Startup Weekend Hamilton 6

CoMotion On King, Hamilton
From Nov 13th 2015
To Nov 15th 2015
See the website


Want to be a part of an incrediblely fun hackathon weekend, and network with local entrepreneurs? We’re happy to announce that the 6th annual Startup Weekend event is coming to Hamilton!

When: Friday November 13th - Sunday November 15th, 2015

Where: CoMotion On King, 115 King Street East, Hamilton.

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This years theme is to build the next generation of connected apps, hardware and websites that bring people, places, and things together using the internet. We will have technical mentors available to help you code a web app or website, and will also have hardware kits (Texas Instruments based micro-controllers, wearables, robots) and 3D printers available for makers (if you want to build a physical working prototype). Plenty of resources available to use and build your business idea!


Participants get all drinks, snacks, lunches and dinners provided. Plus a StartupWeekend t-shirt and more! Startups from Startup Weekend Hamilton also have the opportunity to apply to compete in the Global Startup Battle, a global competition with thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be awarded.


Don't have anyone to join you at the event... don't worry! Most attendees come solo, it's part of the fun. You will be joining a group of people at the event... no one works on a project on their own. So you'll be teamed up with other individuals who have come to work on something amazing and don't know anyone else either! It is the ultimate way to meet new people and make new friendships over an intense weekend of building and creating!

What to expect:

Click here to view this year's schedule


On the first night, anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea (optional) and receive feedback from everyone. 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 over the Saturday and Sunday. We also have mentors on Saturday to help provide coaching and advice to each of the teams. Then on Sunday all of the teams present in front of a judging panel of local entrepreneurial leaders, for a chance to win prizes and the title of winner of Startup Weekend Hamilton 6! After the conference is over, roughly 80% of attendees plan on continuing to work on their startup after the weekend.


Note: You do not need to pitch an idea to participate! Idea pitching is completely optional. You can listen to everyone else's idea pitches on the Friday evening, and you get to vote on your favourites, and then join any group you'd like to help out and support with your skills and talents.



What you’ll get out of the event:


Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Co-Founder Networking: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups.  Create relationships that last long past the weekend.

Have fun: During the weekend working alongside awesome people who share your ideas. Startup Weekend is meant to be fun and entertaining! You will meet many new friends, network and make connections with other like-minded local individuals like you!

Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high quality, driven entrepreneurs... like you!

Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.  With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.

Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.  

Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community. Click here to see the mentors this year.

Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed!

















Refund Policy:  No refunds will be granted for the event. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea. 

As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident. 

By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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