Getting Ready for #SWTO
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
Startup Weekend Toronto is almost here! The organzing team is pulling together all the details to make your weekend the best. Get lots of rest, practice your one minute pitches and recruit your friends to join us. Here are some Questions and Answers to help you prepare for the weekend: Q. How do I get more information about the Weekend? A. Follow us on twitter (@startupwkndTO), like us on Facebook (Startup Weekend Toronto) and watch the blog (SWTO.ca) for updates over the next few days for announcements. You can also start practicing your tweeting for the event using hashtag #SWTO. Q. Are there any tickets left? A. There are a very limited number of tickets left for designers, makers, and developers here. Q. What should I bring? A. Your laptop (optional but recommended), power cords, connectors to overhead projector, lots of enthuasism, mobile device for the global hashtag battle. Q. What should I do to prepare? A. Get lots of sleep, figure out what problem could be solved by the Internet of Things that you can pitch, practice your pitch, do a bit of research on your idea (are others already doing it? how big is the market?). Check out this blog post for pitch tips. Q. How do I get to the event? Is there parking, transit, and bike stands? A. MakeWorks is as 1139 College Street, just west of Dufferin St., on the south side. There is limited metered street parking, so you might want to park at the Dufferin Mall (about 3 blocks north) - but we can't officially recommend this since you might get towed! If you are taking the TTC try the 506 College streetcar or the 29 Dufferin bus (south from the Dufferin subway station or north from Exhibition Place). There are a few city bike stands on the sidewalks outside MakeWorks. Q. What supplies and gear is provided? A. You'll have access to 3D printers and a laser cutter, from our sponsor MAKELAB. On Saturday we can use the tools and space at The Shop. Plus we have a bunch of core components to build with. Check out this blog post for the full list. Q. I have more questions. How can I get them answered? A. Post them on our Facebook page or tweet at us. See you all on Friday!