Startup Weekend Twin Cities: A Overwhelming Success

Last week I issued a challenge to the participants of StartupWeekend Twin Cities. Now that the event is complete, I can enthusiastically declare that the challenge was met. It was a great event with great teams and great results. This was the first time StartupWeekend took place in the Twin Cities and it set the record for the highest first-time attendance count. It was so successful… Read More

Getting the Most Out of Startup Weekend Mobile SF This Weekend

I’ve blogged in the past about how to make the most of Startup Weekend, and I always find it rewarding to hear that people read the post and put thought into some of the issues I’ve outlined.  For those who’ve never heard of this event before, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour long crash course in starting a company.  It begins on Friday night (tonight) with networking,… Read More

Twilio Kicks Off Nationwide Sponsorship of Startup Weekend

We’re excited to share the announcement that Twilio is now a sponsor for all Startup Weekend events in North America.  Startup Weekend is a combination hackathon and business plan competition.  It is comprised of an intense 54 hours, starting with pitches on Friday night and wrapping up with presentations and live demos on Sunday evening. Over the past year we’ve been proud to be a part… Read More

Twilio Startup Weekend Challenges Ends 12/18

Over the past six weeks, we’ve seen over 20 new products integrate Twilio at Startup Weekend events across the country and beyond, and this weekend our challenge to participants comes to a close with the last location on the list: Israel. Beginning Monday, testing and judging of the applications by out employees and judges panel will commence, and we will announce the winning team at the… Read More

Startup Weekend Challenge Submissions So Far

Startup Weekend continues in Paris, Corvallis Oregon, and Boston today through Sunday, and so the Twilio Startup Weekend Challenge is open to teams at those events who use our API as part of their project. We’ve been impressed and delighted by the submissions so far, and to get your creative juices flowing when it comes to how Twilio might be used in your own product we’d… Read More

5 Cities Added to the Twilio Startup Weekend Challenge

Last week we watched as several Startup Weekend teams worked hard to integrate Twilio into their projects for the chance to win their local Startup Weekend event, and become eligible to win the Twilio Startup Weekend Challenge and score Dell Netbooks for the entire team. We originally included 10 cities in the contest, but are excited to announce we have added 5 more to up the… Read More

Test Drive Entrepreneurship with the Twilio Startup Weekend Challenge

Over the course of the next two weekends, Startup Weekend events will take place in ten cities major cities across the U.S. and including London, and Twilio will be there in person as well as in spirit to encourage innovation in voice applications using the Twilio API. November 13th – 15th Atlanta Boise Tulsa November 20th – 22nd New York Los Angeles Bay Area Cleveland Dallas… Read More

Thoughts on Getting the Most Out of Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is hitting San Francisco and Redmond simultaneously this weekend, and as a “veteran” of this awesome event I thought I’d share some tips and tricks for getting the most out of the time spent. The Key: Everyone should code – with the possible exception of your “marketing lackey” (see more on that below).  Most people can do HTML or CSS, or can learn it… Read More