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Tested principles for transforming an idea into a fullyoperational company

Startup Weekend—the organization behind 54-hour eventswhere developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiastscome together to share ideas, form teams, build products, andcreate startups—has spawned both a global initiative inentrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups.Startup Weekend, the book, contains best practices, lessonslearned, and empowering examples derived from the organization'sexperiences for individuals and small organizations to follow asthey launch businesses. Each of the key beliefs outlined has beentested by Startup Weekend and has yielded powerful results.

The principles described in each chapter will give any businessidea a greater chance for success.

  • Chapter topics include trust and empowerment, flexibleorganizational structures, the power of experiential education,action-based networking, and much more
  • Describes consequences for startup development as entrepreneursand founders begin doing much more, even faster
  • Profiles successful Startup Weekend companies, including twopowerful examples: Memolane, an application that captures a user'sonline life in one timeline making it easy for users to travel backin time and relive memories; and Foodspotting, a mobile and desktopapp that allows users to find and share the foods they love

Apply these simple actionable principles to launch your ownstartup revolution.

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