Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Startup Weekend Santa Barbara is back!
Startup Weekend returns to the Santa Barbara area November 15, 16 & 17.
6pm to 10pm
Where: Avelina Wine Company in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.
131 Anacapa St.- entrance on Helena – In The Funk Zone – Santa Barbara, CA
Friday Night Work Sessions (10:30 to ?)/Saturday/Sunday:
Where: Workzones in Paseo Nuevo
351 Paseo Nuevo 2nd Floor across from the movie theater
Sunday’s Closing Night Presentations
5pm to 10pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara in Paseo Nuevo above Eureka Burger
See the schedule below
We are making a strong push this year to bring in Makers. Let’s create some physical product. We will have 3D printers available on site and mentors to help you use them!
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. The November event will no doubt bring out incredible ideas and create amazing new businesses. We’ll also learn a lot working together all weekend in beautiful Santa Barbara.
Launch a Startup in 54 Hours! International Competition!
The first two Santa Barbara Startup Weekend saw some amazing ideas come together and some great businesses created. #3 will be even bigger as we compete with Startup Weekends in 200 other cities for many more local and international prizes and recognition.