Startup Weekend Calgary

    Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018

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Startup Weekend Calgary

Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018

Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Global Business Centre - Terrace View Room
5th Floor - 120 8 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K6

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Learn how to launch a startup... over the course of a weekend!

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

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.

Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket 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.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday February 2nd

6:00 pm
Registration, Dinner & Networking
Check in, grab some food and meet fellow participants!

7:00 pm
Review the agenda for the weekend, play a couple ice breakers, and get ready to pitch.

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
If you have an idea, line up to give your pitch!

9:00 pm
Vote for the top pitches and form teams

9:15 pm
Form Teams & Begin Work
Form teams, discuss ideas, and start working. The venue closes at 11pm.

Saturday February 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, grab coffee, and eat a continental breakfast before you get to work

9:30 am
Get to Work!

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Provide a status report or ask for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one until 6pm. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Provide a status report or ask for help

10:00 pm
Final status report after the first day. You may stay and work until 11pm if you'd like.

Sunday February 4th

9:00 am
Arrive, grab coffee, and eat a continental breakfast before you get to work

10:00 am
Check-In & Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive and will be available to answer questions until 2:30pm.

12:00 pm

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm

9:00 pm
Go home! Or join us for a drink
Venue to be announced after award presentation

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Calgary is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Kari
  • Jenn
  • Chad

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