Techstars Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a three-day program where aspiring entrepreneurs can experience startup life. In hundreds of cities around the world.


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Why Startup Weekend

Connect with other creators

Startup Weekend is a great place to connect with passionate people driven to build something new. There is no better place to meet new friends, colleagues, mentors, cofounders, and investors.

Start something great

Knowing you’re not alone can make all the difference. Startup Weekend provides participants many opportunities to engage and connect with like-minded individuals — and truly start something amazing.

Learn from the best 

Learn what it really takes to innovate, disrupt, and start a company from people who’ve been there. Startup Weekend features deep experiential learning guided by an experienced hand.

Improve your knowledge

Sometimes you really need more skills and knowledge to go to the next level. Startup Weekend also goes deep on specific topics or skill sets. Just what you need to progress quickly.

Join Us


Find an Event

Techstars hosts and supports hundreds of events all over the world. Explore the full range of both in-person and online events.

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Organize an Event

Planning an event is a great way to develop both your local startup community and your own personal network.

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Sponsor an Event

Techstars events are a powerful way for companies to connect with local innovators and entrepreneurs.

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“Startup Weekend helped me to find a path that inspires me. I love sharing my knowledge with other communities for a better, connected, collaborative future.”

Kate Kholodilina, Founder of K&K Mindshift and Techstars Community Leader

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Our Partners

We work with leading organizations to support entrepreneurs and help them turn ideas into reality, all over the world.

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