Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets (primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people) to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!
Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. They are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.
Women 2.0 Startup Weekend (November 18-20, 2011 in San Francisco, CA) will host 150 hackers, designers, business and marketing people to build early-stage startups in 54 hours.
Women 2.0 Startup Weekend 2011 MENTORS and their ventures:
Sasha Laundy (Founder, Women Who Code)
Sasha loves helping others learn cool things like how to code. Follow her on Twitter at @SashaLaundy.
Shelly Roche (Co-Founder & CTO, Vayable)
Shelly is also the Founder of Wordchuck and Engineer at Foodspotting. She is a contributor on Fox Business, an expert cat-arranger and hermit. Follow her on Twitter at @ShellyRoche.
Cathy Edwards (Co-Founder & CTO, Chomp)
Cathy has done everything from machine learning research to product management, in tiny mobile startups to large telecomm carriers. Follow her on Twitter at @CathyE.
Christine Lemke (Co-Founder & COO, Sense Networks)
Christine started her career as the first employee and Director of Product Management at Returns Online, a venture backed supply chain startup. Follow her on Twitter at @CkLemke.
Adria Richards (Founder & Technology Consultant, But You’re A Girl)
Adria helps companies maximize productivity and revenue by teaching them how to streamline their workflow with technology. Follow her on Twitter at @AdriaRichards.
Sarah Mei (Co-Founder, Railsbridge & Software Engineer, Pivotal Labs)
Sarah has contributed code to dozens of open-source projects, and is on the core team of the open-source social network Diaspora. Follow her on Twitter at @SarahMei.
Check out the full list of mentors.
Register for a developer or designer ticket for Women 2.0 Startup Weekend (November 18-20, 2011) here — only a handful of tickets left!
The mission of Women 2.0 is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. Women 2.0 enables entrepreneurs with a network, resources and knowledge to take your startup from idea to launch. Follow Women 2.0 on Twitter at @women2 or check out http://www.women2.org.