Techstars Startup Weekend Hudson Valley

An Immersive Three-Day Experience Offers Entrepreneurs Opportunity to Pitch & Launch New Ventures in Front of All-Star cast of Local Investors, Mentors, and Judges (In Person).

Dates: July 9th-11th

The 54-hour event will be held at the Barnfox Work & Retreat Club in the Stockade District, located on 291 Wall St, 4th floor, Kingston, NY 12401.

The kick off on Friday, July 9th at 6pm will feature an industry mixer event bringing the regions investors, mentors, and entrepreneurs together for the first time since the pandemic.

Participants will pitch startup ideas, form teams, build on their idea alongside mentors and advisors throughout the weekend, then launch their startup in front of an esteemed panel of judges that currently include Dennis Crowley (Co-founder of Foursquare) and Steve Shiffman
(former CEO of Calvin Klein) — new judges and mentors will be announced weekly until the launch of the event. The winning team receives a prize package worth over $3,000.

Startup Weekend Hudson Valley will mark the first Techstars event to be held in person in New York State since the pandemic.

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$30 to participate ($20 for students), $15 for Industry Mixer only on July 9th

This is an in-person event at Barnfox in Kingston, bringing together designers, developers, marketers, startup enthusiasts, and established entrepreneurs based in or near the Hudson Valley and from Techstars. Participants select ideas with the most promise and make as much progress as possible, with business leaders and mentors on-hand to share insights and experience through the entire weekend. After 54 hours thrilling hours, teams pitch to a diverse panel of judges from the most innovative and impactful companies.

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About Techstars Startup Weekend

Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Since 2007, Techstars Startup Weekend has taken place in over 150 countries with more than 200,000 alumni. Participants take their product or business idea to the next level and join in a huge
worldwide network of entrepreneurs. Share ideas, form teams and launch business ventures in 3 days. Winner receives a prize package worth $3,000+!

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Who Is This Course For? 

designers, developers, marketers, startup enthusiasts, and established entrepreneurs

What Will You Learn? 
Customer Validation: Did the team talk to customers? Who will be their users, who will be their customers, and are they different? How many users have they interviewed? Did they target the correct people to interview? What did they learn from their customer interviews? What are the core needs of their users?
Execution and Design: What feedback did they get to inspire their Minimum Viable Product (MVP)? Did they build a prototype? Any medium is fine, including paper or Google Slides. How effective is their MVP for the purpose of the weekend? How functional is their technical demo, if applicable? How easy is it for the user to navigate and use their product? Were they able to incorporate customer feedback into the solution?
Fri, Jul 9 - 6:00pm to Sun, Jul 11 - 7:00pm
291 Wall St,
Kingston, NY 12401