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Startup Weekend Boston: Sensored!

2/8/2013 5:00 PM - 2/10/2013 8:30 PM

Startup Weekend: Sensored! brings together entrepreneurs to go from idea to prototype in just 54 hours! Beginning Friday evening, individuals pitch ideas and teams form around those ideas; since this event is all about sensors, we'll focus on concepts that use the sensors in mobile devices like laptops, phones, and tablets. For example, an iPhone 5 includes sensors for ambient light, proximity, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and many more. Clever teams may even figure out how to use something not typically considered a sensor, like the speaker, the microphone, etc.

Not a developer, or don't know anything about hardware? No problem! You're sure to have something to contribute - plus, there are plenty of great resources online to help you understand where to get started with your idea, and many free tools to help you along the way. With these ideas and tools as foundation, teams will work to create business models, design products, and perform market validation, before coming together on Sunday, February 10th to show off their work to our panel of judges! Winners will be chosen, prizes will be awarded, and fun will be had by all!

The schedule, in brief:

FRIDAY: Pitch your idea and join forces at NERD, form a team, and get to work!

SATURDAY: Come back to NERD, meet with mentors, collaborate and innovate, and work, work, work!

SUNDAY: Bring your "A-Game". Put the finishing touches on your products, prepare your presentations and demos, and get ready to celebrate success at the after party!

But what about those fabulous prizes?

Overall Winning Team:

MarketMeSuite: 12 months of their Elite product Pack of five courses

Grasshopper: 12 months of service

Constant Contact: 12 months of service

Hubway: Hubway memberships

All Attendees:

RGFT.NET: Noteboard folding whiteboards 1GB USB memory sticks

Hubway: 24-hour passes (while supplies last)

Amazon: $100 credit voucher for AWS

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!


Feb 8

5:00pm Registration Opens at NERD, Networking, and Dinner!

6:00pm Dinner & Networking

7:00pm Kick Off!

7:30pm Pitch Fire!

9:00pm Attendees vote for the top ideas

9:30pm Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00pm Get to work!

12:00am You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here...


Feb 9

8:00am Doors open at NERD

10:00am Teams continue to work

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Call for needs & skills

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help

12:00am You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here...


Feb 10

8:00am Doors open at NERD

10:00am Calls for Coaches

11:00am Pitch Practice (Required)

12:00pm Lunch

3:00pm Gut Check!

4:00pm Pitches

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Judging & awards

8:30pm After Party!


Karen Katz | Director, Legal Solutions - Thomson Router

Joe Caruso | Advocate for Entrepreneurs, Investor & Board Member


Yevy Spicak

Tina Weber

Valeska O'Leary

Mary-Alice Brady

Tucker Marion

Howard Kaplan

Learn More: Startup Weekend Boston Sensored

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