GoStartup weekend

Overview

How to develop your business idea in 54 hours – an entrepreneurial mentoring program that links entrepreneurship with research.

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
University students
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.

If you’re feeling inspired, let us know!

Drop a line at until September 10th , 2020

Don’t wait any longer and join the GoStartup Weekend! The recommended number of attendees is 30.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, 11th September 2020

16.00

Registration

16.30

Dinner & Networking

17.00

Welcome Reception & Speakers Presentation

17.30

How to Make a Short Pitch

17.45

Pitching of the Existing Ideas for Further Development

18.30

Selection of Ideas and Teams Formation

19.00

Workshop: Business Canvas

19.30

Team work

Saturday, 12th September 2020

8.30Breakfast
9.00Workshop: How to Understand Markets and Build a Product for the Costumers’ Needs?
10.00Team Work
12.00Lunch

13.00

Check-In

14.00

Workshop: How to Test and Launch New Products?

15.00

Coach Meetings One to One
18.30Dinner
19.30Check-In, Status Reports
21.00Wrap-Up Meeting

 Sunday, 13th September 2020

8.30

Breakfast

9.00

Workshop: How Much Money Do I Need To Do It?

10.00

Coach Meetings one to one

11.00

Workshop: How to Make Great Pitch?

12.00

Lunch

13.00

Presentation Prep & Tech Check

15.30

Main Pitch Rehearsal

17.00

Dinner

17.30

Judging & Awards

18.00

Wrap-Up and Networking

21.00

End of the Program