It's been a week since the whirlwind of our second Startup Weekend Hamilton, and I've gotta say, I'm still on a startup high! There's nothing like getting a hundred passionate, driven, and creative people together in one room to focus for 54 hours - the energy was absolutely inspiring!
I've spoken to a number of our SWH2 participants since the event, and their exciting response to the event - whether they were first timers or had attended previous Startup Weekend events - has been wonderful to hear:
"Thank you so much ... It was a great event and I really appreciate the opportunity that startup weekend Hamilton gave me as a young entrepreneur." -Niles
"The mentors we very approachable and open... I learned a lot and made good friends. Look forward to the next one." - William
"Thank you for an amazing experience." -Jonathan
"I had a blast at Startup Weekend Hamilton. I'm incredibly proud to be part of StartupsN team. We will continue working on our MVP to make it into a product." - Andrei
As an organizer, I didn't have the same experience as the participants who really dug in and worked to launch their companies in the span of a weekend. But I had the privilege of being able to observe all of the amazing work being done, the connections being made, and the camaraderie that developed.
By the end of the weeked I was certainly exhausted, but also refreshed and invigorated - ready to plan Startup Weekend Hamilton 3!