Startup Weekend Naples is a long weekend where companies discover if their business ideas are valid and achievable. This happens in every incubator, such that of Città della Scienza, hosting innovative startups.
The event, sponsored by Città della Scienza, is part of the international organization UP GLOBAL, one of the largest startup competition in the world, which in Italy has been displayed several editions, and is a meeting point and reference for those who dream of launching their business idea in the field of Sharing Economy.The main goal is to create a first realization of a project, chosen among those proposed participants, who will vote the best ideas to work, organized in teams of 5 to 8 people, in the next two days. Usually participants are divided into two background: business management (marketing, business administration) and technical one(developers, graphics).
Activities will be stimulated by important leaders in the field of the sharing economy, followed by a coach and mentor of experience and evaluated by a panel of experts from the worlds of finance and business.
The goal, in fact, is the creation of social enterprise, passing from the presentation of business ideas to comparison with investors and the speech of industry experts. It will be an opportunity to learn how to do business, to work in teams with unknown people, know the co-founder, co-workers, learn new skills.
Our country has about 250 collaborative platforms online: whether it’s “sharing” for the sharing of goods, services, information, spaces, time or skills, barter between individuals or between companies, or “crowding” with practices such as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, we can see that, from 2011 to today, the numbers have more than tripled, especially in tourism, transport, energy, food and design.