july, 2020

10jul(jul 10)5:30 pm12(jul 12)6:00 pmVirtual Founders Weekend for 18 - 24 year olds


Event Details

OneTech Founders Weekend

Ever thought you might want to launch your own startup or be a part of one from the ground up?

OneTech Founders Weekend is designed to help you form teams, build networks and launch your very own start-up.

We’re bringing you a **FULLY VIRTUAL** weekend of networking, business modelling, pitching and expert mentoring which means you can participate in the programme from wherever you are in London.

Be mentored by the best experts leading your team to success, create your very own network of innovators and meet and work with your future colleagues, co-founders, friends.

You’ll have the opportunity to shine in front of industry leaders by presenting your project on our virtual pitch day and walk away with the winning prize.

OneTech Founders Weekend is powered by Foundervine – an award-winning social enterprise helping entrepreneurs grow.

What happens at OneTech Founders Weekend?

Start & Finish: The Weekend will begin on Friday 10th July 2020 @ 18:00 and run until Sunday 19th April 2020 @ 18:00.

  • Kick Off – Friday 17th April @ 18:00 – You’ll meet your new network, form teams, hear from established founders and start work on your business model. We’ll give you all the time you need to connect and network in our virtual breakout rooms.
  • Day 2: Saturday 18th April @ 09:30 – You get to work on your ideas in your teams, gain expert mentoring on market validation, business modelling and product management from our expert speakers. We’ll also invite industry speakers to mentor you throughout the day.
  • Day 3: Sunday 19th April @ 10:00 – You pitch in front of a panel of expert judges, win prizes and celebrate your achievements.You also network and mingle with our judges and speakers in our virtual breakout rooms.


Founders Weekend is open to you if you are:

  • 18 – 24 (required)
  • Live in London (required)
  • Want to network with like-minded young founders
  • Want to make your idea a reality
  • Want to win a place on FoundersDoor – powered by YSYS

How to Register

Registration is now open and closes on Wednesday 15th April . To apply for the programme, please fill out this form and you will soon receive joining instructions with all the details on what to expect and the resources you need to be ready to go on the day of the event.

Please note that the programme will be delivered fully virtually. You will therefore need:

  • A laptop with a webcam so you can take part in sessions
  • A good internet connection
  • Lots of energy!

You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

What Happens After OneTech Founders Weekend?

The best teams from Founders Weekend will be accepted into FoundersDoor powered by YSYS. The FoundersDoor pre-accelerator will equip you with the knowledge and experience needed to get your startup off the ground.

To find out more about FoundersDoor, click here

Secure Your Place Today


What are the full event timings?

  • Day 1: 17:30* – 21:00
  • Day 2: 09:00 – 17:30
  • Day 3: 10:00 – 18:00

*Please note that registration is from 5:30pm – 6pm. We will kick off at 6pm sharp. We will send details on how to log in and register for the virtual room. If you will be late, no problem – just email us at hello@foundervine.com letting us know what time you will be coming. We advise joining the room no later than 7pm on Friday. Please note that you must be available all three days. If you will not be able to make part of the event, please email us in advance at hello@foundervine.com.

Are there any age requirements to enter the event?

OneTech Founders Weekend is an event designed for budding and current entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-24 based in London.

Do I need to have an idea or be running a business to take part in the event?

No. Just have a passion for making a difference! Please note that your idea should be something you have not launched already so your team can help shape it.

Do I need business experience?

Absolutely not. The programme is open to anyone that is interested in using their skills in helping build something new and innovative, The programme is open to students, professionals and anyone else with a passion for business.

Do I need to have tech skills?

No, not essential. We welcome multi-disciplinary teams. Whether you have a background in business, tech, social development, charity or education, your skills can make a great contribution to a team.

Is OneTech Founders Weekend free?

Yes, the event is free to attend and is funded by OneTech supported by JP Morgan and the Mayor of London.


For more information, please visit: https://weareonetech.org/founders_weekend/

For any questions or comments, please contact Foundervine at: hello@foundervine.com


10 (Friday) 5:30 pm - 12 (Sunday) 6:00 pm