We have had a number of attendees at Bootstrapper Breakfasts talk about the value of a StartupWeekend as a way to see the early process of forming a startup team and exploring a market in a very compressed time frame. This allowed them to get to know other potential co-founders or partners in their community and to get a better perspective on some of the stresses and strains that every new team goes through in forming and storming on the way to performing.

I was delighted when Tristan Kromer, one of the organizers of the San Jose Startup Weekend for January 27 to 29, invited me to attend as a mentor for teams that are focused on solving business problems. It promises to be an interesting and educational experience.