IT ALL STARTS WITH AN IDEA.
Join 15,000 entrepreneurs around the world launching your startup over a weekend!
You'll experience the highs, lows, fun, and the pressure that make up life at a startup.
Be part of a global event connecting with mentors, co-founders, and friends, all of whom are ready to help you get started.
You also will have the chance to represent China in the global competition.
No Talk. All Action.
🌳 Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.
👥 Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.
🚀 The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
D Block, West Road of 798 Art Zone, Jiuxianqiao Road #2, Chaoyang District, Beijing
👉 The hardest part of starting up is starting out.
At Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.
Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you'll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.
Connect with people driven to build something new. Rich and diverse talent is a Startup Weekend staple.
Are you ready to meet your next co-founder / friends / mentor?
Discover where you are on the Entrepreneur's Journey.
Find the resources available near you.
Leave knowing the next steps you need to take on your road to success.
Learn what it really takes to start a company.
No book, panel, speaker, or blog post will teach you what you need to know.
The only way to learn is the experience of trying.
It's that simple. Startup Weekend is designed to get you going, FAST.
Your local Organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.
Techstars is the global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world's most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO.
Ticket prices includes 7 meals during the weekend, similar to those provided at work (3 dinners, 2 lunches and 2 light breakfasts) as well as water. Make sure to attend the entire event as your team will need you until the end!
Sunday Spectator ticket only provides attendance to the Sunday night final presentations.
No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.
Answer: We will be serving 7 meals throughout the weekend but you need to take care of your own accommodations.
Answer: A mixture of both. It will often be mainly in Chinese but with some interpretation in English. Language has never been a strong barrier.
Answer: Similar to you, people interested to become entrepreneurs or fascinated by internet. Business people, tech geeks, and creatives. Some technical, some not! We encourage inclusivity.
Answer: You can come with an idea or a very early stage business (only some market research done). For various reasons, it is better to come with something new!
Answer: Nops, you come as an individual and not as a team. Take this opportunity to test a new idea and meet with new people!
Answer: Most of the projects won't move forward but some will (Aftership in HK is a good example of a SW alumni raising millions), it really depends on you and your team. However, you will most likely meet your future co-founders and learn a ton!
Answer: An app to find second hand clothes, a website to find local tour guides, a coupons system for restaurants, a social network for pet owners.
Answer: We recommend teams to build actual prototypes and you will most definitely have a presentation to pitch and a business model to move forward.
Answer: Yes! It would be unfair to your team otherwise. If you have personal emergencies, please contact the organizing team.
Answer: Yes, we don't expect participants to resign on Monday! Come and learn new things, make new friends, connect with coaches and judges, test a new idea, build something cool!
Answer: You can come to watch the final pitches on Sunday: Get a Sunday audience ticket
More questions? Send an email to:
Head of Programmes at StartupX
Commentator at CCTV/CGTN
Co-Founder & Advisor of Touchdown Career
Product Operations Manager at Bytedance
Founder of Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom podcast
Global partner at DoraHacks
International Legal Counsel at Chispo Attorneys at Law
Team Lead at TechPlomacy (Asia)
AIOSpace, D Block, West Road of 798 Art Zone, Jiuxianqiao Road #2,
Chaoyang District, Beijing