Intro to Startup Weekend Cebu (SWC)

TechTalks from Cebu (and Beyond)
Fri, 9 Mar 2012, 10:00 - 12:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Cebu City, PH


What:   Introduction to Startup Weekend Cebu  (SWC)

When:  Friday, March 9, 2012   6pm to 9pm

Where: UP Cebu AVR, Main Admin Building, UP Cebu, Gorordo Ave. Lahug, Cebu City (tentative)

Cost to attend:  FREE!


Startup Weekend Cebu (SWC) is planned for May 11 to 13, 2012.

Join this meetup to learn more about SWC and meet the organizers.


SWC is open to anyone who has an idea for a business or product using web or mobile applications.  It could be a product based on Facebook, sms, or internet-based applications.  If you are a DEVELOPER, DESIGNER, or are NON-TECHNICAL but have a strong desire to build a product using the web or mobile apps, then come to this event.   


No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours.

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily developers, UX/UI designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.


Who can attend:

"DEVELOPER" - software engineers/coders/developers - in short, anybody who can and will write code.

"DESIGNER" - anybody with a background in design (graphics, UX/UI, etc.)

"NON-TECHNICAL" - applies to business, marketing, PR, and anyone with a non-technical background.


What you’ll get out of Startup Weekend Cebu:

Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups.  Create relationships that last long past the weekend.

Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high-quality, driven entrepreneurs- like you!

Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.  With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.

Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of LeanStartup Methodology.   

Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.

Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources: By participating in Startup Weekend you are given instant access to great products and tools. No one leaves Startup Weekend empty handed!

Save Money: Startup Weekends are affordable (Php 1,000). Your ticket includes seven meals, snacks, and all the coffee you can drink.


Not sure if you are qualified to attend? Or, don't know what a startup or mobile app is?

Read the FAQ and view a sample video about Startup Weekend.



Connect with us!

Startup Weekend Cebu Official Website

SW Cebu Facebook

SW Cebu Twitter


Please visit SWC website for the latest information happening on May 11-13, 2012.  If you still have questions or feedback, please e-mail Paola (at)

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