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  • 1. What is it?
  • 2. Our philosophy... We educate, inspire, connect and accelerate entrepreneurs in local communities around the world 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!
  • 3. Who is attending? -Entrepreneurs -Innovators -Lawyers About 50% are -Students technical people and -Developers 50% are non- -Marketing pros technical -Biz Dev -VC's -Investors
  • 4. 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 startup venture
  • 5. The Core Team Eric Koester Lawyer Dan Martell Business Angel Board of Ayush Agarwal VC Advisers John Seachrest Economic Dev. Danielle Morrill Marketing Directors
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Startup Evolution IPOs VCs Incubators - TechStars - Y-Combinator Money & NedSpace Mentoring VentureHacks BigKittyLabs Sproutbox 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 Skill building Startup Drinks Lunch/Coffee 2.0 Networking Founder Dating Startup Digest - Events BarCamps Ignite Education Biz Plan Competitions Entrepreneurship Programs Passion - Ideas
  • 8. The Early Stage Landscape The Ecosystem map TechStars Venture Hacks Value to Startup Ecosystem StartupLessonsLearned Startup Digest SproutBox Founder Institute BarCamps Founder Dating Business Plan Competitions Corporate Hackathons Lunch/Coffee 2.0 S.C.O.R.E Current Volume of Engaged
  • 9. Direction Education - pre-weekend workshops - content & research New Initiatives - University - Women - Developing Nations - Themes (Mobile, Food, Clean Tech, Journalism) Expansion - G.E.W. - 100+ Events - Post-event support
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Contact Let us know if you have any questions or ideas! 206.661.0419