Beware of the Startup Weekend - It's a Conspiracy!
When I first found out about the Cebu Startup Weekend, I was surprised that the fee was only PhP 1,000. Five years ago I had to pay 15 grand just to be in the same room as Dado Banatao and Winston Damarillo. Now it's practically free. I immediately bought a ticket, but I was certain that there was something fishy going on.
It turns out that it's a global conspiracy masterminded by Kauffman foundation to spread the methodologies (eg, 1 2 3), the network and the wisdom essential to a healthy startup community. They use a devious multisided business model for a social good. It has four customer segments, each one being duped into contributing to an entrepreneurial renaissance all around the world.
Here are those four segments:
It looks like this when mapped out in the business model canvas (click to enlarge).
The people behind Startup Weekend are evil geniuses. It is futile to resist the good this will do to you and your community. You might as well sign-up to join or to organize the next one near you.
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