What is Startup Weekend?
Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago"? If you have, that means you did not have a process for taking that idea from concept to creation.
Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to...
get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship
learn the process for going from concept to creation
meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs
join or build an all-star team
learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or
take your own idea from concept to creation
Who is Startup Weekend For?
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
developers and other tech-related professionals
designers of all types
non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
students from colleges, universities, and even high schools
professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
and many more!
Your ticket includes:
Access to the full weekend-long event
Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
Mentoring by all-stars from the tech startup community
Tasty meals all weekend
Collaboration with awesome technical professionals
All-star judges panel lead by startup leaders
Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days, and
Over 50 awesome new friends!
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Do I need to come with an idea?
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's quite all right! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers. If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ!
Come join us for a very special weekend!
About The Center for Entrepreneurship
Hofstra University created a multi-disciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship in 2015. The Center builds upon Hofstra’s commitment to entrepreneurship education, which led Forbes Magazine to list Hofstra as one of the most entrepreneurial universities in the nation.
The Center for Entrepreneurship worked with hundreds of students and fostered the creation of many new student-run companies. The Center assembled a team of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence comprised of serial entrepreneurs and seasoned executives who conducted over 200 mentor sessions with students. A diverse group of over 100 student teams have worked on their business ideas and pitched at a number of different business plan competitions, including the $50,000 Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge and the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Lion’s Den shark-tank style pitch competitions.
The Center opened Hofstra’s first 3,000 square feet business incubator, the ideaHUb, which serves as a collaborative work environment for students and startup companies. The ideaHUb hosts all of the Center’s programming and events and houses a high-tech makerspace equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter, milling machine, drone, and programming devices. Hofstra recently received START-UP NY designation for the ideaHUb to attract technology-based startup companies to locate at Hofstra.