Startup Weekend Santo Domingo, 54 hours to start a business
The competition, which will be at INTEC, is a concrete challenge for entrepreneurs
Santo Domingo. From the 16 to the 18 in November the Startup Weekend Santo Domingo will be celebrated, a day of entrepreneurship in action to make reality startups in 54 hours.
A startup is a non-traditional company, in the initial stage, which presents an innovative value proposition aimed at an unmet need in the market. The objective of the event, which will be held at the facilities on Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), is to take a business idea, test it and check its feasibility. Multidisciplinary teams of enthusiastic entrepreneurs, developers, programmers, designers, marketers, publicists, etc., congregate over a weekend to develop a business concept and have a prototype (minimal viable product) ready.
"Startup Weekend is an intensive experience of immersion in business development on the web, in a creative environment of interaction with entrepreneurs and the support of experienced facilitators in the field of innovation", explained Anne Sophie Tejeda, director of the Entrepreneurship Center of INTEC . The event has been held in hundreds of cities on all continents, mainly in the United States, Europe and Asia.
The philosophy of the meeting is "Nothing to talk about, every action" to make a company a reality. The participants have to put their hands to the work and all its potential to determine if viable ideas for "startups". Every hour counts, that's why there are teams that even sacrifice hours of sleep.
Any person who has a business idea is invited to present it, which will receive suggestions from the participants. Teams are formed based on the best ideas and from there begins a weekend full of madness with the creation of business models, programming, designing and testing ideas. The event culminates with the presentations of the projects to a panel of entrepreneurs who will have the role of judges.
"The experience guarantees a better preparation to navigate the chaotic waters of the business world, regardless of whether the participants launch a company, find a co-founder, meet someone new or acquire knowledge outside their area," explained Tejeda.
A jury will choose the best project, which will gain facilities to continue the business, including:
• Complete record of the company.
• Free legal advice
• Work space.
• It is for those who decide to participate in the Global Conference of Enterpreneurship, to be held at 2013 in Brazil.
• Registration in online payment platform.
• Brand management consultancy.
Open registrations: USD $ 45.00 Ballots include food, on-site advice, materials and T-shirt of the event.
How to participate?
Online payment via credit card at: www.santodomingo.startupweekend.org
Facebook: SW Santo Domingo DR
Contact: 809-567-9271 Ext. 473 / 479, INTEC Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center