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Startup Weekend: Sensored! brings together entrepreneurs to go from idea to prototype in just 54 hours! Beginning Friday evening, individuals pitch ideas and teams form around those ideas; since this event is all about sensors, we'll focus on concepts that use the sensors in mobile devices like laptops, phones, and tablets. For example, an iPhone 5 includes sensors for ambient light, proximity, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and many more. Clever teams may even figure out how to use something not typically considered a sensor, like the speaker, the microphone, etc.
Not a developer, or don't know anything about hardware? No problem! You're sure to have something to contribute - plus, there are plenty of great resources online to help you understand where to get started with your idea, and many free tools to help you along the way. With these ideas and tools as foundation, teams will work to create business models, design products, and perform market validation, before coming together on Sunday, February 10th to show off their work to our panel of judges! Winners will be chosen, prizes will be awarded, and fun will be had by all!
The schedule, in brief:
- FRIDAY: Pitch your idea and join forces at CIC, form a team, and get to work!
- SATURDAY: Come back to CIC, meet with mentors, collaborate and innovate, and work, work, work!
- SUNDAY: Bring your "A-Game". Put the finishing touches on your products, prepare your presentations and demos, and get ready to celebrate success at the after party!
Have questions about Sensored!? Email us and we'll do our best to help!
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
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About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
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Techstars Startup Programs
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond. Techstars Startup Programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, and Startup Week.