Startup Weekends are 54 hour, weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs (Developers, Designers, Techies, Nerds, Students, Lawyers, Investors, Marketers, and Engineers, etc.) come together to share ideas, form teams, to build products and launch startup businesses.
Startup Weekends begin with open-mic 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday learning and focusing on to get to customer development, validating their ideas and maybe even building prototypes with the help of experienced mentors. On Sunday, teams demo their products and pitch their businesses ideas to a panel of business experts for an opportunity to compete in the Arctic Innovation Contest 2016, tools and resources for launching their dreams.