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Inspiration

Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp. But I also…

Ecosystems

Alaska

Behind the Scenes of Alaska’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Alaska is known for its majestic mountains, in fact seventeen out of 20 of the highest mountains are found in Alaska, its also home to over 3 million lakes and the Northern Lights, and dog mushing is the official state sport. What you may…

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Events

Boulder

Techstars Startup Weekend Turns 10

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Startup Weekend has reached a milestone and has a 10th birthday! On July 7th, 2007, the first Startup Weekend was held in Boulder, Colorado with 80 entrepreneurs. In 10 years, we’ve grown to: 13,837 organizers in 153 countries 4,531 Startup Weekend events 363,000+…

Data

Tulsa

Scott Phillips, Cofounder of Civic Ninjas on Creating Grassroots Innovation

By | May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Scott Phillips, cofounder of Civic Ninjas, Ignite Tulsa, and Startup Weekend Tulsa, a leader in the Tulsa community is all about putting education first to build the talent workforce and solving municipal problems with technology. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere, series, he talks with me…

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur’s Journey: Nadya Nguyen of HidrateSpark [Video]

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 11:45 am

Building a startup takes founders through a long journey, from inspiration to scaling your company and ultimately an exit. At Techstars, we’re excited about helping entrepreneurs no matter where you are in the entrepreneur’s journey – from inspiration to IPO. Nadya Nguyen from HidrateSpark is one example of…

Announcements

Attention Innovators: Here’s Your Chance to Win $20,000 in Prizes

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Are you an innovator? Or, at the very least, do you or someone you know consider yourself an innovator? What even is an “innovator”? Am I an “innovator”? (Answer to that last question: no). If  you’re one of the thousands of people participating in…

Inspiration

10 Lessons I Learned at my First Startup Weekend

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I had absolutely zero hackathon experience when I agreed to attend the North Dallas Startup Weekend July 17-19 at North Dallas Coworking (nōd). What I did have was experience working for a startup and lots of coding experience. I thought a hackathon would be…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Acquires UP Global and all of Their Programs

By | Jun 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Did you know that Techstars and UP Global have had a long standing relationship that stretches back all the way to 2007? In fact, the very idea for Startup Weekend was born in the Techstars basement in Boulder, Colorado, and was created as a…

Programs & Resources

Tulsa

Tulsa Startup Weekend: What is It and What to Expect

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

The hardest part about creating a new company is determining a viable business model. Are you creating a solution to an actual problem? Will your solution earn money? As simple as this may seem it’s not as straightforward as it sounds (ask me how…

Ecosystems

Nashville

Nashville Holds its First Startup Weekend

By | Apr 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm

This weekend, beginning tonight at 6:30, the startup community in Nashville will host its first-ever Startup Weekend, a non-profit community building event that brings together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts for 54-hours of taking business ideas from concept to launch. Teaching and promoting…

Inspiration

8 Ways to Get the Most out of Startup Weekend

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

At 2.03 AM on Monday August 1, 2011, on a train somewhere between Redfern and Kings Cross Station in Sydney, Australia, I was exhausted and delirious. I was on the way to my hotel after the Sunday night celebrations. I was caught by the Startup Weekend movement; hook, line…

Announcements

Las Vegas

Startup Weekend Las Vegas: Register Now for This Weekend!

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

Startup Weekend is a time-honored tradition and global grassroots movement to rapidly collaborate and build a business over a weekend. According to a press release from the Startup Weekend Las Vegas organizers, “Teams organically form around top ideas, as determined by popular vote. Each team…

Acquisition

Las Vegas

Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 1:11 am

Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available…

News

Tech Cocktail Top Stories of the Week: Startup Quotes from America’s Founding Fathers, Kill the Elevator Pitch, and Obama Visits DC’s 1776

By | Jul 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

Business

Seattle

The People and Passion Are What Make UP Global’s Startup Weekend Great

By | Jul 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm

UP Global’s Startup Weekend thrives on one thing: passion for entrepreneurship. And over the course of the last decade, there has been a dedicated team pushing it to scale and reach as many cities as possible to inspire as much entrepreneurial passion as possible….

Business

Ghana Will Be Launching a $10 Million Fund for Startups: Startup Weekend Organizer

By | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

According to Stephen Gyasi-Kwaw, who organized the first Startup Weekend in Ghana, the Ghana government will be launching a $10 million fund for local startups within the next few months. When Gyasi-Kwaw arrived in Ghana in 2008 from the UK, he says, no politicians…

Entrepreneur

Marc Nager Reflects on Startup Weekend’s Ramen Noodle Phase 

By | Jun 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Today, merged with Startup America, Startup Weekend now has a core team of almost 60 people at UP Global. Their larger community includes about 7,000 volunteers and an extended network of about 20,000 people. But Startup Weekend was a startup once, too.  “We lived…