We made it! After three months in the Big Apple, lots of dumpling soup delivery, very late nights at the Techstars office, and only one walk in Central Park, our team has finally arrived at Demo Day. We’re exhausted, but we couldn’t be happier with our time spent at Techstars at the first nonprofit. It’s been a blast, but we’re also getting excited to enter the post-Techstars era, in which we anticipate glorious days of unscheduled time, endless Mission burritos, and yes, shipping a lot of frickin’ laptops to kids.
Demo Day at Techstars is a big deal. I never realised how much of a big deal it was until I had to face it myself. The pressure to pull off a flawless pitch is immense, compounded by the knowledge that everyone around you has somehow magically been able to pitch perfectly for weeks. But I guess that’s what happens when you pivot more than halfway through the program. It just means that our team has had to work that much harder!
For us, the best part of Demo Day will come immediately after. No longer tied to the stage and under the glaring lights, we will be able to talk one-on-one with attendees about the kids who will receive donated laptops from Codestarter. We will have a special demo booth set up, so if you’re an attendee, we hope that you stop by. Tell us how old you were when you got your first computer and learn how you can get involved with supporting some really great kids learn to code.
Check out our website, which launched TODAY: https://codestarter.org.