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Startup Weekend has been proven to be a Mecca of sorts where software developers and business consultants have flocked to in order to collaborate, build, and even start their life as an entrepreneur. There has however been one major missing ingredient. Creatives.

Creatives include Graphic designers, UX designers, Illustrators, even Print designers, Photographers, Videographers and all sorts of other creative people.

We know and have seen the magic and power of teams that have this dynamic three-part combo. What they build, how they work together, and how they present are what helps attendees get the most out of the Startup Weekend experience and dramatically increases their chances to moving beyond the weekend together.

All of us in the Startup Weekend community are excited to reach out and connect with the creative community and truly provide the experience and environment that fosters creative growth, and ultimately, creative freedom.

It’s time for the Rise of the Designer. Reach out to your local community and invite them to participate in the next Startup Weekend in your city. If you’d like help on how to reach them, don’t hesitate to email kylekesterson@startupweekend.org, he would be happy to be your creative community liaison.


Mitchell Cuevas
(@mcuevasm) I am the Sr. Marketing Director here at Techstars, am passionate about helping entrepreneurs, and am obsessed with finding, playing with, and implementing all the best new marketing (and other) technology I can get my hands on.