Women 2.0 Startup Weekend Event was held in August 2009, in San Fransisco, America.
Having come across this inspiring video of the women 2.0 event, it offers you some insights into the excellent work the four founding women do, out of passion, to inspire other women to achieve their start up goals, with the help and support of a few friendly and “benevolent developers” and the use of open source resources.
Listen very carefully to the video, take note of how people were:
- brainstorming their startup ideas
- distributing the workload
- skill matching
- getting creative
- taking action
Many of these new ideas are now past the drawing board stage and already online, even if still in the development stage, it will be really interesting to see which of these ideas actually do take off to become hugely successful.
From the video, it’s clear to see that everyone involved had a brilliant weekend, however, it wasn’t a quiet weekend, it was a serious action taking weekend, with individuals having to stand in line to pitch their startup ideas to the crowd.
On the Friday night, there were apparently 40 ideas pitched from saving the world to saving you from a bad date! Individuals formed teams around these ideas. Over the weekend, there were some mergers and acquisitions between teams and companies. And others teams declared their startup business ideas dead and moved on. Knowing when to move on is a skill in itself!
Their work continued through Saturday and Sunday with the goal of launching with a demo by Sunday night.
Even the children were catered for: “Startup Weekend attendees handed over a dozen children to Women 2.0’s childcare initiative services while their hacker moms and dads worked on their startup ideas over the course of the weekend!”
Anyway, I’m sure you’ll find the video inspirational for helping you brainstorm your own startup business ideas, or at least get your creative thought processes kick started.
You can read more about each of the startup business ideas here, where you’ll find links to those already online and where you’ll be able to monitor their progress.
We could do with one of those events here in Chester!