Wednesday, 9 May 2012
A Beautiful New Partnership: Startup Weekend and Mercy Corps
A Beautiful New Partnership: Startup Weekend & Mercy Corps
Startup Weekend and Mercy Corps are more similiar than you might think at first.
Startup Weekend and global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps today announced a partnership to expand the access and impact of a proven model for business generation throughout the developing world.
Startup Weekend’s successful event format brings together software developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups, all in just 54 hours. In 2011, Startup Weekend helped organize over 250 events in 65 countries around the world.
“Although the startups we promote are technology based, our primary focus is community building,” said Marc Nager, CEO of Startup Weekend. “Like Mercy Corps, we look for ways to strengthen and support communities by bringing together many people with different backgrounds to solve tough challenges.”