University of Plymouth

Plymouth Startup Weekend (Department)

Group Info:
[email protected]
University of Plymouth


Calling innovators & changemakers: build a startup in 54 hours!

What is a Techstars Startup Weekend?
- Techstars is a global community of local event organisers in more than 100 cities worldwide - during the pandemic startup weekend events have shifted online supporting and empowering more budding entrepreneurs than ever before!
- A startup weekend is a 3-day programme designed for those who want learn how to start their own business
- Transform your rough idea into a business model in just 54 hours, then pitch your idea (or an idea you are passionate about) to a panel of judges
- Network, collaborate, learn new skills

Why Plymouth Startup Weekend Culture and Tourism?

Last year Condé Nast Traveller magazine picked Britain's Ocean City as one of the top ten places to travel in 2020. Plymouth was also recognised as one of the top ten cities in the UK to launch a business, and it's no wonder; we are incredibly lucky to be part of a city thriving with ingenuity and enterprise.

But it's no secret that last year has been tough for the culture and tourism industry - now is the time to take your ideas for a new product, service or experience to the next level.

In collaboration with partners and experts from a range of business backgrounds we're inviting creative people from all across Plymouth, and beyond, to join us for another online Startup Weekend with a focus on Culture and Tourism. We want to find those new and innovative ideas that will make Plymouth THE cultural destination of 2022 and help bring them to life.With this event, we'll be focusing on solving problems and filling gaps related to arts, music, tourism and more...

It's time for the innovators and changemakers to shine! Let your own experiences or desire to travel inspire you. Whether you have ideas to improve experiences for tourists visiting Plymouth, the next cultural attraction itself, or to make travel around the world easier, the ultimate objective of this event is to empower you to take any idea from concept to creation!

What happens?
Beginning with Friday night idea pitches, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and pitches.

What next? Check out our videos for an idea of what you can expect, and if you're feeling inspired visit the event page now!

This website uses cookies to provide necessary site functionality and improve your online experience. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies as outlined in our privacy statement.