Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Hold the Date. Get ready to Innovate, Collaborate and Incubate your new business idea! This year's Startup Weekend Stamford is on. Stamford Innovation Center is our Venue Sponsor again this year and will be giving away free coworking space to the winning teams.
175 Atlantic Street
What can you accomplish in 1 weekend?
Collaborate with developers, analysts, marketers, and designers.
Incubate a startup in 54 hours.
If you have a great business idea of your own, or thrive on the energy around bringing new ideas to life, this is your weekend. Come start your own venture or bring your expertise to someone else’s. Be ready to pitch your business idea, build teams, and start UP! Come see how LIMITLESS YOU are @ #StartupWeekendStamford!
Before you can say “Someday”…Say “Sunday.” With the help of your team, navigate the chaotic world of startups and get a venture launched quickly.
Media of Past Events
Stamford has hosted Startup Weekends once a year for the past 4 years and draws highly educated attendees from a variety of tech, design, school and business communities statewide. Startup Weekend is a non-profit grass roots organization that created the model that has been hosted in 726+ cities and 120+ countries around the globe. 1,500+ Startup Weekend events have empowered 123,000 innovators to form 13,000 venture models in record time. This is your opportunity to make it happen for yourself and Connecticut.
Learn what angel investors and accelerators find most important. Validate your idea. Build your professional network. Learn new skills. Most importantly, get your own business started. Become a leader in today’s conceptual era of serial entrepreneurs and self-starters.
Get the inside track on current practices, and nuances of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Now is your chance to team with skilled specialists to innovate, collaborate, and incubate a business idea into a viable venture.
Who will benefit most from this experience?
Programmers & Engineers – Have great ideas, but missing the marketing skills or relationships to develop it into a business? Collaborate with designers and subject matter experts on your own innovative idea, or add your mad skills to theirs.
Designers (UX/UI/Graphics) – Looking to capitalize on your design abilities? Learn new ways to think about your craft, use your design skills to create your very own app and springboard towards prosperity.
Non Technicals – Analyst, Educator, Marketer, HealthCare Professional, etc. Have you ever dreamed of being an innovator, improving a product, starting your own business? We are here to help you get the tools you need to bring that dream to life.
1st Timer – Startup Weekend Info & Video
Learn More about Startup Weekend Experience and What to Bring
Startup Weekend Resources
Last Year's Winners
Startup Weekend 2014
Startup Weekend Founding Board of Directors
10 Questions Judges Ask Startup Entrepreneurs
Friday April 10th
Saturday April 11th
Sunday April 12th
Coaches and Mentors
Josh has authored various patents in the fields of medicine and mechanics. He has also co-authored several peer-reviewed papers and abstracts during his educational and research career.
She has been helping companies innovate, create and quickly launch new businesses for more than 25 years. First, through her own company, which focused on helping high tech startups and then later advising and funding new financial service companies. Janis has helped found and launch several companies including two non-profit organizations.
Dedicated to community service and always an innovator, Janis is a member of Westport’s Board of Finance, where she developed a new budget reporting format to create more transparency. Previously, as Chairman of Westport’s Parks and Rec, she created an innovative public/private solution to continue the investment in the Town’s parks and recreation facilities.
He worked at NASA in a variety of
Jonathan has worked at leading analyst
He is the associate professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy director of the Professional Athlete Transition Institute at Quinnipiac University. His
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Stamford 2015 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Connecticut is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here