Startup Weekend coming to Beirut on July 6,7, & 8!

Startup Weekend is coming to Beirut this July!

Are you an entrepreneur, a professional, a developer, a designer, or a student?

Then this event is for you!
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What is Startup Weekend ?
Startup Weekend is an event licensed in the U.S. and took place 500 times last year around the world. Startup Weekend gathers entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and business people in a 54 hour event (2.5 days) where participants pitch their ideas in the first day (Friday), form teams, and execute their ideas to turn them into reality throughout a weekend. At the end of the weekend, participants present their ideas to a list of prominent judges and get the chance to win valuable cash prizes.
Startup Weekend took place in Beirut year 2010 and had more than 300 participants in an unforgettable life-experience for the winners and non-winners.
Startup Weekend will also have the presence of H.E. Minister of Telecom, Mr. Nicolas Sehnaoui who will distribute the prizes, give a speech, and have a focused user-group with students and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of technology in the country. This is the perfect place to demand your internet rights, and force a change in the country!
When, Where, How ?
Time: July 6,7,8 (Fri,Sat,Sun) 2012.
Place: Berytech – Mkalles (The most advanced technological pole in Lebanon – Transportation will be facilitated)
Why attend a Startup Weekend event?

Education:  Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network: This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or an even an investor.

Co-Founder Dating: We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.

Learn a new skill: Step outside of your comfort zone. 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 just try something different.

Actually launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Get face time with thought leaders: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as mentors and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Save money & get stuff: Startup Weekends cost between $15.  Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink.

Join a global community: Join over 30,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.