From the Startup Weekend Kuwait blog: http://www.up.co/communities/kuwait/kuwait-city/blog/2015/09/09/startup-weekend-kuwait
Startup Weekend is coming to town again! The goal of this event is to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results.
Startup Weekend has held 2000+ events in 135+ countries around the world, and we are looking forward to making a big dent in Kuwait. With the help of local supporters, we are planning to leverage our global reach to impact our local community.
This year’s event will be held from September 17 – 19 and a beautiful Al Tijaria Tower (35th floor) is confirmed as a venue. It’s open to everyone; people don’t need to pay anything for registration. They can participate as developers, designers or non-technicals. What should they bring? Laptop, power cord, internet connection (just in case) and, of course, lots of creative energy and enthusiasm.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. The whole schedule is available on the event’s website.