In the world of entrepreneurship, nothing beats the 54-hour mad dash known as Startup Weekend. From the Friday evening, when people pitch their business ideas, to the Sunday afternoon pitch contest, attendees are immersed in the process of starting a business.
Next weekend, from August 9 to 11, 130 designers, teachers, developers and entrepreneurs will descend on The Working Group office for a Startup Weekend Toronto focused on the education market. Teams are formed around the Friday-night pitches and products are hacked together that solve problems in education.
As a co-organizer of the event, MaRS gets a lot of questions about how to make an effective one-minute pitch and how to quickly validate an idea with potential customers. Here is a list of resources for Startup Weekend attendees (or for anyone interested in starting a business, for that matter).
Like anything, starting a company takes practice. If you’re interested in succeeding in entrepreneurship, the best strategy is to go through the process of starting up a company many times until you get it right.
MaRS is hosting a meet-up for Startup Weekend Toronto EDU attendees tonight, August 1, to help you get more familiar with these resources and to give you an opportunity to ask questions. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photo Credit: Toronto Startup Weekend