Photo: “Building Storms Over Vernon BC ” taken by erwlas
As far as I know, I was the only Vernonite at Startup Weekend Okanagan last year. And that was not right.
Yes, we are the smaller, yet much better looking, sister to the north of the main hub, Kelowna. But we are stashing some amazing techie and entrepreneurial talent up here! There was no reason why there weren’t a few other people from Vernon working away in the scrum that was Startup Weekend Okanagan 2012.
So I made it my mission to get the Startup Weekend word out, and to make it as easy as possible to get Vernon talent to Startup Weekend Okanagan 2013. Hence, the creation of TEAM VERNON.
Startup Weekend Okanagan
For those who aren’t familiar with the event, Startup Weekend is a global movement of active entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of creating and launching successful startups. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. And leave very, very inspired.
Startup Weekend Okanagan – Team Vernon
That’s event tickets, a place to crash and wash up (there are 2 Kelowna hotel rooms available for our team members), and all the event provided food you can handle available at no cost to the 6 members of the Startup Weekend Okanagan Vernon Team.
If you’re a North Okanagan developer/programmer/designer/marketer/
entrepreneur/someone-who-is-curious-about-startup-culture, we would love to have you join us at Startup Weekend Okanagan!
If you’re still not sure, check out the video from last year’s event. You do not want to miss this!