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Techstars Startup Weekend Online - Kentucky - Nov-2020

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Techstars Startup Weekend Kentucky is a 54-hour event designed to provide experiential education for technical & non-technical entrepreneurs

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About Techstars Startup Weekend Online Kentucky: a 54-hour online event designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

You'll create a working startup during the event and have the opportunity 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 Weekend Kentucky is the perfect environment in which to test your idea online and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Digital Inclusion: A silver lining from COVID is that this event is able to reach further than ever before. We want to provide ALL KENTUCKIANS an equal opportunity to experience the thrill of this entrepreneurial exercise virtually in hopes that it inspires our state's future founders.

How it Works: it all starts with an idea...

Pitch - Whether you’ve thought on an idea for 5 seconds or 5 years, record a short 60 second video explaining who you are, the problem you’re trying to solve, your solution, and the talent you need. Don’t have an idea to pitch? That’s okay – you can join a team and learn the process with their idea!

Validate - Once teams form organically around an idea, it’s off to the races! You’ll spend the rest of the weekend learning how to validate an idea, form a business model, and build a minimum viable product. If these words don’t make sense, don’t worry! We’ll have virtual, interactive workshops to educate you over the weekend and helpful mentors to live-chat or video call along the way.

Present - The weekend wraps up with a Shark Tank-style pitch in front of a panel of judges. You’ll record your 5 minute pitch to present everything you’ve learned over the weekend for a chance at winning awesome prizes that will help you and your team further your journey. Judges will watch your pitch “live” during our closing ceremony and challenge you with a live Q&A.

Prizes for Winning Teams: Here is a list of the amazing prizes offered by local companies for the 3 teams that win Techstars Startup Weekend Kentucky!

Venture first is offering 1 hour consultation for fundraising + 1 hr finance consultation with a VP of Finance

Forecastr is offering a Google Sheets Financial Model & an annual subscription

LaunchIt is offering one complimentary spot in the Fall 2021 LaunchIt class.

El Toro is offering six (6) free 30-min mentoring sessions with experienced team members at El Toro.

Kale & Flax is offering ten (10) hours of pitch deck design, strategy, and coaching for one winning team. One free 1 hour design & strategy session with each other winning team.

Story Louisville is offering one (1) free hot desk for two (2) months for each winning team + While the winners will receive two months free hot desk, Anyone who participated in start up weekend will get access to a discount for $50 off their membership for 6 months. That means they can Be a story member with 24/7 access to two locations for only $99/month for six months. I will send you a landing page for attendees to go to sign up. No code needed.

Fort Phelps PLLC is offering a free consultation and 50% off their new company formation package

Refund Policy: please reach out to your organising team for a refund at kentucky@startupweekend.org.

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Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning experience. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might start a company with, learn from mentors as well as learning 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’re very concerned, you can limit your pitch to the rough outline of the idea without giving away key information.

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 in the event of 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 in the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photos/videos of the event. You can find the full legal terms on our FAQ Page, but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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