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Tech Stars Startup Weekend: Women

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Learn, Network, Startup

Get ready to learn how to create a real company & experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. You’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started – all this in just 54 hours.

THE PROGRAM

Here’s what happens during a Startup Weekend Women event:

Day 1: Meet, Pitch & Team Up

  1. Concessions & Networking
    Make new friends over Tea & Snacks. Meet the people you’ll be working with.
  2. 60 Seconds to Pitch
    Remember the idea you submitted during application? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of everyone.
  3. Choose A Project
    Heard an idea that you thought could work well with yours (it’s happened before)? – Move over to the person you’ll want to work with over the weekend.
  4. Meet The Team
    Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.

Day 2: Learn & Work

  1. Learn from those who are where you’d like to be
    We’ll have speakers and panels taking you through the concepts to prepare you for the road ahead. Local mentors will be available throughout the event to coach you through any challenges you may face.
  2. Get To Work
    We’ll give you the resources & support to get going, FAST. It’ll then be up to you to handle the rest – everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be here to help when you need it.

Day 3: Present & Choose

  1. Present in Front of Panel Judges
    The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.
  2. Celebrate
    Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.
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