Official Date TBD
The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars network helps students succeed in entrepreneurship and their careers.
Stop by to learn more about what we do and get introduced to top talent across campus to kickstart your entrepreneurial career.
6:00 – 6:15 PM
Doors open, with food and drink served – student and staff mingling
6:15 – 6:20 PM
LaunchPad Staff and Administrator Introductions
6:20 – 6:30 PM
LaunchPad (and Blackstone and Techstars) Overview
6:30 – 6:45 PM
6:45 – 7:00 PM
7:00 – 7:30 PM
Day 1: Meet, Pitch & Team Up
Dinner & Networking
Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.
Choose Your Project
From the top projects – Choose which one you’ll work on over the weekend.
60 Seconds to Pitch
Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
Build a Team
Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.
Day 2: Learn & Work
Discover where you are on the Entrepreneur’s Journey.
Find the resources available near you.
Leave knowing the next steps you need to take on your road to success.
Learn what it really takes to start a company.
No book, panel, speaker, or blog post will teach you what you need to know.
The only way to learn is the experience of trying.
It’s that simple. Techstars Startup Weekend is designed to get you going, FAST.
Your local Organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.