Navrina Singh Speaks at Startup Weekend SD MEGA

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Navrina Singh Speaks on STEM and Innovation

We are excited to welcome Navrina Singh, Director of Business Development in Qualcomm labs and head of Qualcomm’s global innovation program, ImpaQt, as the keynote speaker for our upcoming San Diego MEGA StartUp Weekend!

When creating this StartUp Weekend event, our goal was to evoke innovation and inspiration. Navrina Singh, with her numerous years of experience creating programs that encourage the creation of innovative ideas in order to impact future technology, will be the perfect representative of innovation and inspiration for the hardware and software entrepreneurs in attendance. Watch this video to see Navrina speak about how the catalyst of innovation begins with you.

Navrina and our other speakers’ experiences have made it possible for us to create an incredible opportunity for the sharing of inspiration and new innovations. We are excited to see what new ideas teams come up with over the weekend event, so register now.

Event Details                                                                                                           Startup Weekend San Diego MEGA                                                                           November 14 – 16th, 2014

 








Highway 1 Sponsors Startup Weekend SD MEGA

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Highway 1 Video Interview on Techcrunch

When we decided to do this MEGA Startup Weekend in San Diego we wanted to bring in support for both hardware and software entrepreneurs. We were fortunate that Highway 1 came on as the first sponsor.

Highway 1 is a great hardware startup incubator in the bay area. They specialize in helping teams with hardware product prototypes move beyond the prototype stage and create a business that can scale their production. Take a look at this video from Techcrunch that profiles the Highway 1 incubator.

Highway 1 and our other sponsors have made it possible for us to pull together what is going to be a great event for San Diego hardware and software entrepreneurs. We’re excited for what teams are going to be able to accomplish and experience during the weekend, so register now.

Event Details
Startup Weekend San Diego MEGA
November 14th-16, 2014








Startup Life is Something to Experience

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I happened across this great blog post on Techcrunch on why everyone should work for a Startup at least once (http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/20/5-reasons-you-should-work-for-a-startup-at-least-once/). Now, I know not everyone can drop existing responsibilities for the uncertainties of a startup. But if you’d like a sample taste of that incredible experience come out for the upcoming Startup Weekend in San Diego in November.  For a weekend you can hang out with some great people, see amazing new ideas in hardware and software in action and learn from great coaches what it takes to make a startup succeed. There is nothing better you could do for yourself in a weekend!








Discover the Ideal Investment Pitch for Future Investors

Screenshot 2014-09-23 11.24.26 copyMark Cuban Explain his Ideal Investment Pitch (Click image to view video)

Attending a Start Up Weekend event is a great way to begin a start-up by pitching to other aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s a great way to connect with other team members and to find out if your idea is potentially viable for future success!

In this short video segment, Mark Cuban, a successful entrepreneur shares information about his perspective on the ideal investment pitch. The information proposed by Cuban is a great starting point to designing your future investment pitch!

To attend our upcoming Startup Weekend event, and take your first step to creating your successful start up, click here for more information regarding our MEGA event in November!








What's it Like Finding Your Co-Founder?

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Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber work on their startup.

A Startup Weekend event is a great opportunity to take an idea from concept to reality. It’s also a great opportunity to work with other people and potentially meet your future co-founder(s). But what is it like navigating the early parts of these relationships?

NPR’s Planet Money podcast recently did a great episode that follows the story of one entrepreneur’s experience finding a great potential co-founder and navigating the difficult waters of negotiating early equity splits.

During a Startup Weekend, you won’t be dealing with negotiating equity splits – there isn’t time. But if you’re curious about what it’s like building those early relationships, this podcast is worth the listen!

If you want to join us at the next Startup Weekend event in San Diego, click here for information about the MEGA event in November.








Want to Pursue Your Dreams? You Have to JUMP!

Steve Harvey released a short and inspiring video on what it takes to be successful.

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Click the image to see the YouTube video: You Gotta Jump To Be Successful!

Join is for an amazing Startup Weekend Nov. 14th and take that idea you’ve been kicking around in your head and jump into action!