About the event
The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Launch Weekend YorkU, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.
Accelerate your idea in 54 hours!
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
Launch Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Launch Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:
6 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.
York Launch Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
Why should you sponsor?
Help faciliate the development of ideas into businesses, be seen by the huge diverse population of 50,000 people at the Keele campus of York University. Whether the sponsorship is monetary or in terms of gratitude, the Entrepreneurship Developent Association will help your organization have a broader reach and exposure towards Students, Entreprenuers, Faculty etc not to mention 3000+ members on our newsletter list.
Contact us today to see how you can help the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow!
The Entrepreneurship Development Association (EDA) is a professional student-run, non-profit organization that comprises of a diversified executive team from various departments within York University.
Our mission is to motivate, assist, and develop the skills of students who have a
desire to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.EDA’s ultimate goal is to connect students with practitioners and resources needed to strengthen their venture ideas and to explore entrepreneurship as a career.
The EDA engages professionals through various high- demand workshops and
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networking events - constantly growing and evolving the association’s events
to fit with demand.