Teen ABQ Startup Weekend

    Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018

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Teen ABQ Startup Weekend

Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018

Friday, February 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Siembra Leadership High School
524 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

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Your idea in 38 hours

Are you between the ages of 13-18? 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 where to find help?  Do you just like the idea of forming a business? Then this event, for TEENS by TEENS, is for you. 

Teen ABQ Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a minimal viable product and 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.

Teen ABQ Startup Weekend by Techstars 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.
  • Learn from successful young entrepreneurs

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now! https://youtu.be/Luevqtf4VqM 

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “albuquerqueyouth@startupweekend.org”.

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Friday February 2nd

5:30 pm
Registration and Dinner
Check in, eat great food, and meet new people

6:15 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:45 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 pm
Go Home
It's time to head home and get a great night's rest.

Saturday February 3rd

8:30 am
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

8:30 am
It's time to go home and get a good night's rest.

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Business Canvas Model Presentation, gather with teams and get to work

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

3:00 pm
Afternoon Break
Fresh air, dance, refreshments

5:00 pm

8:00 pm
Go Home
It's time to go home and get a great night's rest.

Sunday February 4th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

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
Final Presentations
Family members are encouraged to attend the Final Presentation.

4:45 pm
Participants and their families are invited to eat dinner and mingle while the judges convene.

5:15 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm
Go Home!
This is the end of an exciting weekend! Thank you for participating.


Brooke Martin

Brooke, now a college student at Stanford, is a entrepreneur from Spokane, Washington. Her career was launched at Startup Weekend Spokane in the Fall of 2012.  At age 12, she pitched an innovative way for dog owners to video chat with their pets and deliver a treat from anywhere using their smartphone, tablet, or computer. iCPooch went into production in July of 2014 and is now available for purchase in the United States and Canada. Brooke and iCPooch have been featured on Shark Tank, NBC Evening News, CBS News, FOX News, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Meredith Viera Show and other media. Brooke is currently working on her latest invention, iCLovedOnes, a device that lets you video chat with an aging relative and remotely deliver their medication.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Teen ABQ Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Organizing Team

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

  • Greer
  • Lawrence
  • Marisa
  • Sarah
  • Talis
  • Taylor


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