Mashup Weekend: Pictou County is a 26-hour hands-on experience in actually doing something to bring an idea for a new business to life. The premise is simple…people share ideas, build small teams, and then take action over the course of the weekend to bring an idea to life.
Don’t have an idea of your own? No problem - jump on a team, meet new people, stretch your creative muscles, and learn what it takes get an idea off the ground in just one weekend.
Where else are you going to find the people, the time, the space, and the support to test-drive that idea you’ve been chewin’ on?
If you love the idea of getting connected with other talented and innovative people in the area to share ideas, solve problems, and then take action to build something awesome together then you should check it out.
Everybody’s an expert in something. Put your strengths to work for yourself, your team and your community.
FAQ: Are we expected to be in the room the whole weekend? Are we required to stay until closing time every evening?
The short answer is ’No' - we’re not going to lock you in the room and keep you there. The team, and the individuals on the team, determine their own work plan for the weekend. The facility is available to teams until 10pm on Friday evening and as early as 8am on Saturday morning (and yes, there will be lots of coffee on hand!), but it is up to the team to decide when they need to collaborate together, when they can be working on things separately, and how late in to the evening they want to stay to get stuff done.
If there is a short period of time over the course Mashup Weekend that you need to be absent, we ask that you let your fellow team members know on Friday evening so that you can plan around it. That said, Mashup Weekend is really about giving yourself the time and the space to focus, learn, and take action. It is not really fair to yourself - or your team - if you're checkin' out to do other stuff.
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Terms and Conditions
Refund Policy: We have to order the food and drinks for the weekend in advance, so no refunds will be granted within 7 days of the Mashup Weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Participation Agreement: Mashup Weekend is all about collaboration, sharing, networking, and learning. We want you to meet awesome people in your community and from around Nova Scotia, learn from your peers, stretch your creative muscels. Who knows, you might even find someone you're interested in starting a company with at some point. Mashup Weekend is a forum for collaboration, learning from our peers, and having some fun in the process! So when you sign up as a participant of Mashup Weekend, you acknowledge that any ideas shared over the course of the weekend, by you or anyone else, are a contribution to the experience and learning of everyone involved.
At Mashup Weekend we create an environment that is inclusive of any and all people and their ideas, so we expect participants to be respectful of others and their ideas, take care in the use of the the facilities and equipment on site, and act professionally. The rules here are the same as you would expect anywhere else - you're responsble for any damage, incidents, or accidents that you cause. Mashup Lab Limited, its affiliates, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, or organizers are not liable any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable events or incidents either during or after Mashup Weekend.
Mashup Weekend will be a celebration of entrepreneurship and the ideas and talent we have in our communites. As such, we will be capturing photos and vidoes of the event to share your succeess with the world. By participating in Mashup Weekend you grant us permission to use any photos/videos of you.