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Techstars Startup Weekend Washington D.C. Social Impact | April 2018

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Join us for Social Impact Edition!

Full 54-Hour Weekend Program: Early-Bird Registration is OPEN (includes Showcase Showdown on Sunday).

Showcase Showdown Sunday ONLY: If you wish to just view the final pitches (Sunday night 5-9pm).

Bring your startup idea to life in 54 hours.

Whether you're a developer, designer, maker, marketer, non-technical or you just want to work with a team to build something awesome, join the Greater Washington DC Region at the Startup Weekend on April 06-08th.

At Startup Weekend you can pitch your idea, form a team, validate your concept, build your prototype, present your work to a panel of esteemed judges, and win prizes to help you get your project started - all in just 54 hours!

Come put your hacking skills to the test, you might find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn an entirely new skill. Join us for a weekend of fun, good food, great company and a valuable learning experience in navigating the crazy startup world!

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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 April 06-08th!

For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/12426


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Google for Entrepreneurs offers $300 of Google Cloud services to all Startup Weekend DC attendees.


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.


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!


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?

Our schedule for Startup Weekend DC: Social Impact Edition in #DCTech:

Friday, April 06
6:30 pm Arrival at the venue and check-in

7:00 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, April 07
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 Check-In 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, April 08

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 Go Home!


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!

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; 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.

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