Monday, January 19, 2015 – NANAIMO
The first annual Startup Weekend is coming to Nanaimo, April 17-19, 2015 at SquareOne, located at 38 Victoria Crescent.
If you’re not familiar, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, and business development folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Nanaimo, and launch your next startup!
The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
This is Nanaimo’s first Startup Weekend, but the event occurs all of over world throughout the year and they have been very successful. For more info and to register click here
SquareOne Community Manager
SquareOneis Nanaimo’s first and only tech incubator and co-working space for the creative designers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other out-of-the-box thinkers. The core values of SquareOne are community, openness, and collaboration. SquareOne has 28 desks available for either Full Time Tenants (24/7, 365 access) or Punch Pass Tenants (access to the space 10 times per pass). Come down to SquareOne and think big!