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Startup Weekend Ottawa 2018


YOUR IDEA: IN 54 HOURS.
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend - University of Ottawa Edition is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

WHAT TO BRING:
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

This time around, you can win The Startup Weekend First Place Award and three additional non-ranking prizes in:
1) The largest Social Impact
2) Includes the best Maker Component
3) Uses or impacts Health Technology the most effectively 
Teams can compete in multiple categories, but we reserve the right to not award a prize in a category if minimum standards are not met.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
-7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
-Benefits and discounts from our global partners
-One-on-one time with amazing mentors
-A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
-All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Earlier Event: November 16
Colonel By Classic: Carleton VS uOttawa
Later Event: November 17
Iron Ring STAG Fall 2018