9th Edi­tion of #SWLUX

THREE QUES­TIONS FOR CHARLES BÜCHLER, COM­MU­NI­CA­TION & COM­MU­NITY CO­OR­DI­NA­TOR OF STARTUP WEEK­END LUX­EM­BOURG. THE NINTH AN­NUAL EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEM­BER 24-26 AT TECHNOPORT.

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WHAT IS SPE­CIAL ABOUT THIS EDI­TION?

Startup Week­end Lux­em­bourg is cur­rently rein­vent­ing it­self in the way it op­er­ates. The long-time or­ga­niz­ers have opened up to new peo­ple and de­cided to move away from just or­ga­niz­ing two events per year. The new goal is to main­tain mo­men­tum be­tween events by or­ga­niz­ing mee­tups to keep the com­mu­nity alive and invit­ing the win­ning teams to fol­low-up events at the na­tional or in­ter­na­tional level. That's why we also part­ner with other chap­ters like Startup Week­end Saar­brücken and Nancy to ex­pand the net­work. Right now, the mee­tups fo­cus on pre­par­ing par­tic­i­pants for the next event in Novem­ber. Dur­ing the ninth edi­tion, we will also plan the tenth and po­ten­tially se­lect a unique lo­ca­tion.

WHAT ARE THE LAT­EST SUC­CESS STO­RIES?

Since these events launched back in 2012, each edi­tion has had around 65 par­tic­i­pants and pro­duced 10 ideas (so roughly 80 in to­tal). Some of the star­tups that came out of pre­vi­ous edi­tions and are still in busi­ness are Lar­gowind and con­tin­u­ous­php.

WHY SHOULD I PAR­TIC­I­PATE IN A STARTUP WEEK­END?

For many, I'd say that Startup Week­end is the fastest way to get your busi­ness and en­trepreneur­ship skills up to par while also learn­ing a ton. It's a prac­tice in ex­e­cu­tion. Ideas are noth­ing; the ex­e­cu­tion of ideas means so much more. You will meet great peo­ple dur­ing the week­end (maybe your po­ten­tial co­founder). This is a life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for many. Ad­di­tion­ally, get real feed­back on your idea from sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als.

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