Borderplex Startup Weekend

    Friday, April 27 - 29, 2018

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Borderplex Startup Weekend

Friday, April 27 - 29, 2018

Friday, April 27 - 29, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Cowork Oasis
114 Texas Ave
El Paso, Texas 79901

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Your idea in 54 hours

Join us in El Paso as part of the Las Cruces delegation for the Borderplex Startup Weekend event. This event brings together innovators from Las Cruces, El Paso and Juarez for 3 exhilarating days of building a business! 

Be Sure To Use DISCOUNT CODE - NMSU - to get discounted tickets. 

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, designer, programmer, or just curious about what its like to start a business join us for a fast pass, power packed, thrilling weekend race to create a business and pitch before a panel of industry experts. 

Winners will receive access to free co-working space and free advising from Arrowhead Centers enterprise advisors. And the top 3 teams are invited to pitch their idea at the Borderplex Startup Weekend Showdown in El Paso on May 5th for a chance for more prizes and to be recognized as Borderplex Startup Weekend Champion. 

Boderplex Startup Weekend will include 7 meals, internet, workshops on business principles, mentorship, $500 worth of space on Google for Entrepreneurs and a free webdomain with .Co to build out your business website.

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 April 27th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday April 28th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

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

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

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 29th

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
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Organizing Team

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

  • Kristin
  • Carlos
  • Zetdi
  • Alexis
  • Vanessa


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