Friday Sept 22 – Saturday, Sept 23
Idea Weekend is designed to help you begin bringing to life that world-changing idea that you are passionate about. Whether you are a founder with a brand new idea or you are piloting a new product within your existing organization, Idea Weekend is designed specifically for you. Idea Weekend kick-starts your plan and helps you create the roadmap for your idea to become a reality alongside a community of other dreamers, doers and adventurers for the common good.
The top two things we hear from people who want to take action on a new idea are:
- “I don’t know where to start.”
- “I don’t know the next steps to take.”
We’ve found it’s all too common to start five steps ahead of where you should, spend countless hours googling conflicting advice, or not start at all. So we’ve developed with a solution to help you take purposeful action on the right things. Idea Weekend is an intensive hands-on community experience that equips you to take intentional action on your idea. This unique gathering includes informative talks and feedback from startup guides, hands-on application of key learnings, personalized coaching, and support from others just like you. Plus there will be lots of great food, conversations, and coffee.
Your Guides for the Weekend
Cofounder of FLDWRK, Speaker and Startup Coach
For Jeff, a life of adventure is exploring both new lands and new ideas. It’s envisioning the future of communities, of work, of play. And it’s about starting and building. As cofounder of FLDWRK's coworking community and startup programs, Jeff serves as a guide for numerous startup founders who are launching their ideas into viable, scalable movements for the common good.
Integration Guide, Weekend Facilitator
Elisha Avne is the Program Development Manager at FLDWRK and an Integration guide for our startup programs, where she has helped guide many organizations as they build their organizations from MVP to sustainability. She loves helping entrepreneurs, founders, and teams build and develop their organizations to reach sustainable impact on the world! Elisha has her Masters in Organizational Psychology and is passionate about understanding how people can bring the fullness of who they are in their gifts, skills, and talents to their work to build the world’s best future.
Co-founder of FLDWRK, Startup Coach
Brandon is a software engineer by trade who thrives on developing systemized solutions to meet specific needs. As a founding partner or early stage employee in over 10 different startups and a board member of 2 non-profits, Brandon has intricate knowledge of the startup process in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. As cofounder of FLDWRK, Brandon is currently immersed in a world he loves…helping others take purposeful action on their meaningful ideas.
"I knew I wanted to take Whilst farther, to really dive into what the magazine stood for and how I could create a career out of this growing passion. I frequently found myself on the FLDWRK website, and it was during Idea Weekend that I learned how to articulate what Whilst really is and how it could change lives. That’s when I knew I wanted to be a part of a community that exists to change the world for good and create beauty in whatever life stage we are journeying through. The next step, then, was to continue to press into what my vision was for Whilst—how far could this concept of being present in the midst really go? Through sitting down and talking it out with the FLDWRK coaches and other entrepreneurs, I found my dreams were bigger than I had imagined."
"I participated in Idea Weekend from a different perspective than some of the other participants. I wasn’t starting something brand new, but I had a new idea for our already existing organization. I had some specific questions regarding funding and sustainability… and as was the case with many people in the room, what I started thinking was the problem was only scratching the surface. Idea weekend prompted me to dive into the hard work of clarifying the root problem in order to know what the best solutions were, and the best part was that I wasn’t alone. It was so inspiring to be with 14 other people who were vulnerable enough to ask similar hard questions and ideate together with the guidance of coaches. What seemed like a hard and scary process was totally worth it in the end, brought me a lot of clarity, and made me excited to dive into what’s next!"