Techstars Startup Weekend
Grow with Google

"The reason we started Startup Weekend is to give people who haven't done a startup before the experience of participating in one."
Techstars Startup Weekend + Grow with Google
have joined forces to bring 15 amazing events to life across the USA and we would love for you to be part of it.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a global movement, a 54-hour weekend event that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, makers, developers, startup enthusiasts, designers, and more to pitch ideas and form teams to develop a startup over the course one weekend. On the final day (Sunday), participants pitch their startup to a judging panel that determines the winners.
What does a Startup Weekend look like? Here is an
What is the Grow with Google plug-in?
Grow with Google is teaming up with Startup Weekend to bring these events to 15 GwG priority cities in 2018. Each of the events will be exclusively branded Startup Weekend + Grow with Google in all event collateral. Googlers are supporting by serving as mentors and judges.
What is Google for Entrepreneurs' role?
Techstars is our largest global partner. We're doing our part to increase economic opportunity nationwide by leveraging the strengths of our largest global partner to scale our work in priority cities. We are your first point of contact and connection to Techstars.
Participating Cities
Grand Rapids
More Information | Tickets
Kansas City

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How you can help

1) Speak at a Techstars Startup Weekend
- Friday night
- Sunday afternoon

What you'd do: 10 mins to welcome everybody, get them excited for the weekend, and share more about Grow With Google. (We will help providing talking points)

2) Mentor at a Techstars Startup Weekend
- Saturday
- Sunday

What you'd do: Help entrepreneurs validate their idea, build a prototype and/or get them ready to pitch in front of the judging panel on Sunday.

3) Mentor one of the winning teams
- Remote ( 2 - 3 weeks after the event)

What you'd do: Give the winning team 1 or 2 mentoring sessions to help them make their idea a real business.

How do I expense my travel?
  • Directly book your flight and hotel for Friday and Saturday night. Expense to the Grow with Google cost center 359, with expense category under Marketing (please avoid T&E).
  • Please send an email to directly confirming total cost of travel so we can more accurately estimate for future Googler travel to Startup Weekends.

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