Startup Weekend Impactful Ventures
Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
158 W 27th St
Startup Weekend is coming back to New York! Create a startup in 54 hours!
Come at the 2018 “Impactful Ventures” Startup Weekend to pitch your idea, meet a co-founder, learn new skills and ... create a company! Startup Weekend is a weekend-long event that gathers developers, designers, business developers and people from all backgrounds to meet and create their startup.
Why an “Impactful Ventures” Startup Weekend?
As entrepreneurs, we have the ability to make the world better, to make people’s lives better, far beyond any bottom line. Our goal for this edition of Startup Weekend NYC is to break the mould of creating addictive or purely profit-driven businesses, and instead focus on using connectivity to improve individuals’ lives, communities and society as a whole, in a smart and sustainable way.
If you want to be part of the movement towards profitable, sustainable tech, which improves people's lives - we want to hear from you!
What happens during Startup Weekend?
During Startup Weekend, you will learn how to take your ideas from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...
- get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
- learn the process for putting your ideas into action
- meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in NYC
- join or build an all-star team
- make meaningful connections and become part of a global community
- beef up your resume
...Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of May 4 - 6
Do I need an idea to participate? Whether you have a business idea or not, you can attend the event. Those who do not come with a specific idea will join the selected projects.
Who should attend? It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including developers and other tech-related professionals, designers of all types, non-technical talents (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.), students, professionals looking to switch careers, passionate visionaries, and learners from all around NYC and the surrounding area!
What is included in the ticket?For the full-weekend ticket you get:
- Meals all weekend
- Access to the full weekend-long event
- Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night
- Mentoring by all-stars from the local NYC startup community
- Collaboration with awesome professionals from throughout NYC
- All-star judges ready to listen to your final presentations and providing expert feedback
- Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
- Find the full schedule and details on our website.
Contact us with questions and requests at this address: email@example.com
Terms of Participation Agreement:
It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.
Friday May 4th
Saturday May 5th
Sunday May 6th
CEO and Co-Founder of Scout Lab
Coaches and Mentors
After spending time working in the political sphere, including an internship with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and a stint at the European Parliament, Ben spent his senior year of college taking an in-depth look at the way we currently handle humanitarian aid. As a result, he became extremely interested in experimental technologies, specifically, the growing role they have to play for the impact sector. Post-graduation, Ben became increasingly enthralled with blockchain’s potential as a tool for social change. This led him straight into ConsenSys, where he co-founded the Social Impact team as well as the broader Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC). He is dedicated to bringing blockchain technology more directly into social impact work, and bridging the gap between technologists and humanitarians.
Outside of ConsenSys, Ben is an advisor to NeedsList, a social startup that allows donors to directly buy necessary supplies for refugees across the globe. He is also a mentor for the Katapult Accelerator program, based in Oslo, Norway
Her achievements include leading NYC-wide robotics competitions, co-leading Samsung’s national STEM program, and taking a technology startup from an idea to a venture-backed company with over $2 million in funding.
She currently serves as C.E.O. of latinoTech, an organization that promotes the development of Latinx entrepreneurs and innovators by facilitating access to experts, talent, and venture capital.
Product and grow specialist
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Impactful Ventures 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 New York City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Evin Floyd Robinson
Co-Founder New York On Tech
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