Startup Weekend 2017

Madison’s 6th annual Startup Weekend will take place April 7-9, 2017 at University Research Park.

For more information and to register, go here.

Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here. Whether you’ve been to startup weekend before or are coming for your first time, you’re guaranteed to learn, meet, and develop your entrepreneurial side.

Startup Weekend is a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet people, and have fun. The weekend is centered around building a business plan with a small group and will culminate with presentations on Sunday, but there are also speakers and networking events for the whole group. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate.

Follow Startup Weekend MSN on Twitter and #swmadison hashtag for information. Sponsors for the event include Healthfinch, Gener8tor, Fine Point Consulting, American Family Insurance, Zendesk, Neider and Boucher, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Startup Weekend Madison Returns April 22-24!

RGB-StartupWeekend_LogoGFEStartup Weekend returns to Madison April 22-24, 2016 for the fifth annual Startup Weekend Madison event!

Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here.

More info and to register: REGISTER NOW

Startup Weekend is a true risk-free environment and a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet great people, and have fun. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate.

Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and Madworks Coworking. The event is hosted by University Research Park.

2015 Startup Weekend Madison Recap

RGB-StartupWeekend_LogoGFEThe 2015 Startup Weekend Madison was a huge success. This year’s 54-hour marathon event featured nine teams who worked tirelessly all weekend to create incredible projects. Congratulations to everyone who participated and we hope you enjoyed the experience. You can check out some pictures from the event here, as well as a list of all the teams here.

This year three awards were not enough. The high quality of presentations led the judges to add on a fourth award, which they named the “YOLO award.” This award was designed to recognize YOLO Pops for their innovative Jello Shot Sticks that won over everyone at Startup Weekend.

All teams did an exceptional job and we wish you all luck as you continue to pursue your goals! The top three teams this year were:

1. Blinky: An accessory for bikers, Blinky plans to revolutionize biker safety. You no longer need to worry about dangerous hand signals because Blinky will alert people behind you which way you are turning with flashing arrows. In addition to winning first place, they also won the crowd favorite award.

2. Cranberry: In order to improve the health care system, Cranberry has created an At-home UTI testing device. The goal is to connect you to a prescription in minutes rather than spending time and money on doctor visits. Cranberry is well on the way to solving an issue that could save health care providers millions in wasted costs.

3. MD Forms: Have you ever spent too long waiting to see a doctor? MD Forms has created a solution that will ensure more efficient doctor visits. Their technology will allow patients to spend more time with the doctor and less time filling out forms through their patient generated notes for clinicians.

Startup Weekend Madison Returns April 10-12!

RGB-StartupWeekend_LogoGFEStartup Weekend returns to Madison April 10-12, 2015 for the fourth annual Startup Weekend Madison event! Register by March 27 to save 25%!

Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here.

More info and to register: REGISTER NOW

Startup Weekend is a true risk-free environment and a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet great people, and have fun. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate.

Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and Madworks Coworking. The event is hosted by University Research Park.

2014 Startup Weekend Madison is Near!

RGB-StartupWeekend_LogoGFEThe third annual Startup Weekend Madison event returns the weekend of April 4-6, 2014. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

REGISTER NOW!

Here’s some of what’s in store:

  • Food: Enjoy 7 delicious catered meals throughout weekend.
  • Speakers: Hear from Henry Schwartz, Co-Founder of the crowd-sourced brewery MobCraft as well as Kelda Roys, Founder of the real estate tech startup OpenHomes.
  • Mentors: Get advice from experienced entrepreneurs and service providers who will be there to help.
  • Connect: Meet other entrepreneurs of all levels and skill sets.
  • Fun (and Educational!): You’ll have a great time, and learn a ton over the weekend.

Startup Weekend is a true risk-free environment and a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet great people, and have fun. The last 2 events brought together 100 people for a weekend to work on some exciting projects. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate.

Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, MATC, Edgewood College, and Madworks Coworking. Sponsors include Google, Neider & Boucher, American Family Insurance, WEDC, gener8tor, Earthling Interactive, Fine Point Consulting, and University Research Park.

Startup Weekend Madison is back April 4-6!

startup weekend_kauffman_greenStartup Weekend returns to Madison April 4-6, 2014. This is the third Startup Weekend Madison event. The last 2 each brought together 100 people for a weekend to work on some exciting projects.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here.

Sign up by Friday, March 14 to save 25%! If you’re a student, use the promo code ‘STUDENT’ to save 50%! REGISTER NOW

Startup Weekend is a true risk-free environment and a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet great people, and have fun. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate. Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, MATC, and Edgewood College.

Startup Weekend is this Weekend!

startup weekend_kauffman_greenStartup Weekend returns to Madison this weekend, April 5-7, 2013. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Nearly 100 people have already registered to attend, but there are still a few spots available so be sure to register soon!

Speakers at the event include Mark McGuire (Co-founder of Jellyfish.com, Alice.com, and Nextt), Alisa Toninato (Founder of FeLion Studios), Monty Schmidt (Founder of Sonic Foundry and wuntusk), and Natasha Vora (Co-Founder and CEO of Iristocracy.com), and there will be a bunch of great mentors available to help out teams.

Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, MATC, and Edgewood College. The event is sponsored by WEDC, Google, American Family Insurance, Neider & Boucher, and gener8tor.

Check out the 2013 Startup Weekend Madison website for more info and to register: http://madison.startupweekend.org/

Startup Weekend Madison is back April 5-7!

SW_kauffman_greenStartup Weekend returns to Madison April 5-7, 2013. Last year’s event brought together over 100 people for a weekend to work on 15 different exciting projects – some even turned into real companies. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here.

Early Bird registration ends Friday (3/15), so be sure to register now to save 25%! If you’re a student, use the promo code ‘STUDENT’ to save 50%!

Startup Weekend is a true risk-free environment and a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet great people, and have fun. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate. Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, MATC, and Edgewood College. The event is sponsored by WEDC, Google, American Family Insurance, Neider & Boucher, and gener8tor.

Startup Weekend Madison Recap

The first ever Startup Weekend in Wisconsin was a huge success. Startup Weekend Madison had over 100 participants who pitched 61 different ideas. Of these, 15 projects were chosen and teams worked on them over the weekend. The full list of projects (with details) is available here, and the prizes are available here. The experience was very educational and the energy level was high for everyone involved.

Be sure to check out some of the media coverage of the event from WKOW here, and the Wisconsin State Journal here and here. Startup Weekend Madison was part of Capital Entrepreneurs Week, which continues through Sunday.