Startup24 (10/11 november)

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Op 10 en 11 november vond de eerste editie van Startup24 plaats bij HUBspot Leiden. De 30 deelnemers werden verdeeld in 9 teams die uiteindelijk zouden strijden om de hoofdprijs van €1.000,-!

Als je je aanmeldt voor de Weekend Business Challenge wordt je 3 dagen lang begeleid en krijg je meerdere workshops en trainingen aangeboden om jouw oplossing voor de challenges door te ontwikkelen zodat jij aan het einde van dit weekend jouw briljante oplossing kan pitchen aan een professionele jury en er met de hoofdprijs van 250 euro vandoor kan gaan. Is jouw idee levensvatbaar en wil je hier nog verder mee doorgaan? Ook dat kan! Binnen HUBspot zijn er diverse programma's en faciliteiten die er op ingericht zijn om jou dan te helpen om van jouw idee een gevalideerd businessplan te maken. 

Trainers & Coaches

Tijdens Startup24 wordt je begeleid door een aantal professionele trainers en coaches die ervaring hebben als ondernemer, energie voor tien hebben en weten hoe je van probleem naar oplossing naar succes kan gaan! Zij delen dit weekend hun ervaring, helpen jou door de momenten van chaos heen en zorgen ervoor dat je in slechts 24 uur op dat podium staat mét een goede pitch!

Gestructureerd programma

In 24 uur doorloop je een heel programma wat jou helpt om van jouw oplossing en/of idee een uitgewerkt plan te maken, zodat jij tijdens de finale de pitch van je leven kan geven. Afgelopen editie zag het programma van Startup24 er als volgt uit: 

Friday November 10th

15:30 (SpotLight)
Walk-in

16.00 -16:50  Opening & Explanation of program Startup24 (Spotlight)
Raffi Balder, director of HUBspot Leiden and Michelle van Toor, program developer of HUBspot Leiden will explain what you are going to do in the next 24 hours and go over the programme.

16.50 -17:00 Central kick-off (Spotlight)
Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy of Startup Delta will kick off the Startup24 event!

17.00 -18:00 Introductions of the teams with 1-minute pitch (Spotlight)
We’re off! Use this hour to pitch your idea to the crowd and complete your team or join a team if you’ve joined the event individually. Share your ideas and decide on the idea you’re going to work on this weekend. If you’re stuck, Startup24 will help out with suggestions for ideas.

18.00 – 19:00 Teambuilding & Buffet  (HUBCafé)
Get to know your team! Ruben & Jerry of the HUB Café will bake delicious pizzas for you and your team. If you have any food allergies or preferences, let them know before Wednesday 8th of november!

19.00 – 20:30 Building the first draft of your business plan  (Student Zone) 
With the help of provided tools, you will build your first draft of a business plan. Our entrepreneurial coaches will walk around and help you get started.

20.30 – 21:00 Business Model Canvas workshop (Spotlight)
Learn how the best companies have organized their business and apply their strategic savviness to your own business model!

21:00 -22:30 Work time (Student Zone)
Adjust and improve your business model with the Business Model Canvas. Then start to work towards a structure to validate your business model.

22:30 -23:00 Workshop Validation Canvas (Spotlight)
An interactive workshop which helps you to come up with ready-to-use experiments to validate the assumptions in your business model, in a lean startup way. You’ll start experimenting tomorrow morning!

23:00 -24:00 Work Time  (Student Zone)
Work on the Validation Canvas with your team. Define how you will validate your assumptions, to get prepared for experimenting tomorrow morning. Choose 2 people in your group to prepare a 1-minute pitch which will be presented to the jury. Coaches will help you defining your assumptions and preparing the pitch.

24:00 - 01:00  1-minute pitches to the jury (Spotlight)
Each team pitches its concept in one minute. The jury will ask questions and give feedback on your pitch, which you can use for further improvement. 


After the pitches, we will wrap up the formal program of the Friday together. There will be drinks and a live band to celebrate the weekend with your team. It is possible to keep working on your concept if you wish
The night is yours... 

Saturday november 11th

08:00 -09:00 Breakfast  & morning “energizer  (HUBCafé)
Today is validation day! We’ll start with a joint healthy breakfast and explanation of where and how teams can validate the assumptions in their business models. We’ll help you get energized for the exciting experience that lies ahead.

09:00 -14:00 Validating your assumptions: Get Out Of The Building!  (Outside!)
It is time to get out of the building! We encourage your team to go outside and validate your business model by directly approaching potential customers. Maybe you will discover new ideas and opportunities along the way!

We will arrange for lunch at HUBspot Leiden between 12:00 and 14:00.

14.00 - 14.30 Pitch Training (only for pitchers) (Spotlight)
This training is for the team members who will do the final pitch. The rest of the team can improve the business model with the learnings of the morning and finalize the pitch.

14.30 -16:00 Work Time  (Startup Zone)
The teams will have 1,5 hours left to finalize their presentation, pitch and global business model. Resident entrepreneurs from HUBspot Leiden will support you to make the best pitch possible.

16.00 -17:00  Final presentations (Spotlight)
Each team presents their start-up to the other teams, jury and coaches present. The jury will ask questions. Based on the pitch and the responses to the questions of the jury, a final winner will be chosen. The jury will look specifically for progress, creativity and team spirit in the winning team.

17.00 – 18:00 Prize Award Ceremony & Drinks (HUBcafe)
After all presentations, the jury will retreat and after careful deliberation choose the winning team. Subsequently, they will announce the winning team during the Prize Award Ceremony, and congratulate them with cash prize of € 1.000,-! The winning team may also appoint an organization which is also awarded € 1,000,-, such as a student organization or charity.