Oxford Launch Weekend is a not-for-profit weekend-long event being run by members of Oxford Internet Professionals. It provides hands-on experience for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to test the viability of, and then launch – a new business.
Whether or not you come with your own business idea, this is likely to be an event you’ll never forget. You will be part of a small team challenged and supported by experienced mentors. The pace will be – fast. The experience – intense. The learning – practical, on-the-job and priceless. Most importantly, we expect it to be highly enjoyable!
Here’s how it works (more details below): On Friday evening, participants that wish to have 60 seconds to make a pitch, and then teams are formed around those pitches that are selected. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a Minimal Viable Product. The weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
Who should attend? Existing entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and anyone who has thought they would like to be a part owner in a new business venture. People of all backgrounds including software developers, marketers, designers, ux/ui experts, online business enthusiasts, and students.