Join us at CIBA for Goa’s First Edition of Startup Weekend

Have you already made plans for the 15th of July? Are you planning a long weekend getaway? Wouldn’t you rather spend your time at a startup event, with the opportunity to meet some very successful entrepreneurs, dabble with code, and learn something new and interesting?  

If the latter appeals to you, Startup Weekend is where you should be. Come join the likes of some prominent entrepreneurs in the industry, along with some of the best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are all waiting to lend you a helping hand. Get the opportunity to learn new things, network with some interesting and  intelligent individuals and finally turn that dream of yours into a reality.

If you are in Goa, consider yourself lucky since Startup Weekend is finally in the state, for the first time. The event will take place at CIBA, the Center for incubation and business acceleration, in Verna. The event will spread out across three days starting on Friday evening and wrapping up on the evening of Sunday.

The best part of the event is that it begins with dinner, I personally do not know a better way to get started, other than may be beginning with dessert. Dinner will be followed by the opportunity to pick a project that you will have to work on for the entire weekend. After this, you better begin working on your pitch, you have a make a pitch to blow your competition away and build a team.

Now for the second day, all the mentors referenced earlier will show up and you have the opportunity to meet them, chat with them and hear a few of their inputs. You will hear them give you speeches, and bits of information, to all the mentorship you might require. After getting your hands on this trump card, you will have to get back to your project. Hopefully, the entire day that you had should have been enough to get this done and out of the way.

Day three, time to put your money where your mouth is and show off all that you did over the weekend. Get your team together and present your product or service to a panel of experts, and no, you do not have all the time in the world. You have to get this done in the five minutes that you are given.

Watch other teams follow the same process, communicate and chat up people you find interesting, talk about ideas that appealed to you, speak to the judges and gather their thoughts on various topics.

Does this sound appealing to you? If you are thinking, I so want to be there, click here.

Not convinced yet? Oh, I almost forgot, if you successfully manage to get this done, your company will be supported by CIBA, that means you might receive an incubation opportunity or even seed funding.

If you want more, we are giving our readers a major discount, use the discount Use code: IDEA25, to get a 25% off on your tickets.

There are a few more incentives:

  • All participants get free .CO domains from
  • Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $300 of credit to build your web or mobile apps

Looking forward to seeing you there. If you are looking for something more, a giant chunk of the Startup Goa team will make an appearance at the event. See if you can call them out.