Startup Weekend Sponsored Resources


Startup Weekend events offer participants access to a variety of resources to help get you started! Before is a breakdown of the different resources that are made available during your event!


Google is teaming up with Startup Weekend to help developers and entrepreneurs launch new startups by working with Startup Weekend to launch a series of pre-event Bootcamps! For more info and to find a bootcamp near you visit

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early
stage startups, providing software, support and visibility.
Request your post-event enrollment code at

CloudMine provides a better backend for your mobile apps. Spend time building your app, not building the server-side platform required to run it. See your SW Facilitator to obtain your $50 promotion code (that’s 100,000 API calls) to be used during signup or on your billing page at
Need help? Reach out to us at or visit to enter our Startup Weekend support chat room.

SendGrid makes it easy for developers to integrate email functionality into web applications. Integration is simple and flexible via SMTP and/ or a suite of APIs.
Sign up for 200 emails/day for free (no coupon needed) from, Heroku Add-ons sites, Cloudbees Ecosystem or the AppHarbor Add-ons sites. Hosting your app with Rackspace, Softlayer or Windows Azure? Get 40k, 25k or 25k emails/month respectively – free of charge (no coupon needed). After the weekend: Get the Bronze plan for free for 3 months by using coupon code “sendgridandswFTW” while signing up for a new account or upgrading from a free account.

OpenTok by TokBox*** allows developers to build live group video chat into their Web experience using an extensive set of Javascript or AS3 libraries.
How it can help: Use it to seamlessly add video chat to your site or mobile AIR app. Visit for tutorials, documentation and an API key.
***Valid only for North America

.CO Some call it a domain name or a web address, others use extension or TLD, but to a growing community of the world’s most innovative and creative thinkers, .CO is simply the place they call home online. Short, memorable and credible, .CO is the hot, new ending for web addresses all over the world. Whether it’s a business, brand or blog, .CO is where big ideas belong. To get your registration code, contact your event’s facilitator.