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Techstars Global Startup Weekend (TGSW) is back!

This November, do something amazing. Join 15,000 entrepreneurs around the world in building a startup in a weekend—plus, winning teams will receive exclusive prizes and perks, and the chance for a showcase in our Techstars Stories!

We’re calling entrepreneurs around the world to build a startup in a weekend on November 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2018.

In just 54 hours, you’ll experience the highs, lows, and fun of building a company—all while working in an environment that helps you learn and succeed. This is a global movement of entrepreneurs from around the world, and TGSW connects you locally with the very best mentors, co-founders, and sponsors, all of whom are ready to help you get started. If you’re curious about how it all works, get an inside look (plus some tips on for success) from a company that started at Startup Weekend that is now worth over $900 million – check out Rover.com’s Techstars Startup Weekend story!

“Without Techstars Startup Weekend, there would be no Rover.com,” says founder Greg Gottesman.

What makes TGSW so special? Exclusive access to resources designed just for you, plus a global community ready to help you succeed. Local Community Leaders, your team members, and expert mentors will all be on hand to help you navigate the weekend and your new company. Here’s how it all works:

Stay tuned as we showcase our community, alumni, and TGSW entrepreneurs from around the world leading up to the big weekends!

Feeling inspired? Check out last year’s TGSW winner, LeaseCake!

Are you ready to be part of the biggest entrepreneurial celebration in the world? Find a Techstars Startup Weekend near you! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Don’t see your city and want to get in on the fun? Apply to organize as part of TGSW! 


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Jennifer Cabala Jennifer Cabala
Jennifer is the VP of Community at Techstars. Previously, Jennifer was the Director of Program Operations for Techstars Accelerator and Startup Programs. She was also the CMO at Startup Weekend and CEO at Seattle 2.0 (acquired by GeekWire). Prior to tech, Jen was an award-winning journalist for many years in Seattle and Denver with network coverage for CBS and CNN.







  • Hemal Mehta

    Nice to hearing that Startup Weekend 2018 is back in November and all entrepreneurs around the world including Betapage.co startups should join this weekend to prove themselves and to get the advantage of this event.
    Thanks for the information.

  • excited ^0^