Fri Nov 9
Can you really start a business in 54 hours? You CAN at Startup Weekend!
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place for startup enthusiasts, innovators, designers, developers, marketers, and creatives to come together in one weekend to pitch, create and launch a business. This 54-hour event is dedicated to fostering new business ideas while strengthening the Fort Worth entrepreneurial community. The real value comes in working with incredibly driven and creative individuals to take an idea from concept to execution using lean tactics in a high-pressure environment.
Friday Night: Meet, Pitch & Team Up
It starts with the Friday night pitch party where you pitch your idea to a room full of potential team members. A special guest keynote speaker will set the foundation for a successful weekend.
Saturday & Sunday: Collaborate, Work & Grow
Your team will work throughout the day building the business; planning, developing, designing and marketing. You will receive guidance, expertise and coaching from seasoned business owners volunteering their time to help you launch your business.
Sunday Evening: Final Pitch, Winners Selected, Celebrate & Network
You and your team pitch your new business to a panel of Fort Worth celebrity judges. Celebrate and network with weekend participants, coaches, and judges as you prepare for the next phase of your startup journey. Festivities begin at 5:00pm at the WeWork Clearfork and will include an after-party to celebrate the weekend.
Why YOU should participate?
YOU are a skilled developer, designer, marketer or possess business or startup know-how...or you have a great idea that you want to turn into a business. No business is built by itself and startup's are more successful when they are supported by a team of experts with varied skills or lead by a visionary with great ideas. This is YOUR chance to be a part of something that can make a major difference in your life and the lives of others. YOU are needed.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Your full weekend experience includes:
7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76017