Startup Weekend Humboldt

    Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019

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Startup Weekend Humboldt

Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019

Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Humboldt State University Library 3rd Floor
1 Harpst Street
Arcata , Ca 95521

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Your idea in 54 hours

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? 

Techstars 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.

Techstars 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 March 8th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:00 pm
Review agenda for the weekend

6:25 pm
Pitches and voting
Optionally line up to give your 60-second pitch

7:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

8:45 pm
Begin Work
Rooms assigned

10:00 pm
Doors Close

Saturday March 9th

9:00 am
Doors Open

9:15 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Mentors here until 8pm

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Adam Hayes
Alumni entrepreneurial spirit of Startup weekend

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

6:00 pm

6:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Doors Close

Sunday March 10th

9:00 am
Doors open/Check-In
Let us know how its going.

9:15 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Mentors here until noon

12:00 pm

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Dry runs

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

7:30 pm
Go Home!

Organizing Team

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

  • Nancy
  • Natalie
  • Krista
  • Torie


Paul Marsh

I create and facilitate experiences that inspire and facilitate growth. My work helps people to develop and realize their personal & professional potential. Large groups and/or Outdoor experiences are specialties. 

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