Startup Weekend Peshawar Takes Off

Peshawar: Entrepreneurs will gather in Basecamp Peshawar, Sept. 28-30 for Techstars Startup Weekend Peshawar. The 54-hour event will be held at Basecamp located in Arbab Tower (Nasirbagh Rd.,Peshawar). Techstars Startup Weekend Peshawar will begin Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m. and end after 10 p.m., Sept. 24.  The event will take place after a gap of almost four years, and because of that, the efforts undertaken by the organizers have been of unparalleled quality.

Techstars Startup Weekend brings together designers, developers, marketers and startup enthusiasts from across the State and beyond to share ideas, form teams and launch business ventures. Participants select ideas with the most promise and make as much progress on the business as possible over the course of three days. In addition, business leaders and mentors are on hand to share insights and experience.

Unlike Startup Weekend 2013, this year the participants have been increased to 150, as well as separate prizes for Education related Startup ideas. The mentors for the event are coming in from all over the country & are leaders in their respective disciplines. The environment at Basecamp Peshawar has been especially tweaked to stimulate creativity, passion and hard work with resources and tools that will be at the participant’s disposal.

The outreach plan for Startup Weekend Peshawar has been a campaign that has never been seen before in the city of Peshawar, with constant buzz on social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Memes, short videos and animations have been flooded throughout the social media pages in Peshawar with #SWPeshawar reaching 17th place in the national Twitter trends for Pakistan. A show about Startup Weekend Peshawar was also broadcasted live on 20th September on FM 92.2 Pukhtunkhwa Radio. Foot led outreach has been taken care of with Posters and Brochures being distributed throughout Universities and Colleges in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, as well as Campus Ambassadors being nominated from different institutes to circulate the message.

A number of Community Partners and Sponsors are on board such as Polygons, Stickers Giant & UNDP, with KPITB leading the Sponsorship as a Platinum Sponsor.  The Community partners that comprise of organizations and student societies are; NUCES-ACM, Eventify, Coders Stack, The Mentors, The Nerd Camp, GBG Peshawar, Cluster, & Connected Pakistan. Google & .Co take their place as the Global Partners.

About Techstars Startup Weekend

Techstars Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where attendees learn how to build a company in a weekend. Techstars is one of the leading Startup accelerators in North America. Since 2007, Techstars Startup Weekend has taken place in over 150 countries with more than 200,000 alumni. Participants take their product or business idea to the next level and join in a huge worldwide network of entrepreneurs.

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