The idea is that you pitch a lot of ideas, pick the best ones, form teams and then develop the ideas into viable businesses over the weekend.
I was part of the Yavaly team (to be precise, I was the main developer). Our aim was to create a novel way to match tourists with providers of holiday activities, and we actually managed to create an amazing website over the course of the weekend, together with a really impressive business plan.
We won the prize for best design, which feels wonderful.
We need to do some more work before we can release the website to the public, but I hope that will happen soon.
It’s definitely worth going along to one of the startup weekends — there’s bound to be one near you soon.