Events

CityStarters Weekend 2021

26th, 27th and 28th November 2021

Ever dreamt of solving real-world problems? Got a business idea but no team to launch your startup with? Looking for a learning opportunity to increase your employability skills?

City are organising a Startup Weekend inviting all City students to join and change the world.

Startup Weekends are weekend-long events where developers, designers, marketers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, forms teams, build products and launch startups!

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur, come to our CityStarters Weekend!

About the Startup Weekend

The Startup Weekend will begin with open-mic 60-second pitches Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes and website wireframes with the help of experienced coaches. On Sunday, teams demo their products, receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges and potentially win prizes too!

This event is an hybrid event:

  • students are invited to come to campus on Friday 26th November 2021 (around 5pm), they will be free to work with their teams either remotely or face to face on campus on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Final pitches are more likely to be delivered online on Sunday evening.

Why attend our CityStarters Weekend?

You'll get the chance to:

  • Pitch your idea and inspire other attendees to join your team (if you don't have an idea that's fine too, you can still vote for and join your favourite team)
  • Receive coaching from and network with entrepreneurs and industry professionals
  • Learn about validating your idea, product and customer development, lean startup methods, Minimal Viable products and so much more!
  • Pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win startup funds (a total of £6,000 to be shared amongst winners)
  • Find someone you can actually launch a startup with (if you want to)
  • Last but not least, make your CV stand out and increase your entrepreneurship skills

Apply now

Are you the next Sheryl Sandberg or Bill Gates? Don’t just listen to theory, do it!

Immerse yourself in the Startup World, unleash your inner entrepreneur; this startup weekend is the perfect opportunity to build a team and launch something.

Please note: This event is free and we would love to invite as many students as possible.

However space is limited so please apply as early as possible as we will invite students on a rolling first-come first-served basis.

If your application to attend the CityStarters Weekend 2021 is successful, you will receive a confirmation email from Ms Aurore Hochard, Head of Entrepreneurship Programmes at Bayes Business School.