Aspiring entrepreneurs can test their mettle at Startup Weekend

19 Oct 2016

The sixth Startup Weekend Dublin will take place in November. Image: Joe Dunckley/Shutterstock

Budding entrepreneurs can see if they have what it takes to embark on the start-up journey at the upcoming Startup Weekend in November.

Startup Weekend Dublin is taking place during the annual Global Startup Weekend Challenge, which will see 15,000 entrepreneurs come together for over 200 events across the world in November.

This is the sixth year of the event in Dublin which is supported by Google for Entrepreneurs and Bank of Ireland.

Future Human

The Dublin segment take place from 11-13 November at Google’s EMEA HQ on Barrow Street.

Over the course of the weekend, total strangers will come together to devise, research, and prepare business plans and minimal viable products, and pitch them before an audience of peers and exacting judges.

“It’s great to be back for our second event of the year to introduce a whole range of new people into the unpredictable and ultimately amazing world of entrepreneurship,” said Gene Murphy, lead organiser at Startup Weekend Dublin and entrepreneur-in-residence at Bank of Ireland.

You will not know until you go

Budding entrepreneurs can sign up here if they want to take part.

The last Startup Weekend took place in June, with Home Grow Hero emerging as the winning team.

Over the weekend, there were 42 pitches out of which 15 teams were formed, before being whittled down to 12 teams for the final pitch battle.

Startup Weekend is a global programme run by Techstars that takes place in 150 countries. It has formed 23,000 teams and has had 250,000 people take part over the last nine years, since it began.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years