Before The Weekend

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Is this event for me?
Startup Weekend attendees’ backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law). What unites all attendees is a common interest in entrepreneurship: whether a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, every attendee is interested in working with a like-minded, motivated and skilled team to develop a product or business in one weekend. If this sounds like you, this is the event for you!
Can I attend without participating on a team?
Everyone who attends the event is expected to participate on a team. This is important not only to preserve the ‘vibe’ of the weekend (“no talk, all action”) but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for working teams.
We are working on adding a “Sunday Presentations Only” registration option for those wishing to view the teams’ final presentations.  We have to get permits from USC to do this so appreciate your patience.  Invite your family and friends to see your presentation!   Sunday Presentations, June 9, 5pm to 830pm.   Updates soon!
How do I register?
Why do I pay?
The majority of your ticket price goes towards paying the 7 meals, snacks, and drinks that we provide over the weekend. In fact, ticket sales rarely cover even such basic bottom-line costs! We rely on local sponsorships to help keep ticket prices low while keeping the value of the event high.  Startup Weekend Cebu is organized by volunteers, mentors and judges included.  USC has been generous enough to sponsor our venue.  We could not do this without support from DOST-ICT and our other sponsors.   Help us keep this event worthwhile by inviting your friends to join and keeping a positive and sharing spirit during the event!
What should I bring?
Laptop
Extension cord / Power cord
Feel free to bring your own internet USB stick or dongle
Business cards
Camera – take pictures and video!  #SWCebu is our twitter hashtag
A second monitor, keyboard, etc…. set yourself up to be productive!
Lots of creative energy!
Be open-minded, share your talents, work with your team, be patient, and focus on the goal.  most of all, have fun!
How do I prepare?
Do some research into startup tools and best practices to get ready to rock the weekend – start with our database of resources at startupweekend.org/resources. Make sure you get lots of rest prior to the event, and finally – tell your friends!If you plan on pitching an idea:
Do as much research/preparation around your idea as you feel is necessary to give a persuasive pitch and attract a team.
Boil the idea down to the basics: with 60 seconds, you only really have time for a hook, so pull out the most attractive key points of the idea and forget the rest.
Practice your pitch using a timer!
Can I have a refund?
SW has a 7 day refund policy.  Food and Drink has already been arranged.  So, instead of asking for a refund, we strongly suggest passing on your ticket to someone else!
Share the opportunity.  Give 2 GET!
First-timers!  for more information go to:
REMEMBER:
Check-in and picking up of badges is available starting 3pm this Friday! USC-Downtown Buttenbruch Hall.
Dinner and networking starts at 5pm
Event starts at 720pm
Thanks and see you there!
SW Cebu team