Startup Weekend Sacramento: Women’s Edition

Back Event Feb 9, 2018

Women’s Startup Weekend is focused on empowering women in the Sacramento region who want to try their idea for real. Sacramento’s event is one of hundreds of Startup Weekend events happening around the world as part of of Global Startup Women’s Weekend. 

Startup Weekend Women’s Edition is a welcoming and supportive environment for women to:

  • Develop new ideas into reality
  • Strengthen valuable leadership and networking skills
  • Receive beneficial coaching from local startup and tech experts

Winners have an opportunity to be featured as one of Techstar’s Global Startup Weekend highlight

What is a Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. This global grassroots movement of active and empowered community leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Participants with varying specialties come together to share ideas, form teams and launch startups from the bottom up.

What’s different about this event?

This Startup Weekend is designed to engage more female entrepreneurs and provide them the necessary resources for long-term success. The weekend will be a focused on empowering women within our community to lend their voice to innovation. It will be one of over 200 Women’s Startup Weekends happening around the globe, and the winners have an opportunities to be featured by Techstars Global Startup Weekend.

While we understand it takes a community of creative thinkers to help build an idea from concept through to execution, this event will be supporting women pitches only. In doing so, we ensure women are able to hone their creative and entrepreneurial talent in a safe environment that inspires risk taking and innovation with the help of the broader community of men and women ready to share their expertise to champion change and fuel new ideas. 

How does it work?

The concept is simple: women pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas followed by a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders providing another opportunity for critical feedback before a final winning team is chosen.

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