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Startup Weekend Online Forms Guides

Here are some additional guides to create forms for Startup Weekend Online.


Participants will be asked to submit their ideas during the registration process via Google Form prior to the event. All ideas submitted will be pitched live during the Pitchfire session on the first day of the event. 

To do: 

  1. Create an Idea submission form following the Idea Submission Form Structure below

  2. Get a pre-filled form link, click on the ‘Send’ button   on the top right-hand side and copy the link

    Idea Submission Form
  3. Share the pre-filled form link with your participants on the event registration site once registration is opened

  1. Send email reminders to encourage participants to submit their ideas from 2 weeks before the first day of the event. See participant communication templates here.

  2. On the afternoon of the event, before the kick-off, create a spreadsheet of all ideas submitted ready for the Pitchfire session. Go to Responses in the Idea submission form and click on the Spreadsheet button

Participant Idea Submission Form Structure

WE RECOMMEND: 

Create an Idea Submission Form on Google Forms with details as follows to collect startup ideas during registration. Below is our suggested structure and details you should include in your idea submission form.

FORM TITLE: Submitting your ideas for Techstars Startup Weekend Online [City]

FORM DESCRIPTION: Submit your idea to pitch on Friday using this form. Be sure to fill in all required fields. You should receive a confirmation of this once you've submitted the form. If you need any help, reach out to your organizing team or help@techstars.com

Welcome to Techstars Startup Weekend Online [City]

FIELDS

Section 1

  • Email address

  • Full name

Section 2

  • Name Your Idea (Short answer)

This will be your team name, and will help organisers of the event identify you.

  • Elevator Pitch: describe your idea in one line (Short answer)

What is the problem you are trying to solve? What is the solution you are proposing? Use 100 words or less.

  • What area below best describes your skillset? (Multiple choice)

    • BUSINESS  - I might not code or design but I have a great skill set for working on ideas

    • DESIGNER - I make the world beautiful and would like to help in design

    • DEVELOPER - I'm a coder or would like to work on development

    • INDUSTRY EXPERT - I am skilled and specialised worker in my industry

  • What type of skills / profiles are you looking to bring on to your team if your idea gets selected? (Checkboxes with select at least 1 format)

    • Business

    • Designer

    • Developer

    • Industry Expert

    • All of the above

See Idea Submission form example here.

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Team Registration Form

WE RECOMMEND: 

Create a Team Registration Form on Google Forms with details as follows for participant team formation. Below is our suggested structure and details you should include in your team registration form.

FORM TITLE: Techstars Startup Weekend [CITY] - Team Registration Form

FORM DESCRIPTION: Good job forming a team at Techstars Startup Weekend [CITY]!

Please complete this short team registration form. We ask for this information so that we can keep track of the teams formed at this event and follow up with you in the future. Don't worry, we will never send you promotional emails or share your information with others. 

FIELDS (All fields should be required)

  • Your full name

  • You email

  • Your role on the team

  • Your team’s name

  • Elevator Pitch: Describe your idea in one line

What is the problem you are trying to solve? What is the solution you are proposing? Use 100 words or less.

  • Who else is on your team?

Please share all your team members' names and email addresses.

See form example here.

Techstars Startup Weekend Organizer Resource Portal


WE RECOMMEND: 

Create a Team Registration Form on Google Forms with details as follows for participant team formation. Below is our suggested structure and details you should include in your team registration form.

FORM TITLE: Techstars Startup Weekend [CITY] - Team Registration Form

FORM DESCRIPTION: Good job forming a team at Techstars Startup Weekend [CITY]!

Please complete this short team registration form. We ask for this information so that we can keep track of the teams formed at this event and follow up with you in the future. Don't worry, we will never send you promotional emails or share your information with others. 

FIELDS (All fields should be required)

  • Your full name

  • You email

  • Your role on the team

  • Your team’s name

  • Elevator Pitch: Describe your idea in one line

What is the problem you are trying to solve? What is the solution you are proposing? Use 100 words or less.

  • Who else is on your team?

Please share all your team members' names and email addresses.

See form example here.

Techstars Startup Weekend Organizer Resource Portal


Sunday Form

WE RECOMMEND

Below is our suggested structure, and details you should include in your Sunday forms including Final Pitch Submission Form and Sunday Judging Form.


Final Pitch Submission Form

FORM TITLE: Techstars Startup Weekend Online [CITY] - Final Pitch Submission

FIELDS (All fields should be required)

  • Team name

  • Upload your presentation deck

  • Upload 4-min video pitch in MP4 format

See Final Pitch Submission form example here.


Sunday Judging Form

FORM TITLE: Techstars Startup Weekend Online [CITY] - Sunday Judging Form

DESCRIPTION: Thank you for joining us as a judge at Techstars Startup Weekend Online {City}. Please use this form to rate each project based on the following judging criteria.

Business Model – How does the team plan on making this a successful business? Have they thought about (either solved or identified problems) competition, how to scale, acquiring customers, their revenue model, etc?

Customer Validation – Are teams building something that people actually want? How well does the team understand their customer and their customer’s needs? Did the team get out and talk to customers? What is the value proposition to customers?

Execution and Design - Have they established a “Minimal Viable Product” for the weekend (software, hardware, etc.)? *Note: an MVP is the minimum set of features to be able to start collecting data. Does it deliver a compelling and captivating user experience? Were they able to demo something functional?

FORM INSTRUCTIONS

1. For the question Which team are you rating, add the name of each team presenting on Sunday, instead of Team 1, Team 2, etc

2. From the settings tab, ensure that you DO NOT limit to 1 response per form.

3. Share this form with the judges before kickoff on Sunday afternoon.

4. Instruct the judges to fill in the form for each team. 

FIELDS (All fields should be required)

  • Please rate each of the judging criteria on a scale of 1 to 5

    • 1 = Not mentioned/Insufficient

    • 2 = Mentioned, but unsatisfactory

    • 3 = Neutral

    • 4 = Good

    • 5 = Outstanding

  • Your Name 

  • Which team are you rating? (Drop down format. Add the name of each team presenting on Sunday)

    • Team 1 Name

    • Team 2 Name

    • Team 3 Name

  • Business Model (Dropdown format, 1-5)

  • Customer Validation (Dropdown format, 1-5)

  • Execution and Design (Dropdown format, 1-5)

  • If you would like to share some feedback with the team, please share it below. 

See Sunday Judging form example here.

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