Announcing (the first ever…)
Seattle Women’s Startup Weekend
July 13 – 15, 2012
|Saturday and Sunday hosted at:
Madrona Venture Group
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 3700
Seattle, WA 98104
|Friday evening & Sunday evening presentations hosted at:
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101
Ready to be part of something big? Join us: we’re assembling 90 of the most talented entrepreneurial-minded women (and men) for a very special edition of Startup Weekend on July 13-15.
We provide the working space, brain fuel, food, mentors, new friends, and inspiring speakers and judges. You supply the energy and innovation to build something big over the weekend.
Bring an idea, a talented friend or potential co-founder, or just yourself! Startup Weekend hosts a series of events in cities around the world and offers a way to test ideas for new startups, contribute to those ideas, and even meet potential co-founders. Ideas are shared on Friday evening and the event culminates in final presentations to an all-star panel of judges on Sunday evening. This particular Startup Weekend will have a unique spin: a focus on connecting and showcasing the talents of women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Men who wish to attend Women’s Startup Weekend can do so… if they find a female participant to bring them along!
We only have 90 spots available and we expect the event to sell out fast.
Get ready to build something exciting. See you July 13!
Why a women-focused Startup Weekend?
The entrepreneurial talent we see from women in Seattle is inspiring, and we are excited about creating an event that will showcase it. A big goal for the event is also to provide the opportunity for the aspiring women entrepreneurs in our community to (1) get inspired by an idea/product/team… perhaps even enough to explore starting their own venture, or (2) become more connected with other brilliant entrepreneurially-minded individuals in Seattle and thus more engaged within our local entrepreneurial ecosystem. The original initiative behind this event came from the team at Madrona Venture Group, and they along with Perkins Coie and Square 1 Bank will be sponsoring and hosting the weekend.
Are men allowed to attend Women’s Startup Weekend?
Yes… but there’s a catch! If you are a man who wishes to attend Women’s Startup Weekend, you can if and only if you find a woman participant to bring you along. Since Seattle Women’s Startup Weekend is about connecting entrepreneurial women through the process of building exciting companies, we want to connect them to the best resources and people out there – that includes both men and women.
That said, to ensure that we maintain a high percentage of female participants, the number of tickets we issue to men will be limited (there will be a wait list). If you’re a man who wants to attend, find a female participant to bring you along, and do so quickly! (Note: Each female participant can only bring one male participant.)
Will the participants be required to pitch or work on “women-focused” startup ideas?
No, participants can pitch and work on any kind of startup idea they wish.
More Information and Tickets: http://seattlewomen.
Note: Students can receive a $40 discount by typing in the promo code: STUDENT
Women’s Startup Weekend logo designed by: Jenny Lam of Jackson Fish Market