D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Code Camps, Demo Camps…now Startup Camps?

Monday, November 24, 2008 8:33 PM

I read an interesting article on CNN today that talked about a new kind of “camp”: the Startup Weekend. The premise is simple:

- Get a bunch of people together for a weekend.

- Have people pitch ideas about some product or service offering.

- People gravitate to the ideas that interest them the most.

- Spend the rest of the weekend working on this idea.

And that’s it! Although the official Startup Weekend site (its an actual startup itself) is definitely technology minded, I could see this being something for anyone interested in business to participate in.

The goal of the event is to promote community first, and if some companies actually persist after the weekend (like Twitpay or Skribit for example) all the better. The reality is that the chances of walking out of there with a solid idea, solid team, and solid business plan in a weekends worth of work is highly improbable…but that doesn’t mean the exercise is one in vain.

This is an opportunity for people who want to explore entrepreneurship to meet

with other like minded individuals…a community that transcends professional designation to more of a collective passion for innovation and commerce.

I’d love to see something like this happen in Winnipeg. But what do you think? Good idea…bad idea…dumb idea....?



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# re: Code Camps, Demo Camps…now Startup Camps?

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