Startup Weekend Comes to NYC
By Laura on Nov 12, 2009
Have you ever had a great idea for a startup but needed the motivation and encouragement to actually make it a reality? Join the Startup Weekend community and find out how easy it is to go from idea to launch in only 54 hours!
We are also excited to announce Sun Startup Essentials will be supporting Startup Weekend in New York City for Global Entrepreneurship Week November 20-22nd at our office in Manhattan! Sun Startup Essentials members get 25% off. Send us an email to get the discount code.
Not in NYC? There are 14 events before the end of the year! Find all of the upcoming events at http://startupweekend.org/
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides networking, resources and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Get connected with local developers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk - All Action.
November 20-22 (Friday 6pm-11pm, Sat/Sun 8am-10pm)
Sun Microsystems, 101 Park Ave, NYC. Map.
Who Should Attend:
Startup Weekend is open to anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur! Developers, Designers, Marketing, Business Development, Social Media, Lawyers, Students, etc… Anyone who considers themselves an entrepreneur.
On Friday night people pitch their ideas, there can be as few as 25 pitches or as many as 100, we keep on pitching until everyone is done! We do a simple vote of everyone’s favorite 2 or 3 to narrow down the ideas by about 80%. Individuals then gather around each idea to discuss feasibility, and normally a few more will be dropped. For a room of one hundred people we generally see teams between 5-10 people and a total of between 10-15 teams working away on 10-15 new startups. People then come in early on Saturday and work work work for the rest of the weekend until giving a demo of the newly created startup on Sunday evening. We’ve had teams that were generating revenue on Saturday evening in the past! It’s a great learning experience, great networking, and a lot of fun to roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches launching a new startup!
Only $75 which includes amazing speakers, mentors & assistance from experienced entrepreneurs, prizes, 7 Meals, Drinks, Free Web Hosting, Handouts, Swag, and more.
About Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekend is a nonprofit association supported by companies like Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, The Kauffman Foundation, Unleashing Ideas, Cooley Godward Kronish, Media Temple, and many others. Startup Weekend has been covered on the likes of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more. We are passionate entrepreneurs out to help other entrepreneurs pursue new ideas more efficiently and effectively than ever before.