Do you have an idea or a product you’d like to pursue but don’t know where to start or who to start with?
GoStartup Weekend – Retina Mentorship Program 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 a weekend.
Who can apply?
Entrepreneurs at all stages
Entrepreneurs at all stages
People with business ideas
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy!
You will 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 will get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it is all about the team.
Teams will be formed at the very beginning of the program with the aim to bring together people with different knowledge, skills and background.
Over the course of the weekend, you will be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP (Minimum Viable Product) that fits the needs of your target customer. You will get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
On Sunday afternoon, all the teams will pitch and the jury will award the best pitch
How much does the program cost?
Good news: The program is free of charge!
Activities within the operation SIO-PTP-2020-2022 are co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. The operation is implemented within the Operational Program for the Implementation of European Cohesion Policy in the period 2014-2020, priority axes: 3 Dynamic and competitive entrepreneurship for green economic growth.
GoStartup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. The package includes:
Four entrepreneurial workshops on four key steps in developing an entrepreneurial idea
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of entrepreneurs, researchers, developers, designers, and eager, like you, to change the world
Meals over the course of the weekend
All the coffee you can consume.
The program will be held in English.
Friday, 11th September 2020
Dinner & Networking
Welcome Reception & Speakers Presentation
How to Make a Short Pitch
Pitching of the Existing Ideas for Further Development
Selection of Ideas and Teams Formation
Workshop: Business Canvas
Saturday, 12th September 2020
|9.00||Workshop: How to Understand Markets and Build a Product for the Costumers’ Needs?|
|Workshop: How to Test and Launch New Products?|
|Coach Meetings One to One|
|19.30||Check-In, Status Reports|
Sunday, 13th September 2020
Workshop: How Much Money Do I Need To Do It?
Coach Meetings one to one
Workshop: How to Make Great Pitch?
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Main Pitch Rehearsal
Judging & Awards
Wrap-Up and Networking
End of the Program