Startup Weekend Success Stories

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Leading up to Startup Weekend Cedar City, many people have asked us about the success that can be found from participating over the weekend.

For me: the answer is easy. It was life changing. I tasted the startup hustle at Startup Weekend Salt Lake City in 2012 and haven’t been able to get enough of startups, lean startup methodologies and it all led me to bringing Startup Weekend to Cedar City in 2013.

But for others it’s not just about personal growth. People want to know their idea can thrive in a constructive climate, that people want to build on that idea, and that the market validates the idea. Startup Weekend is that kind of space.

Out of hundreds of SW events, 35% of teams stay together after the event to keep building.  Ultimately, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places don’t matter. Execution is what separates the great ideas from the great teams.

To get your mental juices flowing, here’s a quick list of a few teams that have gone from building at Startup Weekend, to actually seeing success in the marketplace:

Rumgr – Startup Weekend Las Vegas, NV 2011, Raised $500k from Vegas Tech Fund

Zapier – Startup Weekend Columbia, MO, 2011 The Zapier Story

DivShot – Startup Weekend Kansas City, 2012, Recently raised 1.1M seed round

Truckily – Startup Weekend Kansas City, 2012, Accepted into The ARK Challenge 2012

CloudMine – Startup Weekend Philly, 2011, The CloudMine Story

LaunchRock – Startup Weekend Philly, 2011, Launchrock lands on TechCrunch 3 days after SW

RecBob – Startup Weekend Iowa City, 2011, Just accepted into Nike’s Accelerator

FindMyTrain – Startup Weekend Phoenix, 2012, Post-SW success in Phoenix

We look forward to building with you on the 10th! Make sure to send your friends to register ASAP!

–The Startup Weekend Cedar City Team