Announcing Johannesburg’s 3rd Startup Weekend


On the 16th to 18th of August, the Microsoft Campus will be taken over by entrepreneurs, developers, designs, and other creative minds for Startup Weekend Joburg. The organisers and volunteers of Joburg’s 3rd Startup Weekend have been working behind the scenes to ensure that this event is the best one yet!

Whether you have a business idea or the skills required to build a successful startup, this event is one that aspiring entrepreneurs should not miss. It provides not only the inspiration, but also the resources required for building and launching a startup. A line up of local CEOs, founders, and startup veterans will be on hand to provide expertise and give talks on their experiences in the fast-paced world of startups.

On Friday night, attendees will pitch their ideas to the group in 90 seconds or less. Once teams have formed, the rest of the weekend will be spent on exploring and executing on the most popular ideas with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. By Sunday, teams will be ready to present their ideas to a panel of judges who will award prizes valued at over R20,000, which include co-working space and tickets to a leading entrepreneur education seminar, all of which are targeted to assist teams in building their startups after the weekend. We will announce additional prizes soon.

In a Startup Weekend first, with the support of Qualcomm, Microsoft, BlackBerry and Google, a Tech Bootcamp will be held on the weekend prior to the main event at JoziHub. Join us on the 2nd and 3rd of August for technical sessions from these industry leaders. It is a great opportunity to gain a working understanding of the various tools that are available which entrepreneurs can leverage to build and launch their startup at next to no cost.

Dates & Venues
Startup Weekend Joburg
Date: 16th – 18th August 2013
Where: Microsoft South Africa
Address: Microsoft Bryanston, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg (Map)

Tech Bootcamp
Date: 2nd – 3rd August 2013
Where: JoziHub
Address: 44 Stanley, Milpark, Johannesburg (Map)

We look forward to seeing you all there. We will be making more announcements soon.
[Startup Weekend Joburg Organising Team]