The event commences Friday, the 2nd of December at 5:00PM (UTC) – providing teams with almost an entire weekend to collaborate and work on their startups. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, the 4th of December at 5:00PM. Judging will then take place before a winning team for the weekend is announced. This process can take up to 1-2 hours.
Our second weekend is discounted, costing only $15 – allowing us to roll out new features and receive feedback from participants in an environment where there is no need to worry about being left out of pocket for a weekend they may have not enjoyed. A registration fee also helps to ensure participants are serious about taking part whilst eliminating spam accounts and fake registrations.
With our new update, we’ve introduced the ability to participate in a team consisting of people you already know. In order to add friends to your team, you must first be registered for the weekend. Once registered, you’ll be prompted to enter the email addresses of those you wish to participate with, separated by a comma. Once those users also register for the weekend, you’ll be matched and placed into an according team.
The final stage of a weekend is judging. Each week a new panel of judges will be selected to share their opinions whilst critiquing teams and the startups they create. The judging panel for our first weekend consists of Kaelen Diskin, David Allison and Ryan Heybourn.
This weekend is sponsored by the folks over at Resend.io. Resend is a live chat platform, providing a variety of features to engage website visitors and increase sales. All participants have kindly been provided with free support and exclusive access to their platform.
Foundler hosts weekly, online startup weekends. These are weekend long, web-based events which aim to provide entrepreneurs with the necessary support and resources they require to create and launch a successful startup, without the need to travel to an event or meetup in order to participate. Once registered, participants are placed into a team with three others and given access to a variety of resources such as Slack, Skype and a mentor who is available to assist them throughout the event. From here, they have just 48 hours to pitch an idea, collaborate, build and launch, before their idea is presented to a panel of guest judges.
As Foundler weekends are hosted online, no travel to a location or meetup is necessary to participate. Eliminating this factor allows for anyone, from anywhere in the world to pitch, create and share their ideas.
Anyone! People with all levels of experience and skill are welcome to participate in a weekend.
Where you go from there is up to you. Hundreds of successful startups have originated from various startup weekend events all over the world and over 25% of all teams continue to work together on their original ideas. Didn’t collaborate with your team well last weekend? Foundler weekends occur weekly, so participating again is always an option!
That’s awesome to hear! To register, simply hit the ‘register for this weekend‘ button on the sidebar and fill out your details. Once completed, there’s nothing left for you to do. Registration can take up to 12 hours to process completely and once successful, you will receive an email with the details required for you to participate. You can view the status of your registration from the My Weekends tab on your dashboard.