Organizer Application

What it takes

Organizing a successful Startup Weekend event is no simple feat; it requires a serious commitment of time and energy over a period of many months. As an Organizer, you are responsible for nearly all aspects of putting together a great event, including:

  • Building an organizing team – Learn how with our Guide to Forming an Organizing Team
  • Choosing a date and suitable venue to host the event
  • Reaching out to speakers, coaches, and judges
  • Promoting the event to the community
  • Sourcing local sponsorships to help cover event costs and managing the event budget
  • Managing food, drink, and supplies for the event

Repeat Organizers

Have you organized a SW already? Glad to have you back! We already have most of the information listed below. Here’s a shorter application to save you some time


1. You must attend a Startup Weekend before organizing. 

All Startup Weekend Organizers must have previously attended a Startup Weekend event. This is important for a number of reasons, but the bottom line is there is simply no way to fully understand what Startup Weekend is all about without experiencing it firsthand. We strongly recommend you not only attend to observe, but actually participate on a team. We’re fortunate enough to have events on every Continent, so there should be an upcoming event near you.

2. Read the Rules and Requirements. 

These rules help us deliver on our mission and ensure your event is setup for success! All organizers are expected to read and abide by these rules while organizing.

3. Apply to Organize! 

When you’re ready, fill out the Event Application below. Please answer each field to the best of your ability, as your answers will in large part determine whether or not your Application is accepted. Once completed, our team will be in touch. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

Event Application

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Startup Weekend does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political ideology. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and respectful organization and hold all stakeholders to the same standards. Startup Weekend Organizers and Facilitators cannot be affiliated with Startup Weekend if they are also members of groups, organizations, or businesses that discriminate on any of the above characteristics or that participate in illegal or subversive activities. By submitting your application to become a Startup Weekend Organizer, you agree to and abide by all this good stuff.

Organizers Guide

Once you've submitted your application, be sure to visit our Organizer's Guide for help putting on a great event.