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Custom stickers on the road at Techstars Global Startup Weekend events

Global Startup Weekend Logan Social Enterprise die cut sticker 2017

Back for another weekend of our Techstars partnership, as their Global Startup Weekend finishes out over the next three days. It's been a full week of celebration that highlights entrepreneurship and the global community of people trying to build new ventures. Organizers, judges, mentors and participants are all gathering to solve problems and launch new ideas.

It's an exciting time for new businesses all around the world as they leverage the Techstars and Google for Entrepreneurs network. And like the Startup Weekend Logan Social Enterprise sticker above, there's great designs featured on our die cut stickers.

Last weekend we had event stickers in 13 cities, and we're back for 11 locations this weekend. There are a slew of custom shaped die stickers heading to the following events:

Techtars Global Startup Weekend LogoTechstars Global Startup Weekend

Over 15,000 entrepreneurs will come together for hundreds of events November 10-19, 2017 for Techstars Global Startup Weekend.

Techstars Global Startup Weekend (TGSW) connects entrepreneurs, organizing teams, and startup communities around the world. Attendees get access to exclusive resources to help prep for success at Startup Weekend and make connections to mentors and other startup teams. To help continue growth, the winning team of each event receives helpful perks for building their startup as well as a showcase in our global channels.

More about Techstars Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Custom Logo Stickers for Events

We have many different kinds of stickers that work well at events, from our name tag stickers to our custom sticker sheets. Event organizers love getting creative with their designs and with their brand, and we really enjoy seeing them come through the shop. You can provide a platform for your logo that travels far and wide, long after the event has ended.

Dayton Startup Week: One Community, Unlimited Possibilities


Dayton Startup Week visits Ohio's aviation capital this week, where innovation and collaboration will take to the skies. For five days, the sixth-largest city in Ohio will see local entrepreneurs will meeting at sessions, pitching at meetings and attending educational sessions.

Startup Week is a five-day Techstars celebration of community, and this week it's time for Dayton Startup Week 2017. where a classic circle sticker in the orange branding of Startup Week will be making the rounds. There's a city skyline wrapped around a three-part event slogan: One Week. One Community. Unlimited Possibilities. Then a big, bold type treatment for the event branding and year help bring this 3.5"x3.5" circle sticker to life.

Startup Weeks are an expanded version of Startup Weekends, something we sponsor all year round.  These events are a new type of conference that build momentum and create opportunities around entrepreneurship for local communities. What we are most excited about for these gatherings is that they are volunteer-led by entrepreneurs and they are hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces that have sprung up around a host city. The schedule is packed with different tracks, ranging from  information about seeking venture capital and building great company culture to securing IP and food-filled mixers and networking sessions.

The folks at Dayton Tech Guide put out a really nice video as a promo for the event, and you can check it out on their YouTube page. We want to thank the organizing teams and all of the volunteers that helped make this event happen, and we looking forward to seeing what this community builds. There's quite a list of incoming startups that are making waves in Central Ohio.

Sticker shoutout to social innovation in Zacatecas, female entrepreneurship in Guadalajara, and Travel Tech in NYC


We are heading to three Techstars events this weekend, with two Startup Weekends in Mexico and one in New York City. Each location has their own topic of concentration for the weekend, just like they each have a distinct sticker. There will be a couple colorful and creative sticker sheets and one custom die cut sticker at these events, and we are excited for all of these participants as they find inspiration and put their ideas into reality.

Teams will be composed of individuals that come from business, creative and software worlds. Over the weekend these groups will discuss and build the various components of the idea and possible business, taking into consideration administration, finance, marketing, technology, engineering, graphic and web design, architecture, animation, and art. This mix of talent and personality helps create the setting for innovation, and we'll start our tour of these events with the two in Mexico before traveling to a travel themed event in New York City.

Startup Weekend Women Guadalajara 2017

We are starting in the State of Jalisco in Western Mexico at Startup Weekend Women Guadalajara, where they seek to encourage women's participation in entrepreneurship and technology in a safe environment. Their sticker sheet features nine tear-offs, with Startup Weekend logos and branding, plus some Techstars love and a couple sponsor logos. What a great use of space to incorporate all of these kiss cuts (where the sticker gets cut, but not the backing) onto the sheet in one layout. Kudos to the design team.

Thank you to venue sponsor Reto Zapopan, which is a program promoted by the Municipal Government of Zapopan. This space provides entrepreneurs with resources in a comprehensive program that provide consulting, mentoring, financing, linking and internationalization. They are looking for entrepreneurs who stand out for their valuable ideas, companies and initiatives. And of course without the organizers, mentors and judges, there would be no event, so shoutout to them.

You can find the team on Twitter and on the hashtag #SWWomenGDL.

