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The National University Of Lesotho

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!

 

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Schedule

Friday

Oct 27
  • 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 28
  • 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 29
  • 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

Leisa Leisanyane

Adv.   |   LinkedIn

Adv. Leisa Leisanyane is a young Mosotho professional, born and bred in Lesotho.
Law graduate from the national university of Lesotho, legal advisor of the Lesotho Music Rights Association, legal advisor of Arts Link Lesotho, Entertainment lawyer lawyer, founder of Intellectuals in Art - Artillects and co- founder of an Intellectual Property start-up Consultancy called at Leinn Inc.
Leinn Inc deals with the promotion and protection of Intellectual Property in Lesotho. We register trademarks, file patents, draft licences, offer I.P training, draft I.P Policies and legislative frameworks, contractual management and general legal counsel on issues of IP and Business law. Adv, Leisa leisanyane believes that Lesotho is rich in creativity and is passionate about seeing Basotho derive a living from it.

Judges

Fundisile Serame

Managing Director & Founder of TechnoFundis

Dr Mohlalifi Sefika

CEO OF Computer Business Solutions

Premier Sponsers
Coaches

Rethabile Phoofolo

Business Consultant

Lisema Mashiane

Director of Tracker

Matsiliso Khesa

Legal Adviser

Tokiso Ntheba

Sale Manager at Vodacom

Shatu Nhlapo

Gold Sponsors
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Organizers
Teboho Seboka
Limpho Phokojoe
Motebang Mokheleli
Bontle Notsi
Rorisang Luka
Bosiu
Masilo