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Techstars Startup Weekend D.C. / M.D. / V.A. Latinx in Tech

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  • 2 ESPAÑOL (ABAJO)

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BRING YOUR STARTUP TO LIFE IN 54 HOURS

Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers. It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.

Latinx in Tech is an initiative that draws on the complex intersectionalities of the Latinx (La-teen-ex) population in the U.S. coupled with their increasing technology consumption make this ethnic group one of the most misunderstood, yet powerful communities of our time. By 2060, over a quarter of the entire U.S. population will be Latinx - that’s about 119MM people - representing over a trillion dollars of economic power.

Imagine what could happen if we gathered 500 entrepreneurially-minded Latinxs and allies over 54 hours, across more than 5 different cities, to identify and design technology solutions to problems disproportionately facing the U.S. Latinx community? What if we facilitated mentorship by some of the most talented technologists, business innovators, and prominent investors?

Join us in this special edition of Startup Weekend NYC and help us prove that we can all learn, work, and create together in order to deliver better outcomes.


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.


This event is sponsored in part by Kapoor Center for Social Impact, through a Techstars Startup Weekend Scholarship.


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 submitting your information above you agree to the Techstars website's Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive email communication from Techstars and its programs about events and updates that may interest you.



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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 DC,

  • join or build an all-star team,

  • or take your own idea from concept to creation.

Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of November 15-17th!


Learn More: https://www.goswdc.co



RESOURCES

GLOBAL SPONSORS & PERKS


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.CO offers free domains to all attendees during Startup Weekend DC.


google for startups

Google for Startups offers $3,000 of Google Cloud services to all Startup Weekend DC attendees.


ACCESS TO QUALITY MENTORS

Seasoned entrepreneurs from companies such as Humble Ventures, GovLoop, Heartful.ly and more, take time out on Saturday and Sunday to help you think through roadblocks as you build out your startup idea. Their time alone will make this program worth the low cost needed to cover materials and food. Connect with industry leaders and have them dedicate their time to help you succeed.


PRIZES

The finalists wll receive various prizes to help them continue past the weekend journey. Past prizes have included free membership credits to co-working spaces, legal counseling, marekting strategy and more. Each event brings new and exciting prizes to help you to further develop and/or launch your startup!


GROW YOUR NETWORK

And don't forget the Judges and Organizers, who are entrepreneurial leaders themselves, from successful exit founders to venture capitalists and angel investors. Did we mention the participants themselves are also some of the most passionate and driven individuals in the region?



EVENT AGENDA

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

6:00 PM Arrival at the venue and check-in

6:30 PM Dinner, networking, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 PM Welcome and organizers review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 PM Pitches start

9:00 PM Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 PM Teams form around top-voted ideas

10:00 PM Work starts, take 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.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

9:00 AM Arrival, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 AM Set-up of workspace for the weekend, begin work

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 PM Mentors help teams one-on-one - they are here to help! Incredible mentors you'll have the opportunity to work with from mitú, Tesla, Snapchat, Core Innovation Capital, AngelHack, and more!

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 PM Wrap-Up Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

9:00 AM Arrival, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 AM Check-In with coaches

12:00 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Meeting with mentors … ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 PM Presentation prep, tech check, final hours of work time. Should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 PM Dinner

5:00 PM Final Presentations

7:30 PM Judging & Awards

8:30 PM Wrap-Up

9:00 PM After Party & Go Home!



FAQ

What is 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.


I have questions, who should I ask?

Check out our Attendee FAQs. If you're unable to find the answer you're looking for, then feel free to email us at dc@startupweekend.org.


What do I get for my Full Weekend ticket price?

Your full weekend ticket (includes Sunday Showcase Showdown) includes:

  • Access to the full weekend-long event

  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire

  • Mentoring by all-stars from the tech startup community

  • Tasty meals all weekend

  • Collaboration with awesome professionals from throughout DC-Maryland-Virginia

  • All-star judge's panel lead by startup and entrepreneurial leaders

  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)

  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days

  • And over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!


An unforgettable and life changing experience that may make you want to quit your job tomorrow!


What do I get for my Sunday Showcase Showdown ticket price?

  • Direct access to the final pitch presentations

  • Networking access to participants and judges

  • Tasty meal


An unforgettable experience that may make you want to attend the Full Weekend Program next time!



REFUND & TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event (anything past Friday, November 08, 12:00 AM) if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause; see Refund Policy.


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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¿Tienes una idea en la cabeza desde hace meses y quieres llevarla a cabo?

Techstars Startup Weekend es el lugar ideal para buscar un equipo, armar un prototipo, validar tu idea de negocio y recibir retroalimentación de parte de los jueces y mentores, todo en un fin de semana. Es una carrera de 3 días para lanzar nuevos productos y servicios que resuelven problemas del mundo real.


¡Startup Weekend es tu oportunidad de aprender a llevar cualquier idea desde el concepto hasta la creación en cuestión de días! Si usted está buscando:


  • Sumérgete en el mundo de las startups y el emprendimiento,

  • aprende el proceso de ir del concepto a la creación,

  • conoce a empresarios experimentados, talentosos y apasionados en DC,

  • únete o construye un equipo de estrellas,

  • O toma tu propia idea desde el concepto hasta la creación.


¡Startup Weekend es su destino para el fin de semana del 15 al 17 de noviembre!

