What is #Startupbball?
An outlet for NYC startups to network, compete, and have fun, all in the name of a good cause.
One of the goals of this event is to raise money to send an inner-city youth for a immersive tech education on a full scholarship. Additionally, companies that choose to opt in, will host qualifying inner-city high school juniors and seniors to shadow their employees for part of a working day.
• 7 Players max per team (multiple startups can partner on a single team)
• All players must be invovled in the startup ecosystem (investors, lawyers and other service providers that work with startups are welcomed)
• One female must be on the court at all times
• Each team will play a minimum of 2 games
Why you should play #Startupbball:
Let’s face it; the startup/tech world can be stressful. Days are full of meetings: dealing with programmers, the marketing team, and the product development team, etc. Then 5 pm rolls around, yet the work doesn’t stop there. The vast majority of networking functions that take place after work hours either involve getting drinks in a crowded bar, or sitting (napping) through less than thrilling PowerPoint presentations. What does this mean? Today’s tech entrepreneur = functioning alcoholic + out of shape.
With so much time spent on the daily grind, entrepreneurs need the natural stress reliever that is exercise. Plus, many of us geeks like to compete athletically as well! So come on and play some ball in the name of a good cause...
Among dozens of others, previous participants include:
In addition to lots of fun and good competition, expect music to set it off just right, swag bags filled with goodies, and let us surprise you with the rest!
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