Event

Startup Weekend Sacramento, Women’s Edition
November 14-16, 2014

Lend Your Voice to Innovation – One Female Startup at a Time!

Women’s Startup Weekend is the first women’s hackathon in the Sacramento region. This is a welcoming and supportive environment for women to:

  • Turn their ideas into reality:
  • Practice valuable leadership and networking skills
  • Receive beneficial coaching from local startup and tech experts
  • Have an opportunity to virtually compete in Global Startup Weekend

What is a Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. This global grassroots movement of active and empowered community leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Participants with varying specialties come together to share ideas, form teams and launch startups from the bottom up.

What’s different about this event?

In support of Up Global’s Startup Women initiative, designed to engage more female entrepreneurs and provide them the necessary resources for long term success, this startup weekend will be a focused on empowering women within our community to lend their voice to innovation.

How does it work?

The concept is simple: women pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas followed by a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders providing another opportunity for critical feedback before a final winning team is chosen.

Why should I participate?

Whether entrepreneurs find co-founders, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5 job, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. 

To learn more about this important initiative and it’s mission to transform the paradigm for female entrepreneurs, please click here.

For more information and to register for this exciting event visit the website.

Students can receive over 50% off using code STUDENT and showing their school ID at the door. For more information, contact the Startup Weekend Sacramento: Women’s Edition team at sacwomen@startupweekend.org.