Seattle International Startup Weekend
Friday, February 23 - 25, 2018
Friday, February 23 - 25, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Amazon Arizona Building
207 Boren Ave N
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.
Should I belong to the expats or international community to join this event?
No, the event is open to everyone. It is like a regular Startup Weekend, with a specific focus on mingling members of the international community in the Seattle area with their Seattle counterparts.
Is there a particular theme?
No, the theme is general.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!I
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 February 23rd
Saturday February 24th
Sunday February 25th
Luis held international executive positions for Yahoo, Microsoft (co-founder of Office 365), GMI (acquired by WPP in 2011), Xerox and ABB.
He has led the launch of more than twenty-five global products in the consumer and business spaces and is an expert on reinventing processes, creating scalable and efficient cloud-based solutions.
He has taken companies from zero to one million users and upwards of 700 million users. He has led businesses from zero to +$2M in annual revenues and up to $4B global P&L operations. Luis had driven private capital raising efforts for five different startups, for a total over $20 million. Luis is also a board advisor to the School of Business at the University of Washington Bothell.
Mia is currently CEO-in-Residence at Madrona Venture Labs, incubating her third start-up Spruce Up. Previously she was Founder CEO of Kontor (now Workframe), product executive at eBay, Founder CEO of design/story and Head of Business Development at Zazzle.
Mia has degrees from Stanford Graduate School of Business, ESCP-EAP and Helsinki School of Economics. She is also the proud mom of three boys—plus a dog—and lives with her husband and family in Issaquah, WA.
Married and father of three, he holds an MSEE from ESIEE Paris and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
When he is not spending time outdoors with his kids, either skiing or biking, he loves to be on solo adventure motorcycle rides, scuba diving and dreams of racing in the Paris-Dakar rally.
Coaches and Mentors
Alex grew up in Austria and moved to the USA four years ago. He enjoys living in Seattle and loves to explore the Washington mountains and lakes together with his wife and two kids.
Currently advising startups working on mobile and market place solutions.
Especially interested in challenging solutions involving technologies touching every day life.
Loves to grow teams and create scalable solutions that make a difference.
Cynthia’s industry experience also spans many years at Microsoft building a wide range of products. She earned her Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She was born and raised in the Philippines, and currently lives in North Seattle with her husband and 2 children. She is an avid aerialist and loves to travel.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Seattle International Startup Weekend 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 Seattle is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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