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techstars
Startup Weekend
San Francisco AI

Convex
444 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
June 28-30th
2024

What is Techstars Startup Weekend?

Techstars Startup Weekend is a dynamic 3-day accelerator program where innovators, developers, and entrepreneurs come together to turn ideas into reality. Develop, prototype, design, and validate your startup ideas while connecting with a vibrant community of like-minded people.

You'll be immersed in an invaluable network of AI mentors and coaches and gain access to resources that will help you refine your concepts and pitch effectively to top Bay Area investors.

Get ready for a high-speed startup experience!

Friday: Pitch and Team Up

Participants pitch their ideas, and the most promising concepts are selected through voting. Teams of 3-5 people form around these ideas, setting the stage for an exciting weekend of collaboration and innovation.

Saturday: Build and Validate

Saturday is all about bringing your startup to life. Teams work tirelessly to develop prototypes, validate their ideas, and refine their business models with the help of mentors and coaches.

Sunday: Pitch and Celebrate

Showcase your newly created startups to a panel of judges and investors. This is your chance to pitch your idea, demonstrate your progress, and potentially secure partnerships. The weekend concludes with a celebration of everyone's hard work and new connections.

Join us at Techstars Startup Weekend and embark on a life-changing journey from idea to launch in just 54 hours!

Techstars Startup Weekend SF AI

November Highlights
146

builders

37

ideas

17

teams

42+

mentorship sessions

Reviews

Marius Buleandra
This was an awesome event!
Really well organized logistically and with plenty of educational resources.
I would recommend this event to anyone new or experienced with startups.
Anup Mantri
Great event!
Well organized, lots of cool people
Phillip Pierini
it was a showcase of incredible talent in a great space!

Schedule

Forming Teams

/ Day 1

5:00 p.m.
Registration, Networking/Icebreaker, Dinner 
6:30 p.m.
Welcome
7:00 p.m.
Speaker
7:30 p.m.
Pitches
8:00 p.m.
Voting
9:15 p.m.
Team formation
10:00 p.m.
Work begins
10:30 p.m.
Go home

Building Solutions

/ Day 2

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Kick-off
9:30 a.m.
Workshops (Optional)
10:00 a.m.
Work
11:30 a.m.
Mentor sessions annoucement
12:00 p.m.
Lunch
2:00 p.m.
Mentor meetings
5:00 p.m.
Teams Check-Ins
6:00 p.m.
Dinner Break
8:00 p.m.
Wrap-up announcements
10:30 p.m.
Go home

Demo
Day

/ Day 3

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Kick-off
9:30 a.m.
Pitch Workshop/ Mentoring Session (Optional)
10:00 a.m.
Work
12:00 p.m.
Lunch
2:00 p.m.
Teams Check-Ins
4:00 p.m.
Final Presentation submission deadline
5:00 p.m.
Early Dinner/snacks
5:30 p.m.
Evening presentation starts
6:00 p.m.
Final pitches start
7:30 p.m.
Judges deliberate
8:00 p.m.
Winning teams are announced
8:15 p.m.
Event wrap-up
8:30 p.m.
Post-event networking and celebrations (afterparty)
10:30 p.m.
Go home

Speakers

Gabriela de Queiroz
Director of AI @ Microsoft for Startups | AI Advisor | Angel Investor | Founder of AI Inclusive & R-Ladies

Judges

Sasha Krecinic
Investor @ Headline
Wayne Sutton
Head of Community and Events at Convex
Neal Sales-Griffin
Managing Director at Techstars in San Francisco (eBay Future of eCommerce), Oakland (J.P. Morgan), and Chicago
Tara Tan
Founder and General Partner - Strange Ventures
Naji Barnes-McFarlane
VC Partnerships, Google Cloud
SC Moatti
Founding Managing Partner, Mighty Capital

Mentors

Jessica Ko
CEO Playbook
Sanmay Shivaadekar
Sr. Manager - Mid Market Growth at Google
Aditya Jain
Applied Research Scientist at Meta
Mohammad (Hamudi) Naanaa
Co-Founder & CTO - Portal AI, AI Researcher
Deep S.
Startup Advisor on Pitch Deck, Revenue Growth and Startup Exit, Acquisition
Dr. Samy Movassaghi 
Distinguished Principal AI Scientist (Technical Lead) - Strategic Investment Pillars - Vanguard, Ex- Google
Giovanni Amenta
Innovation Technologist
Eugene Tymchenko
Principal at Dnipro.vc
Rahul Parundekar
Founder, A.I. Hero, Inc.
Audrey Choy
Senior Software Engineer at Airbnb
Jalil Nawaz
Executive VP Mountainise

Past speakers, judges & mentors

Hien Luu
Head of ML Platform - Doordash
Author, Speaker, Advisor
Igor Markov
Research Scientist - Meta, Director at Nova Ukraine
Anton Borzov
Partner at STRATMINDS. Product Design at WhatsApp, neeva
Iain McIntyre
Growth & Events - MindsDB
Neal Sales-Griffin
Managing Director at Techstars in San Francisco (eBay Future of eCommerce), Oakland (J.P. Morgan), and Chicago
Kevin Liu
Head of Investments & Portfolio Capital at Techstars
Hendrik Dahlkamp
Serial Entrepreneur, several exits to Apple and Google
Nick Bilogorskiy
Managing Partner, 408 Ventures, Co-founder - Nova Ukraine, ex-Google, Meta, Microsoft
Pranav Reddy
Founding investor - Conviction VC
Kevin Leffew
Replit
Tara Tan
Founder and General Partner - Strange Ventures
Nadine Fahoum
Principal - Crane Street Capital
Safa Rashtchy
Founding Managing Partner - Think + Ventures
Nazar Gulyk
Tech Entrepreneur, Stanford GSB, Techstars Community Leader SF
Adi Kancherla
Prev. Dist. Systems - Google
Alyona Mysko
CEO/Founder at Fuelfinance
Chinar Movsisyan
CEO & Founder - Manot
Fabio Marastoni
Chief of Staff & Strategy - Improvado.io
Amy Pragel
Founder, Sales, Product, Strategy - Moody’s Analytics
Stanford LEAD
Tove Andersson
Entrepreneur, Founder - KryptoGäris
Dane Patterson
Startup attorney, Partner - Goodwin
Samuel Ekpe
Cofounder, CEO - Grupa
Toni Xu
CEO of Lvlup, Inc. 
Giordano Tovo
Sales, VC - LvlUp ventures
Girish Kejariwal
Vice President, Digital (Global Conversational AI Lead) - Genpact
Matthew Fanciullo
Strategic Advisor and Legal Program Manager
Michael Popchuk
Building successful SAAS products
Arjun Arora
Founder - Advisor.AI
Yurii Filipchuk
Serial Tech Entrepreneur

Community partners

Attendees

10+

mentors

5+

speakers and workshops

15+

sponsors and partners

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