¡Estamos demostrando ser un segmento de consumidores y ahora de emprendedores que cambia el juego en todos los mercados debido a la forma en que nuestra población latina influye en las comunidades de raza, cultura, política, identidad de género e idioma!


Este evento es patrocinado en parte por el Centro Kapoor para el Impacto Social, a través de una beca de Techstars Startup Weekend.


Tu boleto incluye:

  • 6 comidas completas (y deliciosas) durante el fin de semana.

  • Beneficios y descuentos de nuestros patrocinadores globales.

  • Asesoría impresionante por parte de los mentores.

  • Una red de nuevos desarrolladores, diseñadores y emprendedores que también están entusiasmados por ser agentes de cambio en el país.

  • Todo el internet, café y galletas que puedas consumir en un fin de semana.


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Además, todos los participantes del Techstars Startup Weekend: Reducción de Desigualdades tendrán acceso a:


¡Un dominio .CO totalmente gratis! .CO es un nombre de dominio que es utilizado por muchos innovadores y emprendedores alrededor del mundo. .CO proporciona a los participantes acceso a un dominio .CO gratuito, leer más aquí.


¡$3k en crédito de Google Cloud! Google se ha asociado con Techstars Startup Weekend para ayudar a los desarrolladores y emprendedores a lanzar nuevas startups. La Plataforma Google Cloud ofrece a los participantes de Techstars Startup Weekend $ 3k en créditos para ayudar a crear aplicaciones web y móviles [disponibilidad limitada, se aplican restricciones en Latam].


¡Tu perfil en F6S! Techstars se ha asociado con F6S para ayudarnos a rastrear nuestro impacto. Cada equipo del Startup Weekend registrará su perfil en F6S durante el fin de semana. F6S es el hogar de más de un millón de fundadores de tecnología, 800,000 startups y más de 10,000 programas de startup a nivel mundial. F6S ofrece crecimiento de fundadores a través de programas de inicio, oportunidades para impulsar la tracción, subvenciones y servicios.


Finalmente, nuestros patrocinadores nacionales, comprometidos con el desarrollo de los mejores proyectos de este fin de semana, otorgaran estos premios a los tres primeros equipos:


1er puesto:

  • 20 horas de mentoría gratuita de SUEGO + BloomShift + Orange UP con su equipo multidisciplinario de profesionales expertos en diferentes áreas del conocimiento (Gerencia financiera, Internacionalización de la empresa, Marketing, Estrategia digital y de comunicación, planeación estratégica y modelo de negocios)


2do puesto:

  • 13 horas de mentoría gratuita de SUEGO + BloomShift + Orange UP con su equipo multidisciplinario de profesionales expertos en diferentes áreas del conocimiento (Gerencia financiera, Internacionalización de la empresa, Marketing, Estrategia digital y de comunicación, planeación estratégica y modelo de negocios)


3er puesto:

  • 7 horas de mentoría gratuita de SUEGO + BloomShift + Orange UP con su equipo multidisciplinario de profesionales expertos en diferentes áreas del conocimiento (Gerencia financiera, Internacionalización de la empresa, Marketing, Estrategia digital y de comunicación, planeación estratégica y modelo de negocios)


¡Sigue el botón para registrarte y ve el video de cómo es un evento típico! Cualquier duda que tengas la respondemos en nuestras redes sociales o escribiendo a: dc@startupweekend.org


¡No esperes más y únete al movimiento Techstars Startup Weekend!


No Talk All Action.



AGENDA DEL EVENTO

VIERNES, 15 DE NOVEMBER

6:00 PM Registro | Llegada y registro

6:30 PM Conoce a los demás participantes, y comida para que recarge energías


7:20 PM Bienvenida | Revisaremos la agenda y tenemos la presentación de un speaker sorpresa

7:30 PM Empiezan los pitch | Si tienes una idea en mente para reducir las desigualdades, puedes intentar convencer a los demás participantes para que hagan parte de tu equipo

9:00 PM Votos | Durante este espacio podrás votar por la idea que más te guste

9:15 PM Armemos equipos | Es momento de armas los equipos y discutir las ideas

10:00 PM Comienza a trabajar | Formaliza tu equipo, encuentra las fortalezas de cada uno, y empiecen a trabajar. Podrán pedir ayuda a un mentor. Es el momento de seguir trabajando desde casa.


SABADO, 16 DE NOVEMBER

9:00 AM Check-in, desayuno, acomódate y sigue trabajando

9:30 AM Los equipos ya están conformados, ahora es tiempo de trabajar

12:00 PM Almuerzo

1:00 PM After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 PM Los mentores que los han estado acompañando los escucharán y les darán guía de cómo pueden seguir avanzando en su proyecto

6:30 PM Comida

7:30 PM After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 PM Finalizamos nuestro trabajo del día, es momento de seguir trabajando desde casa.


DOMINGO, 17 DE NOVEMBER

9:00 AM Llegada y desayuno

10:00 AM Última oportunidad de preguntar a los mentores

12:00 PM Almuerzo

12:30 PM Meeting with mentors … ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 PM Últimos ajustes a la presentación y validación de aspectos técnicos requeridos

4:00 PM Dinner

5:00 PM Presentaciones finales

7:30 PM Evaluación y premios

8:30 PM Despedida

9:00 PM After Party & Go Home!



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