Techstars Startup Weekend Toronto Women

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  • Are you a woman or identify as one?

  • Do you have an innovative idea that you would like to test?

  • Would you like an opportunity to collaborate with talented professionals, mentors and coaches?

  • Are you interested in building a wider network?

  • Do you enjoy working on projects that allow you to learn while having fun?

Then Startup Weekend Toronto Women is the right choice for you! We are here to connect you with like-minded female entrepreneurs and committed mentors, and challenge you to find your market niche and come up with a MVP in 54 hours!


What is it all about?

Techstars 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, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants have an opportunity to create working startups during the event and can collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.

The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and 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 and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

What your ticket includes:

  • Access to the full 3-day event

  • Opportunity to pitch your  idea on Friday night

  • Delicious meals across the program

  • An all-star mentors and judge panel lead by startup and entrepreneurial leaders

  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days

  • An amazing chance to expand your network and meet women developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.


Prizes for the winning team:

- Two memberships to Founder Institute Toronto.

- Four 1-month Half-Pressed memberships to Make Lemonade, a coworking space and a community of women-identified people.

- Female CoFounder will provide the winners with an opportunity to pitch their startup and ask for support from the community at its next event (Q1 2020.)


Sponsors and Partners

Among our sponsors and partners are Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (the Diversity Institute - Ryerson University), SheEO, #movethedial, Founder Institute, Klick and Make Lemonade.