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Startup Weekend Reunion: register now!

During the weekend of February 23 to 25, Reunion Island will host the 10th edition of the Startup Weekend at ESIROI in Saint Denis. Registration is open for all those who want to embark on the entrepreneurial adventure !

Do you have an innovative idea ? Do you dream of starting your own business ? You don’t know how to do it ? Why don’t you start by registering for Startup Weekend ? The Webcup association of Reunion Island organizes the 10th edition of the Startup Weekend which will be held on February 23, 24 and 25, at the Higher School of Engineering Reunion of the Indian Ocean (ESIROI), located in Sainte Clotilde.

A 10th edition that can not be done without you, if you have an innovative idea and you want to realize a business project, bring your skills or expertise to build the Reunionese startup of tomorrow. Don’t hesitate any longer, Startup Weekend is the platform that will help you launch yourself into the crazy adventure of entrepreneurship.

Registrations for the Startup Weekend Reunion are already open and can be made at : http://www.webcup.fr/startupweekend-nord. The registration fee is a symbolic one euro and the competition welcomes students, employees, retired people, job seekers : in short, anyone who wants to submit an entrepreneurial project !

What is the Startup Weekend ?

The Startup Weekend concept was born in the United States in 2007 with the aim of welcoming people who want to create and start a startup. The challenge of this competition : to manage to set up this startup in only 54 hours, that is to say the time of a weekend !

Since then, this American non-profit organization has been helped by several partners such as Google, Coca-Cola or Amazon, in order to multiply such events throughout the world. In 2014, more than 1,500 Startup Weekends took place in over 660 cities in more than 120 countries, bringing together more than 123,000 entrepreneurs who created more than 8,300 businesses!

What is the competition ?

The principle of the competition is simple : register, present your ideas, form a team and finally create a startup ! Whatever your skills, you can register for the competition as long as you have an idea to undertake. On the first day, Friday evening, your business idea is presented to the other participants, the organizers and the coaches of the competition.

The best entrepreneurial ideas will be selected and then the teams will be formed. Once the teams have been created, it’s time to get to work. From Saturday onwards, and throughout the weekend, expert coaches and volunteers chosen especially for the event will be on hand to offer their advice and expertise. Advice that will help transform ideas into solid and tangible business creation projects. These projects will be presented to a jury of experts on Sunday afternoon, who will award the various prizes.

In Reunion Island, the Webcup association has been working since 2011 to promote such an event. The competition helps to unearth the best entrepreneurial ideas to turn them into a startup capable of meeting the needs of the Reunionese population.

The motto : ” come with an idea, leave with a project !   ” So, don’t hesitate any longer and sign up for the Startup Weekend in Reunion Island. Let this entrepreneurial idea shine, which could turn into tomorrow’s Reunionese startup !

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