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How was your experience with Startup Weekend London to pitch ideas and hunt for cofounders?

Amit Jindal

May 5th, 2015


Has anyone here tried to connect with co-founders through Startup Weekend London? I would like to invite some opinions on your Startup Weekend London experience to pitch ideas and form teams. Any success or failure stories are welcome to get a sense of what to expect at the event if you are looking for potential co-founders.

Anonymous

May 5th, 2015

Startup weekends are all the same really, they are good to work on something and get the creative juices flowing. They are not good places to meet a cofounder. I think if you have someone and you two want to accelerate things and see how working together in a startup like situation might be it's a great place. Most people go to startup weekend to have fun and 95% want to go back to their day job.  I find most people leave thinking they might have a team but they don't and then all momentum is lost quickly. It's better to go with a few people you think you might want to work with.

Karl Schulmeisters Founder ExStreamVR

May 5th, 2015

Think of it this way Amit:

What are you missing that you need to fill out to launch/move your effort to the next stage?

Why do you believe you might find it in a Startup Weekend rather than doing the hard legwork involved in startups?

Amit Jindal

May 5th, 2015

Great insights. I am hard pressed to take ideation to MVP stage without any budget and lack of good designers and tech minds. So networking helps. But in the end what you get is a random distribution of talent which might or might not be what you are looking for. In an ideal setting I would love to go to startup weekend hosted by Founderdating. The kick off event had a pitching ice breaker which does get you kicking.

But you are right just go there for fun and drinks rest is all chance.