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🌳 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. 

🎈 Venue:


4F, 31 Zongfu Road

👉 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 cofounder / 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.

Sustainable development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while at the same time sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. The desired result is a state of society where living conditions and resource use continue to meet human needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the natural system.

Sustainable development can be classified as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the "universal, integrated and transformative" 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals are to be implemented and achieved in every country from the year 2016 to 2030.

Chengdu Startup Weekend responds to the call from the Global Startup Weekend and joins the campaign to promote sustainable development in the world! In the two weekends of June 14-16 and June 21-23, more than 50 cities around the world will hold Startup Weekend with the theme of "sustainable development".

We encourage all participants to contribute to a variety of sustainability challenges. As the event organizer, we will also implement the principle of "zero waste". All organizers, volunteers and participants are required to bring their own cups and cutlery to help the "sustainability" of the Startup Weekend!


  • Are the organisers taking care of food and accommodations?

We will be serving 7 meals throughout the weekend but you need to take care of your own accommodations.

  • What is the language spoken during your event?

A mixture of both. It will often be mainly in Chinese but with some interpretation in English. Language has never been a strong barrier.

  • Who are the other participants?

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.

  • Do participants have to come with an existing business or idea?

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!

  • We already have a team and a project, can we still join?

Nop, you come as an individual and not as a team. Take this opportunity to test a new idea and meet with new people!

  • Do projects still continue after Startup Weekend?

Most of the projects won't move forward but some will, it really depends on you and your team. Nevertheless, you will most likely meet your future co-founders and learn a ton!

  • What type of ideas do I need to pitch?

Anything related to technology / internet in a broader sense.

  • What are examples of ideas?

An app to find second hand clothes, a website to find local tour guides, a couponing system for restaurants, a social network for pet owners.

  • What exactly can we expect to make?

We recommend teams to build actual prototypes and you will most definitely have a presentation to pitch and a business model to move forward.

  • Do I need to stay the entire weekend?

Yes! It would be unfair to your team otherwise. If you have personal emergencies, please contact the organising team.

  • I'm working for my own startup or a company, does it make sense to come?

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!

  • I don't want to come the entire weekend, can I just come and look?

You can come to watch the final pitches on Sunday: Get a Sunday audience ticket

Startup Weekend is not a conference, a workshop, or an exhibition. Attendees are expected to work hard and create a new project within 2.5 days! 

More questions? Call 180 1054 6411

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