We always invite entrepreneurs from the local scene to share their knowledge with the participants. Speakers and mentors are outstanding personalities willing to share what they have learned from their entrepreneurial experience with the new entrepreneurs.
Yes you can! If you don’t have an idea, you can join other people that have one. Then you’ll develop it together during the week. Just make sure that everyone’s expectation are set properly about the future involvement in the idea!
It’s not easy to pass through the process of creating something alone. If you want to work alone during the Startup Pirates program, we do not recommend it, but your wish is going to be respected. The ideal is to work in teams of 2 to 4.
The participants who have an idea will pitch it. Then they have to convince others to join them to form a team. Who doesn’t have an idea will have to join a team by showing why they are a good asset. It's an organic process. Don't worry, you'll have enough time to find the right team.
The mentor will come and spend about 20 minutes with each team. You’ll pitch, get feedback and then it's up to you to decide what to do with all the comments. Never forget, in the end of the day, it's you and your team o take all the decisions.
In the end of the week your team will have to pitch the work done to a juri panel. You'll get the evaluation criteria before you'll start prepare the final presentation. In order for you be have a better notion of is epxected, we recommend you to check the “EXPECTATIONS” section of this website.
Pirates are brave, right? Pirates don’t fear the unknown and always quest for conquer. To successfully launch a company is one of the most difficult things one can do. It’s demanding, stressful, difficult and most of the times you’ll feel distressed. Only someone with a Pirate Spirit can succeed. Our pirates are not stealing ideas, they fight, hustle, and work really really hard to be able to succeed. And why join the navy if you can be a Pirate?
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