Startup Weekend Toronto

SW TorontoThe place Toronto comes to build skills, meet incredible people, and launch successful startups.

We’re excited to bring you Startup Weekend in Toronto.  It is brought to you by Startup Toronto, a Startup Canada community.  Our goal is to connect people and to encourage and promote entrepreneurship regardless of discipline and background.

We look forward to seeing the different types of innovative ideas that can come to life when people branch out and connect with those around them with different skill sets and areas of expertise.

How does it work?
We begin on Friday night with open-mic pitches, where participants get 60 seconds to pitch their ideas to the crowd and try to recruit the best talent in the room! Teams form around the most exciting/viable ideas, and spend the rest of the night planning for the battle ahead. The whole of Saturday and much of Sunday) is a mad dash to build, validate, pivot, polish and test your idea. The weekend culminates with a pitch-night where teams present their startup to a panel of judges, guests and fellow participants. At the end of it all, a winner is crowned and everyone celebrates over a few casual drinks and gets a chance to network before saying goodbye!

Get Involved
We are putting spotlight on an issue that is in need of ideas. Come join us if you are a programmer, designer, environmentalist, developer, marketer, researcher, student, engineer  or an entrepreneurial spirit. If you already have an idea, this is your opportunity to move forward with it and form a team. If you don’t have an idea but want to get involved, then come and join someone else’s team!

Prizes include:

  • One full tuition credit in the next Founder Institue (FI) Toronto or Waterloo program, valued at US$1,000, contingent on the team member(s) being accepted by the FI Admissions team.
  • Ticket to Traction Conference 2016 in Vancouver, Canada’s largest Startup conference focusing on early stage growth (airfare and accommodations not included).
  • Focus Framework by Justin Wilcox from CustomerDevLabs to help you on your validation journey to find product/market fit.

Secure your ticket now!



When: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 to Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Where: Bitmaker Labs
220 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4

Register now

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