Startup Weekend (San Fernando Valley)

This particular Startup Weekend will start on January 18 and go until January 20, 2013 and will be held at Penfield Manor once the home of Frank Sinatra and then Roger Miller in the 70’s who raised his whole family here, this location is amazing with exceptional history that can be felt in every room! The hit song, King Of The Road was actually written by Roger Miller at the bar!

What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. At StartupWeekend you will start a companyduring a weekend together with a bunch of enthusiastic people.

  • Pitch an idea
  • Form a team
  • Build a prototype
  • Validate the market
  • Make a business model
  • Win prizes
  • Gain new connections
  • 7 meals

From idea to business in 54 hours

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

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For inquiries please contact Melissa Sachs

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  • Adam F. S.

    How much does this cost?

    January 8, 2013

    • Jacob P.

      $100; unless you're a student. In that case, it's $50.

      January 8, 2013

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