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Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th 2017

Location: NoD Coworking (North Dallas), 17290 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252


What is Startup Weekend? Startup Weekend™ is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Yes, the hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Techstars Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.

Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.


Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.


Get ready for 54 hours of fitness, design, and entrepreneurship. Design mentors and experienced entrepreneurs will be available to mentor you and your team as you develop brand new startup ideas and business plans. Teams will get tons of cool event swag (t-shirts, stickers, books, and other giveaways) and they will be competing for prizes including: 2017 Big Design Conference Passes and NoD Coworking 3-Month Memberships.

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SnapRyde a Startup Team from the 2016 Batch of iStart Valley Accelerator Program launched its app on 21st March. Within 4 days of its launch SnapRyde has garnered 300+ registered users using the service. We wish them a big success in days to come and a smooth Ryde ahead.

SnapRyde provides a unique platform where driver gets privilege to bid their price and riders will be matched with the cheapest bid available. People sharing the ride pitch in some amount for drivers to cover the gas expenses, cutting down the expenses on commute for both Riders and Driver. We highly value the green environment and our vision is to reduce the carbon footprints for a cleaner, healthier environment.

Mayank Jain, Co-Founder and CEO of SnapRyde says “We whole heartedly thank iStart Valley for supporting us in transforming our idea into a startup. The personal attention, guidance and mentoring from them is helping us in understanding the startup ecosystem and coming up with the best strategy to develop a world-class enterprise level product. We are fortunate to collaborate with them in our journey towards success and look forward to keeping working with them in near future”. Mayank put together a team with Shraddha Jain as the Co-Founder and CTO and Samvaran Kashyap Rallabandi as the Co-Founder and CTO working deligently to transform the idea into a successful Startup.

iStart Valley offers a 9 Month Startup Accelerator Program for the technology Startups to transform ideas into growing Technology Startups. For more information check out - Next batch of the Accelerator program for the year 2017 is expected to begin May-June timeframe.

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