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Techstars Startup Weekend D.C., Space

October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm EDT


AIAA




BRING YOUR STARTUP TO LIFE IN 54 HOURS


Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers.  It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.


Learn more about this initiative by visiting our AIAA website.




ABOUT TECHSTARS STARTUP WEEEKEND


Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Tuesday night pitches (in this edition) and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekend will culminate on Thursday afternoon demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The program is centered around action, innovation, and education.


Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.




What’s the Twist?


The next Startup Weekend is focusing on SPACE. That means you’ll be joining like-minded designers, techies and business people in creating an organization aimed at commercializing space/expanding the space economy. This is a broad topic that could include everything from fixing orbital debris (space traffic management) to outposts on the moon to asteroid mining. It might be targeting a technology gap, consumer services, or something else entirely. The purpose is up to you. What we provide is a fun, high-energy environment where you can learn through doing, with all the support you’ll need to launch a brand new space-industry enterprise.


This event is co-located with the IAC Conference 21-25 October 2019.


Your ticket includes:




  • Access to the full 3-day event




  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Tuesday morning @ Pitch Fire




  • Mentoring by all-stars from the tech startup community




  • Tasty meals across the program




  • Collaboration with awesome professionals from throughout DC-Maryland-Virginia




  • All-star judge’s panel lead by startup and entrepreneurial leaders




  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)




  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days




  • And over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!






EXCLUSIVE: AIAA Free e-Membership Offer


Sign up for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ FREE e-Membership. Stay informed with news impacting your profession, receive discounts on educational opportunities, and network with aerospace colleagues online—all for free!




This event is co-located with the IAC Conference 21-25 October 2019.




Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.


As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.


By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.


By submitting your information above you agree to the Techstars website’s Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive email communication from Techstars and its programs about events and updates that may interest you.





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Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days!  Whether you are looking to…




  • Get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,




  • Learn the process for going from concept to creation,




  • Meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in DC,




  • Join or build an all-star team,




  • Or take your own idea from concept to creation.




Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekdays of 22-24 October, 2019!


Learn More: http://communities.techstars.com/usa/washington-dc/startup-weekend/15230





RESOURCES


GLOBAL SPONSORS & PERKS


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.CO offers free domains to all attendees during Techstars Startup Weekend.




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Google for Startups offers $300 of Google Cloud services to all Techstars Startup Weekend attendees.




ACCESS TO QUALITY MENTORS


Seasoned entrepreneurs from companies such as Humble Ventures, GovLoop, Heartful.ly and more, take time out on Wednesday and Thursday to help you think through roadblocks as you build out your startup idea. Their time alone will make this program worth the low cost needed to cover materials and food. Connect with industry leaders and have them dedicate their time to help you succeed.




PRIZES


The finalists wll receive various prizes to help them continue past the program journey. Past prizes have included free membership credits to co-working spaces, legal counseling, marekting strategy and more. Each event brings new and exciting prizes to help you to further develop and/or launch your startup!




GROW YOUR NETWORK


And don’t forget the Judges and Organizers, who are entrepreneurial leaders themselves, from successful exit founders to venture capitalists and angel investors. Did we mention the participants themselves are also some of the most passionate and driven individuals in the region?





EVENT AGENDA


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22


8:30 AM Arrival at the venue and check-in


9:00 AM Breakfast, networking, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


9:20 AM Welcome and organizers review agenda for the program and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


9:30 AM Pitches start


10:00 AM Attendees vote for the top pitches


10:15 AM Teams form around top-voted ideas


11:00 AM Work starts, take inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the program. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.


12:00 PM Lunch


1:00 PM Breakout / Team Work, an opportunity to ask questions, and visit optional pitch sessions


10:00 PM Wrap-up




WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23


9:00 AM Arrival, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 AM Set-up of workspace for the program, begin work


12:00 PM Lunch


1:00 PM After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 PM Mentors help teams one-on-one – they are here to help! Incredible mentors you’ll have the opportunity to work with from mitú, Tesla, Snapchat, Core Innovation Capital, AngelHack, and more!


6:30 PM Dinner


7:30 PM After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 PM Wrap-Up Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow




THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24


9:00 AM Arrival, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 AM Check-In with coaches


12:00 PM Lunch


12:30 PM Meeting with mentors … ASK QUESTIONS


2:00 PM Presentation prep, tech check, final hours of work time. Should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


3:00 PM Final Presentations


5:00 PM Judging & Awards


5:30 PM Wrap-Up


6:00 PM Program Ends!





FAQ


I have questions, who should I ask?


Check out our Attendee FAQs. If you’re unable to find the answer you’re looking for, then feel free to email us at dc@startupweekend.org.




What do I get for my Full Weekend ticket price?


Your full weekend ticket (includes Thursday Showcase Showdown) includes:




  • Access to the full 3-day event




  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday morning @ Pitch Fire




  • Mentoring by all-stars from the tech startup community




  • Tasty meals across the program




  • Collaboration with awesome professionals from throughout the IAC 2019 Conference




  • All-star judge’s panel lead by startup and entrepreneurial leaders




  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)




  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days




  • And over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!






An unforgettable and life changing experience that may make you want to quit your job tomorrow!




About Techstars Startup Weekend


Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.




Refund Policy:  No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event (anything past Tuesday, October 15, 12:00am) if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause; see Refund Policy.




Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.




As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.




By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.




By submitting your information above you agree to the Techstars website’s Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive email communication from Techstars and its programs about events and updates that may interest you.





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Details

Start:
October 22 @ 9:00 am
End:
October 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-dc-space-registration-69375043623

Organizer

Startup Weekend Rockford Team
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/startup-weekend-rockford-team-2300226659

Venue

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW , Washington, DC 20001
Washington, DC 20001 US
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