Techstars Startup Weekend powered by Google for Entrepreneurs (See 15% Discount)


Bridgewater State University
Burnell Hall 66 Hooper Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States

Friday, 9 November 2018 - 6:00pm to Monday, 12 November 2018 - 12:30am

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On Nov 9-11, join South Shore Innovation, Bridgewater State University and Techstars for 54 hours of immersion in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Until you've been to a Startup Weekend, you haven't experienced anything.

Create something meaningful during Global Startup Week.


About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

About South Shore Innovation:

South Shore Innovation is a community of suburban entrepreneurs helping others discover their passions, merge these passions with ideas, learn through collaboration how to start a company and how to run a company better, and launch successful businesses. We organize events, provide mentorship and make connections.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are greatly improved within an active community.

Successful innovation and entrepreneurship does not come from an idea alone or the nature of the workspace. It stems from the passion of the idea’s creator that is fueled by a whirlwind of just-right support structures.



Friday, Nov 9

  • 6:30 PM–Registration – Arrive at the venue and get checked in
  • 7:00 PM–Dinner / Networking – Eat, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know others
  • 7:20 PM–Welcome & Speakers – Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders
  • 7:30 PM–Pitches Start – Optionally line up to give your pitch
  • 9:00 PM–Voting – Attendees vote for the top pitches
  • 9:15 PM–Form Teams – Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 10:00 PM–Begin Work – Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. Stay and work as late as the venue allows

Saturday, Nov 10

  • 9:00 AM–Breakfast – Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • 9:30 AM–Begin Work – Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • 12:00 PM–Lunch
  • 1:00 PM–Check-In – After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help
  • 2:00 PM–Coach Meetings – Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • 6:30 PM–Dinner
  • 7:30 PM–Check-In – After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help
  • 10:00 PM–Wrap-Up – Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue allows

Sunday, Nov 11

  • 9:00 AM–Breakfast – Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • 10:00 AM–Check-In – Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions
  • 12:00 PM–Lunch
  • 12:30 PM–Coach Meetings – Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • 3:00 PM–Presentation Prep & Tech Check – Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting presentations & tech-check for final presentations
  • 5:00 PM–Final Presentations
  • 7:30 PM–Judging & Awards and Dinner
  • 8:30 PM–Wrap-Up
  • 9:00 PM–Go Home!

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

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