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Startup Weekend: Build A Startup In 54 Hours

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Startup Weekend, a 54-hour long event which happens in more than 700 cities and has already created 13,000+ startups in the line. The weekend event is meant to gather developers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts to boost the spirit of Entrepreneurship through various means including technology.

Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend allocates a platform for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to test whether their ideas look good with ‘feasible’ label or not. Half of the weekenders at the event are of technical (or design) background, and the rest have entrepreneurial background. Linear to that, the exclusive weekend is globally partnered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Coca-Cola, Go.Co, and of-course my favorite Google.

Kicking-off the open mic pitches on Friday, the participants express their respective ideas and designs onboard and rouse other attendees to come and join their team for a Minimal Viable Product (MVP), at-least for them. After initializing the team, the weekenders start working on it to make their startup a real game-changer.

The LEAN Startup methodologies, idea validation and customer development gets the spotlight under the mentorship of the team’s respective mentors (experts) on Saturday and Sunday, as the final presentation (demo) of their Startup goes live on Sunday evening. During that Sunday evening, Startup prototypes are reviewed and arbitrated by the panel of judges with their valuable feedback and more.

The event protocol is same for all 700+ cities where Startup Weekend is happening, or is scheduled to happen.

I created a company in 54hrs, What did you do last weekend? – Startup Weekend(er)s

Currently, Startup Weekend is happening in most of the countries across the world and many are yet to be, maybe the next weekend or next’s next weekend. But, In my city Kathmandu, the Startup Weekend has already started (Sept. 12, Friday) and is even on the verge of clinch for this weekend.

Startup Weekend Kathmandu

Well, this is the fifth volume of Startup Weekend Kathmandu, started back in October 2012. The weekend here featured over 50+ passionate weekender willing to roll in the flavor of Entrepreneurship with their passion. The attendees here pitched really wonderful ideas to flip into reality, a Startup actually.

To know more about the ideas pitched and showcased at Startup Weekend Kathmandu, head over to the official home of Startup Weekend Kathmandu, right here.

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Apple Special Event scheduled for October 30, new iPad and Macs incoming

Apple loves New York, too!

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Apple Special Event October 2018

Apple today sent out invites to the media for a Special Event on Tuesday, October 30. Surprisingly enough, the event will take place at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York instead of the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, where Apple unveiled the iPhone Xs and iPhone XR last month.

The Special Event invite reads “There’s more in the making,” and doesn’t come in one single design teaser like past Apple event invites. Apple has used a slew of unique designs for the invite, which makes it no easy to decode or guess what in particular is in the making. Following the leaks and rumors that have been suggesting this event for some time now, however, we’re very likely to witness new iPad Pro and Mac hardware updates at the event.

New iPad & Macs

Apple is expected to bring Face ID on the iPad Pro with slimmer bezels and larger display. This will be the first time we’ll see Face ID on a device that’s not an iPhone. The company is also rumored to ditch Lightning port in favor of USB Type-C, which I still don’t think could be the case (but it should be).

Apple’s October Special Event is also for customers who’ve been waiting for an upgrade to the MacBook Air. As Bloomberg reported in August, the new MacBook Air will have slimmer bezels and a high-resolution Retina display to fit for Apple’s low-cost MacBook Air. That’s not all…! We could also see an upgraded Mac mini at the event, which will be targeted at power users.

Also, there are some chances that Apple will talk about the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG app and the long-forgotten AirPower wireless charging mat that’s supposed to ship later this year. Yes, it’s been more than a year since Apple announced the AirPower charging mat.

Apple Special Event will be live streamed on Apple Events page so tune in at 10am ET on Tuesday, October 30 to watch the keynote live from New York. Stay tuned!

Image Courtesy / Neil Cybart

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Watch Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Launch Event Live

There’s more Google Hardware in store!

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Google Pixel 3 Launch Event

Google has its 2018 hardware event on Tuesday, October 9 in New York. Of course, it is #MadeByGoogle. The event will be live streamed through Google’s YouTube channel at 8am Pacific Time, which corresponds to 8:45pm Nepal Time.

The #MadeByGoogle event last year unveiled the Pixel 2 alongside a handful of Google Home devices, and we’re excepting no more than upgrades to the 2017 hardware lineup from Google. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which have been widely leaking out in the past few months, will see its official unveiling during the keynote. Furthermore, we’re also expecting to see Google Chrome tablets and third-generation Chromecast at the event.

As mentioned above, Google will be live streaming the #MadeByGoogle event so you can watch it all as it happens right here. Additionally, the company will also be streaming the event on Twitter, which is accompanied by a Twitter stream of the event hashtag across the social network.

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Samsung has ‘A Galaxy Event’ scheduled for October 11

Yet another Galaxy coming next month. Phone, Camera, or what else?

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Samsung Galaxy Event

Samsung is hosting a Galaxy event on October 11 next month. The company posted a brief note about the event on its press website, in a surprising move today. We’ll be seeing a new Galaxy device that will offer “more ways to express yourself than ever before,” says Samsung.

The event teaser reads “4x fun” in the heading, which we have no idea what it’s hinting toward but a Galaxy device. This indeed is a surprising news, provided it’s coming from a company who released its phablet flagship, Galaxy Note 9 last month. And also not long after Apple wrapped up its iPhone Xs event this week. Samsung’s Galaxy event poster doesn’t reveal anything about what we will be seeing next month — a phone, camera, or something new — but it will be four times the fun, according to the South Korean giant.

As there’s no mention of the event location, the Galaxy event could be an online announcement across Samsung’s website on October 11, 2018. Stay tuned for what happens next on this story.

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