Designers registering by March 22 pay only $29, while students (with ID) pay just $49 and investors attending the Sunday final presentations and awards pay only $20 up until the time of the event. The regular price for developers, non-technical professionals and designers is $99. Only a total of 100 tickets will be available. Tickets cover seven meals, snacks, access to exclusive
“We want to ensure we have the right balance of skill sets to make this the most exciting weekend for technologists, entrepreneurs and designers to come together to create business ideas,” said Edward Petner, one of the organizers of Stamford Startup Weekend and one of the founders of the Stamford Innovation Center. “To achieve that goal, we’ve created special ticket pricing and also limited the amount of tickets to ensure the best cross-fertilization of talent and ideas.”
Stamford Startup Weekend offers a compelling platform for the southwestern Connecticut technology and entrepreneurial communities to join together to co-create new applications and then develop their commercial cases. The Weekend starts at the Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT, on March 30 at 6:30 PM. Team presentations, judging and awards will be held at the Stamford campus of the University of Connecticut on April 1 at 5:00 PM.
Special Master Pitch Workshop
Participants looking for a head start on Startup Weekend can attend a “Master Pitch Workshop” on March 22 at 7:30 PM. The online workshop is free for all registered attendees and will be led by Mac Lipscomb, Pitch Coach and Former Operating Partner, RRE Ventures. A highly sought after mentor and coach who works with NY Angels, IBM Smart Camp, ASTIA, UltraLights NYC and Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Mr. Lipscomb will provide valuable guidance and tips for fashioning the perfect pitch at Stamford Startup Weekend. Mr. Lipscomb will also be available as a mentor during Startup Weekend.
“Understanding what investors look for in a new company and how to get that information into a pitch is a crucial hurdle for entrepreneurs,”
Stamford Startup Weekend is the fourth Startup Weekend to be held in Connecticut, following earlier ones in Hartford, New Haven and Storrs. Connecticut Light & Power and Wiggin and Dana are Platinum Sponsors of these events statewide, while Shipman & Goodwin is a Platinum Sponsor of this event. The 54-hour Startup Weekend events are designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs, centering on action, innovation and education. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, while the other half have business backgrounds.
Stamford Startup Weekend: It All Begins with an Idea
Stamford Startup Weekend begins on Friday night with aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to the entire group, which votes for the most promising ten to 15 ideas. Attendees then divide up into small teams, which spend the rest of the weekend focusing on a single business idea. Over the course of the weekend, participants are challenged with building functional startups, including developing a business model, proof of concept, demo or basic prototype. Local business leaders serve as mentors on Saturday, offering one-on-one advice to each team. The Weekend culminates in Sunday night pitches to a panel of potential investors and local entrepreneurs.
About the Stamford Innovation Center
The Stamford Innovation Center offers inspiring physical workspaces and startup-centric programs that are built to serve one mission: “Accelerating the Entrepreneur’
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