This is a cross-post of Alexandros Pagidas from Startup Weekend Athens. Open Coffee Greece is a proud local supporter of the event, we’ll literally gonna create a bunch of start-ups over the weekend, go get your ticket!
At last, Startup Weekend is here. Some of you might remember me from an earlier Open Coffee two summers ago in Bacaro downtown Athens, when I was asked to speak about my experiences living in the vibrant tech community that exists in San Francisco and, of course, the Silicon Valley. I remember in that talk wanting to transmit some of that magic of infinite possibility one feels when living and working in that part of the world. Today, I am happy to announce that from the 21st to the 23rd of November 2008, you have the opportunity to feel some of that magic too, right here in Athens.
Having participated in a previous Startup Weekend myself (in San Francisco), I can personally attest that it is by far the most exciting tech event I have ever been to – and I have been to a lot of them the past two years. In Startup Weekend, you don’t just talk about startups – you build them. Either with the new friends you’re going to make at the place it’s being held or by bringing some of your existing friends with you, the purpose is to work together and focus all your creativity and talent to create your own startup – in the next 54 hours!
It is possible. It has been done in the past in numerous cities throughout the world, and it can happen right here in Athens this November. With the generous help of Microsoft Hellas, in their brand new Innovation Center in downtown Athens, we can do it. To help you create your startup, Andrew Hyde, the founder of Startup Weekend, and I will be flying from the United States to Athens to facilitate the event.
The tickets are free. Please don’t abuse that privilege because space is limited. Booking a spot and not showing up takes away the opportunity from someone, a friend or fellow member of your own tech community, participating in your place. That’s bad startup karma. However, if you’re sure you will make it, don’t delay. Get your ticket here.
We look forward in meeting you and helping you create your startup!