Highlights from Startup Weekend Blacksburg

Our champions in DC area, Ashish Jaiman and Ed Donahue, were mentors at StartupWeekend Blacksburg just last week (Sept 14th – 16th ) held at Rackspace in Blacksburg. The event was a huge success, and our guy Ashish says “Wow, what a great event. We learnt a lot to learn about the students and team’s…


Highlights from Startup Weekend Cape Town

From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil,people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. Startup Weekend is a global initiative which started in the USA and over 500 events have been held in 90 countries to date. On August 31st Cape Town…


Highlights from Startup Weekend Cambodia

Startup Weekend Cambodia took place on 22 – 24 of June, with 80 registered participants becoming 8 teams. Microsoft Student Partners co-organized the event and participantswere able to take advantage of Microsoft BizSpark. Congratulations to the three winning teams (and to Piseth and our local team for organizing a great event). Here are some pictures…


Two South African Companies Headed to DEMO Africa After Startup Weekend Cape Town

An app that makes it easier for emergency services to connect in the field has won the Startup Weekend in Cape Town, South Africa. The winners will head to DEMO Africa in October to compete and to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs and other people.  Virtual Firehouse’s winning idea is the…


#SWBayMEGA Leader Ahmed Siddiqui Tells Us to Learn to Code During #DEMO2012

By: Ahmed Siddiqui, Startup Weekend San Francisco Bay Area Coordinator & Founder of Go Go Mongo! It seems like getting a technical co-founder is all the rage here in Silicon Valley. You have an awesome idea, and you have a killer application to YCombinator, and you know that if you land that technical co-founder, you’ll…


Event Report – Startup Weekend Tampa

Startup Weekend Tampa – April 13-15, 2012 (Quick Note – At Microsoft we do event reports when we participate in big community events so we can share experiences and let our co-workers know what we’re up. This was really a fantastic event so I wanted to share a little wider.) http://tampa.startupweekend.org/ (Video and results available)…


Event Report – Startup Weekend Athens

Blog by Lydia Morazzani: 130 people, 20 mentors, 15 teams, 54 hours – Startup Magic Happening @MIC Greece Athens, Greece 4thStartup Weekend Athens, February 10-12, 2012. ©photo by Aurelija Sukeviciute Friday, February 10, 2012 3:00 pm- Mass Transport strikes create questions as to how attendees will get to the venue. Through Facebook and twitter people…


Event Report – Christchurch Startup Weekend

Blog by Thiago Almeida: Event Details 24-26 February 2012 Westpac Business &Community Hub, Christchurch “If there is one city that is in the perfect space for entrepreneurship, it’s Christchurch, and I was blown away by the quality and passion of the large number of people who turned out.” – Marc Nager, Startup Weekend CEO Microsoft…


Startup Weekend Bangalore 2012

Guest blog by Kattayil Rajinish Menon 54 Hours | No Talk | All Action 100 Participants | 68 Business Ideas Pitched | 15 Startups Bootstrapped 3 Startups Declared Winners  Startup Weekend Bangalore was a great success.  Microsoft helped organize and host the event which attracted startups, aspiring entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, investors and venture capitalists.   The 54 hours…