Timeline

  • June, July, and August 2018: Startup founders apply to submit their ideas. Participants apply to join a team. Sponsor packages are announced. Tickets go on sale!
  • September 16, 2018: Application deadline for founders. We strongly encourage all founders to apply no later than midnight on September 16, 2018. 
  • September 17, 2018: We announce the startups who have made it through to the competition. 
  • Mid September 2018: We match up the teams based on skills and interest and put all of our fantastic participants in touch with their teams.
  • September 19, 2018, 7 pm: StartHereNow Preparation Party: Hear the pitches from the 10 startup teams, meet the other participants, and learn what you need to know to make the most of the competition.
  • September 24, 2018, 7 pm: StartHereNow Founders Event: Event for the 10 startup founders who have made it through to the 2018 startup weekend.
  • Friday evening, September 28 at 6:30 PM: StartHereNow begins! You hack, you hustle, you pitch, you learn, you inspire, you collaborate and build incredible companies and meet unforgettable women!
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018: The competition continues! Plan on a fun-filled day of work, research, pitch practice, refining your ideas, and building your business. 
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018: The work continues until about 1 PM when we need final concepts and presentations submitted.  The finals start at 4 PM and we wrap up with celebrations and winner announcement at about 6 PM!

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Introductory webinars: Interested to learn more? Attend an introductory webinar to learn more.