Techstars Startup Weekend Toronto Women is happening November 22nd – November 24th, 2019 at The Catalyst at FCAD at Ryerson University.

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 Weekend Women will culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.

This event is for women (and those who identify as women) in design, development, business, marketing and finance who would like to test their innovative ideas and give entrepreneurship a try. Those who are motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas, whether serial entrepreneurs or new to the startup scene, will fit right in.

Participants will have an opportunity to create working startups during the event and can collaborate with like-minded women outside of their daily networks and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. Please see the event page for tickets as well as more details on schedule, mentors, sponsors, organizers, and more.

Tickets to the event include:

  • Access to the full 3-day event
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night
  • Delicious meals across the program
  • An all-star 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 other women eager to change the world.

Attendees do not have to pitch an idea to attend, but are encouraged to. Attendees can pitch ideas they've been thinking about for years, or something last minute that was thought up during the event. It's a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking.