Shenzhen “BootUP!” Weekend, Experience a Startup over 3 days, Try Sept 2-4?!?

24 Aug

Startups Shenzhen + SZteam are doing another first for Shenzhen here at Shenzhen Team. For three days, 20 eager entrepreneurs will both learn and work on their own startups. If you are a student, designer, developer, or just enthusiastic about starting your own company, this is something to not miss.

We are aiming for September 2nd to the 4th….we know that is one and a half weeks away….but so many people at Startup Tuesdays want it, we are gonna see how many applicants we can get, we have a good amount of support from mentors and judges and sponsors.

Here is a quick overview of what to expect:

Friday, 7pm:

Intro/Meet and Greet
Startup Lifecycle and Weekend Plans
Brainstorming and Teaming up (groups up to 3 people)
Initial Planning

Saturday, 9am:

Business Models vs. Business Plans
Prototype, Develop, and Plan (Teams working on their startups)

Sunday, 9am:

Continue to Prototype, Develop, and Plan

Sunday 7pm:

Team Demos
Break for Judging
Announcement of Winners

We are working on getting some sponsors for the weekend, so we can have prizes available for the top teams. Also, we will attempt to have a wide range of judges available for the final demos, including investors and successful entrepreneurs.

The space will be limited to 20 participants, please fill out the form here. Also email [email protected] with BootUP in the subject and a short description of why you want to be part of BootUP! and what skills and interests you might have. We will try to select a balanced group with a range of skill sets.

If you are a student, designer, developer, or just enthusiastic about starting your own company, this is something to not miss.

Similar events around the world have resulted in real, viable businesses or have connected up founders that went on to make a successful business together.

We had a discussion at the last Startup meetup, and one of the big topics was the arrangement of the ownership of the work done during BootUP!. The gist is, if you have a very awesome idea that you want to have clear control of, don’t do it for this event. We would prefer that people focus on doing something interesting and go through the process while getting to know other people and keep that killer idea to start later once you have a better idea of who you want to partner with.



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  2. Mitch Davis Says:

    My deepest thanks to everyone who put in to make this weekend such a success. I had a fantastic time, as I’m sure everyone else did. You guys rock!

  3. michelini Says:

    thanks Mitch,
    yes it was an amazing weekend for sure Mitch