Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Want FREE tickets to Google I/O?

Calling all Startup Weekend (Manila/Cebu) alumni!

If your startup was built on Google Technologies*, then Startup Weekend wants to hear from you! *means that they are an integral part of your product or service, not that you use Gmail for email.

Google, as a Galactic Sponsor for Startup Weekend, will be giving away four FREE Google I/O passes to the Startup Weekend community. For those who don't know, Google I/O is an annual developer conference.  This year's tickets were sold at $900 a piece and were sold out in 20 minutes.  For more details on the event, head on over to the Google I/O site.

So how do you get a chance to win one of these coveted tickets?

First. Create a 60-second video containing the following info. You can allocate ~20 seconds each per section.

  • About your team
  • About your startup
  • Why you should go to Google I/O

Then upload it to YouTube. Tip: you can leave it as “unlisted” instead of “public” if you don’t want the world to see it.

Second, fill out this application.  You will be asked a few questions about you and your startup. No need to worry about information getting leaked --- these details will only be seen by the Startup Weekend Core Team. Make sure that you can provide the following details:

  • A one-sentence elevator pitch
  • What makes your team a cut above the rest
  • Major technologies your product is built on
  • Your main focus
  • Who will be attending *please discuss this internally among your team.

Startup Weekend will be contacting the lucky winners during the first week of June. Best of luck to everyone!

*Note that this is a worldwide contest, and 4 tickets will be given away for free.