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At Techstars Startup Weekend (TSW) events, the developer, designer, and non-technical communities come together to pitch their ideas, form teams, validate their concepts, build products, and launch startups in just 54 hours!

The event is a startup crash course and runs for three days over a weekend:

• Day 1 - Attendees pitch their ideas, vote for their favorites, form teams, and start working

• Day 2 - Teams work to validate their concept and design and build products. Mentors provide advice on strategy, user interface and experience, programming, or any other roadblocks the teams face.

• Day 3 - Teams refine their products and develop their demos. At the end of the weekend, the teams present to a panel of judges, who vote on the winners.

Many teams continue to work together after the event, and some companies launched at TSWDC have been accepted to accelerators and received funding.

Each time, 100+ innovators gather to build a business model, launch products, and meet their future co-founders, partners and funders.

For more information on Startup Weekend DC, please visit: https://www.goswdc.co

Please see our code of conduct here: https://www.techstars.com/code-of-conduct/

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Techstars Startup Weekend D.C., Space

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

>>THIS IS A PAID EVENT - MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND<< 1 TICKET | 3 DAYS | BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER | SPACE INDUSTRY MENTORS + EXPERTS | .CO DOMAIN + GOOGLE CLOUD CREDITS | ENTRY TO TECHSTARS SP ALUMNI NETWORK *PLEASE VISIT STARTUP SAFARI Miami TO PURCHASE TICKETS* https://goswdc.co Join us for the world-renowned Techstars Startup Weekend, SPACE Edition! The next Startup Weekend is focusing on SPACE. That means you’ll be joining like-minded designers, techies and business people in creating an organization aimed at commercializing space/expanding the space economy. This is a broad topic that could include everything from fixing orbital debris (space traffic management) to outposts on the moon to asteroid mining. It might be targeting a technology gap, consumer services, or something else entirely. The purpose is up to you. What we provide is a fun, high-energy environment where you can learn through doing, with all the support you’ll need to launch a brand new space-industry enterprise. Get Tickets: https://www.goswdc.co Bring you 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 Techstars Startup Weekend DC on October 22-24th. 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! 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 to learn how to launch a business in 54 hours. RESOURCES .CO offers free domains to all attendees during Startup Weekend DC. Google for Startups offers $300 of Google Cloud services to all Startup Weekend DC attendees. ACCESS TO QUALITY MENTORS 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. PRIZES The finalists will receive various prizes to help them continue past the weekend journey. Past prizes have included free membership credits to co-working spaces, legal counseling, marketing strategy and more. Each event brings new and exciting prizes to help you to further develop and/or launch your startup! GROW YOUR NETWORK 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? WHAT TO BRING - Laptop - Business Cards - Something to take notes on - A paper ticket is not required. Your name is on a list. - STUDENTS - Bring your student ID - Lots of energy IMPORTANT TO KNOW Find Tickets: https://www.goswdc.co Note: You must purchase a ticket to attend the event. A limited amount of early bird tickets (25% discount) are available, and full price tickets are available until we reach capacity. They go quick, so don't delay!

Past events (17)

Techstars Community D.C. Happy Hour

WeWork Coworking & Office Space

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