What Comes After The Weekend? SWNext. (Oct. 4-25, 2012)
What happens after a Startup Weekend?
Many teams aren’t sure – they’ve spent an intense weekend pouring their souls into an idea they are passionate about, but on Monday morning, teams can feel as if they’re starting from scratch.
Maybe a few team members want to continue working on their Startup Weekend idea. Perhaps an entrepreneur has met someone at Startup Weekend and you would like to test launching a new idea with them. But where can you go after a Startup Weekend to continue the momentum built from the event?
SWNext is one answer. SWNext is an intense 3-week program, providing an immersive and effective learning experience to help you hone your skills as a founding team or founder. It’s being offered for the first time in Connecticut as a follow up to Startup Weekend Hartford, to help teams take the next step in their journey. SWNext is the epitome of the “flipped classroom” style of education, and will feature Steve Blank’s world class Lean Launch Pad curriculum (proven and taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Princeton, National Science Foundation, etc.).
Individuals and teams who want to learn more about Customer Development and build their ability to work together as a team should apply. You must have attended at least one Startup Weekend in order to attend SWNext (current teammates of SW teams are the only exception to that rule).
The program starts 10/4/2012, with classroom sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the next two weeks (6 in-person meetups in total, with 15-20 hours per week of weekly “homework”). The program will wrap up with a ‘pitch’ night for participants on 10/25 to present their refined concepts to local area VC and Angel investors.
Registration for the program is open now at http://swnexthartford.eventbrite.com/.