Save the Date: Startup Weekend Sacramento Health Edition, April 29 – May 1
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Calling all Sacramento entrepreneurs! Startup Weekend is returning to Sacramento April 29 - May 1. Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition is your next opportunity to launch a company in just 54 hours! This empowering event offers a fun, intense, risk-free way to get your startup off the ground; connect with other passionate and skilled individuals; and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your ideas into reality.
This event will focus on Health/Healthcare because they present significant challenges in our society, they have great business potentials, and because the Sacramento region is recognized as a hub for health and healthcare innovation and medical technology.
Our goal is to bring together the healthcare community, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, doctors, nurses, engineers, med techs, patients, etc. to facilitate the formation of new ideas. We all face challenges like rising costs and transparency or finding ways to make better personal health decisions. We wish to bring in new technologies and ideas that have the potential to improve the healthcare system and positively impact health in general.
We aim to engage public and private companies and organizations that are involved in the healthcare system, as well as inventors of technologies, software developers, designers and students with interests in Healthcare, eHealth, Mobile Health, Health Technology, Digital Health, or anything related to health.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: pitch your startup idea and receive feedback from your peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs of various skill sets who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
When: April 29 – May 1
Where: The Urban Hive 1931 H St. Sacramento, CA 95811