Silicon Beach Expands with Santa Clarita’s Startup Weekend Nov. 13 -15

Oct 07, 2015 • Events, Startups
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LA’s startup community is so hot, it is spilling over into Santa Clarita. One weekend, teams of newly formed entrepreneurs and who knows what products or big ideas can happen? Santa Clarita Startup Weekend is a grassroots event, organized by five volunteers who currently live in the Santa Clarita Valley. This is a unique opportunity for software engineers, designers, and business-minded entrepreneurs to team up and build several startups in just 54 hours!

Event: A three-day event that encourages a fun and engaging environment for startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds. Startup Weekend creates a forum for creators and idealists to gain insight and relevant, real-time experience for growing a business while expanding their resumes, portfolios, and networks.

Weekend activities begin with rapid-fire pitches, prototype building, mentor feedback from experts in the field, and it concludes with a Shark Tank-style judging session. Prizes awarded will be designed to add value to the winning startup teams, and of course come with bragging rights!

Participants arrive the evening of Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Those with a startup in mind pitch their idea (not required), the attendees vote, and teams are formed! Days two and three involve collaboration as teams take their ideas from the paper to a working prototype. The potential for startup growth in Santa Clarita abounds, and this event is the perfect opportunity to learn about the resources that exist right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

For more information and recent updates visit the website.

When: Nov. 13 – Nov. 15, 2015

Location: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd , Room #258, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Contact: Tom Beckett, Santa Clarita Startup Weekend Organizer, (831)-316-4951,

Desdemona Bandini

Desdemona Bandini has an extensive background in journalism, advertising, social media marketing and emerging media. She has worked for some of the top newsrooms including KNBC, American Media, and The Los Angeles Times. Her background in advertising and marketing includes working on projects for Microsoft, Intel, GE, America's Top Model, Acclaim Video Games, Universal Pictures, E! Entertainment, and Katalyst Network among others. She recently completed her graduate studies at USC where she developed a start-up research platform for brands and advertisers using social media marketing.

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