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Startup Weekend Geneva 2019 Sustainable Revolution

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Impact Hub Geneva

Rue Fendt 1

1210 Geneva


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[This is a bilingual event. French & English] [Ceci est un événement billingue en Français et Anglais]

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Create real solutions for our planet and our people in just 54 hours. Join the Sustainable Revolution!

54 hours is all you need to help the world of tomorrow, today!

Do you have an idea that you would like to pursue or a problem that you would like to solve, but don't know where or with whom to start?

For the first time, we will organize a Startup Weekend dedicated entirely to sustainability in Geneva !

This event is part of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution, a global initiative that aims to put sustainable development at the forefront of the world stage.

Participants will present projects that tackle some of our generation’s most challenging problems and receive feedback from mentors in the sustainability community. During the event, participants will develop the idea as well as devise a feasible business model.

This global edition will take place on June 21-23 in more than 40 cities around the world! After this local event in Geneva, a final round will be held online where each local city winner will pitch their idea via a one minute video. The 5 best projects selected by the public will receive special prizes to help them launch their startups!

The event is aimed at engineers, technicians, designers, marketing professionals, business professionals, and entrepreneurs and will be held both in English and French.

What is a Startup Weekend?

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that makeup life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...

  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,

  • learn the process for going from concept to creation,

  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in your city,

  • join or build an all-star team,

  • learn and practice new skills to take back to your job, or

  • take your own idea from concept to creation

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • Full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend

  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners

  • One-to-one time with amazing mentors

  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.

  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Want to know what makes this edition special? Here are a few of the topics you’ll be able to work on:

  • Build eco-conceived products & reverse planned obsolescence

  • Change from a consumer business model to a user business model

  • Upcycle

  • Substitute the disposable for the sustainable

  • Foster local production and local distribution

  • Build a sustainable agriculture and food industry, reduce food waste

  • Build highly energy efficient products and systems, extend a product’s lifetime

  • Produce sustainable energy

  • (Re)Build sustainable buildings

  • Design resilient, smart and inclusive cities

  • Design Fintech for inclusive sustainable finance and markets

  • Build the future of sustainable transportation

  • Foster education on sustainability

Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at

Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution movement, click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

No talk, all action!


Join us to create real solutions for our future

About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars 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, Techstars 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 entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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