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Twilio Kicks Off Nationwide Sponsorship of Startup Weekend

We’re excited to share the announcement that Twilio is now a sponsor for all Startup Weekend events in North America.  Startup Weekend is a combination hackathon and business plan competition.  It is comprised of an intense 54 hours, starting with pitches on Friday night and wrapping up with presentations and live demos on Sunday evening.

Over the past year we’ve been proud to be a part of Startup Weekend as a participant and later as a sponsor, and over 20 Startup Weekend projects have already launched with Twilio integration in cities across the United States.  In addition to announcements here, make sure to check out the Twilio Startup Weekend blog.

Startup Weekend was founded in 2007 by Andrew Hyde of Techstars, and is now run by Mark Nager and Clint Nelsen.

The event has already met with success in over 52 cities, 12 countries, and growing! Read more about Startup Weekend here…

What This Means for Startup Weekend Attendees

As part of our sponsorship, participants of Startup Weekend will receive discounts on Twilio’s services if they elect to use Twilio APIs as part of their startup weekend project.  We’ll also be attending events nationwide to share our skills and startup experience.

Finally, we are launching another Startup Weekend contest for any participants who use Twilio as part of their projects.  The winning team(s) will receive various prizes from Twilio, and more information can be found on our Startup Weekend sponsor page.