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DC Startup Week celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit

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For the next five days, DC Startup Week will celebrate, recognize and engage the entrepreneurs in America's Capital City. Washington, DC has a vibrant startup community that features over seventy thousand startups and small businesses, 75 co-working spaces, 70-plus accelerators and eight hacker/maker spaces.


Connect. Cultivate. Celebrate. is the motto for DC Startup Week, and these three concepts will guide the sessions and the speaker slots. Attendees will have ample time to connect, and many evening activities will offer up a space to celebrate with colleagues old and new. They printed up a die cut sticker that features their event branding with the Startup Week globe with the skyline of the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial past the Washington Monument to the US Capitol Dome. The custom shape can travel and make a mark wherever it goes, leaving a lasting impression long past the event.

We've sponsored Techstars Startup Weeks for a number of years, and we made these communities a focus of our sponsorships. If you're a community-run event with volunteers, we've made it part of our mission to support thriving entrepreneurial communities wherever they may exist. And the best way to do this is to bring them together in a way that they can connect, share and bond, and Startup Week and Startup Weekend (another Techstars production) provide education, networking and hands-on experiences where new ideas come to fruition.

There is daily programming with six tracks organized around functional roles within startups: designers, developers, founders, growth, events, makers and and product teams. Attendees will have a chance to learn from top experts in each field, and gain actionable insights that you can use to accelerate both your career and your company’s success.

The two groups behind this effort are Techstars and Beacon, and we thank them for setting up this event along with the many organizers who have put in many hours in advance of this week. To everyone in DC attending and participating have a great DC Startup Week!
The Techstars Foundation is a non-profit created to improve diversity in technology entrepreneurship by providing opportunities for underrepresented entrepreneurs through grants, scholarships, and sponsorships.

BEACON is a community-led initiative to make D.C. the most influential and supportive city in the nation for women entrepreneurs. With partners across the public and private sectors, BEACON seeks to amplify opportunities and connect women entrepreneurs to each other, and to the resources they need.

Calling All Colorado Entrepreneurs to Longmont for Startup Week

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For the next five days, Longmont Startup 2017 will bring together entrepreneurs, "wannapreneurs", intrapreneurs, creatives, techies, inventors, business owners, and investors from across the country to experience all that Longmont, Colorado has to offer.

We signed up our Creative Director Alan Peters of Jupiter Visual to design this year's sticker sheet as part of our sponsorship. The design features all types of tech-related peel offs that make for a fun scene. There's the Startup Week event branding of course, but then there's also a bike, a wifi symbol, an I heart Longmont and more. Sticker sheets are a fun way to pack design and branding into a small space, and Alan did a great job on this version.

There will be multiple networking events, panels, fireside chats, and guest speakers hosted at unique venues throughout Longmont. The topics all showcase Longmont’s entrepreneurs in advanced technology, I.T., bioscience, creative arts, culinary, and more. All sessions are free to attend and provide outstanding learning and networking opportunities. This week is a partnership with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, and we're proud to be on the sponsor roll of this celebration. All events are free to attend and provide outstanding learning and networking opportunities.

A Special Week Deserves a Special Beer (Sticker)


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Events are underway all across town, and tonight at 300 Suns Brewery is the tapping of a very special brew, the Wannapreneuer collaboration beer.  We printed a die cut sticker to honor the local breweries that worked together for this special brew. Huge thanks to the breweries involved: 300 Suns, Oskar Blues, Left Hand Brewery, Open Door Brewery, Skeye Brewing, Shoes & Brews, Wibby Brewing, The Pumphouse, Grossen Bart, and Bootstrap Brewing. Check out this blend if you're traveling through Longmont during the week.

We are proud to have printed stickers for every single one of these breweries. Craft beer is one of the reasons that Longmont small business are growing at such a fast clip. The natural setting, and the energy around all things local, has really moved Colorado's 13th most-populous city into a new era of economic opportunity.

Team StickerGiant participates in Longmont Startup Week Events as Speakers


We've sponsored Longmont Startup Week since it's first year, and this year we're also participating as panelists and speakers. We are proud to work with Techstars, Startup Week and Startup Weekend to promote local entrepreneurship worldwide. See the larger schedule for all of the events, and we would love to see you at one of the three following events:

Dayton Startup Week: One Community, Unlimited Possibilities

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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.

Pachuca Startup Week 2017

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Pachuca Startup Week gets bonus creativity points for their custom sticker sheets going to attendees all week as they roll out fun events around entrepreneurship.


They have a jam packed week of events for networking and learning as they feature hands on workshops, meet ups, talks and more around business in Pachuca de Soto, Mexico.


The Pachuca Startup Week sticker sheet features four total custom shaped peel offs, including a big Startup Week snow globe that contains a node to the local architecture and a fun "Made in Pachuca" peel that promotes Startup HGO (Hidalgo) a Pachuca-based startup incubator focused on eCommerce.


We sponsor Startup Weeks and Startup Weekends with custom stickers in association with Techstars, and we are so excited to see local business communities rallying together for a common purpose. "Startup Week is more than a conference, it’s a celebration."

Tampa Bay Startup Week 2017

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We have stickers on Florida's Gulf Coast for the third Tampa Bay Startup Week, which is now in full swing through Friday with local events all around the Bay even into Pinellas County. This year they have a custom die cut sticker with event branding and a beach-theme Startup Weekend snow globe design in a bright, bold orange swatch.

We've been sponsoring this event since its inception (see the 2016 stickers and the 2015 stickers). This year close to five thousand participants will join over 80 events at venues in both Downtown Tampa and Downtown St. Petersburg. There are inspiring speakers and plenty of engaging sessions for budding entrepreneurs who want to network in the Tampa Bay area. We are always stoked to see our Techstars community get together.

You can follow the action on Twitter at @tbstartupweek and the hashtag.

 

Oulu Startup Week and Startup Weekend

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Sponsored die cut stickers are heading to Finland for a Startup Weekend/Startup Week combo put on by our entrepreneurial friends in the city of Oulu. This city is in the country's central region right on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia and is home to 198,804 inhabitants. Iy is the most populous city in Northern Finland and the fifth most populous city in the country.

Oulu Startup Week will be a seven-day celebration of the local entrepreneurship community. Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together for a week to build momentum of opportunities around Oulu’s one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial identity hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces we all know and love. They are rocking a rectangle-shaped die cut with a bright cyan background and the Startup Week globe design.

Startup Weekend Oulu is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to form teams, validate their ideas, build new products and launch startups, all in one weekend.  It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Oulu and launch your next startup. For this event, they chose a custom circle sticker with their event name and the Startup Weekend beaker brand on a sea-foam green.

Startup Weekend and Startup Week are Techstars events that are part of a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 3,000 past events in over 150 countries around the world. To date Techstars events have witnessed thousands of teams being created with the help of nearly 200,000 community members. The community of people is what brings us in and why we love sponsoring such inspiring events.