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Custom stickers on the road at Techstars Global Startup Weekend events

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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:

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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.

Global Startup Weekend kicks off with custom stickers galore

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This past weekend was the beginning of the Startup Weekend to end all Startup Weekends, with the Global Startup Weekend from Techstars and Google for Entrepreneurs kicking off from November 10-12 and now continuing into next weekend. Whew!

We've sent stickers out for dozens events all around the world, and we're excited for all of these entrepreneurial communities as they gather and innovate. They are all featuring some kind of die cut sticker, which makes for one of the best event sticker options for organizers. There's more design options, easier stacking, higher visibility and less backing to dispose.

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.

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Here are the Startup Weekend events from last weekend


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.

At Startup Weekend Denver IoT & Smart Cities and Ahmedabad, Budding Entrepreneurs Craft Their Future

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There's no weekend quite like a Startup Weekend, where inspired people from the creative, development, and business fields gather to take an idea from concept to creation in a few short, action-packed days.

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, sponsored stickers will be at two different continents for Startup Weekends. One will be happening in our front yard here at Galvanize Golden Triangle in Denver, while the other one is farther afield at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. Both events have custom shaped die cut stickers on site, with Denver rocking circles and Ahmedabad sporting squares.

We are going to start  with the sticker above that will be on the Indian subcontinent before finishing up in our home state of Colorado.

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We've sponsored a few Startup Weekends in India, and we are pleased to be heading to Startup Weekend Ahmedabad hosted by the Gujarat University Startup And Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) at Gujarat University in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Through GUSEC, GU has pioneered the country’s first support system for non-tech innovations, as GU is primarily a university focussed on non-tech disciplines such as science, arts, commerce, law, and medicine. GUSEC has also pioneered ‘Research to Revenue’, the first of its kind initiative for a research university, with the aim of converting 5% of research into commercialized products, services or technology. (From the GUSC website)

The entrepreneurial spirit is a big part of this region, and it is home to one of the world's first seaports, and features civilization back to the time of the Ancient Greeks. But as we fast forward to the modern day, we see that aspiring & experienced student entrepreneurs, designers of all types, and non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.) will all congregate to come up with the next big idea.

They have a slick square custom shaped sticker with the city of Ahmedabad in the foreground on an orange, brown and deep purple color treatment that has a shining sun illuminating the iconic Patang Hotel revolving tower restaurant. Ahmedabad is the sixth-most-populous city in India with a metro-area population of over 7.8 million. Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India, and now Startup Weekend participants will drive that future forward.

Of course, a Startup Weekend can't happen without all of the people behind the scenes, from mentors and coaches to judges and organizers.

Startup Weekend Denver IoT & Smart Cities


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The organizing team in Denver decided to mix it up for this Startup Weekend, focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities as the theme of their weekend. Since this is a Internet of Things + Smart City edition, teams will be focusing on ideas that solve problems in the IoT realm. We're more connected than ever, with the integration of internet ready devices as part of our every day life. And as far as Smart Cities go, people are always flocking to cities. As such, urban development groups have to be visionaries to blend technology to secure and manage a city's assets for the betterment of everyone, whether those people are residents, tourists or people doing business.

They went with a really fun custom shape on their die cut, with the event branding at the top in green, and then a purple, mountain-framed cityscape that's buzzing with tech activity, from drones and satellites flying overhead of Denver's skyline. Of course the Startup Weekend lab beaker is front and center, demonstrating the experimental nature of the event.

Big shoutout to all of our organizers, and best of luck to teams as they form and start building these creative solutions. Thanks to Galvanize Golden Triangle campus for serving as the venue host. Galvanize campuses are home to an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, skilled programmers, expert data scientists, and people motivated to make an impact.



This video tells more of the Startup Weekend story. Give it a quick watch.




Startup Weekend - Trailer from Eighteen Eighty on Vimeo.

Startup Weekend Chennai

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We are traveling to Tamil Nadu state in India for our weekly sponsorship with this edition of Startup Weekend Chennai 2017. They went with a rectangle shaped custom sticker in a simple Kelly Green color and a Startup Weekend beaker design with their location tag below the art element. Then they feature the event name and their title sponsor, Google for Entrepreneurs.

Let's get into a little play-by-play for the three days ahead, since Startup Weekends start fast, move fast, and end fast. After all, it's only 54 hours from pitch to launch, so it means there's not a lot of time for talking and everyone is focused on one thing: action.

Friday everyone meets and all registered attendees pitch their ideas in an attempt to inspire others to join their teams. It’s a bit of a scrum as everyone sorts out what they want to work on. Saturday and Sunday is where the teams debate, build, pitch and build some more. They focus on building a prototype of their idea, whether it’s a software application or a physical device. During two-day period, teams will also focus on customer development by validating their ideas and practicing proven Techstars startup methodologies to build a minimum viable product.

Sunday night brings the big reveal, where teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Along the way there is plenty of collaboration and feedback from mentors and facilitators. We want to give a big thanks to the organizing team and fellow sponsors, and we wish everyone the best of luck as they innovate in Chennai.

More about our Techstars partners


Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond. Techstars Startup Programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, and Startup

Startup Weekends in Breckenridge and Louisville: The Idea Awakens

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Every now and again we see some really unique stickers from our sponsorships, both of these Startup Weekend die cuts feature something interesting worth a story. We'll visit Louisville in Kentucky and Breckenridge in Colorado, where a group of entrepreneurs will gather to build an idea from scratch and bring it to life in 54 hours. We love knowing that our in-kind sponsorship helps bring together designers, programmers, marketers and anyone else interested in learning how to awaken their greatest ideas.

Startup Weekend Louisville


Now this is one sticker that really knocked our socks off, and not just because we love Star Wars here at the StickerGiant World Headquarters. We print so many Techstars Startup Weekend stickers (like, on a weekly basis) and this one stands out for it's type, color and custom shape.

The design team pays homage to the classic Star Wars movie logo typography for the event branding and then sandwiches a fun tagline in the font ITC Serif Gothic that says "The Idea Awakens" in the place where you'd see "The Force Awakens" text in the most recent edition in the trilogy series. The rounded edges of the stickers are perfectly die-cut thanks to our laser cutting machines. We look forward to seeing all these new ideas and this fun sticker making the rounds through the Louisville Startup community, where there are currently 198 companies with an average valuation of $2.1 million.

It's already starting out to be a great beginning to the year for Louisville startups, and here's a list of 11 different companies to watch this year from Techflier.com.

A big thanks to the organizing team for bringing the 10th edition of Startup Weekend to the city of Louisville.

Startup Weekend Breckenridge


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Up here in the mountains of Colorado, Breckenridge Startup Weekend will spend three days brainstorming and building ideas for a new business. Big thanks to facilitators, judges, mentors and the organizing teams, and venue sponsor ELEVATE Breck & Main Street Station.

They have a custom shape that echoes the mountains of Summit County in Colorado's high country, with the peaks forming the top of the sticker and creating a dramatic silhouette.

Here's a quick video for more about Startup Weekend.


Startup Weekend - Trailer from Eighteen Eighty on Vimeo.

More about our Techstars partners


Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond. Techstars Startup Programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, and Startup