“All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble. ” – Raymond Hull
It’s not so much that I don’t like the idea behind startup weekends. Getting people excited about entrepreneurship and creation is great, and I see the value in providing those thinking about taking the plunge into the startup world an opportunity to try their hands at it. The problem is that the name “startup weekend” suggests that the weekends are about startups, when really they are about products. They present an opportunity to try and build a product over a weekend, but the reality is that building a startup is something that takes much more time, effort, and sweat.