The Founder Institute is one of the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. They will be providing 10 free Udemy courses that can be won as prizes throughout the weekend by any participant.
Check out Founders Institute here: http://fi.co/
The One Page Business Plan is an international consulting firm that speciaclizes in planning and performance management systems which are based upon the innovative One Page Business Plan methodology. The One Page Business Plan was founded by Jim Horan who is based in nearby Berkeley, California. Jim has gracious offered to provide the One Page Business Plan for use by the participants throughout the event. In addition, each event participant will get a 1 month subscription to the One Page Business Plan software and each team will get a 3 month subscription. Lastly, the winning team will receive 10 hours of pro bono executive consulting services.
Learn more about the One Page Business Plan here: http://www.onepagebusinessplan.com/index.htm
Loopd is a wearable analytics device that allows for users to personalize their data for events. Loopd has graciously offered to provide and personalize the Loopd application for use during Startup Weekend Santa Clara.
Checked out Loopd in action here: https://www.screenr.com/v3EN
Plug and Play is a business accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Plug and Play’s global network includes 300+ tech startups, 180+ investors and a community of leading universities and corporate partners. From unique industry networking events, education and immersion programs to M&A, Plug and Play has everything tech startups need to get organized, connect and grow. Plug and Play have graciously agreed to give the 1st place team a fast-tracked application to one of their accelerator programs that includes $25,000 worth of funding.
Lewis Roca Rothberger is one of the largest law firms with over 250 attorneys in offices across the United States with practices in intellectual property, litigation, real estate, business transactions, gaming, banking, bankruptcy and energy and natural resources. As one of the premiere IP firms in Silicon Valley, they have graciously agreed to provide free legal services to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of Startup Weekend Santa Clara.
Seagate Technologies, an American data storage company, with its principal headquarters nearby in Cupertino, CA is one of Startup Weekend Santa Clara’s Platinum Sponsor’s having graciously donated $2,500.
Sponsor Startup Weekend Santa Clara and the next generation of entrepreneurs!
Startup Weekend is a well-established program that has been held more than 1000 times in 120+ countries around the world. We are planning a dynamic event to be held at Santa Clara University. This will be an interdisciplinary and interactive program involving Law, Business, Science, the Arts and Engineering in the heart of Silicon Valley. For 54 hours over a 3day period Friday, Feb 27 + Saturday, Feb 28 + Sunday, March 1 80 students and young professionals from various disciplines and companies, will come together in teams to participate energetically in an experiential, creative and competitive learning endeavor. The goal will be to develop practical and needed new products, new solutions and even new companies! This has been the result of Startup Weekends elsewhere, and where better than Silicon Valley to confer, build and innovate!
We invite your involvement. You fit the profile of an ideal sponsor. Help pass along to this new generation of budding professionals, the energy and vision that makes your company so strong and visible. Here’s what you can do:
- Be a sponsor. We are in need of sponsorships of various levels, from $500 to $5,000.
- Sponsor an individual student that we will select from applications. Or, sponsor someone you know, from your own company or family.
- Engage one other company/sponsor. This project is worthwhile, and like good new products, it depends on an active consortium of talented and engaged individuals.
This is a very costeffective program. We utilize a proven international organizational structure, but we are 100% local, and every penny donated or paid in fees will be utilized directly to put on this 3day program. We are a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. No individual, no entity receives any of the proceeds. Santa Clara University is the host, and the organizing committee, which I am one of the lead organizers, is composed entirely of students.
Our goal is to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results. We are proud to be a part of this type of innovative collaboration and we hope you will help us reach our goals by supporting this global movement on a local level. Join us!
For more information about the event, we invite you to explore Santa Clara’s Startup Weekend website as well as the organization’s website. Please also check out the Startup Weekend YouTube Channel for trailers and examples of past events. Lastly, please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!
Startup Weekend Santa Clara