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Makers and Entrepreneurs Converge at Startup Weekend at The Tech

The Tech Museum of Innovation sponsors three days of uninhibited creativity for designers, developers, and engineers
Press Release Date 
Friday, 11 July, 2014
San Jose, CA — Startup Weekend: Bay Area Makers, July 11-July 13 at The Tech Museum of Innovation, is an intense event for individuals who want to get started founding a startup and launching a successful venture.

Participants this weekend will start with pitches on Friday evening to encourage others to join their teams and form alliances to create a successful hardware startup. While developing their products and plans in anticipation of the Sunday evening showcase, teams will also have access to equipment from The Tech and its partners, such as 3D printers and laser cutters. Silicon Valley leaders will serve as judges and provide feedback, allowing teams to showcase skills in multitasking, teamwork, and critical thinking.  The showcase of the weekend’s work is open to the public on Sunday evening.

Startup Weekend: Bay Area Makers, supported by Google for Entrepreneurs, is dedicated to helping individuals build their networks, learn new skills, and launch a startup while creating a product, prototype, and presentation. Startup Weekend has events in more than 100 countries and 580 cities worldwide.

WHAT: Startup Weekend: Bay Area Makers. An intense event where teams create an innovative product over the weekend and launch a real startup.

WHEN: Startup Showcase: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Full event: July 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to July 13, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Tech, 201 S. Market St. San Jose, CA

Contact
Michelle Tran
Public Relations Specialist
1-408-795-6321
mtran@thetech.org

About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned program to honor technology benefiting humanity, The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.