Startup Weekend Maseru

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Lesotho Durham Link, Opposite Agric College

GPS Coordinates From Maseru Bridge -29.297234,27.507427 1. Head southeast toward Lethole Rd 1.4 km 2. Take the 3rd left onto Moshoeshoe Rd 3.6 km 3. Turn left onto Airport Rd 650 m 4. Turn left to stay on Airport Rd 200 m 5. Turn left toward Airport Rd 150 m 6. Turn right toward Airport Rd 160 m 7. Turn right onto Airport Rd 110 m 8. Take the 1st right toward Airport Rd 150 m 9. Turn right toward Airport Rd 160 m 10. Turn left onto Airport Rd 1.5 km 11. Turn right Destination will be on the left 300 m

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday

Oct 3
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Oct 4
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Oct 5
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Speakers
Platinum Sponsers
Judges

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Premier Sponsers
Coaches

Gold Sponsors
Media Sponser
Organizers
Teboho Seboka
Thabang Leeto
Tumelo Mokoena
Lehlohonolo Tlhaole
Liketso Ramafikeng
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