Startup Weekend SCV!



Friday, November 2nd through

Sunday, November 4th


This is our 6th event, so far we brought together:

200+ Alumni

40+ teams

4 companies


Why You Don't Want to Miss 2018


What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend SCV is a unique opportunity for developers, designers, and business people to team up and build a startup in just 54 hours! This event that happens all over the world can help you get from zero to a new company by Sunday night!

Weekend activities include rapid-fire startup pitches, prototype building, customer development, coaching and feedback by local mentors, a keynote speaker, concluding with a Shark Tank-style judging session.

This opportunity provides you with a challenging, engaging, and risk-free space to test out that great idea you’ve been hanging on to (or help someone build theirs).

"What's in it for me?"

•Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
•Keynote speaker
•Team building
•Customer development
•Pitching & Judging


Our World-Class Judges (2017)


Rustin Kretz

Rustin Kretz is the Chief Executive Officer of Scorpion, a leader in digital marketing and technology. Founded in 2001, Scorpion has since experienced unprecedented growth, making the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. for 7 consecutive years and expanding nationwide with three additional offices. 

Rustin’s entrepreneurial spirit and competitive drive have led the company to constantly excel, expanding its service offerings, improving its product, and breaking new records. He has worked hard to create an environment where employees truly feel part of a family, motivating them to work hard and dream big. 


Saurabh Suri

Saurabh Suri serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of CerraCap Ventures.

With over 15 years of experience in the technology industry; most recently he served as Vice President for Emerging Solutions and Investment at UST Global where he conceived & led UST's global tech investments and helped monetize the portfolio through UST’s large client base. This approach produced significant returns within 5 years of operation owing to a unique value based business model. Saurabh has also helped large Fortune 500 organizations establish and run highly successful innovation units by creating an ecosystem that fosters turning ideas into value.

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Vince Zampella

Vince is the CEO and Founder of Respawn Entertainment. Prior to forming Respawn, Vince was the founder of Infinity Ward, creators of the Call of Duty series.


Lawrence Mansour

CEO & Co-Founder of EZ-AD TV, an in-store Advertising platform used by many large companies including Ace Hardware, TrueValue Corporation, Applied Fitness & many others.  He is also Chief Technology Office at Apop Media, the largest in-store advertising network for the Medical Cannabis industry in California.

A leader in both the Los Angeles and wider entrepreneurial communities, Lawrence has received numerous awards for technology innovation and entrepreneurship including USC’s entrepreneurship competition in 2014, Expert Dojo's entrepreneur of the month and was part of StartEngine’s entrepreneurship program in 2014. 


Denise Covert

Denise Covert has been working for the City of Santa Clarita for the past 11 years. In her current role, Denise oversees Business Development efforts in the City as part of the Economic Development team. 

Denise leads a team to grow and support the businesses and create jobs in our community. This includes business attraction and retention activities, the revitalization of Old Town Newhall, oversees the Business Sponsorship Program, serves as a liaison between the City and the business community, and supports the growing entrepreneurship community through the City’s Business Incubator program. 

She was recently recognized by the Jaycees and the Magazine of Santa Clarita as a Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. 


Our Amazing Sponsors (2017)








You Could Win BIG (2017)

•  $500 Cash 

•  3-Months of free office space by Steamwork Center



Tickets On Sale Now



November 2nd-4th

Friday through Sunday
Friday: 6:30pm–10pm
Saturday, Sunday: 9am–10pm


College of the Canyons
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355


Amazingly delicious food is included! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks in-between!

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Startup Weekend SCV in 2018!

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