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Techstars Startup Weekend Atlanta, HBCUvc @ Morehouse

Friday, February 28, 2020, 5:00 PM


No Talk, All Action; Launch a Startup in 54 Hours! For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/15476 Catered Meals Included + Snacks! Face Time with Thought Leaders Swag and Prizes! Build your Network About Techstars Startup Weekend HBCU.vc 10-City Tour: The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Techstars Startup Weekend + HBCUvc 10-City Tour, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Startup Weekend takes place over 54 hours, where attendees share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. This event provides a place for innovators and budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors, and momentum for their ideas. Participants have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with presentations and demos in front of an audience of judges and potential investors. Over the weekend you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. So, what are you waiting for? Join us! Day 1: Meet, Pitch & Team Up Day 2: Learn & Work Day 3: Present & Celebrate Event FAQs Who can attend Techstars Startup Weekend HBCU.vc 10-City Tour? College students (undergrad & grad) and recent graduates—18 and over. All disciplines are welcome; and the more diverse the better! Developers, marketers, MBAs, designers, makers, researchers, creatives, serial entrepreneurs...anyone that has a passion for entrepreneurship! A Startup Weekend team needs all sorts of people to be successful. Personalities and skill sets come together during the weekend to complement each other and get the project launched. What if I don't have an idea to pitch? Can I still come to Techstars Startup Weekend HBCU.vc 10-City Tour? Emphatically YES! Some people have dozens of ideas for products and services, others don't really have any (or so they think). But many times the "Idea Person" isn't the "Get It Done Person." Someone on the team needs to be the person who codes out the prototype, gets out of the building and elicits feedback from potential customers, and figures out how much it really is going to cost to build, market and sell the product. That person can be you! How do I find an idea to pitch? Look around you! There are dozens of pain points people deal with every day...hundreds of inconveniences. Each of those "problems" is a potential business idea waiting to be launched. So, over the next several weeks, pay close attention to the world around you. What problem can you solve with a better, faster, or more sustainable solution? Can I pitch my existing business? This gets treated on a case-by-case basis, but generally speaking, if the idea has only been marginally explored and developed, you can pitch it at startup weekend. However, if you have a beta version released or you are already making revenue on the product/service, then the answer is "No!" The core purpose of Startup Weekend is to bring a new idea to life in a new company...NOT to get free consulting work out of people so that you can move ahead with your idea. The best advice we can give is to check in with our Startup Weekend organizers. We can evaluate how far along your idea has been developed and if it can/should be pitched during the weekend. Also, if you do pitch the idea, make sure your team is aware of how far along in development it has come before the event. Honesty and openness is the best policy. What if my idea doesn't get selected? The purpose of the Friday voting and crowdsourcing isn't to exclude certain ideas, but simply to highlight the most popular and high-potential pitches and end up with a manageable number of teams, ensuring that each team has a variety of backgrounds and skills. If your idea isn't selected, don't be discouraged! Walk around and speak to your fellow attendees and find a project that interests you. Join a

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