$10 – $75

Techstars Startup Weekend Louisville

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

East Main Inspired

900 East Main Street

Louisville, KY 40206

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Event description

Description

For all event details, please visit startupweekendlouisville.com

Often described as “an MBA in one weekend,” Techstars Startup Weekend Louisville is officially on the books for June 7 - 9, 2019. This can’t-miss event that turns ideas into businesses in one weekend will kickoff Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the recently launched East Main Inspired, Louisville’s new entrepreneur center. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, creative, developer, student, or inventor, get your tickets today to this great event that will challenge you, teach you how to start a business, and push you to move ideas into action.

“Louisville’s startup ecosystem is on the rise and this is the perfect event to join in on the action,” says lead organizer Austin Lopesilvero. “Startup Weekend is about developing aspiring entrepreneurs, connecting people to other awesome people in the community, and developing a culture of ‘Give First’ mentality.” Louisville has held 12 Startup Weekends with several teams continuing past the event. Two recent winners, Agent Ally and Pascal Tags, went on to win Vogt Awards, each receiving $25,000.

How It Works

This three-day event starts on Friday evening with each participant having the opportunity to pitch a “back-of-the-napkin” business idea. The crowd votes on their favorite ideas and moves into a speed-dating interview process to form teams. Over the course of the weekend, teams will hit the pavement learning and practicing the “Lean Startup” model. Coaches from Louisville’s business community and universities challenge and mentor the teams to develop profitable business models. The weekend concludes on Sunday night with a Shark Tank-like pitch competition judged by a panel of local entrepreneurs. Winners receive prize packages such as legal help, coworking space, software development, and more to help their business continue after the weekend is over.

Early-bird tickets go on sale today for $50 per person. Cost includes seven meals, drinks, snacks, t-shirt, swag, and more. Tickets will increase to $75 on May 7, and can be purchased at startupweekendlouisville.com.

Like most startups, Startup Weekend Louisville runs on a shoestring budget. The volunteer-run event is asking local businesses to contribute financially or in kind donations to make this event possible. Contact louisville@startupweekend.org​ to learn how you can support this event and Louisville’s growing startup ecosystem.

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.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

East Main Inspired

900 East Main Street

Louisville, KY 40206

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved