Startup Weekend Santa Monica 2018
Build, Discover, Pitch
What Can You Build in 54hrs
Have an idea, need a team?
The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Techstars Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.
Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.
An Event Like No Other
A dynamic, fast paced, and supportive atmoshpere, you will join other like minded individuals to pitch ideas, build teams, perform customer validation, and pitch your findings to an experienced panel of judges that consisit of investors, CEOs, and community leaders. This is your chance to meet amazing people, validate your idea or be part of a team, and eat great food. Did we also mention fun! This is a great event to build you confidence, learn about customer validation, and to start a company!
What to expect
The weekend will be filled with mentors, speakers, and help for your startup team!
Day 1 - Pitch your idea and form teams
Day 2 - Meet mentors, listen to speakers, and validate your idea
Day 3 - Polish your pitch, prepare, and pitch to our judges and investors
Why Attend Startup Weekend Santa Monica
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you
Build a Company
Pitch Your Idea
We have some great mentors coming to help you! We are adding them daily so don’t miss out.
Venture Partner & AdvisorResults Driven Business Advisor. Specialties: Management Consulting, Advisor, Marketing, Branding,Corporate & Brand Communication, Marketing Plan Creation & Execution, Partnerships, ProjectManagement, Strategic Management, Startups in Los Angeles
Brand and Culture enthusiast
Danielle Dolinsky Gorman
Platform Lead | Investor at Luma
Ralf-Rainer von Albedyhll
Serial Entrepreneur of 12 companies
Business Affairs Executive at Amazon Studios
Founder at Kindred Quarters & Kindred.io
Attorney at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Founder & CEO at Diggen
Strategy, Operations, and Marketing for Startups
Here from a great Venture Capital founder
Speaker Richard Jun – Managing Director
Richard Jun is the Co-founder and Managing Director of BAM Ventures, a Los Angeles based venture capital firm that he started with Brian S. Lee, a serial angel investor and the co-founder of Legalzoom, Shoedazzle and The Honest Company. Prior to BAM, Richard served on Shoedazzle’s senior management team as its General Counsel and helped orchestrate the merger of the company with its largest competitor at the end of 2013.
Other Companies Founded or Started From StartupWeekend
Great prizes and benefits worth more than $5,000 to winning team and $100's of dollars of other benefits to all participants
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Friday 10/26 5:30PM – Sunday 10/28 9pm