Startup Weekend is a high-energy, 54-hour event for established entrepreneurs and budding founders, for designers, developers, business-focused, and non-technical people alike.
It's outward bound for entrepreneurs!
Strictly limited to 50 spots! Don't miss out - sign up today!
Here’s what happens during a Techstars Startup Weekend:
Dinner & Networking
Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you'll be working with.
Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
Choose Your Project
From the top projects – Choose which one you'll work on over the weekend.
Build a Team
Whether it's your idea or someone else’s, you'll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.
Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.
We've got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You'll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We'll be here to help when you need it.
Present in Front of Panel Judges
The culmination of the weekend. You'll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.
Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.
Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.
We begin on Friday night with open-mic "elevator pitches", where participants get 60 seconds to pitch their ideas to the crowd and try to recruit the best talent in the room! Teams then form around the most exciting ideas, and spend the rest of the night planning for the battle ahead. The whole of Saturday and much of Sunday is a mad dash to build, validate, pivot, polish and test your Minimal Viable Product (MVP).
The weekend culminates with a pitch-night where teams present their MVP to a panel of judges, guests and fellow participants. At the end, a winner is crowned and everyone celebrates over a few casual drinks - a chance to network before saying goodbye!
The price of your ticket almost covers the cost of your food and drinks; if you work out how much six meals + free beer + coffee will cost, you could more than break even just by showing up and eating! On top of all the grub, all participants get heaps of goodies.
Not to mention free coaching and guidance from some of the best mentors around. All in all, its probably the best $99 you'll ever spend.
You don't have to be! At every Startup Weekend, participants come from all walks of life, ranging from students to educators, bankers to doctors, even retirees!
Worried you don't have the skills? That is why we have experienced mentors here to guide you (and Startup Weekends are about learning anyway). Too young/old? We have had participants as young as 12 and as old as 70, so if you fall within 0-100 years old, you're sweet!
Get off that fence, join us, and get ready for the ride of your life.
All tickets are 100% refundable within 30 days of the event. If you'd like to get a refund for your ticket(s) within 30 days of the event, we may have individuals on a ticket waiting list, so feel free to reach out. To request a refund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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