The third Johannesburg Startup Weekend takes place in August, with the addition of a Tech Bootcamp.
The weekend is aimed at entrepreneurs who have a great idea, but lack the tools and skills necessary to turn that idea into a successful business.
The Tech Bootcamp will provide participants, especially developers, with the tech skills they need to build effective products, while the Startup Weekend’s model immerses prospective entrepreneurs in rigorous business model creation, market validation, and critical feedback from peers and local business leaders.
Justin Coetsee, organiser of Startup Weekend, encouraged participants to attend both events, saying, “We believe that no business can be successful without an understanding of technology and how it facilitates successful operations, so the skills we’ll be sharing at Tech Bootcamp and at Startup Weekend are critical for any entrepreneur – those in the tech space or any other sector.”
When: 16 and 17 August
Cost: R500 includes access to Tech Bootcamp on 2 and 3 August