Startup Weekend NYC is presented by:
What is Social Good (as per Investopedia):
“A good or service that benefits the largest number of people in the largest possible way.. Some classic examples of social goods are clean air, clean water, and literacy; in addition, many economic proponents include access to services such as health care in their definition of the social or “common good”.
What is a Social Impact project (as per NYCSW):
A company, project or a team that seeks to benefit humanity in some way, shape, or form.
Why do we care about this theme:
We want to fire up entrepreneurs to solve problems that affect their communities. Furthermore, we believe that the skills involved in a successful Startup Weekend project: market research, financial sustainability, product-market fit, lean execution, polished design and others are instrumental to solutions that can change the world for the better.
Additionally, we want to challenge the professional stigma associated with the term 'non-profit' while educating the community about sustainable models for social impact organizations. This includes traditional non-profits, social entrepreneurships, and/or b-corps.
The creativity, passion and talent of the New York community is ripe and ready to create companies that solve social problems
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Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
About 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 entrepreneurials. 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.
Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.