Startup Weekend

Many of us get that itch of becoming an entrepreneur. We get that spark in us, that light bulb idea that brings us into our dream world, day-dreaming and wondering, “What if?” What if we had a chance to actually build the next hot tech company? What if we find the right team with the right chemistry to build it? What if we get affirmation and validation from not only our peers, but from experts and maybe even potential investors that our ideas really have some legs in becoming something?

For all of you that’s always had ideas and never knew what to do with them, Startup Weekend is where you can make it happen! It’s a 54 hour frenzy, bringing together business people, developers and designers in one room to compete for awesome prizes! On Friday, September 28, University of Southern California is hosting Startup Weekend spearheaded by organizer, Kishan Patel. Anyone with ideas is welcome to pitch in front of a crowd and build a team.

On August 9th, Startup Weekend San Diego and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University partnered with Google to host the very first Startup Weekend focused on helping Veterans, Service Members and Military Families turn their visions into reality in creating a startup company.

For those who haven’t heard of what Startup Weekend is all about, it’s building a company on STEROIDS! From visualization to conception, and actually taking the product to market, a company usually takes about 1-2 years to create. We had exactly 54 hours! This story highlights my experience at the event as a participant.

This weekend UCLA has put together 48hr Startup and TechZulu will be there to bring you all the final startup presentations live. UCLA 48hr Startup brings together people with technical, design or business background to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. Although put together by UCLA its not just a UCLA Student event.

It’s that time of year again ladies and gentlemen. We’ve been talking about it all week. Giving you tips and tricks to guide you towards the winner circle. Well, it’s time. Time for Startup Weekend LA. So put on your thinking caps and get ready to be closing.

With Startup Weekend EDU happening just around the corner in the Bay Area this weekend, we at TechZulu thought those participating might find this infographic of the use preparing for the event. If you’re not apart of the Startup Weekend EDU event, you may still find the Q1 2012 report interesting, especially if you’re looking to…continue reading.

With the SOLD OUT Startup Weekend Los Angeles quickly approaching (February 24th-26th, 2012) it’s time to start getting in the creation mindset. This year Startup Weekend is branching out towards driving solutions to be created for the education industry with Startup Weekend EDU. While this is different than the traditional Startup Weekend events, it comes at no surprise as the education industry continues to push forward on advancing learning with technology.

As you all know TechZulu is a huge supporter of Startup Weekend, and when we had the chance to be part of the very first Orange County (my home town) Startup Weekend we jumped on board. We are going to do what we do best and bring you all the awesome presentation action live tonight at 5PM PST.