Afraid of attending Startup Weekend alone? Don’t be.


I’ll admit it, I was afraid.

This time last year, I was debating whether I wanted to attend my first Startup Weekend event. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t consider myself an entrepreneur. I didn’t even have that great of an idea for a company. Most of all, I didn’t know anyone and I was afraid to go alone.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that none of these reasons were really good enough to not attend this life-changing event.

I don’t remember exactly what made me decide to attend; I just know that I had this intuition that this could be the start of something bigger. I felt like I should go. You know that feeling, right? You get all warm and fuzzy on the inside just thinking about it and you’re so excited you lie in bed wide-awake the whole night before.

Startup Weekend is like Christmas, but for people who don
’t want to be destined to live in a cubicle for the rest of their lives.

I don’t know what made me decide to throw away those fears of mine, but I am so glad I did. I can’t even imagine my life in a cubicle right now; my life in a cubicle sucked. You don’t want your life to suck, do you?

I’m here to tell you that there’s nothing to be afraid of. You know what to bring and you know what to expect. You won’t be alone.

If you’re afraid that you don’t know anyone else who will be there, don’t be. My name is Rebecca and you should come talk to me. Come be my friend and I’ll introduce you to some of my other awesome friends. I’ll be the one at the check-in table and I’ll be wandering around all weekend. I’m fairly loud and outspoken, so I’m kind of hard to miss.

Rebecca VanDeCasteele

Here’s a photo of me just in case.


Seriously, let’s build something together. Unless you want your life to suck. In that case, have a nice weekend on Welch Ave.