- by Mount Saint Mary College
Meet mentors, investors, and build your business skills at Techstars Newburgh at Mount Saint Mary College.

Mount Saint Mary College will host the second annual Techstars Startup Weekend Newburgh from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2.

The event will be held on the Mount campus in the Hudson Hall Auditorium, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, N.Y. For more information, the full schedule, and to register, visit

Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup over the course of three action-packed days. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. During the event, participants will meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors and learn how to get more done faster – and maybe even start that business.

Participants will form teams on Friday, develop their businesses on Saturday, and give their final pitches on Sunday. Teams will also have the opportunity to attend several helpful workshops over the course of the weekend. 

This year’s Techstars Startup Weekend Newburgh is being co-coordinated at the Mount by Micah Modell, assistant professor of Information Technology; Stephen Sosler, director of Major Gifts; Lee Fothergill, professor of Mathematics; Margaret Treacy ’13, Career Counselor; and Candace White, director of Student Engagement. Also aiding in the effort are Kori Rogers of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District; Laura Garcia of Newburgh Free Library; and Ethan Bagley, facilitator.

“This event is an opportunity to meet enthusiastic peers and pursue working together to turn our ideas into real businesses,” Modell explained. “The full weekend event will include local business leaders as mentors to help shape our dreams into realistic possibilities.


About Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College, ranked a Top-Tier University by U.S. News & World Report, offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communications, media, and the liberal arts. The Mount was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh in 1959, with the Dominican Pillars of service, community, study, and spirituality as their guide. More than six decades later, aiding the community remains a central part of the college’s mission. 


About Techstars

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas – entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,900 companies with a combined market cap of more than $179 billion.

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