The FINANCIAL -- Accelerate Cambridge will be running the next Ideation CJBS, its own
start-up weekend model for budding entrepreneurs from Friday 15 March to
Sunday 17 March 2013 in collaboration with Idea Transform.
Ideation CJBS is a hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their start-up ideas are viable. Cambridge and London based start-up leaders will attend the weekend to act as coaches and judges.
The weekend is about learning through the act of creating. Participants don’t just listen to theory; they build their own strategy and test it as they go. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, they will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job, a team or an investor.
It’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team, and Ideation CJBS is the best way to find someone you can actually launch a start-up with. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, it’s a perfect opportunity to work on a new platform, or just to try something different.
Approximately 80 per cent of participants plan on continuing working with their team or start-up after the weekend, and over 36 per cent of ventures are still going strong after three months.