Startup Weekend Iowa City 2018
Friday, July 13 - 15, 2018
Friday, July 13 - 15, 2018
Event starts at 5:00 pm
MERGE Iowa City
136 S. Dubuque St.
Your idea in 54 hours
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!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday July 13th
Saturday July 14th
Sunday July 15th
After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from The University of Iowa Andre’ founded & started Hiphomic the first hip-hop comic to come out of Iowa, in continuing his passion for design he helped start Smart Design a design business to help companies enhance their visuals presence & expand marketing efforts.
Over the years after creating various design pieces for clients, Andre’ had a passion for t-shirts and clothing lines and help develop the popular tailgating brand Tailgatebarn and scaled his business to a national t-shirt brand. Now he has branded his self as the guru of fashion in Iowa and considered the leader of the new fashion industry. Andre’ has his own fashion label Born Leaders United. Andre’ feels everyone is a leader in something that they are passionate about. Andre’ himself is an outspoken leader and regularly gives back to schools and to the community and currently leads the Iowa City Area mentor program connecting every start up and entrepreneur in the city with a mentor in hopes to develop the #1 mentor resource center in the world, and grow the Iowa business eco-system. Two words describe Andre’ energetic & dedicated.
Faculty, UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Coaches and Mentors
Chief Inspirational Officer
VP of Marketing and Strategy, EDC
Founder, Copper Black Services
there is more than one way to attain an objective. My nature is to pinpoint the core problems and identify the best solutions. I simplify complexity to others gain a clear understanding of what is happening and why it is happening. I identify ways to transform an obstacle into an opportunity.
Digital Media Coordinator, Think Iowa City
Director of Product and Operations, Suredbits
Founder, Bosscasters and Wacky Workbench
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Iowa City 2018 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 Iowa City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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