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FAQ Preparation

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Before the Startup Weekend Die Alm Adventure

Is this event right for me?

If you are interested in entrepreneurship the answer is most likely yes. Startup Weekend attendee backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance. Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas you’ll fit right in for sure.

 

Do I have to participate all three days?

Apart from Organizers of Startup Weekend Die Alm, selected Mentors and Jury, everyone who attends the event is expected to participate all three days. This is important not only to preserve the ‘vibe’ of the weekend (“no talk, all action”) but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for working teams.

 

How do I register?

You can register via https://alm.startupgermany.org/#Tickets.

Please note the different ticket types: Choose accordingly to your qualifications in Non-Technical if you have a business background, Developer or Designer. Previous experience in developing a business idea is not required.

We are looking for innovative concepts that combine both the online and offline world in the areas of fitness & healthcare, mobility & transportation, home automation, education, travel & outdoor and many more!

 

Do I need a team or can I work on my own?

Everyone who attends the event as an attendee is expected to participate on a team. This is important not only to preserve the mission of Startup Weekend (teamwork!) but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for all working teams. But you don’t have to come with your own team. You will find enough potential cofounders on Friday and during the weekend. You can decide if you will pitch an idea yourself on Friday or if you join a team with a promising idea.

 

What ticket type should I purchase to pitch an idea?

Pitching is open to every attendee! We recommend you purchse the ticket that best represents your skill set.

 

What are the accommodations for the event?

We provide you with accommodation, full catering, mentors, fellow entrepreneurs and 54 hours of controlled chaos in the beautiful surroundings of the Bavarian Alps and the Neuschwanstein Castle. That’s all you need to start building your own business.

 

How do I get there?

As this is a very special Startup Weekend close to Munich, your transportation from Munich to Startup Weekend Die Alm is included in your ticket. Meeting point for our adventure is Munich ZOB (central bus station @ Hackerbrücke) on Friday at 11am. We will return by bus to Munich on Sunday at approx. 8pm.

 

Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?

No, but we encourage you to! You can pitch an idea you’ve been thinking about for years, or something last minute you think of during the event. It’s a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking.

 

Where can I find a schedule for the event?

The schedule is posted on our maniple https://alm.startupgermany.org/#Schedule.

 

What should I bring?

  • Laptop
  • Power cord
  • Business cards
  • Camera – take pictures and video!
  • Normal clothes and utensils you would need for a weekend getaway
  • Lots of creative energy!

 

How do I prepare?

  • Do some research. Market research and background information will give you a better understanding of the probelm your trying to solve.
  • Practice your initial pitch. You’ll have 60 seconds to persuade other attendees to join your team. Make it clear, concise, and convincing! Pitching your own idea will pay off!
  • Get familar with our tools for the weekend, head over to www.facebook.com/StartupWeekendDieAlm where we give you inspiration by presenting present trends, methods and important information regarding the event.
  • Bring a friend! Events are better with good company.

 

What is the refund policy?

The short answer is we only refund tickets 28 days prior to the event, so that we can book the location, transportation, order and plan for food and supplies and make sure that as many startup enthusiasts as possible can benefit from the event.

 

Not convinced yet?

At Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

So make sure to be part of this crazy three-day startup adventure.

Get your ticket via https://alm.startupgermany.org/#Tickets.

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