Many people are afraid to start their own business. Common issues - lack of know-how and co-founders, lack of seed money, afraid of risks etc. Garage48 is here to change that mindset and show that it's all about positive attitude, creative team members and a motivating deadline. Less talk, more action!
Garage48 events started in Estonia in April 2010 and have expanded to other countries in Northern Europe and Africa since then. All Garage48 events are held in English and have about 100 participants from different countries. Participants have different skills, ranging from software development to design, marketing and management.
How does it work?
Garage48 events usually start at 5pm on a Friday evening. All participants gather together in a big room and pitch about 30 to 40 ideas on stage. Each idea is put on the wall and everyone can choose their favourite idea and team. Usually about 12-15 ideas will be selected and teams start working.
We provide mentors, food and drinks over the weekend, while teams are working on their projects. Sunday night 6pm is the deadline to step on the stage again and live-demo your project. We have the jury and audience to vote for their favourites and choose the winners.
GOALS OF GARAGE48
Organize practical, international and fun startup events with a really lean budget
Show that teams can turn an idea into a working service or prototype within just one weekend
Prove that new web and mobile projects can be started with a good team and really lean budget
Promote entrepreneurship and startup culture in Estonia, Northern Europe and Africa
Teach people to work under a tough deadline - you need to focus on the core items of the project
Get to know new people from other industries, roles and countries
Less talk, more action and fun!
Official Website: http://www.garage48.org/tartu
Added by BerislavLopac on August 4, 2011