The 7th Annual

STARTUP
GAMES

November 4-6 2022

From idea to business in one, wild weekend

Startup Games are a program of the Shasta Economic Development Corporation

Welcome to the Startup Games

Redding’s premier entrepreneurial showdown! The Startup Games is a fun, supportive, and educational event where founders at every level come together to learn what it takes to turn an idea into a startup company. Whether you’re a business newbie or an experienced founder, you’re invited to join us for an exciting weekend of building!

Welcome to the Startup Games

Redding’s premier entrepreneurial showdown! The Startup Games is a fun, supportive, and educational event where founders at every level come together to learn what it takes to turn an idea into a startup company. Whether you’re a business newbie or an experienced founder, you’re invited to join us for an exciting weekend of building!

“You’ll gain so much value from this weekend!”
— Katie Janiszewski, Startup Games Organizer

Gain Insight
Practice the foundational skills that make or break new businesses

Learn Quickly
Prototype your product or service and start collecting valuable feedback

Build Confidence
Develop a working business model and work out the financial side of your idea

Receive Support
Meet mentors that have launched businesses and gone where you’re going

Get Direction
Talk to potential customers and discover what they really want

Find Partners
Make new friends and meet other entreprenuers

How The Weekend Flows

Snapshots from past Startup Games

Startup Games Team

Katie Janiszewski

Josh David Miller

Todd Jones

Audra Montoya

Erik Janiszewski

Matt Christensen

Erin Hull

Andrew Hewatt

Your Ticket Covers Everything

Will the next Uber, Coinbase, or TikTok arise from the beautiful mess of sticky notes, laptops, beer glasses and empty pizza boxes? Anything is possible and you can be part of it!

✓ Real time training in what it takes to build a startup

✓ Mentoring and support

✓ Business model development

✓ Customer feedback

✓ Prototyping processes

✓ Friendship & networking with other entrepreneurs

✓ FREE Theory Coffee

✓ FREE Fall River beer

✓ FREE food all weekend

Event Details:

Friday, November 4th, 6:00PM to Sunday, November 6th, 10:00PM 2022

Viva Downtown: IOOF Hall, 1504 Market St., Redding

Ticket Price: $99

Your Ticket Covers Everything

Will the next Uber, Coinbase, or TikTok arise from the beautiful mess of sticky notes, laptops, beer glasses and empty pizza boxes? Anything is possible and you can be part of it!

✓ Real time training in what it takes to build a startup

✓ Mentoring and support

✓ Business model development

✓ Customer feedback

✓ Prototyping processes

✓ Friendship & networking with other entreprenuers

✓ FREE Theory Coffee

✓ FREE Fall River beer

✓ FREE food all weekend

Event Details:

Friday, November 4th, 6:00PM to Sunday, November 6th, 10:00PM 2022

Viva Downtown: IOOF Hall, 1504 Market St., Redding

Ticket Price: $99

Startup Games FAQs

I have an idea for a Startup, can I pitch it as Startup Games?
Maybe. To ensure all teams start on an even playing field, your idea must only exist in your head (no physical work is allowed prior to the games). If your idea is something you haven’t started building, then this is a great venue to pitch it!

Do I have to prepare an idea to pitch?
No. Most participants will join teams built around other people’s ideas. There is no pressure to come prepared with an idea to pitch.

What startups or business ideas will be built over the weekend?
All the startup ideas come from Startup Games participants and the ideas that get worked on are the audience favorites. We don’t know what the startup ideas will be until the event starts.

Do I have to stay at the event the whole time?
No. You can come and go as your please, but we recommend you clear your schedule for the weekend. You’re likely to find you won’t want to leave! Most participants do head home on Friday and Saturday night to sleep, but you’re welcome to pull all-nighters as well — the arena will be open for the duration of the event.

Will there be food?
Yes! Your ticket price includes all your food, beer, and coffee for the weekend.

I’m not interested in starting a startup. Is this event still for me?
The goal of Startup Games is to build excitment around new businesses. With that said, lots of participants view this as a unique way to make new friends. Whatever your motivation, Startup Games is a fun, fast-paced, and exciting way to spend the weekend.

Startup Games FAQs

I have an idea for a startup, can I pitch it at Startup Games?

Maybe. To ensure all teams start on an even playing field, your idea must only exist in your head (no physical work is allowed prior to the games). If your idea is something you haven’t started building, then this is a great venue to pitch it!

Do I have to prepare an idea to pitch?

No. Most participants will join teams built around other people’s ideas. There is no pressure to come prepared with an idea to pitch.

What startups or business ideas will be built over the weekend?

All the startup ideas come from Startup Games participants and the ideas that get worked on are the audience favorites. We don’t know what the startup ideas will be until the event starts.

Do I have to stay at the event the whole time?

No. You can come and go as you please, but we recommend you clear your schedule for the weekend. You’re likely to find you won’t want to leave! Most participants do head home Friday and Saturday night to sleep, but you’re welcome to pull all-nighters as well – the arena will be open for the full event.

Will there be food?

Yes! Your ticket price includes all your food, beer, and coffee for the weekend.

I'm not interested in starting a startup. Is this event still for me?

The goal of Startup Games is to build excitement around new businesses. With that said, lots of participants view this as a unique way to make new friends. Whatever your motivation, Startup Games is a fun, fast-paced, and exciting way to spend the weekend.

Still have questions? Email us: hello@startupredding.com

Event Specifics

Where: Viva Downtown — 1504 Market St., Redding, CA 96001

Starts: November 4th, 2022 @ 6:00PM

Ends: November 6th, 2022 @ 10:00PM

Price: $99 — tickets are purchased through EventBrite

Contact: hello@startupredding.com

Event Specifics

Where: Viva Downtown — 1504 Market St., Redding, CA 96001

Starts: November 4th, 2022 @ 6:00PM
Ends:
November 6th, 2022 @ 10:30PM

Price: $99 — Tickets are purchased through EventBrite

Contact: hello@startupredding.com

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