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Startup Weekend By Eship Simplified

Startup weekend introduces students to the entrepreneurial mindset and provides hands-on training in high impact entrepreneurship. Participants develop creative capacity, entrepreneurial confidence, and acquire the necessary skills to build scalable startups that solve real problems. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources. 

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Our community is here to help you.

You will have the opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night, everyone will vote, and the best ideas will be chosen and teams formed around them. You and your team will work non-stop throughout the weekend. Your team will present on Sunday night in front of a panel of entrepreneurs and investors.

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How It Works?

The startup weekend simulates life in a startup by challenging participants to learn new modes of team-based problem solving, ideation, and business model development to create a working foundation for a viable company.


Work with your startup team to select a problem area, analyze the context and define a problem statement


Get inspired by technology trends and use Design Thinking to generate lots of new ideas


Experiment and test whether you have found an opportunity by validating your assumptions


Develop a business model and build a prototype so you can demonstrate your idea to everyone


Prepare, Practice and Present your new startup idea to an expert panel and get valuable feedback

Program Structure

Day 1
  • Introduction

  • Idea Validation Workshop

  • Activity Round

  • Idea Feasibility Analysis

  • Idea Selection 

  • Team building

  • Closing Pitches

Day 2
  • Business Model Canvas (1)

  • Activity Round

  • Business Model Canvas (2)

  • Activity Round

  • Facilitator Pitch

  • Destructive Innovation

  • Closing Pitches

Day 3
  • Business Model Environment

  • Strategic Alignment

  • Activity Round

  • Facilitator Pitch

  • Competitive Analysis

  •  Storytelling

  • Closing Pitches

Who Should Apply?

If you’re a do-er who loves new ideas and is curious about what it takes to start something, this is the first step. Don’t feel intimidated, this is a fully-supported experience and open to applicants of all levels of experience. If your idea and/or your team look viable we will provide you with further support through mentoring, advice (legal and financial) and other routes to markets etc. You will also be eligible to apply for pre-seed funding to take your idea forward. By the end of the weekend you will have presented your ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs and industry that will provide you with feedback on the idea and on your presentation.

Want To Organize A Startup Weekend?

To organize a startup weekend on your campus or in your city write us a mail at alternatively you can contact us using the contact link below. Our team would love to support you in any way possible.

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