Want to help? Here's how!

Planning for Startup Weekend Madison 2024 is kicking off, and we need your help to make it bigger and better than ever. 

From volunteering day-of to spreading the word to organizing snacks, there's plenty to do, and we'd love you to share your input and expertise.


Social media to the rescue!

An easy way to help out Madison Startup Weekend? Share on social media!

Find us on:

Sample tweets

  • "Ever tried to build a company in 24 hours? You can at Madison Startup Weekend! Tickets are on-sale now: http://swmadison.com. April 26th to 28th at @UWMadisonURP. All welcome! #swmadison #entrepreneurship @swmadison"
  • "Join me April 26th to 28th for Madison Startup Weekend, a 54-hour collaborative entrepreneurship event. Never started a company? Never even thought about it? @swmadison is for you! http://swmadison.com"
  • "Startup Weekend Madison.  April 26 to 28, 2018: for developers, designers & dreamers. Tickets available at http://swmadison.com. #swmadison #entrepreneurship @UWMadisonURP"
  • "Tickets are available now for Startup Weekend Madison, April 26 to 28, 2018! It’s your chance to learn from tech and business advisors and collaborate with other like-minded individuals to build a successful startup! Get tickets here: http://swmadison.com #swmadison @UWMadisonURP"
  • "Have an idea for a startup? Learn how to get it off the ground at Startup Weekend Madison, April 26 to 28. Tickets available now at http://swmadison.com. #swmadison #entrepreneurship"
  • "It’s a 54-hour collaborative, exhilarating marathon of creativity vs. the clock. Teams formed beforehand or at the event, bring new ideas to life, all in a single weekend. Tickets available now at http://swmadison.com. #swmadison"

 Sample Facebook posts

  • "If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, Startup Weekend Madison is for you! It’s a 3-day event that combines technical advisors (developers, coders, designers) and business (marketing, finance, law) advisors in the same room to help people motivated to build a product or startup. Join us April 26 to 28 at University Research Park in Madison, WI. Ticket includes your weekend pass and breakfast, lunch and dinner over the course of the event, plus all the snacks you could ever want! Tickets available at http://swmadison.com."
  • "Startup Weekend Madison is where designers, developers, and innovators pitch ideas, form teams, and build amazing startups … all over the course of a weekend. Join us April 26 to 28 at University Research Park in Madison, WI. Tickets available at http://swmadison.com."
  • "Do you have plans for April 26 to 28? How about launching a business? Tickets for Startup Weekend Madison are available at http://swmadison.com."
  • "If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, get tickets to Startup Weekend Madison, April 26 to 28 at University Research Park. It’s your chance to collaborate with pro developers, coders, designers, marketers, lawyers, and more to get your idea off the ground. Tickets are available at http://swmadison.com."

Invite your friends / colleagues / D&D crew / OkCupid dates

Want folks you know to join you? Prefer to attend with a friend? Pass the word using the email template below, if you find it helpful.

Email template

"Hey all!

I'm [helping out with / already bought my ticket for / interested in checking out] Madison Startup Weekend and thought you might enjoy it, too!

It’s a 54-hour collaborative marathon of creativity vs. the clock. Teams, formed beforehand or at the event, come together to try to build new companies, all in one weekend. Mentors help answer questions about copyright, marketing, tech problems, etc.

You can pitch your own idea, or join the team for an idea you like that someone else pitched.

Early-bird tickets are on sale now through mid-March for only $50 (which includes 7 meals and snacks all weekend). Read more about it at http://swmadison.com and let me know if you're interested!"


Let us share the Startup Weekend spiel with your group

Do you run a meetup group? Knitting circle? Book club? Have us come talk about Startup Weekend! Shoot us an email at madison@startupweekend.org and we'll do a #swmadison rundown for 1, 5, 15 minutes.

Organize or co-host a hype event

Jazzed about entrepreneurship? So are we! We'd love to help you set up a pitch practice workshop, idea brainstorming session, conflict resolution class ... we're all for it! Shoot us your idea and we'll help make it happen.


Able to help contribute financially?

We'd love to hear from you. Madison Startup Weekend is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, and we work hard to keep ticket prices low so that cost isn't a barrier. If your company is interested in joining businesses like American Family Insurance and Neider & Boucher Attorneys in sponsoring Startup Weekend, let us know!

We have four sponsorship levels available (view them here); reach out to madison@startupweekend.org for details!

Have other ideas? Want to be more involved?

Sign up here to be added to our volunteers mailing list if you're interested in helping day-of, joining the planning committee, etc. We'll be in touch pronto!

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