The Greatest Learning Experience on Earth!



Imagine intensity. It could be hot, it could be cold. It could be annoying, it could be exhilarating. It could be terrifying, it could be exciting. It could be exhausting, it could be completely refreshing.

But what if it was all these things?

What if it was all these things wrapped up in one?

And what if your next learning experience was just that. And much much more.

I'm talking about the greatest learning experience on earth. I'm talking about the legendary Startup Weekend.


Earlier this month I completed my third Startup Weekend. Some people have done more, others have stopped at one. All of them intense. All of them unforgettable.

Startup Weekend is a unique experience that puts you at the centre of what learning truly should be. While we are most obviously not talking about traditional learning styles, Startup Weekend goes beyond what we all consider useful in learning: practice and doing. It takes contextual learning and turns it on its head. And just when we thought we couldn't get better than that, Startup Weekend goes even further. How so?

The key is in the first word of this article: intensity.

Startup Weekend is a unique experience that puts you at the centre of what learning truly should be.

In 'just' 54 hours, you are taken through an experience which engages you at every single level both physically, mentally and emotionally. It absorbs you. It is not simulation, it is real life. Every step. Every breath. Every drop of sweat.

When you are engaged in such an intense and all consuming way, you cannot help but learn. And use. And remember. If you were in a test, you would be scoring 100% every single time. And when you learn in such a complete and engaging way, you cannot help but use and certainly cannot forget your lessons learned.

And all this without taking notes or following lectures or even looking things up on the Internet!

When you are engaged in such an intense and all consuming way, you cannot help but learn. And use. And remember.

Now we are only talking about the learning side of things. Factor in the additional attraction of great networking opportunities, the chance to challenge yourself in a truly unique way, and the possibility that you may be taking that first step towards something which may actually change the world, and you are on to something big!


Sign up now and grab the opportunity to experience learning in a way you will never forget!

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Lancaster University Startup Weekend – 2-4th December 2016

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