Techstars Startup Weekend Sheffield

What did you do last weekend?

Startup Weekend is back in Sheffield! The world's most popular entrepreneurial event has a rich history in the Steel City and is back for another edition this December!

After a 2-year pause we are happy to give the chance to local entprereneurs, developers, designers, business people, students, scientists, artists, moms, dads and anyone else to build a startup in 54 hours!

Safety - the health and safety of our participants, mentors, judges, facilitator and organisers is our top priority. We will work proactively with Techstars, our venue provider and participants to ensure that we're following the latest regulations and guidelines regarding the Covid-19 pandemic but also making sure that each and every attendee feels comfortable and safe at the event.

Why Startup Weekend - the value one can derive from a Startup Weekend is limitless. As a founder the weekend would give you an opportunity to go through the initial stages of building a business again and may be point out some aspects that you've overlooked or could have done better. As an employee (be it for a startup, SME or large enterprise) you will learn new ways of creating value in a short timespan which can then be useful in your work environment. As a student the event will open up a whole new world of opportunity to you and the concept of startups. But no matter where you are in your life, you will surely get the chance to expand your professional network, to learn practically how are startups built and most importantly - you will have a lot of fun!

Brief schedule: (for full schedule visit this page:

Friday - arriving, dinner, opening ceremony, pitches, forming teams
Saturday - breakfast, mentoring/coaching sessions, lunch, work, work, dinner and work again
Sunday - breakfast, work on pitch decks, lunch, more work, pitching in front of a jury with the chance to win exciting awards, dinner, closing ceremony
What's included in your ticket - all meals (Friday dinner and Saturday + Sunday breakfast, lunch and dinner), coffee and tea, drinks, coaching/mentorship sessions with local business/design/development/business model canvas leaders, a book, a bit of merch to keep the memory of the event and a lot of new knowledge to take home

Talk to us - as organisers of Startup Weekend Sheffield, we've all been participants before too and we want to make sure you love the event as much as we did! Get in touch by sending an email to and ask us anything - we will be able to help!

The event will be held from the 3rd to 5th December and the location will be announced next week!

About Techstars Startup Weekend: a 54-hour in-person event 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 create working startups during the event and have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders 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 is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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