Hello Startup Weekend Santa Clara members,
We’re excited to announce that our event sponsor Procopio Business Advisors (PBA) will be offering their strategic consulting services to the winning teams this year. PBA has had tremendous success in helping companies with commercialization strategy, business model development, go-to market strategy, funding strategy and more. In addition, PBA provides introductions to a vast network of marketing and finance experts. In addition, PBA manages LaunchPad, a creative incubator-style program supporting technology entrepreneurs and startups.
Two of PBA’s success stories in MAGMA – Mission Technology Group, Inc. and MatriSys Biosciences Inc. are highlighted in the links below.
A lot can happen in one weekend. Just ask Rohit Mittal and Priyank Singh who participated in last year’s Startup Weekend Santa Clara. Together they launched Stilt, a company that offers financial assistance to foreign nationals who don’t have credit histories and who would otherwise be ineligible for traditional loans.
Congratulations Rohit and Priyank on the successful launch! Together they used Startup Weekend to address this unfortunate reality and in the course of just one weekend were able to propose a viable solution. Check out this VentureBeat article to find out more about the Stilt success story.
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.