Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution: Circular Lifestyle
14 - 16 Jun 2019 06:00pm - 08:20pm
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Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution: Circular Lifestyle

14 - 16 Jun 2019 06:00pm - 08:20pm

Explorium Hong Kong 1/F, LiFung Tower 868 Cheung Sha Wan Road Kowloon Register

Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution: Circular Lifestyle

In collaboration with Fung Group's Explorium HK, we are focused on unlocking the conversation around the circular economy and what it means for the way we consume and produce goods - aiming to put sustainability in the center of our lifestyle.

From a consumption perspective, how can we engage in circular thinking in the products we consume?

 
How can we be mindful about reuse and disposal? Can we move from individual consumption to shared consumption model? What systems are available, and which ecosystems need to be built?

From a production perspective, how do we think about extracting maximum value from usable products, recovering materials in them and thereafter returning safely to the biosphere when no longer of human use? What are different sustainable materials, design and packaging we can implement in the production cycle?

Come join us to explore the potential of a Circular Lifestyle and solve for an impactful challenge, as part of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution!

 


What is Startup Weekend ?

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? 
Startup 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. The last decade, we’ve organized more than 4,000 in over 150 countries, consolidating Startup Weekend as the biggest incubator for the world!

An event open for all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, of motivated people with ideas or willing to join other teams and improve the sustainability of their communities and the world. If you’re looking for a team, co-founder, mentors or an idea to leave your mark in the world, Startup Weekend is the event for you.

This edition will be part of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution, a global initiative led by volunteers in order to put sustainable development at the forefront of the world stage. 
Here in Hong Kong the Startup Weekend will take place on June 14-16
At the same time, more than 50 cities around the world will organize their own Startup Weekend on sustainability! 
After that, a final round online will be held where each local winner will pitch its idea in a one minute video. The 5 best projects elected by the public will get special prizes to help them launch their startups in real life!

 


Why a Startup Weekend on sustainability ?

Because environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing, it’s our duty to help entrepreneurs find the best solutions to overcome it.

The challenges of entrepreneurship in sustainability you can work in during this weekend are diverse:

  • Build eco-conceived products & reverse planned obsolescence
    Upcycle
  • Substitute the disposable by the sustainable
  • Reduce food waste
  • Foster local production and local distribution
  • Build a sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food industry
  • Build highly energy efficient products and systems
  • Produce sustainable energy
  • (Re)Build sustainable buildings
  • Design resilient, smart and inclusive cities
  • Design Fintech for inclusive sustainable finance and markets
  • Build the future of sustainable transportation
  • Foster education on sustainability

Don’t be shy and join us to experience an exciting weekend full of all the highs and lows of the life as a startup founder. Even if you think you might be lacking some skills, your ideas and motivation are worth more than you think!

 


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 and needs to be related with sustainability.
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, build a viable business model and likely pivot your approach entirely!

 


Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

 


How to participate ?


Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.
Your ticket includes:

  • Hands-on chance to learn the process for going from concept to creation.
  • Opportunity to meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in your city.
  • 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.
  • Focused time to learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or to take your own
  • idea from concept to creation.
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • Time to present your final pitch to a select panel of judges and investors.
  • A LOT OF FUN!

 

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhwTF9mv5bk

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This event is organized by volunteers, teams are coached by professional mentors, and all is possible with the support of great partners ♥


Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at hk.sustainability@startupweekend.org
Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend movement! No talk, all action!

 
* Be careful: participating in a Startup Weekend presents a risk of resigning on Monday morning to set up your Startup, live your dreams and make the world a better place!

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