We educate, inspire, connect and accelerate
entrepreneurs in local communities around
Startup Weekend is a grass root non proﬁt
organization, our credo :”No Talk All Action”
our goal is to Make Entrepreneurship cool
again, bringing great people together sharing
Ideas and working hard in just one WeekEnd!
Who is attending?
About 50% are
technical people and
50% are non-
-Marketing pros technical
What do attendees get?
- Unbelievable Networking
- Hands on Learning
- Startup Advice & Resources
- Co-Founder dating
- Business Partners
- New Ideas
- Awesome PR (Techcrunch, CNN..)
- An incredibly fun & memorable weekend!
We educate Entrepreneurs: Startup Weekend vets are
more experienced, prepared, and likely to start a successful
The Core Team
Eric Koester Lawyer
Dan Martell Business Angel
Board of Ayush Agarwal VC
Advisers John Seachrest Economic Dev.
Danielle Morrill Marketing
No Talk, All Facts!
★ Representation in 100 cities and 23 countries
★ 16,000+ past attendees in just 3 years
★ 410+ New Ventures
★ 36% Still active
★ 10% funded or generating revenues
★ 85% still keep in touch with someone they met at the event
★ Primary demographic age 25 - 35
★ 66% Full-time employed, 25% unemployed
★ 20% Have attended more than 1 StartupWeekend
★ 95% would attend again
Incubators - TechStars - Y-Combinator
Money & NedSpace
Star tup Weekend Mentoring Startup Weekend Labs (Future)
ﬁlls a major void as
well as integrates, Application - Technical Accelerators
fosters and facilitates Experience Bootcamps Startup Jobs
several other steps
Startup Weekend Bootcamps
Corporate Workshops Startup Advice
Networking Founder Dating Startup Digest - Events
Biz Plan Competitions
Passion - Ideas
The Early Stage Landscape
The Ecosystem map
Value to Startup Ecosystem
SproutBox Founder Institute BarCamps
Founder Dating Business Plan Competitions
Corporate Hackathons Lunch/Coffee 2.0
Current Volume of Engaged
- pre-weekend workshops
- content & research
- Developing Nations
- Themes (Mobile, Food, Clean Tech, Journalism)
- 100+ Events
- Post-event support
How Can You Help?
• Visibility through the Educate to Innovate program
• Spotlight or mention from the WhiteHouse similar to
National Lab Day
• White house representative at any Startup Weekend
• Introductions to other organizations working on a national
level to promote entrepreneurship and startup ventures
Let us know if you have any questions or ideas!
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