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Start-up Weekend is now in Cebu!

After the meet-and-greet last March 9, 2012 at UP Cebu, Start-up Weekend Cebu is now officially an official event to look forward to this coming May 2012.

Fleire Castro, the online marketing strategist of the event, relayed this info about Start-up Weekend Cebu and invited Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. to be the official media partner of Startup Weekend Cebu, which will be on May 11-13, 2012.

This event will bring developers, programmers, marketing professionals and business executives under one roof for a tedious, idea-squeezing and time-challenging 54-hour of meet-up, team-building and idea presentation to the big guns from Silicon Valley.

Of course, local personalities are also invited and included in the panel of judges.

To know more about the Startup Weekend, social media mommy blogger, owner of Third Team Media and member of Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc., Fleire Castro brings to us this press release.






Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Startup Weekend’s motto: NO TALK, ALL ACTION. START YOUR BUSINESS! In conjunction with the two entrepreneurs out of Seattle, WA – that were crazy enough to start this whole thing, and the more than 300 events that have been hosted in cities worldwide, we are our own community of passionate entrepreneurs on a mission to help others like us and facilitate innovation in Cebu by organizing the first ever Startup Weekend Cebu on May 11 – 13, 2012 @ UP Cebu.

What Actually Happens During Startup Weekend

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts and the Startup Weekend Cebu Winner is crowned by the panel of judges.  Essentially, building their company in 54HRS.

Who are the crowd

Startup Weekend’s community consists primarily of passionate current and future entrepreneurs with ideas for new ventures mostly for web or mobile. These are the creative and influential workers of Cebu.  Startup Weekenders are the movers and shakers of the digital age. They are: No Talk. All Action. In addition to the attendees, we have key sponsors like Globe, Microsoft, and other A list companies who will have delegates in attendance. We are lining up key Filipino mentors who have successful startups and can provide entrepreneurial insight and inspiration to our attendees. We’ve also arranged to have a team of Venture Capitalists (VCs) from Silicon Valley be in attendance at the event and serve as judges on our panel. Last but certainly not least, we are inviting You, which means you will have access to this amazing lineup of talent.


You will get to experience what SWCebu is all about (free snacks of course) and you’ll be able to interview the organizers, judges and mentors. You are encouraged to write your pre-event entry as a participant of the blogging contest. Further details will be forwarded by event marketing head Fleire Castro of Third Team Media.

Startup Weekend Cebu is going to leave a lasting impression on the community and we want You  to be a part! We hope to be working with You, and please let us know if you have any questions.


Dave Overton & Fleire Castro

On Behalf of The Startup Weekend Cebu Team

Contact Fleire Castro, Online Marketing Organizer
cell: 09182656696  |  email: fleire@thirdteam.org


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