Is This Event for Me?


We get this question a lot. If you’ve never been to Startup Weekend then you probably have a few reservations and we totally get it. It’s not everyday someone invites you to an awesome team building, entrepreneurial, idea-fueled, power-packed 54 hours of awesome! Startup Weekend happens all over the world and we’re excited to be bringing this experience to the Central Coast, specifically, the Santa Maria Valley.

Startup Weekend attendees’ backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law). What unites all attendees is a common interest in entrepreneurship: whether a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, every attendee is interested in working with a like-minded, motivated and skilled team to develop a product or business in one weekend. If this sounds like you, this is the event for you!

We understand our community is unique with a vast collection of individual talents and capabilities. What’s even more exciting is that this event is going to showcase what we’ve known all along; that the Santa Maria Valley, Buellton, VAFB, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and the surrounding communities are full of ideas and innovation. So, if you have an idea and want to build something incredible or just want to experience a one-of-a-kind teambuilding environment, this is the event for you!

Startup Weekend Santa Maria…now is your time to shine!

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-The Startup Weekend Santa Maria Team