Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Dear all, Here is a reminder and some useful information for Startup Weekend Trento! Event: Trento Startup Weekend 03/2012
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM – Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM (GMT+0100)
When to be there:
For active participants: Please try your best to arrive between 17h00 and 17h45 on Friday 23 March.
Location: Trento RISE
Via Sommarive, 18
1st floor – North Building
38123 Povo (Trento)
Venue opening time:
The venue will be open until 23h45 both on Friday and Saturday. Participants are free to enter and exit from the venue as they wish after registration.
Remember taking your Student ID with you: it will be asked at the registration.
Guest speakers will give their presentations in English.
Ideas should be preferably presented in English, however this is not mandatory.
Idea promoters will be asked to specify the working language of the group (English or Italian) to make participants comfortable when choosing their group.
The final pitches can be done in English or Italian, at the presenter’s choice.
Wifi is provided for free to all participants throughout all the event. Each participant will have a personal username and password.
How to get there:
Train / Bus: Get to Trento Railway Station, and then take Bus 5 to “IRST” if possible (it depends on the final destination of your bus), or “Facoltà Scienze” otherwise (in this case, ask the driver on how to reach FBK-IRST, it is a 5 minutes walk).
Car: Drive to via Sommarive 18, Povo (Trento), and enter the blue fence. You can park on site. Ask the reception for directions (small house right of the car entrance).
Where to sleep:
If you come by car, we suggest lodging in Trento city or Povo, as you see fit.
If you come by public transportation, we strongly encourage that you take a room in Povo: public transportation to and from the city centre, although it is only 3km away, are rare in the weekend and you may find it difficult to travel, especially in the evening / night. You may want to check out this agritur for sleeping, it is a 10-minutes walk away from the event site (you can say that you are visiting TRENTO RISE / FBK for getting a discount): http://www.agriturpontealto.it/
The way downhill from Povo to the city centre takes about 30 minutes on foot.
Taxi service costs about 20E one way to and from the city.
The jury will be composed of representatives of several incubators and early stage investors (EarlyBird Ventures, EIT ICT Labs, H-Farm Ventures, IBAN Trento, M31, Spinvest, Trentino Sviluppo, Trento Rise).
Awards: The first 3 selected projects will be awarded with free Amazon Web Services equivalent to 700 / 500 / 300 Euros and other awards.