Save the Dates: May 7-11, 2018

Special Events

Monday - Kick Off Party

We're honored to bring the community together Monday, May 7th to kick off Columbus Startup Week 2018 as the official opening party. Thousands of your closest startup friends will come together to commence the most anticipated week for the Columbus entrepreneurial community. Come celebrate another vibrant year and join in on the festivities. Trust your instinct- missing the biggest party of the year is not an option! Beer, wine, select cocktails, a live DJ, and great food will be just a few fun features at the event. Join us for a fun night of kicking off the week with friends, local entrepreneurs, the organizers and presenters of Techstars Startup Week Columbus, powered by Chase for business.

Tuesday- Pitch Competition

Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition brings the Midwest’s top startups together on stage to compete for $50,000 in advertising prizes from Dispatch Media Group and the attention of media, investors, and customers. Judges include top VCs and entrepreneurs looking for innovative companies to grow to the next level.

Wednesday-Basecamp Kickback

Enjoy happy hour at Chase Basecamp! Sponsored by Pillar Technology

Thursday- Starting Line

The Starting Line brings prototyping tools, designers, programmers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and much more to local businesses that have been founded by young professionals and delivers mini half-day entrepreneurship boot camps to help you take the first few steps to start your business. You’ll hear firsthand about what drove these founders to entrepreneurship and how they found success.

Friday- Closing Party

What's the best way to close out the fourth annual Techstars Startup Week Columbus? Join us at the Brick kitchen for an evening full of tasty food, drinks, and music all alongside your newest friends. After a successful week of learning, meeting new people and helping us celebrate Columbus's entrepreneurial community and hitting thousands of registered attendees! You sure will deserve this celebration. With you badge we also have access to Bluestone to fist pump with DJ Pauly D.See you there!

Columbus Crew Special Promo

Columbus Startup Week participants can access an exclusive discounted ticket offer for our match Saturday May 12 vs. Chicago. promo code to access the offer is “STARTUP.” Offer is good until 11:59pm on Thursday, May 10.