Startup Weekend

Turn your idea into a business over the weekend!

Startup weekend is a 54 hour immersive event facilitated by TechStars where you get to pitch your ideas, form teams and launch your own companies. It’s a one of its kind initiative wherein potential entrepreneurs, professionals and students from all walks of life come together under one roof to exhibit their ideas, develop functional business models and show the world that it really is possible to refine an idea into a potential company over the weekend.

Startup Weekend Women

Startup Weekend Women aims to foster female entrepreneurship and facilitate the creation of women-owned businesses. Our goal is to inspire females to take up leadership roles in startup teams, and to connect more women to the resources and mentors available in startup communities. The broader aim is to encourage females to step forth and play an active part in the Pakistani workplace. As organizers, actively recruiting more women in the role of participants, mentors, organizers and judges. Men are also welcome and are encouraged to bring a female friend or a colleague to the event.

Startup Weekend - Start for the city

In the vertical #StartForTheCity the participants were made to focus on finding opportunities within Karachi, and thinking of creative and smart ways to solve them.

Startup Weekend Youth

The Nest I/O organised the first of its kind, Startup Weekend Youth which was a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of children ages 11-16 years pitched ideas for new startup companies, and worked together to present those ideas to a panel of judges. Serving as an opportunity to exercise creativity while understanding the importance of teamwork, it's was a hands-on learning experience like no other.

Startup Weekend Karachi

In the vertical #StartForTheCity the participants were made to focus on finding opportunities within Karachi, and thinking of creative and smart ways to solve them.

Startup Weekend in numbers

06

Startup Weekend's

organized by The Nest I/O

02

Startup Weekend

Karachi

03

Startup Weekend

Karachi APAC Women

01

Startup Weekend

Karachi Youth

+450

Total number of

Participants

+350

Ideas Pitched

+75

Ideas Shortlisted

+20

Speaker Sessions/

Workshops

+50

Mentors

+40

Media Mentions

6 Million +

Digital Footprint

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