Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Launch a startup in 48 hours!

Launch 48 teams up business-gurus and techies, where the aim is to pitch, plan and launch a viable web-product in the following 48 hour period. It's 48 hours of hard-slog startup-founding that is guaranteed to leave you buzzing (honest)

I've been twice now, and just signed up for a third time. It may sound a little crazy... but it is an awesome experience, and I confess I'm now addicted.

If you can make it to the conference (on the Friday) they also line up a set of speakers from some of the best IT companies in the world (google, paypal, et al), along with VC, successful IT businessmen and other assorted useful types to give a talk about how you can turn your idea into reality.

and it works too. Several of the startups have gone on to become successful online businesses... of course some don't but I can honestly say I've learnt a lot in the process. I even met my co-founders there, so I can attest to the benefit of working with people to see if you can work with them...

Early bird tickets are on sale for the next one (the 25th Sep)... so I hope to see you there :)

PS: just to make it clear - I'm not affiliated with launch48 in any way except for having gone along to it (twice now) and found it to be awesome!


Unknown said...

Wow Taryn, thanks so much for the fantastic comments. I will admit, I am totally affiliated with Launch48 and I find this type of feedback really helps me to keep running the event so attendees, like yourself, can continue to 'get your fix' :)

I look forward to seeing you at the next one and it was great to see you at the showcase.

Taryn East said...

Hey Ian, no problem. you guys do a really excellent job and are worthy of much praise :)

See you at the next one!