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Startup Weekend Transmedia

Techstars Startup Programs

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EST)

Startup Weekend Transmedia

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
This ticket type applies to software engineers/coders/developers - in short, anybody who can and will write code. Students: use code "STUDENT" and pay just $49. You will be required to show Student ID at the door.
Ended $99.00 $0.00
This ticket type applies to anybody with a background in design (graphics, UX/UI, etc.) Students: user code "STUDENT" and pay just $49. You will be required to show Student ID at the door.
Ended $99.00 $2.24
Producer/ Writer/ Director
This ticket type applies to Producers, Writers, Directors, and anyone with a background in media production as well as non-technical skills such as Marketing or Business Development. Students: use code "STUDENT" and pay just $49. You will be required to show Student ID at the door.
Ended $99.00 $2.24
Sunday Demo Only- 3:30pm (Early bird) Ended $10.00 $0.90
Sunday Demo Only - 3:30pm Ended $15.00 $0.98
Door   more info Ended $99.00 $2.24

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The event is now sold out, however please feel free to show up tonight and see if you can join a team in case some registered participants do not show up, you can take their spot. Use the waitlist button below the tickets to register.


Ever wondered what Don Draper does between two episodes of Mad Men? Most likely, he drinks more whisky, maybe runs errands, meets charming women...

Unfortunately we, the audience, will never know for sure since we can only passively witness what the show lets us see through that weekly 40-minute window.

Now imagine if you could extend that world beyond the episodes and your TV screen, make it interactive, build additional story lines, let viewers choose their own adventure, or connect with the characters! How about doing the same for a game you play with your friends, or a documentary on an real-world issue dear to your heart, or even a marketing stunt for that killer idea you plan on launching? 

Welcome to Startup Weekend Transmedia, a weekend-long event where people craft richer stories. Join 80 programmers, art directors, film producers, game designers, developers, advertisers - to form multidisciplinary teams and build prototype transmedia experiences, all in 54 hours. Tie-in multiple platforms and media to make your universe richer and immersive, enjoy advice by coaches from the media and tech industries, and pitch your project to a jury of industry luminaries from Lucasfilm, AKQA, IDEO.org to win the Prize!

Startup Weekend is already a popular format in the entrepreneurship world, and for the first time, it invites media and creative minds to the table to explore how tomorrow's best stories will be told and experienced. Join us! 

From creatives to technologists, all talents are welcome! If you are more comfortable learning more about transmedia before signing up, check out our workshop "How to create your Transmedia Project" taught at PARISOMA by creative technologist Susan Bell. Participants to Startup Weekend Transmedia get 50% off!

More details about the event, partners, judges, coaches, toolbox? Check out our main website!

This event is brought to you by Transmedia SF, a group dedicated to make San Francisco an epicenter of transmedia production, education and development. Check out our events!



Feb 1
  • 6:30pm Registration Starts
  • 7:00pm Dinner & Networking
  • 7:20pm Welcome & Speakers
  • 7:30pm Pitches Start
  • 9:00pm Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • 9:15pm Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 10:00pm Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Feb 2
  • 9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • 9:30am Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Call for needs & skills
  • 2:00pm Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • 10:00pm Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Feb 3
  • 9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • 10:00am Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • 5:30pm Judging & awards
  • 5:45pm Dinner, Super Bowl!
  • 8:00pm Go home!



Refund Policy:  No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

Questions? Praises? Contact the Startup Weekend Crew

Have questions about Startup Weekend Transmedia? Contact Techstars Startup Programs

When & Where

169 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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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. 


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Startup Weekend Transmedia
San Francisco, CA Events Party

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