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Startup Weekend

After Fashion Camp was over, I was worn out, exhilarated, and looking for some new project. Jonathan Berger, one of the head organizers told me how he was involved in Startup Weekend and I said I wanted in. Well, now the pressure is on, but you can profit from it. If you are interested in entrepreneurship and being part of a startup, check it out:

Have you ever had a great idea for a startup but needed the motivation and encouragement to actually make it a reality? Then become a part of the Startup Weekend community. Find out how easy it is to go from idea to launch in only 54 hours!


November 20-22 (Friday 6pm-11pm, Sat/Sun 8am-10pm)

What is Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides networking, resources and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Get connected with local developers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk. All Action. We are a non-profit based out of Seattle, WA helping entrepreneurs around the world in over 52 cities and 12 countries.

Who Should Attend:

Startup Weekend is open to anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur! Examples: Developers, Designers, Marketing, Business Development, Social Media, Lawyers, Students, etc… Anyone who considers themselves an entrepreneur.


On Friday night people pitch their ideas, there can be as few as 25 pitches or as many as 100, we keep on pitching until everyone is done! We do a simple vote of everyone’s favorite 2 or 3 to narrow down the ideas by about 80%. Individuals then gather around each idea to discuss feasibility, and normally a few more will be dropped. For a room of one hundred people we generally see teams between 5-10 people and a total of between 10-15 teams working away on 10-15 new startups.
At after Friday evening people come in early on Saturday and work work work for the rest of the weekend until giving a demo of the newly created startup on Sunday evening. We’ve had teams that were generating revenue on Saturday evening in the past! It’s a great learning experience, great networking, and a lot of fun to roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches launching a new startup! Hope to see you there!


David Kidder (Clickable), Josh Keay (Manetismstudios), Peter Chislett (laidoffcamp, new work city), Sam Lessin (, Charlie Odonnell (path101, firstround capital), Nate Westheimer (NY Tech Meetup, Bricabox, Anyclip)


Sun Microsystems, 101 Park Ave, NYC


Only $75 which includes amazing speakers, mentors & assistance from experienced entrepreneurs, prizes, 7 Meals, Drinks, Free Web Hosting, Handouts, Swag, and more.

For Sun Startup Essentials Members, Register NOW with code “SSENYC” for 25% off!

Who Are We:

We are a nonprofit association supported by companies like Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, The Kauffman Foundation, Unleashing Ideas, Cooley Godward Kronish, Media Temple, and many others. Startup Weekend has been covered on the likes of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more. We are passionate entrepreneurs out to help other entrepreneurs pursue new ideas more efficiently and effectively than ever before.


Not in NYC? We have 14 events before the end of the year! Find all of our upcoming events at

Looking forward to having you join us!

The Startup Weekend Team

(Shane Reiser, Jonathan Berger, Danielle Lanyard, Stephen Douglass)

Ph: +1.206.659.4484


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