I attended the Bay Area Startup Weekend in Mountain View this previous week-end. This was the first such event I attended and it was an amazing experience – so I thought I’d share it.
The idea behind the event was that a bunch of folks would show up, some of them would pitch ideas for new startups and the others would join them if they liked the idea and/or had the necessary skills to build it. The goal was to build a working prototype over the course of the week-end.
This seemed like an impossible task to me – not the part where you build a prototype but the idea that random people could come together and actually form a startup. And on talking to one of the organizers, he confirmed that the goal was really to form a community, help people get to know each other – sometimes the team does gel and a successful startup is formed.
Nevertheless, there were …[Read more]