It has been demonstrated time and again that diverse groups of people solve problems better, and faster, than homogeneous ones.
On top of this, there have been dozens of studies about effective creativity done in the last few decades. The conclusion that arises over and over again is simple: bring together people from different domains, get them talking to each other, and sparks will fly.
A room full of mechanical engineers talking to each other is unlikely to result in any new revelations, because, as you might imagine, they have similar ways of thinking. To get innovation happening, you have to throw in some designers, some professional chefs, some business executives, some accountants, and whatever else you can think of.
It might get messy at times, but it works, and it works extremely well.
This is the strength of Startup Weekend events: they bring together many different kinds of people with just as many different kinds of interests and expertise, put them together into one room, and someone shoots a starting gun.
All of us have had times where we feel as though we are in a mental rut. We feel like we just cannot come up with any new ideas. What gets me out of this, without exception, is getting out and talking to new people.
It works especially well if those people are the kinds of people who spend their weekends trying to launch a new startup.
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