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We’re super excited to announce that SendGrid has joined the Startup Weekend family as our newest global sponsor to help us foster startup communities around the world!

A Startup Story…

After graduating from the Techstars program in Boulder, CO, in 2009, SendGrid has grown its team to over 70 employees (as of Jan 2012) and sends billions of emails every month for tens of thousands of customers, including Foursquare, Hootsuite, Pinterist, Spotify and others. All along, SendGrid has been helpful to its fellow startups. And now, through their support of Startup Weekend, they plan to extend that helping hand even further.

So, what is SendGrid?

SendGrid is a cloud-based email infrastructure service. They help companies improve their customer communications by increasing email deliverability, reporting email metrics, offering dynamic scalability and providing tools for flexible and custom email integrations.

SendGrid makes it easy for developers to add email-based features into their applications. Integration is quick and simple via SMTP or API. Whether you’re sending transactional emails (automated welcome messages, notifications, password reminders) or a newsletter to announce a launch or feature release, SendGrid can help. They even have an API that lets your app accept email from your users, so you can create deeper engagement and a richer customer experience while utilizing the simplicity and universal familiarity of email.

SendGrid allows your team to focus on your product and your strengths, while they make sure the email keeps on flowin’.

A Special offer from SendGrid to all Startup Weekenders

As part of their global sponsorship, SendGrid will help the Startup Weekend community even further by offering their Bronze plan for free for 3 months to all Startup Weekend attendees in 2012.

Startup Weekend is very happy to welcome SendGrid as our newest Global Sponsor!  We look forward to leveraging our common interests to continue building and educating startup communities around the world.

“We love Startup Weekend for the opportunities it provides to aspiring entrepreneurs and the community it builds throughout the world. We’re glad that our service can help startups succeed by making it easy and affordable for developers to build email into their apps. Through our global sponsorship in 2012, we’ll be more involved than ever in the worldwide startup magic that is Startup Weekend…which is awesome.” – Tim Falls, Community Guy @SendGrid

“We are extremely excited to have SendGrid on board as a global sponsor; they understand the challenges startups face.  SendGrid has already supported Startup Weekend events in dozens of cities around the world and we’re very happy to work with them to support entrepreneurs at all of our events this year!” – Joey Pomerenke, Chief Marketing Officer @StartupWeekend

Click here for more information about SendGrid.