15 different countries & in Fortune 500 companies. He is frequently invited as speaking coach & judge for business pitchers, contestants, TEDx speakers & corporate trainers.
CEO OF WIKIFACTORY （CHINA）Chance works as the CEO of Wikifactory China. Wikifactory is a social platform for collaborative product development. It is designed for open source communities, designers and product companies, aiming to help global manufacturers to collaborate with China for manufacturing expertise, resources and partners via Wikifactory networks.
Since 2009, he has been building companies around his inventions. He was co-founder and product manager at welomo.com (2012-2014), the 1st connected hardware on WeChat offering millions of users instant photo printing and entertaining services. He has been actively building startup communities, including Startup Grind Guangzhou since 2012.
DESIGN LEAD AT HAXInder is an cwho loves simplifying big design problems to their most essential blocks. He is currently the Design Lead at HAX, where he has helped over 100 startups with their design and strategy.
He has worked on projects in, robotics, health-tech, med-tech, fem-tech, consumer electronics, FMCG, IoT, Industrial and enterprise solutions and space design.
Event Agenda / 活动流程
Arrive at the venue and get checked in
DINNER & NETWORKING
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants
WELCOME & SPEAKERS
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders
IDEA BAKED + 1MIN PITCHES START
Optionally line up to give your pitch
VOTING & FORM TEAMS
Attendees vote for the top pitches. Teams start forming and discussing ideas
Time to head home and get some rest, Saturday is going to be a busy day.
DOORS OPEN & BREAKFAST
Arrive, breakfast served from 9:30am
BEGIN WORK + WORKSHOPS
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
LUNCH + NETWORKING
Lunch with teammate from other teams and mentors
Coaches help the teams one-by-one. They’re here to help amd network.
DINNER + REFINE REVIEWS
After hours of mentoring, your team are hungry enough to have dinner together. The most important thing is to refine the best suggestion to your idea now.
MOCK PITCH + WORKSHOP
Learn & practice your pitch for the final presentations on Sunday!
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow. Or, have some fun while working with your team!
Arrive for breakfast & coffee
Final opportunity to ask questions and work on your pitch
PRESENTATION PREP & TECH CHECK
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place.
DINNER + PARTY
JUDGING & AWARDS
WRAP-UP & GO HOME!
Event Venue / 活动场地
This event will be held in the beautiful coworking space，wework, which will help to stimulate your inspiration.
1st Floor, Building 7, Weixin Software Technology Park, No. 9 Gaoxin South 9th Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
(340 meters from Exit C of Keyuan Subway Station, Line 2)
Registration / 如何报名
Scan the QR code to sign up and find out more details about the event. There are a limited number of early bird tickets and group tickets available. Hurry up!
About Registration Fee
This event is a non-profit project initiated and organized by the volunteers of local Startup Weekend Community. The registration fee will be used for the event expenditures, such as, clothing, catering, drinking water, snacks, fruit,stationery, venue fees, tool kits, etc.
- 参赛者票：提供3天7顿餐饮、纪念T-shirt、办公物料（不含住宿车费）等Participant’s ticket: Provide 7 meals of 3 days, commemorate T-shirts,office materials (excluding accommodation fares), etc.
- 学生票：凭学生证签到，提供3天餐饮、纪念T-shirt、办公物料（不含住宿车费）等Student ticket: Register with a student ID card is necessary, provide 3 days of catering, commemorate T-shirts, office materials (excluding accommodation fares), etc.
- 周日观众票：周日下午4:30签到入场，晚餐视门票类型提供，不提供纪念T-shirtSunday observation ticket: Check in at 4:30 pm on Sunday, dinner according to the ticket type, no commemorative shirt
PS:In addition to the audience on Sunday, participants should bring their own laptop.
常见问题 / Q&A
Q1:What language does this event use? A: Both Chinese and English, facilitator speaks English, but pitching will be in Chinese mainly. All in all you don’t need to worry too much about language problem. There are many bilingual attendees and interpreters.
Q2:What is the output of this event? A: The outputs include: business plan，MVP（minimum viable product）design, and pitching slides.
Q3:Do I need to stay in the event for the entire 54 hours? A: Not exactly, but don’t easily abandon your teammates. If you have to be absent for special reasons, please be sure to inform your team members and organizers in advance.Of course, you can go home and rest at night.
Q4: Can I refund my ticket if I can’t participate the event on time due to the itinerary change? A: Yes. You can contact the event organizer to refund the ticket one week before the event (before November 29th). The event cannot be refunded within one week, but you can freely transfer the ticket.
社区伙伴 / Community Partners
媒体伙伴 / Media Partner
全球赞助伙伴 / Global Partners
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