I’ve recently been asked a number of questions related to the success that can be found from participating over the weekend.
For me: the answer is easy. It was life changing. Chris Gardner and I attended Startup Weekend Montreal this summer and it encouraged us to bring the event to St. John’s for us all to experience it together.
Out of hundreds of SW events, 35% of teams stay together after the event to keep building. Ultimately, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places don’t matter. Execution is what separates the great ideas from the great teams.
To get your mental juices flowing, here’s a quick list of a few teams that have gone from building at Startup Weekend, to actually seeing success in the marketplace:
Disclaimer: Instead of writing a brand new blog post I found a similar post and copied their content because they said it better than I possibly could. I simply updated some of the post to be my experience.
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