Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. Startup Weekend has grown into an organization with a global presence.
The Community Leaders Academy was organised in Maldives in 2017 and a group of 30 leaders participated in the 3 day programme and became eligible to organise Startup Weekend in Maldives. In October 2017, the first Techstars Startup Weekend was organised and in May 2018, the second edition of Startup Weekend was organised targeting Women.
The startup Weekend were organised by Community Leaders, with support from Corporate Partners, Government Organisation and Development Agencies.