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Startup Weekend: How to Take a Company from Concept to Creation in 54 Hours

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Tested principles for transforming an idea into a fully operational companyStartup Weekend--the organization behind 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups--has spawned both a global initiative in entrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups. "St ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published October 7th 2011 by Wiley (first published October 5th 2011)
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Philipp
It doesn't really show you, how to take your company "from concept to creation in 54 hours". Actually it is a 200 pages marketing marathon, that shows how "awesome" startup weekends must be. Each chapter presents new people, that will tell you, that they've met very interesting people and what not. Wouldn't recommend it.
Aaron Glett
It might have been a more enjoyable read for someone who isn't already steeped in Entrepreneurial thoughts and processes. I found it to be more useful about half way through, but it would have probably been faster if they had spent less time jabbering on about examples and more time talking about the process of Startup Weekend. Once they finally got to the meat and potatoes, I felt the book had more value. If you're already into rapid group ideation, you might want to skim the book for details a ...more
Michael  Slavin
I did not know startup weekend existed, now I do. I recommend anyone one who wants to expand their horizons read this and then attend a start up weekend. It is very inexpensive to go and only takes one weekend. You meet new people and get to experience putting together a business idea and presenting it to judges. You do not need special skills or to be tech oriented to enjoy this.
Alan Tavares
Li antes da participação de um Startup Weekend buscando aprender mais sobre o evento e como interagir com o pessoal que lá estava.
Mas fui surpreendido pois não esperava aprender bastante com os casos que são ilustrados no livro.
Mathias Luz
It explains how does the event occurs. Its nice to read before attending to so one is able to understand better the philosophy and the way it goes.
Felipe Barreiros
Not what I was actually looking for, but it is a good book to know how Startup Weekend works and the kind of projects/vibe that the event creates
Alessandro Vecchia
The most of the book promotes the startup weekend event, but include some clues for new entrepreneurs too. If you are lost, their read is a good beginning
Christian Allen
More a cheerleader book for Startup Weekend events than a how-to-guide, but a good read and pretty light as well. It essentially only outlines what happens at SWs, but does make a good case for attending in person. Most definitely a new approach to entrepreneurship, and one that allows for both the seasoned business professional as well neophytes alike.
Rocio
certainly a book worth reading for those who are thinking about taking a leap of faith into the entrepreneurial world. A peptalk for those just starting out and that have had a few drawbacks. It most certainly talks about the philosophy behind the while venue, though I wish it talked more about building a startup, this is definitely a must read
Jamie


This book isn't so much a "how to" guide for startups as much as it is a handbook for Startup Weekend. Useful if you're planning to attend one of those events, not so much for gaining insight into launching a startup.
Zabari Saad
très bon livre qui présante les startup weekend en USa(avant 2012) et présente le temoignage des gens qui ont pu trouvé des partenaire ou des investisserus de leurs projet.le le recommande qu participant des startup weekend
Alexander
Describes how the principles as mentioned in 'The Lean Startup' by Eric Ries are put to practice. Could be more specific about the tools and techniques used to actually build a startup.
Ben Meader
Not a ground breaking book by any means but still a fun and quick read that is worth looking at if you are thinking of participating in a Startup Weekend event.
Allison
I read this in 40 minutes. It's a long ad for startup weekend programs. If you're looking for entrepreneurial lessons look elsewhere.
Eric Brooke
A good intro to Startup Weekends and the tech/startup community as well as several tools to get you started.
Lori Grant
A should-read book on startups for knowledge workers and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Grayson Hill
It was a quick, cheerful read with a few key insights.
Kent Winward
An infomercial disguised as a book.
Marc Nager
** Disclaimer - Kinda obvious. :)
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