Techstars StartUp Weekend 7 at IgniteUNY in Troy Starts This Week
We are ready to go!! Techstars StartUp Weekend 7 begins this Friday, March 29th. It will be held at IgniteU (333 Broadway, Suite 350, Troy, NY 12180) from 5pm on March 29th until 6pm Sunday, March 31st.
By: Techstars StartUp Weekend
Gold sponsors of the event include The Wagoner Firm, StartUp Tech Valley and Phillips Lytle LLP with additional sponsorships provided by Innovate518, CampusPro App, NY Tech Loop, Sticker Giant, In Focus Brands, UAlbany Innovation Center, Troy Innovation Garage and IgniteU NY. Food sponsors include: Dinosaur BBQ, Plumb Oyster Bar and Restaurant, Albany Empire and Red Front Pizza.
Our mentors include some of the region's key community partners: Anthony DeBonis of Troy Web Solutions, Jennifer Coulombe, Heidi Knoblauch of ReceiptHQ, Daniel Kane of Tully Rinckey, Mary Snell, Richard Zack of Our.News, Tom "TK" Kuegler and Michele Pesula Kuegler of Wasabi Ventures, Ana-Maria Galeano of The Wagoner Law Firm, Thad Casey of IMC and TVCOG, Robert Braathe at BeYourStart, Patrice Perkins of StartUp Grind Albany, Samuel Gonzalez of UrbaneBox, Jeff Collette of HelpsCo, Anita Morin of Park Avenue Securities and Mark Davies of KeyBank.
The prizes include services and products from IgniteU NY, Albany Empire, Sandler Training, Troy Innovation Garage, BeYourStart and In Focus Brands.
The organizing team was led by Sam Mere of CampusPro, Tyler Rooney of In Focus Brands and Robert Manasier of Innovate518 who also be the facilitator for TechStars StartUp Weekend's events. Other contributors include: IgniteU NY, The Sage Colleges, and Troy Innovation Garage.
Tyler Rooney of In Focus Brands, states: "We have organized 14 across the nation and 7 in the Capital Region and I feel this is the best organizing team we have created with all key elements of the Troy startup scene represented as sponsors, organizers, mentors and volunteers. I look forward to helping new entrepreneurs and community doers with forming their ideas and dreams into tangible businesses which I do every day at In Focus Brands too."
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Same Mere of CampusPro adds: "I'm very excited for the entrepreneurs in the community who will be a part of our 7th Annual Techstars Startup Weekend in the Capital Region. Our team has put together a strong group of mentors, subject matter experts, sponsors and nice prize packages for the winners to ensure participants have the tools and resources for a successful event and beyond. I look forward to seeing teams start the weekend with an idea and ending the weekend with a company that is ready to hit the market. It will be a really fun weekend, I hope to see you there."
To register and for added information, please visit:
Event Twitter Page: swcrny
For other questions, sponsor opportunities and/or volunteer openings for the event, please contact: Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Focus Brands