learn to validate business ideas in a weekend

From an idea to a startup

workshop to launch new startups

What is a Techstars Startup Weekend?

Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster — and, maybe even start that Business.

Why a startup weekend

Learn how to launch a business

An immersive and unique experience to learn how to validate and propel startup ideas rapidly. Powered by Techstars – www.techstars.com

Rapid Idea Validation

Our event allows you to validate your business idea in just one weekend, saving time and resources.

Expert Mentorship

Receive guidance and advice from international experts and industry professionals throughout the event.

Transform Ideas into Reality

Winning teams receive support to turn their idea into a viable project with the help of investors and mentors.

Transform Your Ideas Today!

Ready to Launch Your Startup Journey?

the startup weekend haugesund


Friday 18th October, 17h-20h

Team building

Kickoff presenting the ideas you’ve been thinking on. Teams are formed around the most voted ideas. Coaches help you get started developing the concept.

Saturday 19th October, 9h – 20h

Validate the solution

Spend the rest of the weekend validating the problem, building a solution, and creating a business plan. You will be provided all the materials you need and guidance by experts.

Sunday 20th October, 9h – 20h

Solutions showcase

Set the business strategy and present your new startup to a panel of judges. The winners get a sweet prize package to help them start and grow their business.

You will be provided all the materials, tools, coffee and meals for the three days. You just focus on having fun.

Participant Testimonials

Startup Weekend was a game-changer for me. It helped me validate my idea and connect with amazing mentors.

– John Doe, full time employee

I loved the collaborative environment at Startup Weekend. It was an immersive experience that taught me so much.

– Jane Smith, business owner

Attending Startup Weekend was the best decision I made. I’m now on the path to launching my own startup!

– Emily Johnson, student

Global Sponsors

Sponsors, Mentors and Judges coming soon

Event date and place

18 – 20 October 2024

Høyskolen på Vestlandet Haugesund (HVL),
Bjørnsonsgate 45, 5528 Haugesund, Norway

The startup weekend event

Learn how to launch a business

An immersive and unique experience to learn how to validate and propel new startup ideas rapidly. All backgrounds welcomed, to start any kind of startup.

For everyone willing to having fun while learning, no age restriction.

No needed prior knowledge or to bring anything. You will be provided everything.

An effective and dynamic workshop in English.

first come first serve, limited amount of tickets

Join Us at Startup Weekend Haugesund

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