The second Startup Weekend Space in Europe takes place on 2nd-4th October 2015. Hosted by Gdansk Park Naukowo – Techhnologiczny, the event will challenge interdisciplinary teams from different nations to create space startups in 60 hours in Gdansk.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroot movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest global community of passionate entrepreneurs. As of November 2014, over 1,900 events have been held, involving over 150,000 entrepreneurs across more than 500 cities in over 127 countries and over 10,000 startups have been created. (See Startup Weekend trailer)
The second Startup Weekend Space in Europe takes place at the start of World Space Week (4-10 October) an internationally declared celebration of all things space supported by the United Nations. Participants will form teams, formulate space ideas, work intensively on them and finally pitch them to a panel of judges and investors. Teams will be supported by leaders in the global space community: entrepreneurs, academics, policy experts and business leaders. They will mentor and guide teams through these intense three days, making sure these ideas will translate into actual businesses.
Design & Data, through its Managing Director, Sebastian D. Marcu co-led the first Startup Weekend Space in Bremen earlier this year and will be a mentor for the teams participating in Gdansk.
For more information about the event visit: http://startupweekendspace.co/ . You can also follow the event on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, together with the hashtags #BeSpacial #SWSpaceGDN