Starting at the Hackathon

We plan to have HVTechFest winners to present their projects and discuss their next steps / test their projects for a startup viability.

We will be happy to see you presenting - please submit your startup talk / pitch / challenge using this form:

Join us to discuss your idea, specific challenge building & launching a startup, or if you have services to offer the startup ecosystem. StartupHV is focused on early-stage startups - from idea, to launch & beyond.

StartupHV meets monthly, 8 times / year. We are located at mid Hudson Valley and we serve as a community incubator - helping regional startups to start and grow.

You can apply to present your startup idea, pitch investors, or apply for a "hot seat" to solve a specific startup challenge you are facing. 

Workshop opportunities:
If your startup is struggling to have a clear business-model, or you want to clarify and improve it, you can apply for a hot-seat at the  StartupHV meetup. We implement a crowd-sourcing approach to your business-model, using the Business Model Canvas (BMC), Value Proposition Canvas (UVP), SWOT analysis, Scenario Planning or other business tools. 

If you'd like to give your idea a try, just do it! Test it on a very loyal and supportive community. Don't worry, it is not feasible to steal your idea, instead you will test your assumptions and experience a first run of market-solution fit. You will also get a tones of brilliant ideas how to make it viable. If you perform well, you can find a potential partner, investor or an early adopter! May be you will find your customers too - who knows?

If you'd like to pitch, please plan to prepare:
- 1 min pitch (teaser, no slides). Usually contains your What and Why, Value, Traction and Call to Action.
- 10 min pitch (with slides). May include: Teaser, Problem-Solution, Customer Profile, Value Prop, Competitors, Financial metrics, Team profiles, Call to Action.

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or you want to apply for a hot-seat!

Who Is This Course For? 

developers, entrepreneurs, startupers

What Will You Learn? 
How to start at the Hackathon
What do you need to configure to turn it into real startup
Thu, Nov 7 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Open Hub
146 3rd Street
Newburgh, NY 12550