Startup Weekend Bermuda, Cork & Startup Weekend CEG Edition

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We are doing some serious globetrotting this weekend, with Techstars gatherings in three countries, including two island nations. We’ll be sending die cut stickers to Bermuda, Ireland and India, and we have a few stories for each of these stickers. Startup Weekends are all about entrepreneurship and community, and that’s why we sponsor these events with our stickers.

Without further ado, we begin our journey.

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Let’s Head to the Caribbean

On the main island of Bermuda (did you know there are 181 in the entire territory?), Startup Weekend Bermuda has a classic rectangle die cut sticker on our premium white stock. They’re using the Startup Weekend beaker design with orange, cyan and a pastel green that create a bright, tropical color treatment. Plus, there’s a small bubble with the “i” for inspired business, which is the theme for the weekend. Thanks to all the coaches and mentors and the organizing team. With winter returning here at the home office in Colorado, the pink-and-blue sandy beaches of Bermuda sound mighty nice right now.

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Off to the British Isles

On the third largest island in Europe, Startup Weekend Cork takes over Ireland’s “rebel city” (they had some serious beef during the War of the Roses) for a weekend of inspiration and business building. They have a super fresh die-cut sticker with a custom shape that features a bunch of twists and turns. The centerpiece of this sticker is the bold, red type topped by the city skyline, and there’s an event hashtag that brings home the message of where to connect to the masses. You can connect with #SWCork folks at the weekend on Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.

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To the Bay of Bengal

On India’s Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu state, where Startup Weekend Chennai will be rocking a super-fun, high quality vector illustration of a Madras style building on their die cut sticker. This will be a fun sticker for any laptop because it’s so visual and distinct to the local architecture. And check out the swag package that each Startup Weekend Chennai Team gets:

  • $300 worth of Google Cloud Platform credits to build mobile and web apps.
  • Free .co domain.
  • Demo Pod for winning team and 2 complementary passes for first 3 team at August Fest
  • @Works – Incubation call for top 5 teams.
  • 1-Year Annual TiE Membership for the winning teams.
  • Meetings with Mentors and Investors ( after the event ) for taking the prototyped product forward.

We are proud sponsors of these Startup Weekends because they bring people together and they feature creative energy like nothing else. More about Startup Weekends from Techstars:

The hardest part of starting up is starting out

At Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!

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.

 

Startup Weekend Orange County, Gandhinagar & UBC (Vancouver) 2017

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We have a trio of Startup Weekend events this weekend, with three different countries represented. They are all receiving our new die cut stickers, with Startup Weekend Orange County sporting a black oval design that features the Newport Beach ferris wheel while both Startup Weekend Gandhinagar and Startup Weekend UBC Vancouver have a rectangle design relying on a green color scheme that incorporates their respective city’s skyline.

Startup Weekends, from our friends at Techstars, bring together entrepreneurs from across local communities and from around the world. Participants have the chance to build their own business and network with like-minded folks, and every Startup Weekend holds the potential for greatness.

 

Startup Weekend Helsinki Food & Monterey Bay

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Startup Weekend, a Techstars production, is part of the largest entrepreneurial community with over 193,00 past attendees a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs in over 150 countries who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. We going to be in Sweden and Seaside, California, this weekend at long-standing Startup Weekend events, with clear stickers and die cut stickers.

Startup Weekend Helsinki Food

Startup Weekend Helsinki Food will be tackling startup ideas focusing on food & agribusiness. This makes for the eighth edition of Startup Weekend in Helsinki. The event will be conducted in English, Finnish and Swedish. They printed up a classic beaker design on our clear stickers, which means that not only will these work on a laptop or journal, but they will also apply to a window or surface where you want to see through the sticker.

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay

Startup Weekend Monterey Bay is taking place Cal State University Monterey Bay, where each January the region gathers for a Startup Weekend. This is the fifth year that they have bought this global event to the Monterey Bay region. They went with a custom die cut sticker that uses green and blue bubbles all around the beaker, and a all-caps san serif font for their local branding.

It’s just so cool to see a committed group of local organizers getting together year after year to generate ideas and build new businesses. Here’s to all of the folks who will be in Helsinki and Seaside, enjoy the community!

2017 Startup Weekend Angers and Twin Cities Youth

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With a new year brings a new round of Startup Weekends, and we’re continuing to join forces with Techstars for events around the world. This weekend we have stickers heading to France and to Minnesota to circulate at events.

Startup Weekend is a volunteer-driven global grassroots movement of passionate entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower communities to launch world-changing ideas. It is the largest community of entrepreneurs in the world and has hosted 2000+ events in 200+ countries since 2007. 

Let’s start in Europe before heading back home to the USA. Before we go, a big thanks to the all of the organizers, mentors, facilitators and participants who help put together Startup Weekend.

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Startup Weekend Angers

Startup Weekend Angers, a city in western France about 200 miles southwest of Paris, will be getting a rectangular-shaped sticker on our kiss cut product. They have the classic startup weekend beaker filled with lab people, but everyone is wearing a funny hat or holding a prop. Then they have their city name with a flower and a sign-like treatment, a light green and a dark green keep the colors single and in one tone for maximum readability and event branding.

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Startup Weekend Twin Cities Youth

Back home in American, custom die cut stickers will be spread in Minneapolis at Startup Weekend Twin Cities Youth. Their sendup of the Startup Weekend logo has the Twin Cities city skyline in the background with a brush font for the “Youth,” tagline. Youth Startup Weekend gather high school students together for a weekend of entrepreneurial motion. Startup Weekend Youth Twin Cities will be the second youth-version of Startup Weekend in the Midwest.

Here’s a video that sheds more light on what happens at a Startup Weekend.

Startup Weekend Rajkot 2016

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We have a Startup Weekend in western India on the Kathiawar peninsula in the country’s Gujarat state. The folks at Startup Weekend Rajkot ordered up a custom die cut sticker from our brand spankin’ new die cut machine. Just look all of these beautiful colors serving as a backdrop for a simple vector outline of Ganhdi strolling with his walking stick, who was born and raised in a Hindu merchant family in coastal Gujarat. Fitting, then, that’s he’s on this bold, memorable custom shaped sticker for an innovation-themed event.

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. The motto: No talk. All action.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Follow the action on Twitter at the account