FAQ
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Q:
I did Techstars Global Startup Weekend last year, what's new for 2018?
A:
During Techstars Global Startup Weekend 2018, the Techstars Startup Weekend community will come together to hold hundreds of events simultaneously over 3 weeks. To highlight these entrepreneurs and their communities, winners (local and global) will be featured globally to help them gain exposure and build momentum with their startup.

Similarly to 2017, there will be a showcase competition, giving the chance to winning teams of showcasing their startup at the global level, as well as winning fabulous prizes. We will focus on providing global connections through the events and will provide value for Community Leaders and participants through high quality resources and content, which will be exclusive during these two weeks.

By participating in Techstars Global Startup Weekend, you have the ability to connect with thousands of entrepreneurs around the world, have the chance to be featured on a global level, and build your startup with the support of the Techstars global network.
Q:
How do I participate?
A:
3 ways to participate:
  1. Put your city on the map by applying to organize a TGSW event.
  2. Find an event near you to attend and build your startup.
  3. Partner with a local community or Techstars Startup Weekend to provide resources and perks to startups around the world. Please contact [email protected] for more information
Q:
Where can I find a TGSW event near me?
Q:
I'm not an entrepreneur…. Is it ok if I attend an event?
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Absolutely! TGSW is for anyone interested in startups! You don't have to be an entrepreneur, in fact, you don't even have to have an idea to pitch. You just need to be excited about startups, entrepreneurialism, meeting people, and having a good time!
Q:
What happens after TGSW?
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Well, you may decide to keep working on your startup with the team that you formed at TGSW! Many people that have attended a TGSW event utilize their new network to help them find their next job. You may even decide that you want to organize a TGSW event yourself! One thing is for sure - you will absolutely meet some wonderful people!
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Who are the Community Leaders?
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People who organize the Techstars Startup Weekends. These are people who have attended 2 Techstars Startup Weekends before. CLs want to give back to their communities, thrive off helping others and generally have a passion for startups and helping people succeed.
Q:
I can't commit to organizing an event but I want to get involved somehow. Is this possible?
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Yes - you can help volunteer at the event. This is a great way of getting involved and seeing the process that a CL goes through. It's rewarding, fun and builds your own network.
Q:
Are there any perks or prizes for attendees participating in TGSW?
A:
Stay tuned! We're working with our amazing partners to winning teams from each Techstars Startup Weekend some awesome perks to keep building your startup.