Just over two weeks to go to the next Dublin Startup Weekend

7th of February 2011 by admin

The next Dublin Startup Weekend will take place on February 25-27, 2011 in the National Digital Research Centre in Dublin 8.

The event will bring together people with different skillsets to build prototype web/mobile applications which could form the basis of a commercial opportunity; more specifically, the event will bring together software developers, graphics design folks and business strategists. During the event, the participants divide into teams, each of which builds a basic prototype of their concept and develops ideas on how it could form the basis of a startup.

Startup Weekends take place all over the world and are generally considered to be a place to learn about the startup world, get to know folks who are interested in doing something in the space, bounce around some ideas and, importantly, try to turn some of them into reality. Some of the teams formed during startup weekends have gone on to much bigger and better things, e.g. Foodspotting and memolane.

The event has been held once before in Dublin – May 2010 – and was a fantastic success: of the 6 teams that were formed throughout the weekend, 4 of them subsequently went on to enter the NDRC Launchpad incubator to bring their ideas from some basic concept prototype developed over the course of the weekend to a working system with a potential commercial case. (More info here).

The response to the weekend so far has been great – ticket sales have been strong and we’re expecting the event to sell out. Tickets for non-technical folk – people who have neither developer nor graphics skills – have sold out already and the amount of technical folk in attendance is increasing steadily.

We’re reaching out to developers and/or graphics design folks who are interested in the startup scene – it promises to be a great weekend, with some great people, great ideas and great energy and who knows, it might be the place where some great Irish startups are born!

Tickets are on sale here. There is a modest cost for participation which mainly covers the catering during the event. Further information can be found here.

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Was Foodspotting really created during a Startup Week-end ? I didn’t find any mention of it on their website.
Anyway, it looks like a cool event.

Yes, Foodspotting was created over a startup weekend – here’s a link to the pitch they made at the end of the weekend.