Sparkhub became an associated partner with Square Hub of Sri Lanka in organising the first Techstars Startup Weekend - Youth Edition in Sri Lanka. With the partnership, Sparkhub would be partnering in co-facilitating and providing mentoring to the participants of the Youth Edition. During the period from August 2018 to June 2019, we would be organising 10 Startup Weekend targeting the Youth of Sri Lanka and it would be conducted in different regions of Sri Lanka, with the first one concluding in Negombo from 31st Aug to 2nd Sept 2018.
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 35,00 past events in 150+ countries around the world. More than 200,000 people across the globe are SW alumni!
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
The founders of Sparkhub are the team who introduced Techstars Startup Weekend to Maldives in 2017 and the team have organised two startup weekend in Maldives.