Designed specifically for your success.
Jumpstart believes that learning from experience is the best way to learn. That's why we are so dedicated to bringing in industry leaders and experts to mentor all of you to succeed. Make sure to sign up for email updates so you don't miss our FREE live events.
In one weekend you will create a real functioning startup. Jumpstart surrounds you with mentors, resources, and passionate local leaders — all here for your success. It's time to Jumpstart your startup journey and create tangible solutions to real world problems - by bridging business and tech.
Connect with your team on Slack and join the kickoff on YouTube Live.
Jumpstart and Ideation
Define the problem your startup is solving, brainstorm your solution, and start the grind!
Learn from the Best
Live sessions and coaching from industry leaders and mentors.
Develop your Project
Work hard to construct your project, ask yourself important questions, and think like a startup.
Finalize your Solution
Finishing touches, couple more edits, another run-through, it's almost time to present!
Share pitch and project via Devpost
In just 5 minutes, you will showcase all of your hard work from the weekend.
Watch the other teams and relax after a weekend of hard work. Spend time with your judges, mentors, and other attendees.
Jumpstart provides $1000+ in cash, software, and product prizes
Jumpstart's Intensive attracts students from around the world to learn, grow, and compete against students of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Frequently asked questions
Will there be prizes?
Yes! Prizes will be awarded for a winner and runner up in each category: Best Business, Best Tech, and Best Overall. More prizes will be announced closer to the competition date.
Do I need to have a team or can I sign up individually?
You can sign up by yourself! Everyone registers individually and then submits their idea in teams of up to 6 members using Devpost. There will be a virtual team-building activity on Slack leading up to the opening session for those who want to connect with others and join other teams.
What platform will Jumpstart be hosted on?
Communication and updates will be over Slack. The opening and closing sessions will be over YouTube live. Project submissions and judging will take place on Devpost.
What is the cost of attendance of Jumpstart?
Jumpstart is free of cost! Although, there will be Jumpstart merch available for purchase in the near future :)
Are there any knowledge prerequisites?
No! We invite students with beginner, intermediate, or experienced skillsets in areas of tech and business to compete! In the near future, we will have resources linked on the website and a starter document for more information.
What is a startup?
Does my final project need to work?
The technology component(s) of your final project need not function. However, if your team does not develop full functionality of all the features in the solution, you should document specifically how you will create these features, what frameworks you will use.