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Startup Weekend Pittsburgh 2019

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Beauty Shoppe, Pitt Building

213 Smithfield Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Can a startup be built in a single weekend?

Our attendees are designers, programmers, hustlers, and anyone else interested in learning how to take an idea and quickly validate it and make progress throughout the weekend.

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Here's what the weekend looks like:

Friday Night: Have an idea to pitch, you get 60 seconds on the mic! (Don't worry if you do not have an idea to pitch, this part is optional). After all the pitches are heard, the crowd will vote on all of the ideas. You will join a team revolving around one of the top ideas.

Saturday: Work with your team all of Saturday to validate your idea and build a working prototype.

Sunday Day: Create a business plan for your startup.

Sunday Night: Your team will present your startup to judges in a "Shark Tank" style pitch. Winners will be crowned and prizes will be given away.

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We are extremely delighted to be having this year's event at the Beauty Shoppe's Pitt Building in Downtown Pittsburgh. Parking is super simple too. There is a parking garage across the street with $6 nights and weekend rates. There is also plenty of free street parking around the venue as well.

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What you get with registration:

  • 54 hours of hustle with like-minded teammates
  • An opportunity to pitch any idea for up to 60 seconds
  • A great T-Shirt (always the high-quality soft cotton blend type, none of the heavy cotton ones)
  • 7 meals (see if you can do that for the price of the ticket)
  • Coffee, drinks & snacks all weekend
  • Coaching by the region's who's-who of startups
  • Ability to pitch the progress you've made to a panel of entrepreneurs & funders
  • FREE .co domain
  • $3,000 Google Cloud credit
  • Fun, tons of fun!

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Special thanks to this year's sponsors:

  • The Beauty Shoppe (Pitt Building)
  • Cherin Law Offices
  • StartNow Pittsburgh
  • AlphaLab & AlphaLab Gear
  • Piper Creative
  • Entre
  • HVMN

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Q: What is Startup Weekend?
A: Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation. Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days!

Q: Who is this event for?
A: Literally anyone! Aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Amateur and professional developers, designers, makers, and more. Anyone that wants to experience the roller coaster of an early stage idea coming together in a single weekend.

Q: Can I sign up by myself or do I need to bring a team?
A: You can definitely show up solo, you will make new friends on Friday over a slice of pizza or once you pick a team to join. Feel free to bring a bunch of friends though, you may end up working on the same startup or a different one if you choose.

Q: Do I have to have an idea to join?
A: No! Just join up, lend your talents, and have a great time.

Q: I have to go to XYZ event for 2 hours, can I still come?
A: Yes, just let your team know you have a prior obligation.

Q: Are the meals for the whole weekend included in the ticket price?
A: 100% YES!

Q: Do I have to join my team's startup after the weekend is over?
A: Only if you want to. Attendees come to Startup Weekend with different goals in mind: to build a startup, to network, to get a taste of startup life or to have a fun weekend. It doesn't matter what the reason is, just join us!

Q: Do you take any part of the equity in my idea or ownership?
A: No, Startup Weekend, the organizers and mentors take zero ownership or part of the idea you bring to the weekend. We are only there to support you, provide guidance and help you move quickly. Your idea is 100% yours and your team's!

Q: You all have to be getting something out of this, what gives?
A: This is a global organization where local community members want to open the door & access to entrepreneurship. We get a lot out of helping you through the weekend and learn from you too.

Q: I can't attend the event, when is the next one?
A: Keep an eye out for another one once the Fall of 2020 gets here.

Questions? Please email pittsburgh@startupweekend.org




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.

By purchasing a ticket to a Techstars Startup Weekend event, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you have questions please reach out to privacy@techstars.com.


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