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Startup Weekend Sacramento for students
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Come one, come all to Startup Weekend, but if you’re a student, we have some special opportunities available to you. The last several Startup Weekend events in Sacramento have all had students from a variety of backgrounds, from business to design to technical.

At Startup Weekend, age and work experience don’t matter as much as the ability to innovate and work under pressure. We invite everybody to attend Startup Weekend on November 11, 2016, but in this post, we want to take a minute to explain some of the key benefits that students can receive by participating in the weekend.

Looks great on a résumé

OK, so you knew this one was coming, but it’s worth noting that spending your own money (and your weekend!) working on something you’re passionate about shows a lot of initiative. Employers like initiative. So go ahead, spice up your LinkedIn profile with some actual project work—a great conversation starter for your next interview.

Being an entrepreneur is no longer a choice

At a recent TEDxSacramento talk, Henrik Scheel offers some insight into how entrepreneurship fits into the education system. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this video.


Learning outside the classroom

The theme for this Startup Weekend encourages you to “Take entrepreneurship for a spin.” What better way to test out the startup culture than to actually live it? If only for the weekend. You’ll be amazed at the skills some of your team members and competitors have, and you’ll have the chance to learn firsthand and ask questions. This type of education is very difficult to come by otherwise—take advantage of your opportunity!

Networking with other entrepreneurs

You will meet business owners, you will meet engineers, and you will meet venture capitalists. Again, not something that you have access to on a normal weekend. If you play your cards right, you might even impress somebody who’s looking for a business partner, co-founder or employee.

Students get a discount

Wait, how did we leave this until the end of this post!?! Enter “STUDENT” in the promo code of our Eventbrite page for a steep discount—regular tickets are $99, but only $26 with valid student ID.

Well, will we see you November 11? Register today!

Logan Mayville