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We are excited to announce a new global partnership between Techstars’ Startup Weekend and appear.in.

appear.in is building a tool for the next generation of global startups to make it easy to collaborate from anywhere. appear.in provides a platform to start a video meeting with a group of people on both mobile and desktop computers. Its long-term vision is to create a global communication service that users love and use often.

The Startup Weekend community is tying together startup communities across the world and appear.in will now be a part of this global movement making it easier for entrepreneurs to collaborate from multiple distributed locations.

Through this new partnership, Startup Weekend participants will have six months free access to the premium version of appear.in, which supports up to 12 people in a conversation. The premium version includes:

  • Support for 12 people in video conversation
  • Server boost: Improved stability and quality of calls, reduced CPU usage
  • Branding of your room with custom logo and background image
  • Share your screen while presenting

Users can create their own video room directly in the browser, without having to download or install anything.

Once you have a room, you can just send the link to people you want to invite, and once they click it, they will instantly join the conversation without having to register.  

appear.in is a perfect tool to use during Startup Weekend, if you find that you need to interview customers about your product idea – just send them a link to a room on chat, email or SMS and then interview them over video!

appear.in was built to help founders and entrepreneurs collaborate easily through video. We believe founders are going to find great value in this partnership and we look forward to continuing to help entrepreneurs all over the world with appear.in.

As a special offer to the Startup Weekend community, readers of this blog post also get a coupon for one month free trial of appear.in premium! This coupon will be available for the first 1000 people and can be redeemed until Friday November 18th: SW+APPEAR:IN=TRUE

Redeem your coupon, find more information about the partnership and sign up for updates from appear.in at https://appear.in/information/startupweekend/



Amy Smith Amy Smith
Amy is the VP of Partnerships at Techstars. Prior to Techstars, Amy was the Director of Product Management at ZOLL, where she was responsible for opportunity identification, business case creation, and evaluation. She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Michigan State University. @AmyMachSmith