Techstars Startup Weekend Grey is the new Black Hong Kong
31 - 02 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Techstars Startup Weekend Grey is the new Black Hong Kong

31 - 02 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 08:00pm

More Events AXA Hong Kong 20/F Vertical Square, 28 Heung Yip Road Wong Chuk Hang Hong Kong Island
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For all event details including event rundown, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/13076

This is a call for you to get your idea off the ground by partnering with like-minded entrepreneurs from different generations. Startup Weekend Grey is the New Black is your chance to collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals who are hell-bent on solving Hong Kong’s problems by combining expertise with drive, experience with passion and wisdom with instinct. The event is aimed at entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 30 years and 50+ years.

What is a Startup Weekend? 
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. This global grassroots movement of active and empowered community leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Participants with varying specialities come together to share ideas, form teams and launch startups from the bottom up. 

What’s different about this event? 
This Startup Weekend is designed to demonstrate the power of bridging generations with the old working together with the young, setting aside centuries of bias to create sustainable positive impact. The weekend will be focused on letting innovators of all ages form teams to solve the most pressing problems in Hong Kong. It will be one of the first Startup Weekends globally dedicated to bridging generations for social good. 

This is the oldest the world has ever been. There are more people aged 50 and over today than 5 and under. Hong Kong too is rapidly ageing with over 30% of the population set to be over 65 in just fifteen years! Yet, age discrimination is still rampant and people question whether different generations can be motivated to work together. Here’s an opportunity to change the way people think about older people and how they can add value to businesses and communities. 

So how does it work? 
The concept is simple: participants pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Mixed age teams will organically form around the top ideas followed by a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders providing another opportunity for critical feedback before a final winning team is chosen.

Why should I participate? 
Whether entrepreneurs find co-founders, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside of your usual 9-to-5 job, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to Belinda Esterhammer at belinda.e@startupweekend.org

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