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Startup Weekend,

Together ‣ Statewide ‣ Online

The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend Arizona, we are connecting aspiring founders from across the state together with experts who are passionate about helping make the startup magic happen.

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What Is Startup Weekend?

Learn ‣ Network ‣ Startup

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

Connect

Connect with people driven to build something new from the rich and diverse talent from any county in Arizona. Are you ready to meet your next (cofounder) (friend) (mentor) (investor)?

Discover

Discover where you are on the Entrepreneur's Journey. Find the resources available near you. Leave knowing the next steps you need to take on your road to success.

Learn

Learn what it really takes to start a company. No book, panel, speaker, or blog post will teach you what you need to know. The only way to learn is the experience of trying.

Start

It’s that simple. Techstars Startup Weekend is designed to get you going, FAST. Your local Organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.

What is Startup Weekend?

SW Video (short) Screen Cap

(4 minutes)

Startup Weekend Mini-Doc

SW Video (long) Screen Cap

(15 minutes)

Event Champions

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Statewide and Online

Powerful ‣ Unifying ‣ Uniquely Arizona

Startup Weekend Arizona is a first of it’s kind event – both statewide and online.  In April, as a response to COVID-19, members of the SWAZ organizing team helped create and run the first-ever national, online Startup Weekend.  That was a powerful and unifying experience for founders, mentors, facilitators and organizers.  

Now we are bringing the powerful and unifying format and making it uniquely Arizona!  

Schedule Details

Mon Jul 6, 2020 8:00 AM Registration Begins
8:00 AM​ Access to “The Commons” Begins
8:00 AM Idea Submission Begins
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:59 PM Registration Deadline
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:00 PM Attendee Meet & Greet Event
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:00 PM Idea Submission Deadline
Thu, Oct 22, 2020 6:00 PM Team Building Session
11:59 PM Team Formation & Submission Deadline
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:00 PM Weekend Kickoff Event
7:00 PM Team Working Session Begins
10:00 PM Friday Night Doors Close
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:30 AM Doors Open
9:00 AM​ Morning Working Session
9:00 AM Morning Check-in + Q&A
2:30 PM Afternoon Working Session
2:30 PM Afternoon Check-in + Q&A
5:30 PM Milestone 2 Due
5:30 PM Evening Working Session
10:00 PM Close Shop
11:59 PM Milestone 3 Due

Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:30 AM Doors Open
9:00 AM​ Morning Working Session
9:00 AM Morning Check-in + Q&A
1:00 PM Final Presentation Submission Deadline
1:00 PM Afternoon Check-in + Q&A
1:00 PM Round 1 Judging Begins
4:00 PM Top 10 Teams Announced
5:30 PM Demo Night Begins with Live DJ
6:00 PM Demo Night Kickoff
6:15 PM Top 10 Live Pitches Begin
8:10 PM Judge Deliberations
8:40 PM Winners Announced & Closing Remarks
9:00 PM After Party
10:30 PM Doors Close


What Should I Do?

Deadline: October 18, 2020

Get Your Ticket

Register now to secure your spot and get early access to The Commons, the virtual event venue!  Click here to get your ticket(s)!

Deadline: October 18, 2020

Anytime After Registration

Submit your ideas for problems, solutions or opportunities

Share the issue(s) you are seeing in the world, from global customer pain points to local community issues. Together with hundreds of other entrepreneurs from across Arizona you can move quickly to identify, explore and solve the most powerful opportunities.
Anytime After Registration

Anytime After Registration​

Meet Attendees In “The Commons”

We are hosting the event using The Commons, an innovation community platform developed here in Arizona! Once you signup, head over to The Commons and get to know your fellow attendees!
Anytime After Registration​

Anytime After Registration​

Review Opportunity Areas Submitted By Others

With a birds-eye view of issues other Arizonan’s are seeing in their world, which ones are you passionate about focusing on solving during our time together?
Anytime After Registration​

Anytime After Registration​

Vote For Your Favorite Opportunity Areas

During the event we’ll focus together on the top opportunity areas and form startup teams to try to resolve these pain points for customers.
Anytime After Registration​

October 20-23, 2020

Organize or Join A Team

Throughout the week leading up to the weekend, you’ll be logged into The Commons and network with other attendees, where you’ll find people and projects that you want to join.   

October 20-23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Attend Event Kicks-off

October 23, 2020

Powerful ‣ Unifying ‣ Uniquely Arizona​

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