Startup Weekend Social Innovation in Zacatecas

Heading over to Zacatecas, the capital and largest city of the State of Zacatecas, for Startup Weekend Mega Centro (Vertical Innovación Social) 2017, where the central theme will be social development. They aspire to drive innovation in four key sectors for the economy of the center of the country. Their sticker sheet has seven peels, with the event name Mega Centro dominating the sheet, and two fun Startup Weekend beakers in magenta and black-tinged blue. There are four colorful stickers that have the four topics of Mobility, Travel, Social and Agroindustry that the teams will address. Again, the design team form SWCentro knocked it out of the park as far as economy of visuals, use of colors and keeping the event branding on point. Well done.

Without the location, this event couldn't take place (right?) and the Zacatecas campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (or Tecnológico de Monterrey or simply as Tec), is providing the space for the creativity and energy of this gathering. This institution, known as ITESM has 31 campuses in 25 cities and it's one of the most academically recognized universities in the Spanish speaking world.

You can find the team on Twitter.

Startup Weekend Travel Tech New York 2017

Back up in the US, we are in the Big Apple with a slick custom die cut sticker that has a Startup Weekend beaker taking flight, which is perfect for this Travel and Tech themed edition. The lab people in the beaker are travel ready, and the plane is sitting on cloud in the sky that features the event branding. The whimsy on this sticker is just what carefree travel feels like, and this sticker will travel well. The team at Startup Weekend NYC team did a great job organizing and designing this event.

At Startup Weekend Travel Tech New York 2017, teams will be focusing on solving problems and filling gaps in the travel industry. The challenge from the organizers (thanks to them by the way!) is that teams will let their own experiences and desire for travel inspire them. The ideas can cover the gamut of tourism and travel, be it local or global.
Whether you have ideas to improve NYC subways systems or to make travel around the world easier, the ultimate objective of this event is to empower you to take any idea from concept to creation!

Big ups to Voyager HQ on 137 West 25th Street. They empower travel startup founders with connections to partner & investment opportunities, a clubhouse & coworking space in NYC, & industry professionals

You can find the team on Twitter and on the hashtag #nycsw.

More About Startup Weekend (from their website)
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event designed to provide high-quality experiential education for both technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. It begins on Friday afternoon with the presentation of business ideas and team building, continuing with brainstorming, developing a business model, creating a basic prototype and generating information that validates the existence of a business opportunity , As well as viability. Startup Weekend ends Sunday night with presentations and final demonstrations of the teams.

Bringing die cut stickers to Startup Weekends in Indiana, Colorado, and Monaco


If it's a Friday, there's a chance that somewhere on Planet Earth a Startup Weekend of some kind is getting ready to crank into gear. In fact, we have three events this weekend, with an international location and two American college editions. There are some fun, iconic custom-shaped die cut stickers heading to the campuses of Purdue University and the University of Denver on American soil, and then we'll be heading to the Mediterranean coast in the city-state of Monaco.

For those who don't frequent our blog, we work with many of these events because they are all about turning ideas into businesses. The focus is on action, which is something we love to see. Participants validate a problem, form teams, develop a business model, and then craft and deliver a pitch to win prizes that might take their ideas to the next level. We support the educational process and the learning involved in these sessions, plus you can't beat the networking with other entrepreneurial-minded people as well as experienced entrepreneurs there as mentors during the process. At the end of the weekend, a panel of judges formed by experts provide teams the feedback to make your startup successful. It moves fast, and hopefully some ideas come to life. We can't wait to see what these folks build.

Let's get this sponsorship train rolling, but first: a big StickerGiant shout-out to all of the organizers, mentors, facilitators, and judges who help make these gatherings such a success and who help set up a generation of future entrepreneurs.

Startup Weekend Purdue University

First in West Lafayette, Indiana at Startup Weekend Purdue University, where a black rectangle sticker will be making the rounds. There's the classic Startup Weekend beaker logo with a custom crest in Kelly Green that features the initials ENT for the Epsilon Nu Tau, the co-ed entrepreneurship fraternity on campus. They are on Facebook at facebook.com/SWPurdue.

Startup Weekend DU

Here in our home state of Colorado, The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver is hosting Startup DU, and the focus for this session will be ideas related to sustainability. There sticker is a pure event branding of the letters S and D with the full group name below. Our custom shape looks great on this die cut sticker, and it's small and portable for many possible options for application. Connect with them on Facebook at StartupWeekendDU.

Startup Weekend Monaco

In the beautiful south of France is the tiny nation-state of Monaco, where a red Startup Weekend Monaco sticker sheet with two fun custom circle event stickers will be getting placed on laptops and anywhere else that attendees want to show their love for their projects. We love this idea of placing two smaller stickers because it's a creative way to print many die-cut stickers. They have a local pattern on one sticker and their event hashtag and tagline. Really efficient, simple but also creative. Yet another reason why our Startup Weekend sponsorships are such a great reason to print custom stickers.

We look forward to seeing all of the projects that come to fruition!