Lets get down to it… Startup What?


At this point we have all heard of Startup Weekend-but what actually is it?

Startup Weekend is a Friday through Sunday event (duh) where individuals of every major, specialty and area of expertise meet, hear startup ideas (‘pitches’) and build teams using the other participants of various specialties available to them. While optimizing valuable coaching from provided mentors, these mini companies take part in a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Sunday these teams present their ideas to an established panel of judges for prizes aimed at catapulting the winning startup idea into the real world. Still confused?

Watch this video for more information and take a look at this page.

Startup Weekend themes vary, however Startup Weekend East Bay will be presenting awards to the best Business, the best Nonprofit and the best School innovation. Start preparing your ideas and get ready to network with other like-minded individuals and respectable professionals alike!

Registration is now finally open Here.

Are you a CSU student, alumni or faculty? Receive huge discounts on registration by emailing us at eastbay@startupweekend.org. We hope to see you there!