What did I gain out of participating in Startup Weekend Kathmandu 2013?
Frankly, I got so much out of it. It’s hard to put it in words everything that I got out of the three day Startup Weekend but I will try to summarize it. The first Startup Weekend Kathmandu happened in early February 2013. I was very excited because it was the first time that Startup Weekend was coming into town. That edition of the event took place at SAP Falcha, Babarmahal. The event started on Friday afternoon with registration and networking culminating into final pitches to the judges on Sunday evening. I could feel so much raw energy at SAP Falcha. Everyone was excited to be there as I was. When I look back to the people I met then, they are doing amazing things in Nepal’s startup and business ecosystem now. I’m in touch with most of the people I met then. Besides the friendships and network I built, I was able to understand and consider various perspectives on building a business. It’s amazing what a team can do in a weekend when we are all working together.
It’s extremely tough to describe the details of the Startup Weekend Kathmandu. You have to participate in the event itself to get a feel of it. I highly recommend you to do so.