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What happens at Ideate?

Experience startup life

Connect with Techstars

Collaborate with like-minded people

What to expect

The Ideate program takes the form of a Techstars Startup Weekend, usually running from Friday to Sunday night. Whether you're looking for feedback on an idea, to develop certain skills, or find a team to help build your startup, this is the program for you.

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More about Ideate

At Ideate, you're tasked with collaborating with others, building a team, then pitching an idea. You'll spend the weekend working with local mentors to develop a startup — everything from finding customers, conducting market research, and even building a product. It all ends with each group presenting their product or service to a panel of experts.

WEEKEND SNAPSHOT
FRIDAY EVENING
Grab a bite to eat and network with other participants. Then take to the stage if you want to pitch your idea. If you’re not ready, you’ll vote on your favorite. Then form your team and get stuck into planning.

SATURDAY
Now it's time to turn your idea into a viable business. Coaches will guide you through your ideas and you’ll have status check-ins throughout the day keep your team on track.

SUNDAY
This is your last chance to perfect your business before the final pitch to a panel of judges. Don’t worry, we’ll give you time to practice and do the all-important tech check. After a short wait, we announce the winners, and hopefully your team will be celebrating!