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TechStars Startup Weekend Sustainability USA Online

Friday, April 23 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, April 25 @ 8:30 pm • Organized By TechStars
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Learn how to think, work and build like a startup. In 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster -- and, maybe even start that business.

“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.” Recognizing that Sustainability is one of the great challenges of our age, Techstars Startup Weekend Online USA Sustainability is bringing together purpose-driven for-profit entrepreneurs to develop and launch ventures that secure future generations' access to water, material, resources, and social and economic requirements.

Techstars Startup Weekend Online Sustainability USA runs April 23rd through 25th with facilitators, mentors and judges focused on helping teams meet this generational challenge. To help focus our work, we are considering three broad themes:

  • Circular Economy
  • Climate Resiliency
  • Climate Justice

For more information about the challenges we face, visit the Techstars Startup Weekend Sustainability Challenges Guide.

This is a national online event! All times listed are Central Time - schedule adjustments may be made closer to the event.

Sign up now! Early Bird pricing is available through April 14th - scroll to the bottom for early bird pricing!

Participants Perks from Global Event Sponsors:

Google for Startups offers $300 in Google Cloud credits (and other resources) for participants.

GoDaddy Registry provides a domain name that many innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world use. As part of our partnership, each participant can register a free domain name with GoDaddy Registry (.co, .us, .biz).

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