Tech enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs can start counting down the days to the second edition of Techstars Startup Weekend Boston. The dynamic event is designed to ignite collaboration and foster the creation of promising startups. The upcoming weekend promises an immersive experience where ideas will transform into tangible business ventures.
Brought to Boston through the joint efforts of Prepare 4 VC and Boston New Technology and schedule from April 26-28. This Spring Edition of Techstars Startup Weekend will unfold at Harvard I-Labs in Cambridge, MA. Participants can expect a power-packed schedule starting from 5:30 PM on Friday evening. The weekend concluded with the Pitch Event and Awards Ceremony at 8:00 PM on Sunday. The event welcomes individuals with diverse skill sets and backgrounds. This includes everyone and anyone startup-curious, providing a platform for networking, learning and turning entrepreneurial visions into functioning business entities. The registration fee is $75, which includes three days of programming, food & beverage service and access to small-group coaching from Boston’s top startup mentors. Passes are limited. To secure your spot, visit startupweekend.boston.
Mentoring at Startup Weekend Boston
“We are thrilled to announce Startup Weekend 2024! Our organizing team is working diligently to curate a vibrant environment. We want to not only sparks inspiration for entrepreneurs but also fosters meaningful collaboration and builds long-lasting connections. Join us for this action-packed weekend and embark on an exciting entrepreneurial journey with us,” said Enyu Rao, Entrepreneur in Residence at COSIMO Ventures and Lead Organizer of Techstars Startup Weekend in Boston.
As the anticipation builds for the second edition of Startup Weekend Boston, the organizing team and past participants reflect on the impact of the inaugural event that took place in September of 2023.
“I’ve been able to collaborate and get some great insights from the mentors. This helped the whole team think in a broader aspect and get the customer insights and understand the problem before building that solution,” said Deepanshi Bansal, Founder at Shine and a participant of Techstars Startup Weekend in 2023.
What to expect
At the heart of Techstars Startup Weekend is the belief that great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas, form teams and work intensively to develop a prototype, business model and pitch. The event not only accelerates the startup process but also cultivates a spirit of community, resilience and creativity.
Techstars Startup Weekend will become a biannual staple. It occurs both in the spring and the fall, ensuring that innovators have two opportunities each year to connect with like-minded individuals, industry experts and mentors and form collaborations that extend beyond the weekend itself.
“Some of these ideas are audacious. These people have literally just met, a number of hours ago. They are working together in a very collaborative way to bring them to life,” said Rachel Kossar, CEO at Virtual Sapiens and mentor at Techstars Startup Weekend in 2023.
This spring’s event will be a weekend-long celebration of ideas, collaboration and the entrepreneurial spirit. Visit startupweekend.boston for more information and to secure your spot.
About Techstars Startup Weekend Boston
Learn how to think, work and build like a startup. In 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster — and, maybe even start that business.
Techstars is the most active pre-seed investor in the world having invested through its accelerators in more than 4,000 companies. Founded in 2006, Techstars believes that entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone and great ideas can come from anywhere. We are on a mission to invest in an unprecedented number of startups per year enabling more capital to flow to more entrepreneurs around the world. We do this by operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds. We also connect startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities.
About Boston New Technology
Boston New Technology is among New England’s oldest and most trusted tech, startup and innovation communities. The organization is currently transforming itself into a full-fledged hub for entrepreneurship and the innovation economy. With over 50k members and a deeply dedicated crew, BNT has set the standard for what are its ultimate principles: providing access, information, connection and empowerment for anyone with a dream, an idea and the need for a port of support.
About Prepare 4 VC
Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Kraus, Prepare 4 VC is a Boston-based global venture hub with a precise mission: to educate and empower startups on their path to growth and success. It achieves this through a comprehensive approach that combines structured courses, tactical programming and a focus on core principles. These include self-efficacy, social intelligence and the distillation of key archetypes. Prepare 4 VC serves as an unwavering support system for entrepreneurs navigating the unpredictable seas of entrepreneurship. Designed to catalyze critical breakthroughs and increase success rates, the organization works to prevent premature startup failures. Much like a reliable beacon shining through the whirling winds and tossing waves, Prepare 4 VC dedicates itself to serving all who embark on the entrepreneurial voyage.