Startup Weekend Seattle Women
Friday, September 19 - 21, 2014
Friday, September 19 - 21, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Nytec Product Innovation Center
416 6th Street South
Startup Weekend Seattle Women's Edition 2014
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs 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.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their 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 weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Ready to be part of something big?
Join us: we’re assembling 100 of the most talented entrepreneurial-minded women (and men) for a very special edition of Startup Weekend on September 19-21, 2014. We provide the working space, brain fuel, food, mentors, new friends, and inspiring speakers and judges. You supply the energy and innovation to build something big over the weekend.
Bring an idea, a talented friend or potential co-founder, or just yourself! Startup Weekend hosts a series of events in cities around the world and offers a way to test ideas for new startups, contribute to those ideas, and even meet potential co-founders. Ideas are shared on Friday evening and the event culminates in final presentations to an all-star panel of judges on Sunday evening. This particular Startup Weekend will have a unique spin: a focus on connecting and showcasing the talents of women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Men who wish to attend Women’s Startup Weekend can do so…if they find a female participant to bring them along!
Ready to join us? We only have 100 spots available so we expect the event to sell out fast. The weekend will be hosted at Nytec’s Product Innovation Center in sunny Kirkland.
Get ready to build something exciting. Sign up now and see you September 19!
Why a women-focused Startup Weekend?
Are men allowed to attend Women’s Startup Weekend?
YES… but there’s a catch! If you are a man who wishes to attend Women’s Startup Weekend, you can if and only if you find a woman participant to bring you along. Since Seattle Startup Weekend Women’s Edition is about connecting entrepreneurial women through the process of building exciting companies, we want to connect them to the best resources and people out there – that includes both men and women. That said, to ensure that we maintain a high percentage of female participants, the number of tickets we issue to men will be limited (there will be a wait list). If you’re a man who wants to attend, find a female participant to bring you along, and do so quickly! (Note: Each female participant can only bring one male participant.)
Will the participants be required to pitch or work on “women-focused” startup ideas?
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday September 19th
Saturday September 20th
Sunday September 21st
*As a mentor for Techstars (Summer 2010- present)
*As a mentor for Founder Institute (Summer 2011-present)
*On the employer advisory board for the UW Foster School of business
*On the board of advisors for LikeBright
*As an instructor in the UW MBA Program on Venture Capital (Fall 2008-present)
Startup Weekend frequent-flier. Seasoned public speaker (TEDx, Ignite). Karaoke junkie.
From designing the world class 20,000 sq ft facility to hiring the best talent, he is driving the vision and business strategy rollout. Studios focuses on end-to-end product design and development from Startups to Fortune 100 companies. They deliver world class hardware, software and service integrated product experiences.
As Creative Director, Vince leverages his innate ability to combine business savvy with two decades of design expertise honed while being the design manager for Microsoft Surface. He assures projects deliver to the vision and brand of Nytec's partners while delighting their customers with intuitive products.
Vince manages all aspects of the front-end process defining and realizing the product experience. Through his interdisciplinary team he delivers insightful research, thoughtful design and innovative solutions that drive awards from industry experts and highly praised reviews from the target consumer.
With over 21 patents spanning physical and digital design interaction and utility, Vince delivers innovative and elegant integrated hardware and software experiences with a passion and intrinsic ability to deliver maintain and align to brand principles.
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Seattle Women 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