In collaboration with Google, Brampton-based startup incubator, LAB B, is proud to announce that it is hosting Startup Weekend Peel for the second time this year at Sheridan College, Davis Campus from November 4th-6th, 2016.
Startup Weekend is the biggest hackathon in Peel Region and a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit. It engages everyone from high school innovators, corporate weekend warriors, to people in academia and the public sector. Participants generate ideas and form teams on Friday, build a prototype on Saturday, then pitch to a panel of judges and investors on Sunday. Over an intense 54 hours, participants have the opportunity to meet mentors, get exposed to new skills sets in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate leadership.
Sponsors for the fall event include Google, Coca-Cola, the City of Brampton, Sheridan College, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Canadian National Railway (CN).
LAB B invites everyone to join the community of entrepreneurs this November 4th-6th at Sheridan College (Davis Campus). Experience the highs and lows that come with launching a startup—all in a single weekend!
To purchase tickets and get more information, visit: peel.up.co/events/9789.
You’ve waited long enough. Here are five of the reasons you should come to Startup Weekend Peel:
1. You have an idea
You have an idea for a company, app, or website, but you don’t know how to get started. Maybe you heard about the event before and you just want to know what it’s all about. Either way, Startup Weekend Peel (SWP) will be your gateway from idea to execution. The 54-hour event starting this November 4th will give you a taste of serious startup hustle and introduce you to a community of like-minded folks from a variety of backgrounds. #win
2. You want to be an entrepreneur instead of an employee
If you’re like most people, either you’ve worked a 9-5 job or you’re about to. Does the thought of sitting behind a desk, slaving away at spreadsheets every day scare you? SWP is here for you! It gives you valuable one-on-one time with seasoned entrepreneurs, startup veterans, and great community members. What you learn and who you meet could be the first step in getting away from a corporate lifestyle. #ShadeThrown
3. Network > Hierarchy
In addition to a jam-packed weekend of brainstorming and prototyping, SWP will allow you to meet designers, developers, marketers, and other professionals who might be your next hire. Fun Fact: Zapier, an online application that automates and connects various applications and processes, was founded at a Startup Weekend in Columbia!
4. Problem solving savvy
It’s important to remember that it’s not just about the idea: it’s also about the team. Ideas are easy, so execution is everything. SWP challenges you to think unconventionally, both within the community and beyond. Participants at SWP don’t simply listen to theory, they also challenge it. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, our participants learn new ways of approaching business. And let’s face it: new ways of approaching life! #lit
5. Food and Global Community
If none of the other four reasons add up to enough, we bet this one will: seven meals plus snacks/drinks throughout the weekend.
At SWP you can be proud to know that you are integrated with your local community, that you’ve joined a global community of over 100,000 Startup Weekend alumni globally, and that you’re now part of a common mission to innovate, create, and challenge the status quo. So, what this means is: attend SWP for the community, networking, and new ways of thinking, but stay for the snacks. #boss
If this sounds like an event you’d like to attend, spread the word and grab your tickets at: swpeel2016.eventbrite.com.[mappress mapid=”45″]
[Editor’s Note: This was written by Priya Kaur Kesh in conjunction with Bramptonist‘s Beverly Bambury.]