London, United Kingdom
UP Global is on a mission to advance human welfare through entrepreneurship by empowering startup communities around the world with high-impact events and programs, including our flagship products: Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, and NEXT. With an incredible community of over 4,000 volunteers leaders, we have a reach in over 400 cities 110 countries. We’re financially supported by the Omidyar Network, Google for Entrepreneurs, Microsoft, Coca Cola, the Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation, and other organizations dedicated to improving the globe through entrepreneurship.
We’re a core team of 40 fun-loving, hard-working people with offices in Seattle, Mexico City, and London and satellite locations in San Francisco and Washington, DC. Every one of us is passionate about supporting comm
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.