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Build a startup around big ideas in healthcare. With IBM Watson Health, Northwell & Techstars.
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 06:30 PM   $25
LaunchPad Huntington, 315 Main St, 2nd Fl

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Do you have an idea but don't know what to do next?Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to learn how to take the idea in your head & build it into a viable business.You'll form an all-star team, create a prototype of your idea, validate it, receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, continually iterate, & finally pitch to a panel of judges made up of top VCs & business people - all in one weekend!Who should participate?In short - everyone! It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from. If you're interested in entrepreneurship, Startup Weekend LI is the place for you.Startup Weekend brings together all types of people including designers, developers, creatives, business people, healthcare providers, & more.What happens at Startup Weekend Long Island?On Friday night, you'll pitch your own idea and/or listen to others. Everyone then votes on the most interesting ideas & form teams. It's not required that you pitch an idea but it's highly recommended. Half the fun of Startup Weekend is getting out of your comfort zone & doing something that makes you a little bit nervous.On Saturday, you'll work with top mentors & coaches to refine your idea & get customer feedback. Don't freak out when all your ideas go out the window & you're forced to pivot. That's what a real startup is like.On Sunday, you'll learn how to create a million dollar pitch. It all comes together that night when you & your team present your work to a panel of judges including top VCs, business people, & community leaders.While it's not required that you pitch an idea on Friday night, it's highly encouraged. Half the fun of Startup Weekend is getting out of your comfort zone & doing something that makes you a little bit nervous. Also, while you can come with friends, you'll have the best experience if you participate in separate teams & on different ideas.There's only 2 requirements - your idea must be health focused & NOT previously worked on.The idea you pitch & the problem you set out to solve has to be health focused & can't be something that you've previously worked on.Startup Weekend is all about constant & rapid iteration & figuring out what problems customers are facing. If you already have a fully baked idea/business, you can't change quick enough & it won't be any fun for you or the other participants.But don't worry - Startup Weekend is great for current founders, too. The skills that you learn & the people that you meet at Startup Weekend can easily be applied to your current startup.In just one weekend, you'll:

Get introduced to the world of startups & entrepreneurship
Learn the process for going from concept to creation
Meet experienced, talented, & passionate entrepreneurs including mentors from IBM Watson Health, Northwell & Techstars
Build a new network of developers, designers, & entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world
Get one-on-one time with amazing mentors
Receive special benefits & discounts from our global partners
Eat 7 delicious & nutritious meals along with unlimited snacks & coffee

Scholarships Available!Are you on a limited budget? Don't let that stop your entrepreneurial goals. [ Click here to apply for a scholarship. ]
Don't wait any longer & join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

About Techstars Startup Weekend:Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical & non-technical entrepreneurs.Beginning with Friday night pitches & continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, & basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos & presentations.Participants create working startups during the event & are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.All teams hear talks by industry leaders & receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.The weekend is centered around action, innovation, & education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea & take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Refund Policy:No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food & drink have already been ordered.
Terms of Participation Agreement:It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking & learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, & learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, & 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 & 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 be inclusive of any & all people & their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, & 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 nothold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
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