Key Connectors


A big thanks to those sponsors that helped us spread the word about our Maker Startup Weekend:

Indiegogo is one of the most popular crowd funding platforms in the market today. Having launched in 2008, Indiegogo has exploded in success, and most notably partnered with President Barack Obama’s Startup America campaign to offer crowdfunding to entrepreneurs in the U.S. Indiegogo has become a leader in crowd funding not just in the US, but around the world, as Indiegogo seeks to democratizing the way ideas get funded. To the team at Indiegogo, the future can be determined by many, not by a select few. We are grateful for the outreach Indiegogo did, spreading the word about the event and bringing in participants for our Startup Weekend.

Similar to the bootcamp style of Highway1, the Hackbright Academy Software Engineering Fellowship for women is an intensive training program designed to help women become software programmers. The founders of Hackbright realized the industry of software engineers contained not enough women. The Hackbright Academy was the solution to equalize this imbalance. Hackbright joins Maker Startup Weekend as a sponsor, spreading the word, bringing more women into the hardware space.

One of the most acknowledged student-run entrepreneurship associations in the world, BASES endorses entrepreneurship education at Stanford University in order to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. B.A.S.E.S. stands for Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students. BASES brings together exceptional students, influencers and remarkable professors and investors to unify the spheres of innovation, academia and industry. BASES has a history of working with students and young startups focusing on hardware, and we are thankful for them spreading the word the the Stanford community.

Seedchange blends meticulous analysis with an innovative method to change the way investors approach, examine and invest in early-stage startups. Having successfully worked with Highway1 startup Dragonfly Systems, seedchange is keen to jump head first into the hardware revolution, helping hardware startups reach their funding goals and find the right investors. The seedchange team is excited to come to the Maker Startup Weekend event and coach the participating teams as they create new products and generate their market strategies.


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